Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates

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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, NoomBot 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

Good topic nominations

Harry Potter novels

8 articles
Good article Harry Potter novels
HP - Harry Potter wordmark.svg
Contributor(s): Malinaccier, Matty.007 et al. (note that they have not explicitly endorsed the nomination)

I myself have not contributed to the GA process of any of these articles, but I noticed recently that they have all been GAs since 2013. I assume that there has been no good topic nomination before now because the articles were worked on and nominated by several different people, and some of the articles have quite lengthy article histories (in terms of several GANs, PRs, failed FACs etc.). I tried to research some of the users responsible for the articles' GA statuses, but could find none that were active; instead, I left talk page messages on Talk:Harry Potter and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Novels/Harry Potter task force, but have received no responses in a week. Per WP:SILENCE, I believe this meets the good practice rule of consulting existing editors before making a nomination. --Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 21:28, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Bilorv, please go ahead and work on this. I have no objections other than some of the plot summaries (Deathly Hallows for instance) need to be shortened and purged of fancruft. Best of luck! Malinaccier (talk) 21:46, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Support, although I would rather have an article like 'List of Harry Potter Novels' or similar be the lead article. Kees08 (Talk) 07:43, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes, I understand why, but List of Harry Potter books redirects to Harry Potter, which states in its hatnote "This article is about the series of novels". The article does discuss the movie series and other aspects of the franchise but that is relevant to the context of how the novels were received and what they inspired/lead to. Bilorv(talk)(c)(e) 17:47, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Yeah that makes sense. Kees08 (Talk) 17:48, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Support Amazing work. Doing better than the movies, that are just halfway Good. igordebraga 02:20, 16 July 2017 (UTC)


5 articles
Alexandra Stan - Gala Nacht des Sports 2011 d.jpg
"Lollipop (Param Pam Pam)"
"Mr. Saxobeat"
"Get Back (ASAP)"
Contributor(s): Cartoon network freak

This is the last Good topic from Alexandra Stan's discography to be passed, and then we'll have GTs to all her albums. All pages here are GA status, so I think this should be promoted. --Cartoon network freak (talk) 12:03, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

@Carbrera: I don't know who added this, but this info is wrong. "Show Me the Way" is not a cover of Peter Frampton's song, so it thus has no place here. Best, Cartoon network freak (talk) 09:14, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
  • If that is true, then the article on the album needs to revised to reflect this. Aoba47 (talk) 13:57, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
@Aoba47: I have already revised the album article some time ago. Cartoon network freak (talk) 15:43, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
According to the edit summary for the article, you literally just revised it today following Carbrera's comment so the "some time ago" part is simply not true. I have removed the link in the track listing. Otherwise, everything looks good so I will support this. Aoba47 (talk)
@Aoba47: There was actually more info about the alleged cover, including an image of Peter Frampton. However, when I looked over the article today, I realized that there still was some content that I did not see. Thank you for your support, Cartoon network freak (talk) 16:20, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment There are precedents to either turn this into an Alexandra Stan topic, as everything on her (...except the lawsuit, but if the topic is solely about the music, that's not necessary) is either a good article or a featured list - including GTs on her other albums. Or just boost Wikipedia:Featured topics/Alexandra Stan studio albums into "Alexandra Stan discography", given even her songs as a featured artist are good. But it's your choice. igordebraga 03:25, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
@Igordebraga: I would first promote this topic and thenone about her whole discography (yes, also featured artist songs are good). Cartoon network freak (talk) 04:02, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
Well, let's just give a Support to help it, then. igordebraga 06:10, 3 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Support, everything is there. Kees08 (Talk) 07:48, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Truth Serum

5 articles
Truth Serum
Tove Lo (1) By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpeg
Contributor(s): Paparazzzi

I have decided to nominate this for Good Topic. I have worked on these articles since my introduction on the English Wikipedia in late 2015, starting with "Out of Mind". All of the articles have been promoted to GA status, with the most recent being Truth Serum, which was promoted today. --Paparazzzi (talk) 06:26, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

  • Support yet another singer inspiring a Good Topic. igordebraga 02:41, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment I have issues with the amount of non-free content that is being used in "Habits (Stay High)" and I believe it fails WP:NFCC#3a. I would very much like to have people from WP:NFCC check that article first and then decide. —IB [ Poke ] 08:29, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
    • What would you suggest? Besides the fact that it's basically two singles in one article, I don't really know how to reduce the amount of non-free content, at least not specifically which elements are more likely to be omitted. --Paparazzzi (talk) 03:10, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
      • I would say the music video image for the second version with the party one is the one most failing NFCC. Even the Hippie Sabotage remix File:Tove Lo Hippie Sabotage Stay High.ogg is another one I find failing the criteria since its just the remixed version of the original track. It does not enhance anything currently as the description in the composition section is sufficing along with the original sample for "Habits". —IB [ Poke ] 03:37, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
        • Ok. I'm going to remove the sample of the remix, and the image of the first music video, since it was not really notable compared to the second music video. Regarding the image of the second music video, I think it would be better to change it to another that can offer a better description (maybe one of Tove kissing her friends), but I want to know if you agree with this. Besides the samples and the screenshots of the music videos, the other non-free content are the covers, and those can stay, right? Thanks for your input. Paparazzzi (talk) 23:56, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

Support, the songs and album are all GA. Kees08 (Talk) 07:49, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

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