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.
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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.
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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:
|Laura Stuart: is the Archbishop of the Church of England and the head of its 0th Parish, Necessarius. As the leader of an entire Christian denomination and the head of its secret anti-magic organization, she is one of the most politically powerful characters in the series. This, combined with her cunning personality, allows her to manipulate the political intrigue between the various Christian denominations, the powers within the England, as well as of those outside, specifically, Academy City. Despite her position she prefers to work behind the scenes if possible, and let others like Kanzaki Kaori or Stiyl Magnus deal with meeting with other factions face-to-face.
Though she does as many good things as she does evil things, where she’s keeping an intricate balance so that it balances out to the point where it's impossible to tell whether she's good or evil. Due to this villainous nature of hers, she is at odds with other characters despite being allies. An example of this is that she is the one who had ordered putting the Collar on Index, and deceived Stiyl and Kaori into thinking that Index required having annual memory erasures, inorder to keep her from dieing. In spite of her villainous qualities she usually displays a lighter side, more befitting her two-faced nature. Where she has a casualy jokes when speaking towards equals like Aleister Crowley and Queen Elizard during serious discussions over the course of the series...(Learn more...)
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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