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:
|Toaru Majutsu no Index SS: Necessarius Special Admission Test is an eight-part story released in the limited editions of the Blu-ray and DVD of the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S anime. The story was written by Kamachi Kazuma and was released between July 24, 2013 to February 24, 2014.
The story revolves around the test underwent by the Amakusa-Style Remix of Church to become part of the Church of England. After the rescue of Orsola Aquinas, the Amakusa Christians are eager to join the Anglican Church, and fall under their protection from the Roman Catholic Church. After being briefed of the rules and goals of the Necessarius Special Admission Test by supervisor Freadia Strikers, they begin their test in Necessarius' Underground Labyrinth. Part way though the test, communication lines between them are intercepted by a group impersonating the Amakusa Christians to obtain free passes to Necessarius' facilities.
After escaping the Labyrinth, knowing that only they can hunt down the fakes and clear their names, the Amakusas become involved in conspiracy after conspiracy, forcing them to not only clear their name, but to aid in stopping the various conspiracies happening around them...(Learn more...)
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