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, and Mike Christie, 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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Today's featured article (TFA):

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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 1025 and 1175 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[edit]

Currently accepting requests from September 4 to October 4.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1
Nonspecific 2
Nonspecific 3
Nonspecific 4
September 4 Northern England Patron saint's day 6 0
September 15 Eve (2003 TV series) 14th anniversary since the series' debut. 3 0
October 1 Walt Disney World Railroad Opening day for the railroad, the park, and Walt Disney World in general. 4 0

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

Nonspecific date nominations[edit]

Nonspecific date 1[edit]

Nonspecific date 2[edit]

Nonspecific date 3[edit]

Nonspecific date 4[edit]

Specific date nominations[edit]

September 4[edit]

Northern England[edit]

The government regions of Northern England

Northern England is a cultural area spanning from the Anglo-Scottish border to the Midlands. Northern England contains much of England's national parkland as well as many of its largest cities, before the Norman Conquest, the region was divided between Anglo-Saxons, Celts and Danes, and for centuries after saw fighting between England and Scotland. Many of the innovations of the Industrial Revolution began in Northern England, and its cities were the crucibles of many of the political changes that accompanied this social upheaval, from trade unionism to Manchester Capitalism. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the economy of the North was dominated by heavy industry such as weaving, shipbuilding, steelmaking and mining, the deindustrialisation that followed in the second half of the 20th century hit Northern England hard, with some towns becoming deprived and others transitioning to service economies. Centuries of migration, invasion and labour have shaped Northern culture: the region retains distinctive dialects, music and cuisine, and a definite North–South divide remains both in the economy and the culture of England. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Titchwell Marsh (most recent UK geography article AFAICT, January 29, 2017)
  • Main editors: Smurrayinchester
  • Promoted: 3 July 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: September 4 might be a good day, as it's (one date of) St Cuthbert's Day, patron saint of Northern England.
  • Support as nominator. Smurrayinchester 08:16, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Interesting article. Great for diversity.Edwininlondon (talk) 10:51, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Support as it would add diversity to the main page. Aoba47 (talk) 14:37, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Just out of curiosity, how is an article about the most statistically overrepresented region in the whole of Wikipedia when it comes to FAs (there are over 40 FAs on Manchester alone) "adding diversity to the main page"? ‑ Iridescent 12:02, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi Iridescent, I just based it on the list on TFAs_in_2016 and only counted 8 Geography, definitely not the most popular category. I guess there are many other categories that feature even less, so my choice of words was a bit unfortunate.Edwininlondon (talk) 21:26, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
  • I made the comment as it has been a while since the last time that this type of topic has been in the "Today's featured article" slot. This is specifically about the TFA slot so the amount of featured articles on this topic is not relevant. I do not see any issue with my choice of wording as it does bring diversity to the main page, which is directly what I said above. Aoba47 (talk) 16:14, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: sure, why not? It looks interesting enough. Praemonitus 22:42, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: broad article and geographic. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:54, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Geographically important. Adityavagarwal (talk) 06:07, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

September 15[edit]

Eve (2003 TV series)[edit]


Eve is an American television sitcom that originally aired for three seasons on United Paramount Network (UPN) from September 15, 2003, to May 11, 2006. Featuring an ensemble cast consisting of Eve, Jason George, Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Brian Hooks, and Sean Maguire, the show revolves around two sets of male and female friends attempting to navigate relationships with the opposite sex. It was created as part of the network's attempt to appeal to a younger audience, it suffered from low viewership despite its high ratings among young Hispanic women; it was canceled following UPN's merger with The WB to launch The CW in 2006. The cancellations of this and other black sitcoms were criticized for reducing representation of African-American characters and reducing the number of roles for African-American actors on television. Critical response to Eve was mixed; some praised its inclusion as a part of UPN's line-up of black sitcoms, others felt Eve lacked charisma, and that the series was inferior to other black sitcoms. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Temperatures Rising on May 3rd
  • Main editors: Aoba47
  • Promoted: May 31, 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: I would like to see this article appear on the main page on September 15 to mark the 14th anniversary since the series' debut.
  • Support as nominator. Aoba47 (talk) 14:47, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
  • @WP:TFA coordinators: I just realized that requests are currently only being taken for the month of August. I apologize for my mistake, as I should have read through everything before putting in a request. I am okay with this being removed given the above, as I can put up the request again in the future when requests are being taken for the month of September. Sorry again for the inconvenience. Aoba47 (talk) 17:01, 13 July 2017 (UTC)
    No worries -- I'm about to start scheduling August, so it will be within the date range soon. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 20:49, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Cool, thank you for the message. Aoba47 (talk) 21:14, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - Awesome, clean article. Should be a TFA. Face-smile.svg Adityavagarwal (talk) 08:06, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you! Aoba47 (talk) 15:55, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Thank you. Aoba47 (talk) 15:30, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

October 1[edit]

Walt Disney World Railroad[edit]

Train on the Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad (WDWRR) is a 3-foot (914 mm) narrow-gauge heritage railroad and attraction located within the Magic Kingdom theme park of Walt Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida, in the United States. Its route is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in length and encircles the vast majority of the park, with train stations in three different park areas. The rail line, constructed by WED Enterprises, operates with four historic steam locomotives originally built by Baldwin Locomotive Works, the WDWRR's development was led by Roger E. Broggie, who also oversaw the construction of the Disneyland Railroad. The attraction's locomotives were acquired from the Ferrocarriles Unidos de Yucatán, a narrow-gauge railroad system in Mexico. After being shipped to the United States, they were altered to resemble locomotives built in the 1880s and restored to operating condition, each locomotive was also given a set of passenger cars, which were built entirely from scratch. The Walt Disney World Railroad opened to the public on October 1, 1971, the same day that the Magic Kingdom first opened, the WDWRR has since become one of the world's most popular steam-powered railroads, serving about 3.7 million passengers each year. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Disneyland Railroad, 7 August 2017
  • Main editors: Main editors: Jackdude101 (Talk)
  • Promoted: July 31, 2017
  • Reasons for nomination: This will be my second FA to appear at TFA. I suggest including this on the main page on 1 October, which is the opening day for the railroad, the park, and Walt Disney World in general.
  • Support as nominator. Jackdude101 (talk) 03:03, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support as the date makes sense to me and the article itself is strong. I know there may be some concerns that this will be running only a few months after a really closely related topic, but I think it should be fine. Aoba47 (talk) 03:09, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: date makes sense Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:56, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support - per Cas. Adityavagarwal (talk) 06:06, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment This is very, very similar to the August 7 TFA Disneyland Railroad. That would be within two months. -DePiep (talk) 21:03, 10 August 2017 (UTC)