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Here the community can nominate articles to be selected as "Today's featured article" (TFA) on the main page. The TFA section aims to highlight the range of articles that have "featured article" status, from Art and architecture through to Warfare, and wherever possible it tries to avoid similar topics appearing too close together without good reason. Requests are not the only factor in scheduling the TFA (see Choosing Today's Featured Article); the final decision rests with the TFA coordinators Dank, Jimfbleak, Ealdgyth and Wehwalt, who also select TFAs for dates where no suggestions are put forward). Please confine requests to this page, and remember that community endorsement on this page does not necessarily mean the article will appear on the requested date.

The rules for nominations are relatively simple:

  • The article must be a featured article. Editors who are not significant contributors to the article should consult regular editors of the article before nominating it for TFAR.
  • The article must not have appeared as TFA before (see the list of possibilities here), except that:
  • The TFA coordinators may choose to fill up to two slots each week with FAs that have previously been on the main page, so long as the prior appearance was at least five years ago. The coordinators will invite discussion on general selection criteria for rerunnable TFAs, and aim to make individual selections within those criteria.
  • The request must be either for a specific date within the next 30 days that have not yet been scheduled (10 spaces), or a non-specific date (4 spaces). If a section is full, you can wait for a vacancy, or ask the coordinators for advice. The template {{@TFA}} can be used in a message to "ping" the coordinators through the notification system.

If you have an exceptional request that deviates from these instructions (for example, an article making a second appearance as TFA, or a "double-header"), please discuss the matter with the TFA coordinators beforehand.

It can be helpful to add the article to the pending requests template up to 1 year before the requested date. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requestors should still nominate the article here during the 30-day timeframe.

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How to post a new nomination:

Create the nomination subpage.

In the box below, enter the full name of the article you are nominating (without using any brackets around the article's name) and click the button to create your nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On that nomination page, fill out as many of the relevant parts of the pre-loaded {{TFAR nom}} template as you can, then save the page.

Your nomination should mention:

  • when the last similar article was, since this helps towards diversity on the main page (browsing Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs will help you find out);
  • when the article was promoted to FA status (since older articles may need extra checks);
  • and (for date-specific nominations) the article's relevance for the requested date.

You're welcome to create your own TFA text as a summary of the lead section, or you can ask for assistance at WT:TFAR. We use one paragraph only, with no reference tags or alternative names; the only thing bolded is the first link to the article title. The length when previewed (including spaces) is between 925 and 1075 characters, or more when no free-use image can be found. Fair use images are not allowed.

Post at TFAR.

After you have created the nomination page, add it here under a level-3 heading for the preferred date (or under a free non-specific date header). To do this, add (replacing "ARTICLE TITLE" with the name of your nominated article):
===February 29===
{{Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/ARTICLE TITLE}}

Nominations are ordered by requested date below the summary chart. More than one article can be nominated for the same date.

It would also then be helpful to add the nomination to the summary chart, following the examples there. Please include the name of the article that you are nominating in your edit summary.

If you are not one of the article's primary editors, please then notify the primary editors of the TFA nomination; if primary editors are no longer active, please add a message to the article talk page.


In the absence of exceptional circumstances, TFAs are scheduled in date order, not according to how long nominations have been open or how many supportive comments they have. So, for example, January 31 will not be scheduled until January 30 has been scheduled (by TFAR nomination or otherwise).

Summary chartEdit

Currently accepting requests from February 1 to March 3.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1 Dark Angel (2000 TV series) Series was set in 2019 2
Nonspecific 2
Nonspecific 3
Nonspecific 4
3 February Felix Mendelssohn 210th birthday 3 0
14 February Chains of Love (TV series) Valentine's Day 2 0

Tally may not be up to date. The nominator is included in the number of supporters.

Nonspecific date nominationsEdit

Nonspecific date 1Edit

Dark Angel (TV series)Edit

Dark Angel is an American cyberpunk television series that premiered in October 2000. Created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee, it starred Jessica Alba (pictured) in her breakthrough role. Set in 2019, the series chronicles the life of Max Guevara (Alba), a genetically enhanced super-soldier who escapes from a covert military facility as a child. In a post-apocalyptic Seattle, she tries to lead a normal life, while eluding capture by government agents and searching for her brothers and sisters scattered in the aftermath of their escape. The first season, which was shown on Tuesday nights in the U.S., received mainly positive reviews and won several awards, including the People's Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama. For the second season the show was moved to the less desirable air time of Friday night, and received some criticism for new plot elements. It suffered from a ratings drop and was cancelled. A series of novels continued the storyline, and a video game adaptation was also released. Dark Angel is considered to have gothic and female empowerment themes, with Max following a long line of strong female characters in Cameron's work, including Sarah Connor and Ellen Ripley. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Project television: Starvin' Marvin (September 4, 2018), TV series: Eve (U.S. TV series) (September 5, 2017)
  • Main editors: Damien Linnane
  • Promoted: January 25, 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: Series was set in 2019.
  • Support as nominator. Damien Linnane (talk) 23:15, 25 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. I completely forgot that the show was set in 2019; it is kind of strange/surreal to think about it. Aoba47 (talk) 23:15, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

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Specific date nominationsEdit

3 FebruaryEdit

Felix MendelssohnEdit

Felix Mendelssohn (3 February 1809 – 4 November 1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early romantic period, who wrote symphonies, concertos, oratorios, piano music and chamber music. His best-known works include his Overture and incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Italian Symphony, his mature Violin Concerto, his String Octet, and his Songs Without Words for solo piano. A grandson of the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn, he was born into a prominent Jewish family in Berlin, baptised as a Reformed Christian at age seven, and recognised early as a musical prodigy. Mendelssohn revived interest in Bach's music, notably with a performance of the St Matthew Passion in 1829. Mendelssohn enjoyed success not only in Germany, but became well received in his travels throughout Europe as a composer, conductor and soloist, including ten visits to Britain during which many of his major works were premiered. The Leipzig Conservatoire, which he founded, became a bastion of his rather conservative taste. After a long period of relative denigration, he is among the most popular romantic composers. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): no classical composer for the last 3 months
  • Main editors: Smerus
  • Promoted: Jan 2018
  • Reasons for nomination: birthday (210)
  • Support as nominator. Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:30, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support as main editor - a nice birthday present for Felix, thanks for thinking of this, Gerda.--Smerus (talk) 17:04, 17 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support as the date makes sense and should hopefully draw more attention to him and the article. Aoba47 (talk) 23:16, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - we haven't had any classical music composers for some time, birthday looks like a good date. L293D ( • ) 21:31, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

14 FebruaryEdit

Chains of Love (TV series)Edit

Chains of Love is an American dating game show that aired for six episodes in April–May 2001 on United Paramount Network (UPN). Adapted from a Dutch television series, it involves a man or woman being chained to four members of the opposite sex over four days and nights. This person, identified as the "Picker", is given $10,000 and can remove three contestants one at a time. The Picker can give a portion of the money to each eliminated participant. When left with a single partner, the Picker can choose to either split the money or keep it. American television personality Madison Michele hosted each episode. Originally ordered by NBC, UPN produced it as part of its campaign to include more unscripted programming in its schedule to boost the network's ratings. Media outlets have identified Chains of Love as part of a renaissance in reality television. Critical feedback was mixed, with the show's premise dividing television critics. Its structure and tone were compared to other programs where contestants seek love partners, such as Blind Date and The Dating Game. Chains of Love has never been released on DVD or Blu-ray, or through online-streaming services. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): The last television-related article was San Junipero on January 20, 2019, though the last television show (Eve (U.S. TV series)) was on September 5, 2017.
  • Main editors: Aoba47
  • Promoted: December 23, 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: An article on a dating game show would seem appropriate for a Valentine's Day appearance.
  • Support as nominator. Aoba47 (talk) 23:27, 27 December 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. Pretty familiar with this one already as I was one of the FAC reviewers. Looks like an appropriate Valentine's day choice to me. Damien Linnane (talk) 01:02, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you! Aoba47 (talk) 01:06, 4 January 2019 (UTC)