Wikipedia talk:Featured topics
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RFC on identifiers
What about sign similar to template:Good article or template:featured article, placed in article?
Two Chinese dynasties in two different sections
Song Dynasty is in the section "History", but Han Dynasty is in the "Culture and society". While it would leave Culture and society empty, I believe that we should move Han Dynasty to the History section, as it makes no sense for the two Chinese dynasties with FT status to be in two separate sections. Does anyone have any objections? Sven Manguard Wha? 06:08, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
Great Redesign of U.S. Coins, 1907-1921
Between 1907 and 1921, all denominations of US coins were redesigned, which is generally tied to President Theodore Roosevelt staring the process by pushing for new designs. The nine articles on the coins themselves are all featured, Lincoln cent, Buffalo nickel, Mercury dime, Standing Liberty quarter, Walking Liberty half dollar, Peace dollar, Indian Head gold pieces, Indian Head eagle, Saint-Gaudens double eagle. Where do I find out what I should do before submitting for FT?--Wehwalt (talk) 19:12, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
- Wikipedia:Featured topic criteria is your resource. Your problem is criteria 2- what's the lead article? You'd need an article on Great Redesign of U.S. Coins; without one or something similar, you don't have a topic. If you get that sorted out, the actual process for nomination is to use the form located at the top of Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates. --PresN 20:44, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
- The rules say "or list". Can a list of some sort illustrating the coins, release dates, etc do as well?--Wehwalt (talk) 21:07, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
- Yes, a list could be the lead article. But if this is really a well-defined topic, I'd think that an article on the redesign as a whole would not only be notable, but also more interesting for the reader. Ucucha (talk) 21:25, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
- (edit conflict, posting anyway although Ucacha puts it better than me...) Yes, if you can get it to FL status. My instinct, though, is that a summary-style article about the new coinage would be better (and probably quite easy to get through GA at least), as it's a natural grouping and there's bound to be some material you can use as an overview. If you had List of US coins redesigned between 1907 and 1921, that could run into trouble with FL criteria (see 3(b)) because someone would say that it ought to be a list of US designs more generally. BencherliteTalk 21:29, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
- I agree with both of you. I've only done one list, and that wasn't much. I'll stick to what I know. I think an article on the design changes on a macro level would be very interesting, actually, rather than the minutiae of the Mint Director changing some detail of the design. I find that coin articles, even good ones, often miss the "real world" going on around them. I'll start reviewing sources although I am taking a break from writing to refresh batteries.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:33, 25 January 2012 (UTC)