Wikipedia:Featured topic removal candidates

Removing Good and Featured Topics in Wikipedia

If you feel a topic on Wikipedia:Featured topics or a topic on Wikipedia:Good topics should no longer be there, then this is the place to nominate it for demotion. Only topics that do not adhere to the good or featured topic criteria should be listed. Objections raised must be actionable.

Do not nominate topics that have recently been promoted (such complaints should have been brought up during the candidacy period on Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates), or topics that have recently survived a removal attempt—such nominations are likely to be removed summarily.

Once a topic has been nominated on this page for ten days, it will be removed from the list of featured topics if the consensus is to remove, and added to the list of former featured topics. All discussions will be logged at Wikipedia:Featured topic removal candidates/archive.

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Nomination procedure

  1. Place {{FTRCmain|ExampleTopicName|X}} or {{GTRCmain|ExampleTopicName|X}} (as appropriate) on the talk page of the main article of the topic, where X is the desired archive number.
  2. From there, click on the "add a comment" link.
  3. Add ===ExampleTopicName=== and the topic's box copied from Wikipedia:Featured topics/ExampleTopicName.
  4. Below it, write your reason for nominating the topic. Note which of the featured topic criteria that the topic fails to meet.
  5. Place {{Wikipedia:Featured topic removal candidates/ExampleTopicName/archiveX}} (again, where X is the desired archive number) 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 objectingEdit

Please read all the articles of the nominated topic 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 a nomination to remove, write '''Delist''' followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose of a nomination to remove, write '''Keep''' followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a justification why the topic does not violate the listed criteria.
  • If you want to delay the nomination while another nomination takes place, such as adding new items to the topic or nominating member articles for Good Article status, write '''HOLD''' with a link to the relevant nomination and this nomination will not be closed until after the other one.
  • To withdraw a support or objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.

Consensus must be reached for a topic to be removed from featured status. If enough time passes without objections being resolved, nominations will be removed from the candidates list and archived. As a general guide, new topics will remain on here for at least 10 days to allow for comment, and must have at least 4 remove votes (although consensus and lack of major objections are also important) for removal.

Topics nominated for removalEdit

Red Dead RedemptionEdit

4 articles
  Red Dead Redemption
  List of Red Dead Redemption characters
  John Marston
  Undead Nightmare

Sadly, I am nominating this good topic for removal for it not being criterion 1.d. ("There are no obvious gaps (missing or low-quality articles) in the topic."). This is becuase List of Red Dead Redemption characters and John Marston (Red Dead) are not WP:FL or WP:GA respectively and encompass the topic. (pinging contributors @Rhain and Czar:)  Spy-cicle💥  Talk? 19:26, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Remove per nominator, it's not a complete topic of GA/FA/FL articles. MPJ-DK (talk) 02:09, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove per nom, no sign that either article is in the process of being improved. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 03:30, 18 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove per nom. Namcokid47 (Contribs) 16:46, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Evanescence studio albumsEdit

4 articles
  Evanescence studio albums
  The Open Door

Fails criterion 3.b as Synthesis (Evanescence album) is not a WP:GA, isn't being worked on, and is past the three month grace period (the album was released in 2017). Armbrust The Homunculus 16:20, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

  • Remove per nominator. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 23:56, 30 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove per nominator. Aoba47 (talk) 01:08, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove per nominator MPJ-DK (talk) 02:12, 18 January 2020 (UTC)

Seasons of Veronica MarsEdit

4 articles
  Seasons of Veronica Mars
  Season 1
  Season 2
  Season 3 (subtopic)
  Season 4

Fails criterion 3.b as Veronica Mars (season 4) is not a WP:FL, isn't being worked on, and is past the three month grace period (the season was released in July). Armbrust The Homunculus 15:54, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Category 5 Pacific hurricanesEdit

14 articles
  Category 5 Pacific hurricanes
  Hurricane Ava (1973)
  Hurricane Emilia (1994)
  Hurricane Gilma (1994)
  Hurricane John (1994)
  Hurricane Guillermo (1997)
  Hurricane Linda (1997)
  Hurricane Elida (2002)
  Hurricane Hernan (2002)
  Hurricane Kenna
  Hurricane Ioke
  Hurricane Rick (2009)
  Hurricane Celia (2010)
  Hurricane Marie (2014)
  Hurricane Patricia
  Hurricane Lane (2018)
  Hurricane Walaka
  Hurricane Willa

Fails criterion 3.b as Hurricane Lane (2018) and Hurricane Willa are not WP:GA, are not being worked on, and are past the three month grace period (the official National Hurricane Center reports were both released on 2 April 2019[1][2]). Armbrust The Homunculus 10:44, 15 December 2019 (UTC)

Comment - In Lane's case I would argue that the final tropical cyclone report is not yet out (see Page 1), since the CPHC has not yet completed its analyses of Lane in the central Pacific where it peaked.Jason Rees (talk) 15:30, 15 December 2019 (UTC)
It is out now. Nova Crystallis (Talk) 18:23, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove, even if some allowance for timing was made for Lane, Hurricane Willa is not a GA at this point. MPJ-DK (talk) 02:14, 18 January 2020 (UTC)


7 articles
  Jenova Chen
  Kellee Santiago

Fails criterion 3.b as Sky (video game) is not a WP:GA, isn't being worked on, and is past the three month grace period (the game was released in July). Armbrust The Homunculus 17:20, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Emirates CupEdit

10 articles
  Emirates Cup
  2007 Emirates Cup
  2008 Emirates Cup
  2009 Emirates Cup
  2010 Emirates Cup
  2011 Emirates Cup
  2013 Emirates Cup
  2014 Emirates Cup
  2015 Emirates Cup
  2017 Emirates Cup
  2019 Emirates Cup
  • Fails criterion 3.b as 2019 Emirates Cup is not a WP:GA, isn't being worked on, and is past the three month grace period (the tournament was in July). « Gonzo fan2007 (talk) @ 21:53, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove: Unfortunately, the 2019 article is nowhere near the GA standard and hasn't been worked on since July. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 02:02, 1 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove: - 2019 is in not close to GA condition. PMG (talk) 08:07, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
  • Remove per nominator.  Spy-cicle💥  Talk? 19:06, 7 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Remove, I agree with the nominator on thearticle needing to be there and comments on that article not being GA ready. MPJ-DK (talk) 02:10, 18 January 2020 (UTC)