Template talk:Featured

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This page is for suggesting nominations for the 'Featured Article' section on the Main Page.

To suggest an article, edit the "Nominate an Article" section of this page, and add it to the bottom using this format: [[your_nomination_here]] followed by "--~~~~" (your signature).

If you want to add a comment to your submission add a "--" after your nomination and write your comment.


[[Unity]] -- This is a comment. --~~~~

Unity -- This is a comment. --Spode 22:38, 3 June 2012 (BST)

Nominate an Article

  Guild and user pages are not eligible

History of Featured Articles

Before September 2017 no changes were made to the Featured Article for several years. I've compiled the history since 2017 of the Featured Articles to:

  • Recognise gods for making good (chosen) nominations;
  • Recognise editors for keeping the featured article fresh(ish);
  • Keep an easy reference of what articles have already been featured in case of duplicate nominations; and
  • Give insights into what kinds of articles are being featured, to inform good choices by editors and nominators about what isn't getting attention.

When removing a newly featured article from the nominations list, please add the change to the table. Be sure to use {{god|extended=yes|Godname}} to give easy access to talk pages. The YYYY-MM-DD date format means that table sorting works for chronological order. -- Djonni (talk) 12:34, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Article Type Nomination by Edit by
2020- 07 -01 Last Resort Town  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2020- 06 -01 Heroes Gameplay  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2020- 05 -02 Godville Administrator Monster  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2020- 04 -01 Bottle of demonade Artifact  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2020- 03 -01 Bear arms Equipment  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2020- 02 -01 Beasties Gameplay  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2020- 01 -02 Godbuster Monster  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2019- 12 -01 Deliver some sour gnomish beer to the dark elves Quest  WardPhoenix (U • C • T)   WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 
2019- 11 -01 Zombie survival kit Artifact  WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 10 -01 Progress Bar Tavern  WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 09 -01 Fool's goldfish Artifact  WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 08 -01 Beer-battered beer Artifact  WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 07 -02 128-bit encryption Equipment  WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 06 -01 Ancient Demon Monster  Some atheist (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 05 -01 Cash Cow Monster  WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 04 -02 Sarcastic Samurai Monster  WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 03 -04 Hellaphant Monster  Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 02 -12 Silent Lamb Monster  Waaurufu (U • C • T) 

 WardPhoenix (U • C • T) 

2019- 01 -05 Yorkshire Mammoth Monster  Veryoldman (U • C • T) 

 Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T) 

2018-12-02 Waking Nightmare Monster  ElectroChip (U • C • T)   Djonni (U • C • T) 
2018-11-02 Nine Inch Snail Monster  RussleJimJams (U • C • T)   Djonni (U • C • T) 
2018-09-01 Temple Completion Time Estimation Backstage  Balance keeper (U • C • T)   Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T) 
2018-08-02 Map of Godville Gameplay  Djonni (U • C • T)   Djonni (U • C • T) 
2018-07-02 Rootbear Monster  Djonni (U • C • T)   Djonni (U • C • T) 
2018-06-08 Somersault through the navel Skill  Haemoglobin (U • C • T)   Djonni (U • C • T) 
2018-01-23 Voice of God Gameplay  Dbulm2 (U • C • T)   Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T) 
2017-11-23 Dreaded Gazebo Monster  Derelict Red (U • C • T)   Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T) 
2017-10-19 New Times Roman Monster  Found Alt-self (U • C • T)   Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T) 
2017-09-06 Sacrificial lamp Artifact  ElectroChip (U • C • T)   Holy Spirit of Hell (U • C • T) 

Move History & Nominations?

This is the talk page for {{Featured}}. I don’t really feel that history and nominations should be on the talk page. Proof of this is that this talk discussion topic feels out of place on the talk page. Perhaps we could move History to Template:Featured/History, and Nominations to Template:Featured/Nominations.

Either that, or we could do similar to Wiktionary’s Word of the Day: Create GodWiki:Featured (preferably GodWiki:FeaturedArticle since it’s more descriptive) to explain what Featured is, and create /History and /Nominations. This would be ideal since this kind of thing should probably be in the project namespace anyway, and so normal users don’t have to go anywhere near the template. This page should only contain topics pertaining to the template itself, not past iterations of it, or requests for featured. I’ll gladly make the necessary edits if we're in agreement. I should have time tomorrow for them.

We really don’t use the project namespace as much as we probably should... — Emptysora (talk) 02:24, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Also, I think we should also have a list of preselected backup topics ready for if we don’t have an article for a particular day, like WOTD has. — Emptysora (talk) 02:26, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Well, IMO, it doesn't feel much out of the place since the nominations are technically a comment asking to change something in the template, and the history need to be on the same page to the nominations (to avoid dupes). But well, that's just my point of view, I guess another page could work instead of talk, but then the talk page would become unused.
And to be perfectly honest, I don't think many care about that template. Besides mines, there was only ONE nominations for the template this year. I tried to award interesting articles by putting them there every month though (monthly is better than daily or maybe even hebdo - more time for more people to see it). --WardPhoenix (talk) 12:32, 18 December 2019 (UTC)
Honestly, I also feel like we don’t need to split Nominations and History, but, I still do think we shouldn’t have them on the talk page.
This is mainly because actual discussions like these look REALLY out of place here with how it is currently. The talk page here ideally should only be about improving the template itself and changing the “featured” system itself. This discussion would be an example of the latter. Doing this also removes clutter from the nominations page.
I’m more against History being on the talk page rather than nominations. I feel that nominations are more of a discussion about our project of featuring articles rather than a discussion about the template itself, hence this topic. — Emptysora (talk) 16:40, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Also in my opinion, any time we can keep regular users and editors as far away from templates as possible, the better. I hope what I said makes some semblance of sense.

Also, thanks for your work on this template/project, WardPhoenix. I really do like the featured article project, so it’s nice to see it updated. Monthly is more than fine, and would be much easier to manage. :) — Emptysora (talk) 16:55, 18 December 2019 (UTC)