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:
Mitsuari Ayu: Level 3 esper with the ability Mental Stinger, she bears an immense grudge against Shokuhou Misaki, who found by Tree Diagram to both have the possibility of reaching Level 5, and possessing abilities with a near identical basic theory and scope, though they would plateau at Level 3 under standard curriculum. The higher-ups following the Parameter List they chose to focus on Shokuhou Misaki, with Mitsuari Ayu being kept as a back-up in the event of her death. These circumstances later drove her to consider suicide, though she truly wanted to be saved by Kamijou Touma.
Though that did not happen due to accident by caused by Misaki, after surviving she now resents her represents a contrast to both Misaki's situation and character. After delving into the darkness of Academy City she gathered both personnel and equipment in order to seek revenge on Misaki. Using a FIVE_Over Modelcase_"MENTAL_OUT" she made Misaki begin questioning the truth of her memories concerning her and Touma trying to make her erase her own memories...(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