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:
|Endymion: The name for the space elevator located in Academy City's 23nd School District and was set to open for public prior to the events of September 19. Following the emergency landing of Spaceplane Orion, which was referred to as Miracle 88, Academy City began construction of the space elevator in conjunction undertaken with the Orbit Portal Company. The space elevator is first seen in the Toaru Majutsu no Index: Miracle of Endymion film, and is its primary setting.
Due to the Academy City's advanced technology including unmanned mobile robot, they managed to finish the construction in only a couple of years instead of construction taking several decades and in near-total in secret with the higher-ups simply made the excuse that the large tower was simply large-scale air traffic control tower. This was due to the delicate politics that is involved with it construction, not only for effects it would have on economically and military on world wide scale, but potentially affect the balance with the magic side as well. Though this aspect proved to be worse the originally believed as Ladylee Tangleroad the president of Orbit Portal Company secretly designed it to act as a magical device for her spell to bring forth a miracle...(Learn more...)
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