Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests

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The requests page is currently accepting nominations from August 25 to September 24.

Articles do not have to have a connection to a particular date to appear as the TFA.
Articles can also be nominated (in the "non-specific dates" section) for scheduling on any free date.

Potential requests for dates before August 23, 2016, can be entered below.


Date Article Reason Primary author(s) Added by (if different)
Aug 2 1998 FA Charity Shield Why Lemonade51
Aug 3 George S. Patton slapping incidents Why Ed!
Aug 7 Epsilon Eridani Why Praemonitus
Aug 15 Thomas Crisp Why Jackyd101 Casliber
Aug 23 Queen Elizabeth Way Why Floydian
Aug 30 Judah P. Benjamin Why Wehwalt
Sep 1 Hurricane Elena Why Juliancolton
Sep 1 Acacia pycnantha Why Casliber, Melburnian
Sep 5 Tom Simpson Why BaldBoris
Sep 7 Caesar Hull Why Cliftonian
Sep 11 Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy Why Tezero
Sep 12 Wish You Were Here Why Parrot of Doom Crisco 1492
Sep 15 Bill Denny Why Peacemaker67
Sep 20 Forrest Highway Why Evad37
Sep 24 Pride and Prejudice (1995 TV series) Why sgeureka Gerda Arendt
Sep 21 Kareena Kapoor Why BOLLYWOOD DREAMZ FrB.TG
Sep 26 Three-dollar piece Why Wehwalt
Sep 27 Stockton and Darlington Railway Why Edgepedia
Oct 10 Paul Kruger Why Cliftonian
Oct 10 Tragic Kingdom Why Escape Artist Swyer, Tezero
Oct 14 Mary Margaret O'Reilly Why Wehwalt Gerda Arendt
Oct 31 The Cat and the Canary (1927 film) Why Dmoon1
Nov 2 God of War: Ghost of Sparta Why JDC808
Nov 2 Shah Rukh Khan Why Bollyjeff
Nov 11 1975 Australian constitutional crisis Why Wehwalt
Nov 11 Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence Why Cliftonian
Dec. 4 Benjamin Tillman Why Wehwalt
Dec. 12 Enthiran Why Ssven2
May 9 24th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Karstjäger Why Peacemaker67


Technical tweaks for "TFAIMAGE" template[edit]

You no longer have to remember to remove the "File:" prefix from an image when using {{TFAIMAGE}}, thanks to the handy {{remove file prefix}} that it now uses. It will work with or without the prefix, just the same. BencherliteTalk 18:28, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

This change has been reverted by another editor, so please ignore this message. BencherliteTalk 21:37, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Double header for 7 September?[edit]

Hi all, just wanted to run a suggestion by the panel... Cliftonian's article on Rhodesian Battle of Britain ace Caesar Hull is an FA, and my FAC nomination of Australian Battle of Britain ace Paterson Clarence Hughes is in progress. The two men were killed in action the same day, 7 September 1940, and it occurred to us that -- assuming of course that Hughes gets promoted in time -- we might like to do something a bit out of the ordinary (though not unprecedented) for the main page and run a double TFA. As to the technical aspects, we were thinking of a combined blurb, perhaps mentioning up front that they were two aces killed on this day during the battle to make clear why they're appearing together, and then a little bit on each man, but of course open to suggestions. What does everyone think in principle? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 14:40, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

On the basis of IAR, I say do it! Cheers, Peacemaker67 (crack... thump) 14:43, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Tks PM. Another reason I thought the stars might align for this is that there's no soldier in the queue between now and 7 September, although of course your Bill Denny article is nominated for 15 September and I don't want to spoil his chances -- then again Denny served far longer as a politician than as a soldier, so perhaps it'd just be a matter of using his infobox picture where he's in civilian clothes to avoid suggestions of 'too much war'... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 14:56, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
  • I defer to Dank as to the feasibility of combining the two blurbs. I am not opposed to the idea, and we (last I checked) actually have a backlog of military articles to go through, so it's good to get through them a bit faster. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 01:35, 5 August 2015 (UTC)