Wikipedia talk:Featured article candidates

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Jul 10: Infoboxes: time for a fresh look?


Nov 15: A guide to the Good Article Review Process
Oct 18: Common issues seen in Peer review
Oct 11: Editing tools, part 3
Sep 20: Editing tools, part 2
Sep 6: Editing tools, part 1
Mar 15: GA Sweeps end
Feb 8: Content reviewers and standards


Nov 2: Inner German border
Oct 12: Sounds
May 11: WP Birds
May 4: Featured lists
Apr 20: Valued pictures
Apr 13: Plagiarism
Apr 6: New FAC/FAR nominations
Mar 16: New FAC/FAR delegates
Mar 9: 100 Featured sounds
Mar 2: WP Ships FT and GT
Feb 23: 100 FS approaches
Feb 16: How busy was 2008?
Feb 8: April Fools 2009
Jan 31: In the News
Jan 24: Reviewing featured picture candidates
Jan 17: FA writers—the 2008 leaders
Jan 10: December themed page
Jan 3: Featured list writers


Nov 24: Featured article writers
Nov 10: Historic election on Main Page
Nov 8: Halloween Main Page contest
Oct 13: Latest on featured articles
Oct 6: Matthewedwards interview
Sep 22: Reviewing non-free images
Sep 15: Interview with Ruhrfisch
Sep 8: Style guide and policy changes, August
Sep 1: Featured topics
Aug 25: Interview with Mav
Aug 18: Choosing Today's Featured Article
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Aug 9 (late): Style guide and policy changes, July
Jul 28: Find reliable sources online
Jul 21: History of the FA process
Jul 14: Rick Block interview
Jul 7: Style guide and policy changes for June
Jun 30: Sources in biology and medicine
Jun 23 (26): Reliable sources
Jun 16 (23): Assessment scale
Jun 9: Main page day
Jun 2: Styleguide and policy changes, April and May
May 26: Featured sounds
May 19: Good article milestone
May 12: Changes at Featured lists
May 9 (late): FC from schools and universities
May 2 (late): Did You Know
Apr 21: Styleguide and policy changes
Apr 14: FA milestone
Apr 7: Reviewers achieving excellence
Mar 31: Featured content overview
Mar 24: Taming talk page clutter
Mar 17: Changes at peer review
Mar 13 (late): Vintage image restoration
Mar 3: April Fools mainpage
Feb 25: Snapshot of FA categories
Feb 18: FA promotion despite adversity
Feb 11: Great saves at FAR
Feb 4: New methods to find FACs
Jan 28: Banner year for Featured articles

Image/source check requests

FAC mentoring: first-time nominators

A voluntary mentoring scheme, designed to help first-time FAC nominators through the process and to improve their chances of a successful outcome, is now in action. Click here for further details. Experienced FAC editors, with five or more "stars" behind them, are invited to consider adding their names to the list of possible mentors, also found in the link. Brianboulton (talk) 10:17, 30 August 2016 (UTC)

Image reviews

I've drafted a guide to passing an image review, targeted to nominators - amendments and comments welcome. Nikkimaria (talk) 19:15, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

It's a very useful summary. I'll be adding it to my list of useful links, but could we also add it to WP:FAC, somewhere where nominators will see it? Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 01:40, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Hm. I don't mind, but I'm not sure where exactly to do that... Nikkimaria (talk) 01:42, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Here?. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 10:34, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, but not sure that's the right place. A list of useful links for nominators would be helpful, and would include more than just this - anyone want to take that on? Nikkimaria (talk) 14:22, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Should be available at all review processes, at the very least. I think a lot of reviewers and editors struggle over this issue. Right offhand, I think this should be linked somewhere on WP:WPWIR for newbies and old hands alike. @Megalibrarygirl, SusunW, Ipigott, Penny Richards, Rosiestep, and 97198: Thanks for putting this in writing. — Maile (talk) 16:15, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Maile66, Woo Hoo! Very helpful guideline and I thank you for putting it together. I think it should be listed in our navigation box in the Administration: Essays section. SusunW (talk) 17:23, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
@Maile66: yes, thank you! I agree with SusunW. Do you want to add it to the nav box? Megalibrarygirl (talk) 20:17, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
@Megalibrarygirl and SusunW: The nav box works for me. @Nikkimaria:, in creating this for FA, did a really good job creating something that can be beneficial to all projects straight across the board. I still get a little confused over images, and this page will be helpful. — Maile (talk) 20:52, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

The WikiCup

I hardly like to mention it in this august community, but this is to let you know that the 2018 WikiCup will begin on January 1st. The WikiCup is an annual competition to encourage high-quality contributions to Wikipedia by adding a little friendly competition to editing. Participants can score through achieving DYKs, GAs, GA reviews, FAs and by other means. At the time of writing, only twenty-five users have signed up to take part in the competition. Interested parties, no matter their level of experience or their editing interests, are warmly invited to sign up. Questions are welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Thanks! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 11:40, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

Top FAC reviewers for December

Here are the lead reviewers for the month of December (by date of archival/promotion of the FAC, not by date of review).


  • 8 reviews: Finetooth, Dank
  • 7 reviews: HJ Mitchell, Ceranthor, Aoba47
  • 6 reviews: Moisejp, Jimfbleak
  • 5 reviews: John, Wehwalt, TheJoebro64, Casliber, SchroCat, Brianboulton
  • 4 reviews: Ceoil, Tim riley, KJP1
  • 3 reviews: FunkMonk, Gerda Arendt, Edwininlondon

78 editors provided a total of 173 reviews.

Image, source, and accessibility reviews

  • 25 reviews: Brianboulton
  • 20 reviews: Nikkimaria
  • 5 reviews: Jo-Jo Eumerus
  • 2 reviews: Pbsouthwood
  • 1 review: Lingzhi, Laser brain, Yashthepunisher, Moisejp, Wani, Sturmvogel66, Casliber, Umimmak

12 editors provided a total of 60 reviews.

I'll post barnstars on the talk pages of the top three reviewers on each list. Thanks to all. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 12:14, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Drive-by nominations

Could someone delete Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE/archive1 and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE/archive2? They've been created by a nominator who didn't consult major contributions to the article. JOEBRO64 00:19, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

All set. --Laser brain (talk) 00:23, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Explanation for absence

I don't want anyone to think I am dead in a ditch or that I have departed from FAC in a huff. I've got a health problem that's made it increasingly painful to use a keyboard and mouse. The time has come to seek remedies, if any there be. I don't know if or when I'll be able to return to serious editing. Stay well if you can and carry on. Finetooth (talk) 23:54, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Take care of yourself and we will see you when you return.--Wehwalt (talk) 00:19, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
So sorry to hear that. Even if you're not editing, let us know how you're doing. - Dank (push to talk) 00:29, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Ditto; best of luck with the health issue -- come back when you're ready. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 00:43, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Your contributions over many years and in many forms have been of immense value to the project. I do hope that your treatment will prove effective and that you will be able to return in due course. In the meantime, my very best wishes. Brianboulton (talk) 22:58, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for all that you do, and look forward to seeing you back. Sarastro (talk) 23:20, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, many thanks, & all the best! Hope to see you back. Johnbod (talk) 23:24, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon. ceranthor 23:33, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, best wishes for full recovery! Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 01:41, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Take care of yourself -- hope to see you back soon, your work here is much appreciated! Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 02:33, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Get well soon! Moisejp (talk) 04:50, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
take care/get well! Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 05:53, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Here is for a full recovery soon! Ceoil (talk) 13:18, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
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