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 you opener for the article. The most important part is that it properly introduces the article.
Below is this month's Featured article:
|Othinus, let us not forget her masterstroke. The Lance of Gungnir Arc currently refers to the contents to 8th Shinyaku Toaru Majutsu no Index light novel volume, where GREMLIN finally makes their move in the construction of Gungnir and the forces antagonistic to them make separate moves on their own to take down.
Much of the storyline focuses on Kamijou Touma's and his allies attempts to reach Tokyo Bay where Sargasso, GREMLIN's base is located. However, it also shows the struggle of the various powers against GREMLIN and its effects on the world at large. Moreover, it shows the cunning of GREMLIN, as they spread chaos across the world, getting comparisons with their methods with Fiamma of the Right and World War III.
The arc continues the theme of Touma failing to to thwart GREMLIN completely, culminating in Othinus defeating Ollerus and Fiamma of the Right, and making Gugnir itself and destroying the world before Touma's very eyes...(Learn more...)
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