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:
|Acqua of the Back Arc deals primarily with the attempt of the Amakusa Christian Church's, and later Kanzaki Kaori, in try to defeat Acqua of the Back before he completes his goal.He aims in to destroy what he believes to be, the center of the chaos spreading throughout the world on the brink of war, Kamijou Touma and his mysterious right hand the Imagine Breaker. The bonds that tie Touma and his comrades a pushed to the brink at the hands of this unstoppable mercenary Saint.
Following the aftermath of the riots if a threat is sent to both the Anglican Church and Academy City, the message is a challenge of a dual from Acqua of the Back. His aim is to take Touma's life, he challenges them to protect him as best they can as a warning he sends them the brutalized remains of his former compatriot Terra of the Left who is believed to have perished in the fires of Avignon. Though as he marched off to the battlefield once again those lurking behind the scenes can not help but enjoy as the world spirals into the brink of war...Learn more...)
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