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:
|Windowless Building: is a tall building that is literally windowless; located in the 7th School District, it is the main base and stronghold of the General Chairman of Academy City, Aleister Crowley. The Windowless Building is located around the middle of the city, and is at the center of School District 7. As its name suggests, the Windowless building contains no windows, corridors, stairs, air ducts and no sign of a visible entryway, nor is accessible to the general public in any way as there are no entrances into the building a teleporter is required as a guide into the building. The imitate area around the building is constantly protected by strict security, despite this security the buildings ultimate defense comes from the protection of the Calculate Fortress that it is is composed of.
As the base of the infamous magician and chairman of the city, Aleister Crowley, the building has formidable capabilities that serves its purpose in protecting its main occupant. The building probably allows him to connect to UNDER_LINE as well as other monitoring devices that go well beyond that of Academy City, such as those that allow him to monitor the Sisters' status across the globe.While manly servicing as the base of operations of Aleister Crowley that also prevents him from being detected by the various magic side organizations, but at the same time is the prison of the immortal Fräulein Kreutune...(Learn more...)
Recently featured: Laura Stuart
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The openers for the articles that have been featured are archived for each year.
Plot and Lore
Aiwass • Aleister Crowley • Aureolus Izzard • Cendrillon • Fräulein Kreutune • Kihara Enshuu • Laura Stuart • Matthai Reese • Misaka 9982 • Ollerus • Orsola Aquinas • Othinus • Shokuhou Misaki • Thor • Yakumi Hisako