WikiFur:Featured article candidates

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This page documents a guideline on WikiFur. It is a generally accepted standard followed by editors on this site, although occasional exceptions may apply. When making significant changes to this page, please make sure that your edits are consistent with consensus. When in doubt, any changes should first be proposed on the discussion page.

Here we determine which articles are featured on WikiFur:Featured articles, and on the front page. A featured article should exemplify WikiFur's very best work. See what is a featured article for criteria.

Once consensus has been reached about a particular topic, place a summary of it it in the next available slot, and update the featured article pages to reflect this. For an article that is particularly significant on a certain day, such as a radio broadcast, it may be suitable to postpone it to a later date.

Procedure[edit]

Adding nominations[edit]

  1. Check the featured article criteria and make sure the article meets all of them before nominating.
    • WikiFur is not as big as Wikipedia, therefore it may be appropriate to nominate articles that are lacking in one or more areas. You should still try to remedy this to the best of your ability before nominating it.
  2. Place {{FAC}} on the talk page of the nominated article.
  3. From there, click on the "leave comments" link.
  4. (If you are resubmitting an article) Use the Move button to rename the previous nomination to an archive. For example, WikiFur:Featured article candidates/TelevisionWikiFur:Featured article candidates/Television/archive1
  5. Place ===[[name of nominated article]]=== at the top.
  6. Below it, write your reason for nominating the article.
  7. Finally, place {{WikiFur:Featured article candidates/name of nominated article}} at the top of the list of nominees on this page by first copying the above, clicking "edit" on the top of the page, and then pasting, making sure to add the name of the nominated article.

Supporting and objecting[edit]

Please read nominated articles fully before deciding to support or oppose a nomination.

  • To edit nominations in order to comment on them, you must click the "edit" link to the right of the article nomination on which you wish to comment (not the overall page's "edit this page" link).
  • If you approve of an article, write '''Support''' followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write '''Object''' followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to "fix" the source of the objection, the objection may be ignored.
    • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.

Consensus must be reached in order to be promoted to featured article status. This will probably involve some changes to the article based on feedback. Before objecting, consider just changing the article yourself so you don't have to.

Writing a good summary[edit]

Once an article has been selected, it should be summarised in a way that encourages readers to read more about the topic. Ideally, the first paragraph of a featured article is already a lead section, but if it is not you may need to adjust the article. You should merge these sorts of refactoring changes back to the original.

Once this is done, pick and choose sections of the lead to be placed in the featured text. You may also decide to include the lead portions of further sections within the article, or to synthesise your own summary of them. Try to include plenty of links within the summary so that readers have an easy time reading about related topics too.

The final touch is the picture. This should usually be right-aligned and sized to anywhere between 100px to 150px, depending on the shape of the image. Don't forget to turn the text of the article name into a bolded link to the article, otherwise people won't be able to read more about the topic.

Featuring an article[edit]

Once the summary is written, you should feature the article:

  1. Place the summary on the appropriate page - e.g. [[WikiFur:This week's featured article/Week 49, 2016]]
  2. Change the template on the article's talk page from {{FAC}} to {{featured}}
  3. Add {{featured article}} to the very bottom of the article itself (after categories)
  4. Make a note of the featured article in the appropriate section of the Featured articles page
  5. Add {{WikiFur:This week's featured article/Week 49, 2016}} to the top of the complete list of featured articles
  6. Click the header of the month name on that page to bring up the featured article log for that month, and move the nomination discussion template from below to the top of that page.

Nominations[edit]

The Katbox[edit]

This article presents a clear history of an anthropomorphic webcomic hosting platform. --TheMrAMP (Leave me a message) 10:56, 5 January 2016 (CST)

Steve Carter[edit]

This article has been cleaned up immensely since it was tagged for cleanup in 2007. The subject of the article is definitely noteworthy within the fandom and his charitable work is definitely the sort of thing that ought to be visible in the community. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 02:53, 5 April 2011 (CEST)

Neutral: This has been cleaned up quite a bit. Subject probably worth FA attention, as his artwork and influence is very recognizable to many in the Furry Fandom in the mid-1990's. It's rather lacking in references though, especially for important biographical elements. Would like to see better documentation of that in a final FA. BlueOtter 03:01, 5 April 2011 (CEST)

Rabbits in waistcoats[edit]

This article presents a clear synopsis of the phenomenon named in the title and presents an even-handed view of of the subject with several examples to support the points raised. --GingerM (Leave me a message) 00:17, 3 April 2011 (CEST)

Oppose Was already a featured article in 2006. However, it also has no references, and I've left a note on its talk page suggesting some ways to improve for someone with knowledge of sources for the subject matter. BlueOtter 02:56, 5 April 2011 (CEST)

Fritz the Cat[edit]

Fritz the Cat (film) is a featured article, and I believe that this meets similar qualifications. (Lucifer 02:00, 18 June 2010 (UTC))

  • Header says article is about the character, but talks about the comic. A tad overlinked to Wikipedia? Anything that can be said about connection to furry?(fan art, fansites, etc) --Rat 14:42, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

E621[edit]

It's a very popular furry website, though could perhaps use a little more fleshing out of the article.

Oppose No references. Needs to be flesh out a lot more. --Rat 07:11, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
A lot more. FAC is specifically for good articles, not good topics. If the topic is limited that's one thing, but you should be able to say a lot more about a website. Just as one example, it has nothing about the recent ad issues. --GreenReaper(talk) 07:12, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Twitter[edit]

Overall very well written; it came a long way in a short time. Equivamp 23:43, 9 June 2011 (EDT)

Oppose This article has only ten complete sentences, with some sections having only a single sentence. I feel like it has a long way to go as far as meaningful content to be a featured article showcasing the best of WikiFur. BlueOtter 12:55, 27 June 2011 (EDT)

For past discussion of featured article nominations, see Archive.

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