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 you opener for the article. The most important part is that it properly introduces the article.
Below is this month's Featured article:
|0930 Incident where the tensions are mounting between the the Magic side and the Science side with the effects of the invasion having been to be too widespread for either side to contain and cover up. In response the Roman Catholic Church uses the Document of Constantine to through the command of the Pope labels Academy City as the enemy of the Roman Catholics. This begins a series of large-scale protests throughout Europe centered around areas with Japanese companies, the protests began to escalate as time went on and the protests moved out to other parts of the world.
Kamijou Touma is then asked by board member Oyafune Monaka to put an end to this before tensions could escalate any further, together with Tsuchimikado Motoharu they parachute into Avignon from a plane into the city. Their infiltration dose not go unnoticed by Terra of the Left a member of God's Right Seat who is there to guard the artifact and thus Avignon becomes embroiled in a greater conflict that serves as a prelude of what is to come...Learn more...)
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