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Featured and Good topics in Wikipedia

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A featured topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles).

A good topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles) with a less stringent quality threshold than a featured topic.

This page is for the nomination of potential featured and good topics. See the good and featured topic criteria for criteria on both types of topic. If you would like to ask any questions about your topic and the featured topic process before submitting it, visit Wikipedia talk:Featured topic candidates.

Before nominating a topic, nominators may wish to receive feedback by listing it at Featured topic questions. Nominators must be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter and sources to deal with objections during the FTC/GTC process. If you nominate something you have worked on, note it as a self-nomination. Nominators who are not significant contributors to the articles of the topic should consult regular editors of the articles prior to nomination. Nominators are expected to respond positively to constructive criticism and to make an effort to address objections promptly.

The featured topic director, GamerPro64, or his delegate Juhachi, determine the timing of the process for each nomination. For a nomination to be promoted to FT or GT status, consensus must be reached for a group to be promoted to featured or good topic status. If enough time passes without objections being resolved, nominations will be removed from the candidates topic and archived.

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Nomination procedure

To create a new nomination use the form below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Saffron/archive1) and click the "Create new nomination" button.

Once the nomination page is created, remember to transclude it in the appropriate section below, to leave nomination templates on the talk pages of the articles nominated for the topic, and to create appropriate books (see Book:Jupiter for a good example). For detailed instructions on how to nominate topics or add articles to existing topics, see Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Nomination procedure.

Supporting and objecting

Please review all the articles of the nominated topic with the featured topic criteria in mind before deciding to support or oppose a nomination. Following the creation of the book, Cyberbot I will create a book report (see example) containing details about cleanup issues (only those that have been flagged with cleanup templates, so it may not pick up everything), and various tools to inspect external links or resolve disambiguation pages. It can be a good idea to check the report and inspect links to see if certain articles need some cleanup (doing this before the nomination is even better).

  • To edit nominations in order to comment on them, you must click the "edit" link to the right of the article nomination on which you wish to comment (not the overall page's "edit this page" link).
  • If you approve of a nomination, write '''Support''' followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write '''Oppose''' or '''Object''' followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to fix the source of the objection, the objection may be ignored.
    • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.

For a topic to be promoted to featured topic status, consensus must be reached that it meets the criteria. If enough time passes without objections being resolved (at least one week), nominations will be removed from the candidates list and archived. Nominations will stay here for ten days if there is unanimous consent, or longer if warranted by debate.

Featured topic nominations

Overview of Tove Lo

Tove Lo is a pop Swedish singer and songwriter. She is best known for her hit single "Habits (Stay High)", which peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Lo has also written songs for artist like Ellie Goulding, Lorde and Hilary Duff.

3 articles
Good article Tove Lo
Tove Lo Melt! 2015 02.jpg
Featured article Discography
Featured article Songs
Contributor(s): Paparazzzi

I believe this topic meets the criteria at WP:FT since all of the articles included have been promoted to either FL or GA. --Paparazzzi (talk) 03:11, 16 August 2018 (UTC)


5 articles
Good article Ivalice
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Featured article Final Fantasy XII (subtopic)
Featured article Final Fantasy Tactics (subtopic)
Good article Crystal Defenders
Featured article Vagrant Story
Contributor(s): PresN (Crystal Defenders) (Before 2010: Deckiller (FF12) Bluerfn (Tactics, Vagrant Story))

The Square Enix wikiproject (and the overall video game project) have quite a few good/featured topics on individual video game series, but with this nomination I'm trying something new. The Final Fantasy franchise has several subseries in it, which are usually linked by characters and plot. One subseries, however, is a bit different: Ivalice is a series of games connected primarily by the setting and themes. It consists of the Final Fantasy XII series, the Final Fantasy Tactics series, and the video games Vagrant Story and Crystal Defenders; at one point, Square Enix planned on marketting them as the "Ivalice Alliance", but appears to have lost interest in the idea soon after without defining what exactly that meant (this is par for the course for SE's subseries branding). Nevertheless, we are left with a set of games all linked together into a topic, and with the recent GAs for Defenders and Tactics A2, the topic as a whole is completed. Note that the Final Fantasy XII series has a subtopic already, while the Final Fantasy Tactics series is being nominating at the same time as this nomination: as these subseries are distinct (Final Fantasy XII, for example, is also included in the overall Final Fantasy featured topic) I don't think it makes sense to merge them into this topic. Thanks for reviewing! --PresN 02:53, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Support - Great to see another Final Fantasy Topic ready for featured topic time! All the stories of Ivalice presented with the quality it deserves. Judgesurreal777 (talk) 16:01, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Blue Pumpkin Pie (talk) 18:17, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Aoba47 (talk) 19:53, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
  • @Axem Titanium: Note that the FF12 and FFT items have subtopic links- that's because all of the unlisted games are included in those topics. --PresN 01:53, 27 July 2018 (UTC)

Good topic nominations


14 articles
Good article Pterygotioidea
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Good article Pterygotidae
Good article Acutiramus
Good article Ciurcopterus
Good article Erettopterus
Good article Jaekelopterus
Good article Necrogammarus
Good article Pterygotus
Good article Hughmilleriidae
Good article Herefordopterus
Good article Hughmilleria
Good article Slimonidae
Good article Salteropterus
Good article Slimonia

Nominating this as a Good Topic. A superfamily of extinct aquatic arthropods, some of which were predators surpassing 2 metres in length. All relevant articles (e.g. the superfamily article and all animals included within it) have been promoted to GA. Ichthyovenator (talk) 19:18, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Support Super Ψ Dro 20:02, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment The topic is certainly complete, however, wouldn't it be better to have the articles on individual genera indented under their respective family articles? It would help it look more organized I think. ▼PσlєοGєєкƧɊƲΔƦΣƉ▼ 22:27, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Good idea, done. Ichthyovenator (talk) 17:01, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Support Excellent work on these articles! They're consistent, thorough, and informative. ▼PσlєοGєєкƧɊƲΔƦΣƉ▼ 19:06, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

V Bombers

The term "V bomber" was used for the Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s that comprised the United Kingdom's strategic nuclear strike force known officially as the V force or Bomber Command Main Force. The three strategic bombers, known collectively as the V class, were the Vickers Valiant, which first flew in 1951 and entered service in 1955; the Avro Vulcan, which first flew in 1952 and entered service service in 1956; and the Handley Page Victor, which first flew in 1952 and entered service in 1958. The V Bomber force reached its peak in June 1964 with 50 Valiants, 70 Vulcans and 39 Victors in service. They were also capable of dropping conventional bombs, and were used during the Suez Crisis. The Vulcan is well-remembered for its conventional Black Buck bombing raids during the 1982 Falklands War.

4 articles
Good article V bomber
Avro 698 Vulcan B2, UK - Air Force AN0738495.jpg
Good article Vickers Valiant
Good article Handley Page Victor
Good article Avro Vulcan
Contributor(s): Hawkeye7

Fascinating aircraft, ahead of their time in many ways, the V bombers were the UK's strategic bomber force in the 1960s -- Hawkeye7 (discuss) 10:55, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Natalia Kills studio albums

English singer Natalia Keery-Fisher released two studio albums, Perfectionsit (2011) and Trouble (2013), under the name of Natalia Kills. The records reached moderate commercial success, with the first one spawning the hits "Mirrors" (2010) and "Free" with American singer

3 articles
Featured list Natalia Kills albums
Natalia Kills at the Bootleg Bar.jpg
Good article Perfectionist
Good article Trouble
Contributor(s): Cartoon network freak, Prism

All articles have been promoted to their respective statuses by Prism, so I think this is eligible for submission. --Cartoon network freak (talk) 21:22, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Alexandra Stan studio albums (1st supplementary nomination)

This topic is already featured. It is being re-nominated to add additional items. See Wikipedia talk:Featured topics/Alexandra Stan studio albums for discussions of the topic's previous nominations. The additional items are:

  1. Mami (album)
5 articles
Featured list Alexandra Stan albums
Alexandra Stan during Eska Music Awards 2011 in Katowice (Poland).jpg
Saxobeats (subtopic)
Alesta (subtopic)
Cliché (Hush Hush) (subtopic)
Unlocked (subtopic)

Hi there! I am nominating Mami, Stan latest studio album, to be part of this topic, as it was recently passed to GA. Many thanks! Cartoon network freak (talk) 04:26, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Marshall Islands at the Olympics

4 articles
Good article Marshall Islands at the Olympics
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Good article Marshall Islands at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Good article Marshall Islands at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Good article Marshall Islands at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Contributor(s): Cameron11598 and Kees08
  • I am nominating Marshall Islands at the Olynpics for a good topic candidate as it meets the criteria necissary to be conisdered. I have enjoyed the process in bringing further content to the level of good topic. --Cameron11598 (Talk) 00:03, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

In the main article, "Athletes by sport" in the table should not have pictograms as the headers, as it violates WP:Accessibility and is not necessarily obvious to all readers. I know not having won any medals and having been to few games makes it hard to compare, but I'd suggest changing it to match the style of tables on other articles that include the names of the sports. There's really no need to tabulate everything that can be presented as "Marshall Islands have won no medals" just as easily. I don't see the relevance of having been controlled by Spain, Germany, and Japan - this is not about their history in general, but specifically their sporting history, Olympic history, and participation at that Games. The Pre-Olympics article is just disjointed in general, with an irrelevant statement about geography in between gaining independence and forming an NOC. However I'm sure there is some other information related to MI's participation that could be included, such as local media or human interest pieces that for largest countries would be excluded as as basic news or minute relative to the decades of participation but for the MI would relevant or interesting for an island nation at the Olympics. Your Saint Kitts and Nevis and Djibouti articles have details on the NOC and training that are missing here. Also, you should be consistent with organization: this main page and SKN have the table sections last while Djibouti has them first. Reywas92Talk 08:39, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

    • Would you mind opening up an individual GAR? Or community if you decide that's best. I just want to make sure we get the issues resolved in the proper forum. Thanks! Kees08 (Talk) 23:28, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Clock Tower series

5 articles
Good article Clock Tower series
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Good article Clock Tower (1995)
Good article Clock Tower (1996)
Good article Clock Tower II: The Struggle Within
Good article Clock Tower 3
Contributor(s): TarkusAB

All the Clock Tower games, including the series article, have reached GA status. There are also two related games mentioned in the series article and the series navtemplate, but they are not official Clock Tower games. Haunting Ground is also GA, but NightCry is not. --TarkusABtalk 16:06, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Dhammakaya movement

10 articles
Good article Dhammakaya movement
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Good article Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen
Good article Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Good article History of Wat Phra Dhammakaya
Good article Luang Pu Sodh Candasaro
Good article Chandra Khonnokyoong
Good article Luang Por Dhammajayo
Good article Luang Por Dattajivo
Good article Dhammakaya meditation
Good article Global Buddhist Network (media channel)
Contributor(s): Thanissaro, Wikiman5676 and Farang Rak Tham.

I am nominating this Good Topic because nine ten articles on this topic are Good Articles. I have been a main contributor to all of the articles here, though most of them were started by other editors in the early 2000s.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 10:51, 14 June 2018 (UTC) Updated number.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 13:26, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

that's interesting. I never thought of that. I wouldn't include tantric Theravada personally. I would argue the other way around. If tantric Theravada was a topic dhammakaya movement should be included. But since tantric Theravada includes other traditions including some outside of Thailand I wouldn't consider that necessary for the dhammakaya movement. Like Catholicism being a good topic and not including the Bible. Although relavent it's not specific to the overall topic. I am a contributor to this topic just so you know. Just sharing my opinion. Wikiman5676 (talk) 15:45, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Tantric Theravada is a historical tradition that is no longer alive, but has affected Buddhism in many countries in South and Southeast Asia. I wouldn't mind bringing it up to GA level and including it, but sooner or later there will be some editor who will protest for sure. It is much broader than the specific Dhammakaya tradition, and much more ancient. Dhammakaya tradition is usually understood to have started in the beginning of the 20th century, whereas Tantric Theravada is traced by scholars such as Crosby and Skilton to at least the 18th century, and there is epigraphical evidence that points to earlier dates.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 18:21, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
Support Ah, that makes more sense. I'm not completely familiar with the topic, so I didn't know for sure. In that case, it seems all good to me. ᵀᵒᵐᵃˢTᴏᴍᴀsₜₒₘₐₛ ⓣⓐⓛⓚ 15:09, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: I'm not familiar with this part of the project (this is my first time here), but looking at the criteria I must say Phra/Luang Por Dhammajayo seems to be a glaring omission. I note that there has been uncertainty as to whether his biography should be a separate article as a lot of it is redundant to the temple's, but I think unless consensus to merge is established it will need to be separately developed into a Good Article for the topic to qualify. In any case, the contributors have indeed done excellent work on the topic. --Paul_012 (talk) 15:58, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
From my understanding that article can't qualify for GA status because its so similar to the other articles. about 95% of that article was basically copied from the Wat Phra Dhammakaya or History of Wat Phra Dhammakaya page. If thats not an issue for GA status then yeah, I would agree it would be required unless there was consensus to simply merge it. Wikiman5676 (talk) 22:08, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
Wikiman5676, i'd say we merge. Luang por's history is intertwined with that of Wat Phra Dhammakaya.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 16:16, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm still pretty unsure about the merging thing. I think I'd rather stay undecided on whether to merge those pages or not. Wikiman5676 (talk) 02:27, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
No consensus on merging, but I don't think the article about Luang Por Dhammajayo is that similar to Wat Phra Dhammakaya. So I have nowe submitted Luang Por Dhammajayo for GA.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 11:01, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Luang Por Dhammajayo has now been passed for GA, and has been included. Let me know your thoughts, Paul 012.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 13:26, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support now. Great work. --Paul_012 (talk) 14:00, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Paul 012.Face-smile.svg--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 07:38, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support. –Vami_IV✠ 23:29, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

1988–89 Arsenal F.C. season

3 articles
Good article 1988–89 Arsenal F.C. season
Arsenal Crest 1978-1989.svg
Good article Football League Centenary Trophy
Good article Liverpool 0–2 Arsenal
Contributor(s): Lemonade51

I'm nominating this as a complete topic, an account of Arsenal's successful 1988–89 season. The matches included in the series pass the notability criteria -- Arsenal's participation in the Football League Centenary Trophy and that dramatic finish at Anfield. The main article summarises play throughout the season and includes statistics, ins and outs and nice pictures. All feedback is welcome, thanks in advance. :) Lemonade51 (talk) 21:47, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Per, this nomination, where would you draw the line? Not about the overall league season, but Arsenal's which is covered in the main article. Lemonade51 (talk) 14:18, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • A topic of 1988-89 Football League would contain 1988-89 Arsenal F.C. season, not the other way around. Recommend not including. Kees08 (Talk) 02:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - can't think of anything else which could be included here.... -- ChrisTheDude (talk) 11:51, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

Topic removal candidates

Nickels of the United States

5 articles
Featured article United States nickels
Buffalo Nickel 1913 Type 1 Obverse.png
Featured article Shield nickel
Featured article Liberty Head nickel
Featured article Buffalo nickel
Featured article Jefferson nickel

I am nominating this topic due to it failing to meet criterion 1.d and 3.a with 1913 Liberty Head nickel. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:40, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Keep The 1913 nickel is a subtopic of the Liberty Head nickel article, and not suitable for this overview topic. Courcelles (talk) 22:03, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
    • Delegate comment To be fair, calling this an overview topic is a stretch when, as written on Wikipedia:Featured topic criteria/Overview topics, "An overview topic is a good topic or a featured topic in which there are too many articles within the scope of the topic to consider including them all in the topic." Adding one more article to this already small topic is not much to ask.-- 19:47, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
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