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:
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: is a 2D arcade fighting game developed by Ecole Software and French Bread and published by Sega, which brings together selected characters from different light novel series published under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. The project was a collaboration between Sega and Dengeki Bunko as part of the 20th year anniversary of the light novel imprint.
The roster consists of characters from light novel series under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. Although most characters come in pairs, some series included in the roster are exclusively assist characters. Special mention goes to Sword Art Online and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, with each series having two characters being playable. While Toaru Majutsu no Index has Misaka Mikoto as a playable character with Kamijou Touma and Accelerator as assist characters.
The arcade game was later released for both the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in Japan on November 13, 2014, with a western version set for release set for release on October 6, 2015 in both North America and Europe. An updated version Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition was launched on July 28, 2015, bringing in additional characters and more balanced gameplay...(Learn more...)
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Plot and Lore
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