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:
|Thor One of the true members of GREMLIN and one of it's top representative combat members. True to his namesake, Thor does greatly enjoys combat, he prefers it when there are no distractions, with no fear of collateral damage on bystanders. He seeks out worthy opponents to fight in battle to this end he joined GREMLIN in order to find and fight people who are above him or at least prove challenging. Despite being a normal magician he is more then capable of fighting on par with Saints.
In his first appearance he tried to recruit Kamijou Touma in effort to save Fräulein Kreutune. He did this in order for her and the pepole of Academy City not to get involved with the insuing fighting that GREMLIN and Ollerus' group would come to do over her. Showing his willingness to opposes both GREMLIN and Othinus, partly to inorder to avoid unnecessary conflict and with the opportunity to fight against Othinus. Theses actions set in motion the chaos of that consumed the events of the Ichihanaransai festival...(Learn more...)
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