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Battlestar Wiki:Featured articles

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Criteria for a Featured Article

A featured article should have the following attributes:

  • The article should be well-researched with proper citations of sources.
  • It needs to contain canonical information; non-canonical information should be avoided, unless it has a purpose such as to dispel a common misconception.
  • If the article contains POV content, it must be deemed insightful by a majority of the community.
  • The article must be properly copy-edited for grammar and style. See Battlestar Wiki:Standards and Conventions.
  • The article must be valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional.
  • The article should contain no "broken" links.
  • The article must have images pertinent to the article, whether in the form of screencaptures, graphs, charts, or diagrams, to name a few.
  • The article needs to be contain at least X words of content. While a short article is not necessarily a stub (see below), featured articles should contain enough substance to cover at least X words.

The following do not qualify as Featured Article candidates:

  • Stubs
  • Talk pages
  • Anything in the Battlestar Wiki, Quotes, Sources, or User namespaces.
  • Past, Current, or Future Featured articles that have been marked.

Identifying a Potential Featured Article

Featured Articles should be identified as such, so that a master list can be created. If you think an article should be a featured article on the front page, submit it first as {{featured article candidate}}.

Essentially, this would be done in the following way:

  1. A contributor tags an article page with {{featured article candidate}}, then adds a note to the corresponding article's talk page explaining their reasoning. A list could also be maintained here, either manually updated or as a link to a "feature candidate" category.
  2. Involved members of the community will then discuss the candidate article. Typically, they should be as constructively critical as possible.
  3. If the consensus is that the article is potentially of "feature" quality, then the discussion will evolve into modifying the article in such a way as to polish the article so as to achieve full "Featured Article" status.
  4. Once this is done, the article will be tagged {{featured article}}.


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