Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests
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:
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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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).
Currently accepting requests from September 28 to October 28.-->
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† Tally may not be up to date. The nominator is included in the number of supporters.
Nonspecific date nominationsEdit
Specific date nominationsEdit
- Most recent similar article(s): Not aware of any
- Main editors: Wehwalt
- Promoted: 2018
- Reasons for nomination: 300th anniversary of journal entry recording the albatross shooting.
- Support as nominator. Wehwalt (talk) 03:56, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
- Most recent similar article(s): Sorry, but I am clueless here, but the article did appear on TFA in December 2004.
- Main editors: @Nichalp:, former arb and admin, now retired, led the FA run in 2004. He is the patron saint. Don't know if he'll respond. Others who have made significant edits are @Saravask:, @RegentsPark:, @Abecedare:, @SpacemanSpiff:, and @Dbachmann:, I think. Others who have been commenting on the talk page in the run up to this nomination are: @Johnbod:, @Vanamonde93:, @Kautilya3:, @MilborneOne:
- Promoted: It was promoted on September 16, 2004. I believe it is the oldest country FA on Wikipedia. It went through a rigorous FAR successfully in 2011. It is much edited, being the most viewed country page after the US, on most days. So all sorts of editors keep it up to date.
- Reasons for nomination: October 2, 2019, is Gandhi's 150th birthday (sesquicentennial). As the leading genius of the successful campaign for India's independence, what would be a more appropriate honor for Gandhi on Wikipedia than the appearance on the front page of his most sought after prize? Fowler&fowler«Talk» 23:00, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
- Support as nominator. Fowler&fowler«Talk» 23:00, 21 August 2019 (UTC)