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The requests page is currently accepting nominations from September 15 to October 15.

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 September 13, 2016, can be entered below.


Date Article Reason Primary author(s) Added by (if different)
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. 10 U.S. Route 41 Business (Marquette, Michigan) Why Imzadi1979
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 2 Warren G. Harding Why Wehwalt
Nov 11 1975 Australian constitutional crisis Why Wehwalt
Nov 11 Rhodesia's Unilateral Declaration of Independence Why Cliftonian
Dec 4 Los Angeles Times Why Ldelavina3
Dec. 8 Symphony No. 8 (Sibelius) Why Brianboulton
Dec. 12 Enthiran Why Ssven2
Dec. 26 Head VI Why Ceoil Sovereign Sentinel
Dec. 27 Development of Grand Theft Auto V Why CR4ZE Sovereign Sentinel
Dec. 28 Fourth Test, 1948 Ashes series Why YellowMonkey Sovereign Sentinel
Dec. 29 Henry III of England Why Hchc2009 Sovereign Sentinel
Dec. 30 Homicide: Life on the Street (season 2) Why Hunter Kahn Imzadi1979
Dec. 31 No. 1 Wing RAAF Why Nick-D Sovereign Sentinel
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)
  • It's blurbable. - Dank (push to talk) 00:24, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • @WP:TFA coordinators: Tks, Chris. Just wondering now what the next step is if we have agreement in principle; can we reserve 7 September for this double-header, with a backup in case Hughes doesn't make it? I know we can wait until next year to be sure to get both but as this is the 75th anniversary it seems even more appropriate now. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 00:17, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Brian is in charge of September, but there shouldn't be an issue. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 05:36, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • No problem as far as I'm concerned: I presume, Ian, that you've discussed this with Cliftonian? It would make sense for him to nominate Caesar Hull, to "reserve" the 7 September spot, and we can make the necessary adjustment when Hughes gets through, which I'm sure he will. Brianboulton (talk) 08:56, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Sounds fair, Brian, tks. Yes, we talked offline immediately before my first post here, and in fact I mentioned that I'd be happy to see Hull alone as TFA if Hughes didn't get up (we could always do Hughes next year if it comes to that). John, did you want to nominate Hull as a placeholder per Brian's suggestion? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 13:20, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
  • @WP:TFA coordinators: Hughes has now been promoted so could we tweak the blurb accordingly? I'm more than happy to work on it but don't want to impose, let me know either way... Tks/cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 12:15, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Sure, go ahead Ian, thanks for offering. - Dank (push to talk) 12:37, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • When finished, please leave the blurb where I can pick it up to add to the existing 7 September stuff. Brianboulton (talk) 14:33, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Work on it in a sandbox and give you the link, you mean? No prob if so, would aim to complete in next couple of days (already worked up a dual image -- they needed a bit of cropping to make identical in size/shape). Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 14:42, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • The link will be fine, when you're ready – preferably by Thursday 27th, as I am away for a few days after that. Brianboulton (talk) 15:53, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Unfortunately lost my draft from last night and may not have time to recreate for a day or so, but have to finish it before the 31st because that's when we depart on an extended trip overseas... ;-) Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 16:58, 27 August 2015 (UTC)