Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests

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Here the community can nominate articles to be selected as "Today's featured article" (TFA) on the main page. The TFA section aims to highlight the range of articles that have "featured article" status, from Art and architecture through to Warfare, and wherever possible it tries to avoid similar topics appearing too close together without good reason. Requests are not the only factor in scheduling the TFA (see Choosing Today's Featured Article); the final decision rests with the TFA coordinators Dank, Jimfbleak, Ealdgyth and Wehwalt, who also select TFAs for dates where no suggestions are put forward). Please confine requests to this page, and remember that community endorsement on this page does not necessarily mean the article will appear on the requested date.

The rules for nominations are relatively simple:

  • The article must be a featured article. Editors who are not significant contributors to the article should consult regular editors of the article before nominating it for TFAR.
  • The article must not have appeared as TFA before (see the list of possibilities here)
  • The request must be either for a specific date within the next 30 days that have not yet been scheduled (10 spaces), or a non-specific date (4 spaces). If a section is full, you can wait for a vacancy, or ask the coordinators for advice. The template {{@TFA}} can be used in a message to "ping" the coordinators through the notification system.

If you have an exceptional request that deviates from these instructions (for example, an article making a second appearance as TFA, or a "double-header"), please discuss the matter with the TFA coordinators beforehand.

It can be helpful to add the article to the pending requests template up to 1 year before the requested date. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requestors should still nominate the article here during the 30-day timeframe.

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How to post a new nomination:

Create the nomination subpage.

In the box below, enter the full name of the article you are nominating (without using any brackets around the article's name) and click the button to create your nomination page.

Write the nomination.

On that nomination page, fill out as many of the relevant parts of the pre-loaded {{TFAR nom}} template as you can, then save the page.

Your nomination should mention:

  • when the last similar article was, since this helps towards diversity on the main page (browsing Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs will help you find out);
  • when the article was promoted to FA status (since older articles may need extra checks);
  • and (for date-specific nominations) the article's relevance for the requested date.

You're welcome to create your own TFA text as a summary of the lead section, or you can ask for assistance at WT:TFAR. We use one paragraph only, with no reference tags or alternative names; the only thing bolded is the first link to the article title. The length when previewed (including spaces) is usually between 925 and 1075 characters. Add a suitable free-use image if available; fair use images are not allowed.

Post at TFAR.

After you have created the nomination page, add it here under a level-3 heading for the preferred date (or under a free non-specific date header). To do this, add (replacing "ARTICLE TITLE" with the name of your nominated article):
===February 29===
{{Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/ARTICLE TITLE}}

Nominations are ordered by requested date below the summary chart. More than one article can be nominated for the same date.

It would also then be helpful to add the nomination to the summary chart, following the examples there. Please include the name of the article that you are nominating in your edit summary.

If you are not one of the article's primary editors, please then notify the primary editors of the TFA nomination; if primary editors are no longer active, please add a message to the article talk page.


In the absence of exceptional circumstances, TFAs are scheduled in date order, not according to how long nominations have been open or how many supportive comments they have. So, for example, January 31 will not be scheduled until January 30 has been scheduled (by TFAR nomination or otherwise).

Summary chart

Currently accepting requests from December 1 to December 31.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1
Nonspecific 2
Nonspecific 3
Nonspecific 4
Nonspecific 5
December 21 Edmonds station (Washington) some 15th anniversary 2 0
December 22 Alan Bush birthday 2 0

Tally may not be up to date. The nominator is included in the number of supporters.

Nonspecific date nominations

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Specific date nominations

December 21

Edmonds station (Washington)

Edmonds station

Edmonds station is a train station serving the city of Edmonds, Washington, in the United States. The station is served by Amtrak's Cascades and Empire Builder routes, as well as Sound Transit's Sounder North Line, which runs between Everett and Seattle. It is located west of Downtown Edmonds adjacent to the city's ferry terminal and a Community Transit bus station. Edmonds station has a passenger waiting area, a single platform, and a model railroad exhibit. The station building was opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1957, replacing an older depot, and served freight and passenger traffic. It was transferred to Burlington Northern (later BNSF Railway) in 1970, but passenger service ceased when Amtrak took over Burlington Northern's passenger routes in May 1971. Amtrak began operating passenger service from Edmonds station in July 1972. Sound Transit began operating Sounder trains to Edmonds station on December 21, 2003, and later rebuilt the station and transit center in 2011 following the cancellations of plans to build a combined ferry–rail hub southwest of the city. (Full article...)

December 22

Alan Bush

Alan Bush (1900–1995) was a British composer, pianist, teacher and political activist. A controversial figure, his work reflected his lifelong, uncompromising communist convictions; as a result he frequently struggled for recognition from the British musical establishment. From a prosperous middle-class background, Bush enjoyed considerable success as a student at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in the early 1920s. Many of his early works took the form of settings for pageants and workers' songs and choruses. In his maturer years he wrote symphonies, operas and other large-scale works, which found readier audiences in Eastern Europe than at home. In his prewar works, Bush's music retained an essential Englishness, but was also influenced by the avant-garde European idioms of the period. Later he sought to simplify this style, in line with his Marxist-inspired belief that music should be accessible to the mass of the people. Bush taught composition at the RAM for more than 50 years and was the founder and president of the Workers' Music Association. Since his death his musical legacy has been nurtured by the Alan Bush Music Trust, established in 1997. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Camille Saint-Saëns on 9 October 2018
  • Main editors: Brianboulton
  • Promoted: 10 August 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: anniversary of subject's birth (1900)
  • Support as nominator. Brianboulton (talk) 11:12, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
  • Support, good date and article --Gerda Arendt (talk) 13:58, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

December 23

Sonic Adventure

Sonic Adventure is a 1998 platform game for Sega's Dreamcast, and the first main Sonic the Hedgehog game to feature 3D gameplay. The story follows Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Big the Cat, and E-102 Gamma in their quests to stop Doctor Robotnik from unleashing Chaos, an ancient evil. Sonic Team began work on Sonic Adventure in 1997. A 60-member development team created the game in ten months, drawing inspiration from locations in Peru and Guatemala. The game received critical acclaim for its visuals and gameplay, and, with 2.5 million copies sold by August 2006, became the Dreamcast's bestseller. It is recognized as an important release in both the Sonic series and the platform genre. Sonic Adventure was later ported to other consoles and received a sequel, Sonic Adventure 2, in 2001. (Full article...)

December 24

Carolwood Pacific Railroad

The CPRR's Lilly Belle locomotive and caboose

The Carolwood Pacific Railroad (CPRR) was a ​7 14-inch (184 mm) gauge ridable miniature railroad run by Walt Disney in the backyard of his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It featured the Lilly Belle, a 1:8-scale live steam locomotive named after Disney's wife, Lillian Disney, and built by the Walt Disney Studios' machine shop. The locomotive made its first test run on December 24, 1949. It pulled a set of freight cars, as well as a caboose that was almost entirely built by Disney himself. The railroad, which became operational in 1950, was 2,615 feet (797 m) long and encircled his house. The backyard railroad attracted visitors to Disney's home; he invited them to ride and occasionally drive his miniature train. In 1953, after an accident occurred in which a guest was injured, the CPRR was closed to the public. The Carolwood Pacific Railroad inspired Disney to include railroad attractions in the design for the Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. Railroad attractions in Disney theme parks around the world are now commonplace. (Full article...)

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