They are used as examples and guidelines on how articles are written in this wiki. Although, there is still no exact basis on how articles can become featured, other than the Manual of Style, a featured article has most of these things (based off Wikipedia's Featured article critera):
- Well written
- Not subject to massive changes or edit wars
- It is properly structured
- It is uses consistent citations, references and footnotes
- A suitable amount of images, with appropriate captions and thumbnail sizes.
- It is suitable in length and properly summarized.
Once an article is nominated for being a featured article, it will be voted by editors and contributors if they see the article fit for being a featured article. Afterwards, a golden pentagram, a magic array, will be on top right corner of an article's page that would indicate that the article is featured.
The opening paragraph and a picture would be written (and would similarly, put into an archive) for the article in the This month's featured article, as can be seen below, which is regularly edited each month for the sake of a new featured article.
For nominations go to the Featured article candidates page. This page displays a list of articles that are currently featured.
This month's featured article
Each month the wiki chooses an article to be featured on the main page of the wiki, at which point, they are required to make an opening line for the article. Most often, the opener is copied directly off the article itself, but it is not required, as such, an editor can make an entirely new opener for the article. The most important part is that it properly introduces the article.
Below is this month's Featured article:
Runes are a type of character used for both writing and as magical language by Germanic tribes before the adoption of the Latin Alphabet, and used by various magicians in order to cast spells.
Runes can be inscribed using a variety of mediums and surfaces, including carvings, ink, ice crystals, water and blood among others. One particular rune magician, Stiyl Magnus, makes use of mass-photocopied and laminated rune cards in order to cast his magic.
Due to the fact that a single rune can have multiple meanings, different spells can be produced from one rune, even more so with combinations of multiple runes. Multiple copies of the same rune can also be used to bolster the effects of a spell, though in a battle of runic magic, quality can top quantity. If one can read the runes, they can identify the effects of the spell, and if they can erase or interfere with the rune, they can alter or cancel the spell.
As with most languages, runes have changed depending on time and location, and there exist several different runic alphabets with varying numbers of characters, with 24 making up the Basic Futhark. There is also a special Final Rune, said to only be known to the chief Norse god Odin and is a key component in the completion and empowerment of the spiritual item Gungnir.(Learn more...)
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Plot and Lore
Aiwass • Aleister Crowley • Aureolus Izzard • Cendrillon • Fräulein Kreutune • Kihara Enshuu • Laura Stuart • Matthai Reese • Misaka 9982 • Mitsuari Ayu • Ollerus • Orsola Aquinas • Othinus • Shokuhou Misaki • Thor • Yakumi Hisako
Story Arcs and Events
Academy City Invasion Arc • Acqua of the Back Arc • British Halloween • Document of Constantine Arc • Hawaii Invasion Arc • Index Arc • Magic God Othinus Arc • Level 6 Shift attempt on Misaka Mikoto • Sisters Arc