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:
With Halloween just past, this month's Featured Article concerns the artificial parasitic lifeform known as Sample Shoggoth.
Named after a type of protoplasmic monster from the Cthulhu Mythos, Sample Shoggoth is an amorphous black mass with colored bubbles that are not quite eyes or suckers, capable of swiftly shifting, extending and hardening into various shapes. It dissolves the body fats of its host and slips into the vacant space, taking over the functions normally carried out by the fat such as the distribution and storage of nutrients, effectively holding the host's life in its tentacles. Though it isn't contagious and won't usually leave its host completely, it will partially emerge in order to attack potential threats. Attempting to extract it risks it lashing out and tearing its host apart, or leaving them a skin-and-bones shell close to death.
Sample Shoggoth was encountered by Patricia Birdway's research team in Antarctica and infested her, leading Leivinia Birdway to turn to dangerous methods in order to cure her sister. With each other at risk, a conflict occurred between the sisters which came to involve Kamijou Touma and Kamisato Kakeru, the bearers of the Imagine Breaker and World Rejecter.
Recently featured: Runes
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The openers for the articles that have been featured are archived for each year.
Plot and Lore
Ability Body Crystal • Amakusa-Style Remix of Church • Angel • Church of England • Grimoire • GROUP • Gungnir • Norse Mythology • Multi Active Rescue • Power Curriculum Program • Runes • Sample Shoggoth
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