MarioWiki:Featured Articles

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The Featured Articles of the wiki are articles that represent the best the Super Mario Wiki has to offer. The Featured Article Nomination process was created in order to highlight quality articles representative of the Super Mario Wiki. You should nominate articles based on their content, not because you like the subject.

Featured Article pages all observe the No-Signature Policy.

Featured Article standards

An article must…

  1. …be well-written and detailed. This means that little to no grammar errors and/or spelling errors are present. The writing must also be standard.
  2. …be unbiased, non-point of view.
  3. …be sourced with all available Mario-related appearances.
  4. …follow the Manual of Style and all other policies on the Super Mario Wiki.
  5. …not be tagged with any sort of improvement tags (i.e. {{rewrite}}, {{sectionstub}}, etc).
  6. …have a proper lead that gives a good summary of the topic and can be used for the front page featured box.
  7. …have a reasonable amount of (or no) red-links.
  8. …have reasonable information from all sources and appearances. Full coverage is ideal, but not always possible, and so, is not required for obscure, difficult-to-obtain media.
  9. …not have been previously featured on the Main Page. Otherwise, it can only be restored to featured status.
  10. …include a reasonable number of images of good quality if said images are available.
  11. …be of reasonable length and not marked as a stub.

Featured List standards

The MarioWiki also has a subsection called Featured Lists. Here are the basic requirements to meet this standard. It must:

  1. …be well-written and detailed. This means that little to no grammar errors and/or spelling errors are present. The writing must also be standard.
  2. …be unbiased, non-point of view.
  3. …be sourced with all applicable entries.
  4. …follow the Manual of Style and all other policies on the Super Mario Wiki.
  5. …not be tagged with any sort of improvement tags (i.e. {{rewrite}}, {{sectionstub}}, etc).
  6. …have a proper lead that gives a good summary of the topic and can be used for the front page featured box.
  7. …have a reasonable amount of red-links.
  8. …have significant information for all entries. If the list is a collection of in-game information, complete descriptions, statistics, etc. should be available where applicable.
  9. …not have been previously featured on the Main Page. Otherwise, it can only be restored to featured status.
  10. …include one or more images for each entry on the list where applicable. For example, a list of in-game collectible items should include one picture of each.
  11. …be of reasonable length and not marked as a stub.

The overall process

First, nominate an article you find is worthy of featured status, using the Nominate field below; see criteria above. Please add a reason to your vote, referring to the quality of the article rather than the article's subject. Any oppose (or support vote if the nomination is unfeaturing an article) vote that contains simply a fan vote such as "Mario is my favorite character, he should stay featured!" will be immediately removed. Anyone can comment on featured article nominations whether logged-in or not, but only registered users can nominate articles or vote on nominations. Note that a previously featured article cannot be featured on the Main Page again; however, it can be restored to featured status if there are no other featured articles in queue.

Others will object to the nomination if they disagree that the article is good enough; they will then supply reasons for doing so, and ways to improve the article (errors, style, organization, images, notability, sources).

Supporters adjust the article until the objectors (with reasonable objections) are satisfied. The article is placed on the featured article list and added to the front page queue.

Also, if, at least a week after the article's nomination, that article has five supports and no objections, and stays so for at least one week, it will be added to the queue, and will be officially known as a "featured article". If at a later date a featured article does not meet all the FA requirements anymore, there is the option to unfeature it. Also note that, as with other wiki processes, the staff reserves the right to veto nominations that are poorly justified or made in bad faith.

How to nominate

Before doing anything, be sure to read the article completely, keeping a sharp eye out for mistakes. Afterwards, compare the article to the criteria listed above, and then either support or object the article's nomination. If you support, simply sign with your name, without adding a reason (unless you are the first supporter and thus the nominator).

If you object, please supply concrete reasons for doing so and how it can be improved. Please cite which rule your objection falls under. Failure to do so will result in your objection being considered invalid. Users may vote for the removal of an oppose vote if they feel it is invalid or not specific enough, but have to give reasons for their choice. Three users, including an administrator, are required for the removal of an oppose vote. This is how it should look like:

==== Removal of Opposes ====
'''Name of a specified user'''
#{{User|Username}} Reasons the oppose vote should be removed

After the required amount of votes is met, users must wait 24 hours before removing the vote. Any vote that has per'd without providing any additional reason will also be removed.

As stated above, any objections will be looked upon by the nominator, supporters, and anyone willing to improve the article, and action will be taken to please the objectors.

Once all objectors' complaints have been solved (or the article has five supports and no objections after at least a week), the article will be added to the queue and be officially known as a "featured article". A nomination may fail if it does not pass after an automatically calculated two month deadline.

Also remember to correctly format {{FASTAT}} at the top of the article you are nominating.

Every Saturday the next article in the queue will be highlighted on the Main Page as featured, marked with the featured template, and removed from the list of nominations. The beginning of the article then appears on the Main Page via the featured articles template. Nominees that are inactive for a month will be eliminated from the nominations list. Artificially "bumping" nominations to extend their nomination period is not allowed and may result in a warning.

Also, each user may only have three active featured article nominations at any given time. Once this limit is reached, the only way to newly nominate a different article is for one of the active ones to fail (does not meet the deadline), pass (i.e. the article meets featured status), or to be deleted. If a user exceeds this limit, the most recent nomination will be deleted and a warning will be issued.

Type the exact article name as a sub-page name to create the nomination page below. Read anything in comments (<!-- and -->) carefully. If the article has already been nominated in the past, you might come across a redirect instead. What can be done here is copy the basic code layout of another FA nomination, and format it as necessary.

Un-featuring articles

If for some reason (e.g. a new guideline the article does not follow) a Featured Article or List fails to maintain its high quality, not meeting all the FA requirements anymore, there is the option to remove its FA status. For an explanation of the process and the possibility to nominate an article you think is not worthy of FA status anymore, please refer to this page.

Archiving

Whenever a Featured Article nomination passes or fails, it must be archived. To archive a FA nomination, it should be moved from MarioWiki:Featured Articles/N/Title to MarioWiki:Featured Articles/N1/Title unless that article name is already taken by a previous nomination in which case it should be moved to MarioWiki:Featured Articles/N2/Title and then N3 and so on. {{FANOMSTAT}} should then be removed from it and be replaced with a different template depending on if it passes or fails. If it passes, replace it with {{fa-archive}} and add the sentence <article> was nominated for featured article/to be unfeatured at <nominated> and passed at <whenpassed>. but replace everything in <parameters> with the description in the parameters. If the nomination fails, replace the template with {{FANOMFAIL}} or {{UNFANOMFAIL}}.

Featured Articles/Lists

If you feel that an article on this list does not meet all the requirements for Featured Articles, you can nominate it to be unfeatured.

Nominated articles/lists

See Category:FA nomination pages

FAs proposed for unfeaturing

See Category:Unfeature

Successful nominations

These are the nominations that succeeded.

Feature nominations

See Category:FA succession archives

Unfeature nominations

See Category:Unfeaturing succession archives

Failed nominations

These are the nominations that failed. They can be renominated after 2 months.

Feature nominations

See Category:FA failure archives

Unfeature nominations

See Category:Unfeaturing failure archives