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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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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).

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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

History of the Manhattan Project

35 articles
Featured article Manhattan Project
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Featured list Timeline of the Manhattan Project
Good article Project Alberta
Featured article Alsos Mission
Good article Ames Project
Good article Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Good article Atomic Energy Act of 1946
Featured article British contribution to the Manhattan Project
Featured article Calutron
Good article Project Camel
Featured article Chicago Pile-1
Featured article Clinton Engineer Works
Good article Dayton Project
Good article Einstein-Szilard letter
Good article Fat Man
Featured article Hanford Site
Good article Interim Committee
Featured article K-25
Good article Little Boy
Featured article Metallurgical Laboratory
Featured article Montreal Laboratory
Featured article Operation Crossroads
Good article P-9 Project
Good article Operation Peppermint
Good article Pumpkin bomb
Good article Quebec Agreement
Good article S-1 Executive Committee
Featured article S-50 (Manhattan Project)
Good article Salt Wells Pilot Plant
Featured article Silverplate
Featured article Smyth Report
Good article Thin Man
Featured article Trinity (nuclear test)
Featured article X-10 Graphite Reactor
Featured article Project Y

These are all the pages in Category:History of the Manhattan Project. It forms a complete history of the Manhattan Project. Of the 35 articles in the set, 17 are Featured Articles and the timeline is a Featured List. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 06:51, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

  • This sort of topic definitely needs an intro paragraph to explain the link between these 30+ articles. Plus, it needs a book. Nergaal (talk) 08:53, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
    The book creator was turned off in September 2017. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 20:55, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
    I have created it. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:15, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Still needs an intro, and please order the book in a readable manner. Right now it is impossible to gauge the completeness of the topic without doing serious research. Nergaal (talk) 08:10, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
I carefully ordered the articles in the book. It starts with the main article and the timeline. The other articles then follow in general chronological order. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 21:26, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes but that is in your own head. Without an intro and/or a decent book nobody can judge your own rationale. See Wikipedia:Featured_topics/Looking_Glass_Studios_video_games Nergaal (talk) 17:06, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
I have added a introduction above. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 23:21, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. What line of thought you used to decide having these 35 articles selected, and not say 34 or 36? Right now it is hard to gauge how complete this overview topic is, since you only mentioned about 20 of the 35 articles in the intro. Nergaal (talk) 18:16, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
This is a confusing topic. It is unclear how exactly is it defined, and the thought process itself is not clear. Why does "History of" have locations? Do you have a plan for an overview topic of the MP which would include locations/people/etc? Nergaal (talk) 13:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
What you're thinking of as locations are actually projects. I already proposed an overview topic that included people, based on the infobox, where the most significant people were chosen based on editor consensus (similar to the vital article process), but this was rejected. There are 384 articles in Category:Manhattan Project people, of which 60 were chosen for the infobox. All of the infobox articles (and perhaps 100 of the category) are rated GA or better, but there is no chance of them all being. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 22:16, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Ok, but do you have some sort of rationale listed somewhere for how topics around MP should be organized? It's unclear to me why these exact 35 were chosen, and not a different set of 35. The topic seems fine, but I can't navigate through the 35 articles and say wether article xyz is missing or should be removed. Was this list of 35 chosen in the past by some kind of peer review? Nergaal (talk) 08:28, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
The list consists of all the articles in the category Category:History of the Manhattan Project. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 11:11, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
I just saw the previous nomination and it had the same issue back then: how is the topic organized? The proposed topic in its current form might be 100% fine, but if you can't be bothered to explain the rationale you see for organizing the topic in the form you yourself proposed, why should reviewers be bothered to agree to your unexplained rationale? Nergaal (talk) 08:32, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
I explained it all above in the blurb. These are the historical articles. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 11:11, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
One more thing: a topic with the title "People involved in the MP" could have a FL lead, but it would not necessarily include any more people that the ones you put in here. The a large topic, can just include the most important people; if there are 384 people, there can be just a topic with the most relevant 20 people or so. The point of a topic is to collect articles in a rational, structured manner, and focusing on the most relevant articles in that specific topic is perfectly fine. For example, the topic on the Asteroid belt in the Solar System only includes the 4 largest bodies there (of the hundreds), since all the other asteroids are much smaller than the first 4. Nergaal (talk) 08:36, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
No, you would say that you don't understand why those were chosen. But I have no intention of creating a topic on the Manhattan Project people, because (1) No lead article exists; (2) there is no criteria for creating a subset of the group (although the important articles were chosen by consensus and placed in the navbox); (3) there is no possibility of getting all 384 in the category up to GA standard; (4) the category will continue to expand (I added two more last week); and (5) a topic subset based on a common navbox has already been rejected. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 11:11, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
Here is a serious suggestion: start a personal page listing all the important articles to the MP, then put in there multiple topics proposals so people like me can give SOME feedback on how such a massive topic can be structured rationally. I a sure you spent years putting everything together, why not have a structured place for it? Nergaal (talk) 08:39, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
It already exists at User:Hawkeye7. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 11:11, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support, excellent work Hawkeye. Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 12:57, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment I recall you had submitted this once before. Would you be able to provide a list of the differences between the two lists? Kees08 (Talk) 00:45, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
    The previous one was a larger list based on the contents of the Manhattan Project Navbox. The criticism was that it was based on the Navbox rather than a topic category. So I created a new FT based on one of the categories. There was one anomalous article in the category, which has since been added to the NavBox and promoted to GA. Hawkeye7 (discuss) 01:36, 21 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Seems to include all the top level important bits. Kees08 (Talk) 01:45, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - Wow, incredible work. I find the topic very thorough, and can't think of a related page that would be need to add to this topic. Mattximus (talk) 19:50, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support really amazing work. Thank you for this. TonyBallioni (talk) 02:45, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Good topic nominations

Guam at the 2016 Summer Olympics

I have been doing topics for countries at the Olympics, and decided to branch out and do a specific year for a country. There are five BLPs in this topic, all of which I expanded to GAs, as well as the parent article.

6 articles
Good article Guam at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Guam.svg
Good article Joshua Ilustre
Good article Peter Lombard II
Good article Benjamin Schulte
Good article Regine Tugade
Good article Pilar Shimizu
Contributor(s): Kees08

All of the 2016 Guamanian Olympians are included in the topic --Kees08 (Talk) 17:24, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

1988–89 Arsenal F.C. season

The 1988–89 season was the 94th in the history of Arsenal Football Club. It began on 1 July 1988 and concluded on 30 June 1989, with competitive matches played between August and May. The club ended its 18-year wait for the league title by winning the Football League First Division championship in the most closely fought title race in the competition's history. Arsenal beat Liverpool 2–0 in the final match of the season to take the title on goals scored, as both clubs shared the same points total and goal difference. During the season Arsenal also enjoyed success in the Football League Centenary Trophy, but exited the League Cup to Liverpool in the third round and fell at the same stage of the FA Cup to West Ham United.

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)

Marvel Cinematic Universe films (3rd supplementary nomination)

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

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  3. Thor: Ragnarok
20 articles
Featured list Marvel Cinematic Universe films
Good article Iron Man
Good article The Incredible Hulk
Good article Iron Man 2
Good article Thor
Good article Captain America: The First Avenger
Good article Marvel's The Avengers
Featured list Accolades received by The Avengers
Good article Iron Man 3
Good article Thor: The Dark World
Good article Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Good article Guardians of the Galaxy
Good article Avengers: Age of Ultron
Good article Ant-Man
Featured list Marvel Cinematic Universe film actors
Good article Captain America: Civil War
Good article Doctor Strange
Good article Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Good article Spider-Man: Homecoming
Good article Thor: Ragnarok

The last of the 2017 MCU films, Thor: Ragnarok, has just become a GA. The previous 2 2017 film (Vol. 2 and Homecoming) were not previously nominated for the topic, though they have already become GAs. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 23:34, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Support Looks good. - Brojam (talk) 02:47, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support Amazing work to all the editors involved. —IB [ Poke ] 10:19, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support as per above comments. Nice that the community managed to get this done in time for the release of Avengers: Infinity War, and that anyone looking for information about the previous films has a quality article to read. I know that there is WP:NORUSH but it still put a smile on my fact to know that this has happened. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 18:31, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Support - good work. Also for some reason, Doctor Strange shows up as a DAB on my page, even though I purged it. Might be a problem on my end... Kees08 (Talk) 17:34, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
    • Nope, you're right. The article has since moved to a more specific disambiguation. I've fixed it in this nom. - Favre1fan93 (talk) 17:41, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Rebel Heart

Rebel Heart is the thirteenth studio album by American singer Madonna and was released on March 6, 2015. Four singles were released from the album. The lead single, "Living for Love" resulted in a controversy with Radio 1, other singles released were "Ghosttown", "Bitch I'm Madonna" and "Hold Tight". Madonna embarked on the Rebel Heart Tour (2015–2016) to promote the album. It was released in video and live audio format, with the special show that the singer had presented in Australia.

17 articles
Good article Rebel Heart
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Good article "Living for Love"
Good article "Devil Pray"
Good article "Ghosttown"
Good article "Unapologetic Bitch"
Good article "Illuminati"
Good article "Bitch I'm Madonna"
Good article "Hold Tight"
Good article "Joan of Arc"
Good article "Iconic"
Good article "Holy Water"
Good article "Wash All Over Me"
Good article "Rebel Heart"
Good article Rebel Heart Tour
Good article Madonna: Tears of a Clown
Good article Rebel Heart Tour (album)
Good article Radio 1 Madonna controversy
Contributor(s): IndianBio, Carbrera

These are a series of articles pertaining to the Rebel Heart era by Madonna. All relevant articles passing notability have been included and are Good Articles, satisfies WP:FT? --—IB [ Poke ] 07:17, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Proudly supporting this hard work, as it meets all the required criteria. Cartoon network freak (talk) 07:40, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

The Fame Monster

The Fame Monster is a reissue of American singer Lady Gaga's debut studio album, The Fame (2008), and was released on November 18, 2009. Three successful singles were released from the album; "Bad Romance", "Telephone" and "Alejandro". "Dance in the Dark" was released as a single only in select territories. Gaga embarked on The Monster Ball Tour in support of the album and the tour received a video release, as well as was chronicled in a coffee table book.

14 articles
Good article The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga Glitter and Grease 02.jpg
Good article "Bad Romance"
Good article "Alejandro"
Good article "Monster"
Good article "Speechless"
Good article "Dance in the Dark"
Good article "Telephone"
Good article "So Happy I Could Die"
Good article "Teeth"
Good article The Fame (subtopic)
Good article Fame Kills: Starring Kanye West and Lady Gaga
Good article The Monster Ball Tour
Good article Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden
Good article Lady Gaga x Terry Richardson
Contributor(s): IndianBio, Chasewc91, GagaNutella

I believe the set of articles meet all the conditions at WP:FT?. There are clear distinct articles, all of them are good articles, under a well-defined umbrella term (The Fame Monster) with any articles associated with the subject also included. --—IB [ Poke ] 07:39, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Support: Meets the criteria. FrB.TG (talk) 09:19, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

My Truth

My Truth is the second studio album by Swedish recording artist Robyn, released in Sweden in 1999. A pop and R&B record, it is an autobiographical album for which Robyn co-wrote all fourteen songs. Certain lyrics reflect on the abortion the singer had in the fall of 1998, which sparked controversy when RCA Records began formulating a North American release. When she refused to make alterations to the album per request by the label, the plans to release My Truth outside of Sweden were cancelled.

3 articles
Good article My Truth
Robyn, Karlskrona, augusti 2005.jpg
Good article "Electric"
Good article "Play"
Contributor(s): Pancake

I promoted these three articles to GA status back in 2015-2016. Information is sparse as these releases were never serviced internationally, and two other singles are non-notable per WP:NMUSIC, thus can never be GAs. As this topic is as complete as it can get, I believe it suffices the requirements for a good topic. --Pancake (talk) 19:38, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Support - contains the two singles that have articles; if the other singles become articles, obviously they will have to be included as well. Kees08 (Talk) 17:33, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Inna albums

Romanian singer Inna has released five studio albums from 2009 to 2017 to commercial success. Her debut record Hot remains her most acclaimed studio album chartwise.

6 articles
Featured list Inna albums
Good article Hot
Good article Inna
Good article I Am the Club Rocker
Good article Nirvana
Good article Party Never Ends
Contributor(s): Cartoon network freak

All articles have been promoted, so I think this should be passed too. --Cartoon network freak (talk) 16:42, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Support but consider changing topic name to Inna studio albums since you do not include the video album. Kees08 (Talk) 20:24, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
@Kees08: Hi there and thank you! I'm hesitant about changing the name, as the video album does not have its article. We can wait for more opinions to come... Best; Cartoon network freak (talk) 20:43, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Support All albums can be included later point of time under this umbrella term so its fine. —IB [ Poke ] 07:04, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
@Cartoon network freak:, please create the Book for this topic, it shows as red link. —IB [ Poke ] 07:05, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
@IndianBio:  Done Thank you! Cartoon network freak (talk) 07:34, 6 April 2018 (UTC)


Romanian singer Inna released her fifth studio album Nirvana in December 2017. "Gimme Gimme", "Ruleta" and "Nirvana" preceded the record as singles in 2017; "Ruleta" reached notable commercial success in several European countries.

4 articles
Good article Nirvana
Inna en Barbarella 2013, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.jpg
Good article Gimme Gimme
Good article Ruleta
Good article Nirvana
Contributor(s): Cartoon network freak

All the articles have been promoted, so I think this should be passed as well. --Cartoon network freak (talk) 16:36, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Support, good job! Kees08 (Talk) 20:25, 11 March 2018 (UTC)


Hot is the debut studio album by Romanian singer Inna, released in August 2009. Five singles have been released from the record to commercial success in several countries. The album itself reached various record charts and sold 500,000 units worldwide.

6 articles
Good article Hot
Good article Hot
Good article Amazing
Good article Love
Good article 10 Minutes
Good article Déjà Vu
Contributor(s): Cartoon network freak

All articles have been expanded by me and have been promoted to GA, so I think this should be promoted too. --Cartoon network freak (talk) 10:15, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Support - music is pretty catchy too. Kees08 (Talk) 07:45, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Topic removal candidates

Gwen Stefani albums

5 articles
Featured article Gwen Stefani albums
Featured article Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Good article Harajuku Lovers Live
Good article The Sweet Escape
Good article This Is What the Truth Feels Like

I am nominating this topic due to it failing to meet criterion 3.b with You Make It Feel Like Christmas not becoming a Good Article several months after the album came out. Aoba47 (talk) 18:20, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Demote since YMIFLC isn't a GA unless that changes anytime soon (which I doubt will happen) Snuggums (talk / edits) 02:31, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank you for the comments. Aoba47 (talk) 19:32, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment – I can't promise anything, and nor should my word make any difference, but YMIFLC is currently an article I plan to expand in my sandbox and then eventually nominate for GAR. Carbrera (talk) 05:52, 28 February 2018 (UTC).
  • Good luck with it! Even if this gets demoted, it can always be brought back up later when your work on the article is completed and it is put through the GAN process. Aoba47 (talk) 06:13, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Demote per above. Can always be re-nominated. Kees08 (Talk) 02:36, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
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