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:
|Grimoire: Refers to a book containing knowledge about magic, they are considered to be powerful tools with esoteric knoweldge and powerful magic spells written in them. It is harmful to all who dare read its contents, although, currently, only Index is immune to the debilitating and deadly effects of the grimoires, and with her perfect memory, allows her to serve as the vessel of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. As such, Index is being hunted by Magic Cabals, and is feared by even her own church, as suspicions rise that she would rebel and become a Majin. This suspicion marks the catalyst for the events that would lead to the beginning of Toaru Majutsu no Index.
A grimoire is practically "eternal" in the sense that it cannot be destroyed by human methods and can only be sealed away. Original grimoires can apparently convert the words that are written inside their pages into magical code, which can be described as an auto-powered magic array or spell. Not unlike Saints, grimoires carry a somewhat heavy political pull, with it containing powerful spells as well as being indestructible, because of these, grimoires are sealed in their respective holding places such as libraries and cannot normally be stolen. If misused a grimoire could easly drastically change the power structure of the magic side, leading to groups taking drastic action at the mere thought of this...(Learn more...)
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