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:
|GROUP is an Academy City Darkside organization. They are composed of four main field operatives:Tsuchimikado Motoharu, Accelerator, Etzali(disguised as Unabara Mitsuki), and Musujime Awaki. The organization is referred to as "a small group that exists in the underworld, working to defend the mainstream society." The four field operatives are composed of Espers and Magician blackmailed in some way to join and keep them in the organization, as such they are coerced to work together for the sake of their mission in order to protect something important to them. GROUP is referred to as a "cold-hearted" group, with the standard idea within the organization is that each member had to deal with their own problems.
Like the other Dark Side of Academy City factions their level of security and authority are the same—an unofficial unit created by putting few persons together. Their primary purpose is to take on Academy City's Dark Side, similar to ITEM, and more often than not, perform illegal acts for Academy City. GROUP was formed to take care of internal affairs of Academy City's Dark Side, and is one of the more successful organizations, dispte not seeming to have no official leader, and operate based on individual decisions. After the events of October 9, GROUP remains the only primary underground organisation that remains intact out of the five that were shown in the story....Learn more...)
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