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WiKirby:Featured content policy

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Look for this icon to spot featured content.

When an article or image is deemed exceptionally high of quality, it can be made eligible for featured status. When a piece of content is featured, it is displayed on the front page of the wiki and given a special badge. The following is WiKirby's featured content policy.

Good pages

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This icon is used to mark good content.

Before an article may be considered for featured status, it must be marked as "Good" using the Good template. Only Patrollers and above can mark articles as Good, but other users may make suggestions to said users on the appropriate talk pages, or put in a request on the Good recommendations page. Note that files, utility pages, and any other page that is not counted as a mainspace article may not receive a Good badge. In order to qualify as good, an article must meet the base requirements for featuring, as follows:

  • An official (non-conjectural) name (more details on the naming policy page).
  • An opening abstract of sufficient length, preferably consisting of at least two paragraphs.
  • Proper documentation. (no substantial info is missing)
  • Sound of format. (no improvement notice templates are present)
  • Sufficient overall length. (at least 5000 bytes long)
  • Not a list page, disambiguation page, or subpage.
  • Properly categorized.
  • Not an orphaned page. (at least one article links to it)

Note that Patrollers+ may not add a Good badge arbitrarily to a page that they freshly created (or made the last substantial edits to). They must get a different staff member unassociated with the work in question to review it and add the badge. Additionally, no staff member may add more than one Good badge to a page if they already assigned one in the last 24 hours. Adding a Good badge to a page is a big deal, and whoever does it needs to make sure that the page in question deserves it. If the staffer in question does not possess sufficient knowledge of the subject of the article to check for missing information or other errors, they should not add a Good badge to the page in question under any circumstance!

Featured articles

Main article: WiKirby:Featured Article Nomination

Once an article is deemed "Good", it is eligible for featuring on the main page following a vote from the userbase. After two (2) weeks, an unchallenged article will pass and be featured on the front page. While an article is being considered for Featured status, the {{FANomination}} template should be placed on the top of the article in question with the date when the feature voting period ends inset.

Featured images

Main article: WiKirby:Featured Picture Nomination

Images may also be featured on the main page (no audio allowed). The following parameters should be followed when selecting an image for featuring:

  • A high quality image with no significant aberrations OR a high-quality audio file with no significant distortion.
  • Sound of format (no improvement notice templates are present).
  • Has complete documentation with source (where applicable).
  • Uses the most current version of the Aboutfile template.
  • Properly licensed.
  • Properly categorized.
  • Used in at least one article.
  • At least 600 pixels wide and 400 pixels tall.

Once an image possesses these qualities, it may be put up for nomination. Nominated images will then be voted up or down by the community. After two (2) weeks, an unchallenged image will pass and be featured on the front page. Note that unlike with articles, there is no intermediate step of marking an image as "Good" first.

Featured videos

Unlike other featured content, featured videos cycle through on the front page at random, and are there permanently. To nominate a video, an editor can recommend it to an administrator+ on their talk page. The administrator will then decide if it is worthy to add to the rotation.

For more information about appropriate videos, see the video policy.

Other distinctions

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This icon is used to mark pages with other special distinctions, such as milestones.

Some pages may have an additional distinction, which is marked using the icon to the right. There is no formal process by which this icon is applied, but it should only be used by Administrators+ to mark deserving pages, and is typically used for certain milestones, such as the 2000th and 3000th articles on the wiki.

"Did you know that..." section

Much like featured videos, editors can request that trivia points be added to the "Did you know that..." section by recommending them to an administrator+ on their talk page. Trivia points recommended should be verifiable and suitably interesting to non-expert readers.

Unfeaturing an article

Main article: WiKirby:Featured Article Nomination/Unfeature

If an article fails to maintain the requirements of featurement, it can be nominated for unfeaturement. If an article is nominated for unfeaturement, it is suspended from the queue immediately, and two weeks are given for voting to determine the article's fate. During this time, any issues the article may have should be addressed quickly if possible. Such nominations follow all the same regulations as featurement nominations. If the nomination does not receive more opposition than support, the article is removed from the queue with its featured status removed, and it cannot be nominated for featurement again within 30 days.

Revoking Good status

If an article no longer meets the requirements for maintaining Good status, and its issues cannot be immediately solved by the user, the Revoke Good template should be applied to the top of the article along with a valid reason. From there, a discussion should be held on that article's talk page to determine what can be done to avoid revoking the article's Good status if anything. If after one (1) week, no action is taken to fix the issues present on the article and those issues are determined significant enough, its Good status should then be revoked. After that, at least one (1) more week should pass before it can be returned to Good status, assuming the issues are thereafter fixed.

Feature fast-track

In special cases, administrators+ may automatically feature an article or image with the appropriate qualities. Such actions should always be justifiable and given at least one day notice.