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:
Gungnir: is the legendary weapon of Odin in Norse mythology, that also signifies his power, meaning someone wielding Gungnir wields the power of Odin and could draw out the spear’s true power and would be able to freely use the great power that made Odin a god. In the world of Toaru Majutsu no Index it is an incredibly powerfull spiritual item a replica alone, even with only 70% of its power is enough to overwhelm a Saint, by one simply existing would threatened the balance between the magic and the science side.
Brunhild Eiktobel in "Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Kanzaki" sucessded in making an imperfect replical of Gungnir capible of making natural disasters and calamities her queast to save . Later the plans to make it are stolen by Gremlin in order to make the spear themselves as it was the key to their plans to move the Majin Othinus to remove the 50/50 restriction that prevents her fully using her powers as a Magic God. This was done with the prorpse where she could make their various wishes come true by her remaking the world. Despite the efforts of Touma, Ollerus and others she did indeed acquire the spear, and uses it to destroy the world....(Learn more...)
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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