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: Wehwalt, Dank and Gog the Mild, 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 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), except that:
    • The TFA coordinators may choose to fill up to two slots each week with FAs that have previously been on the main page, so long as the prior appearance was at least five years ago. The coordinators will invite discussion on general selection criteria for re-runnable TFAs, and aim to make individual selections within those criteria.
    • The request must be either for a specific date within the next 30 days that has not yet been scheduled, or a non-specific date. 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, if the desired date for the article is beyond the 30-day period. This does not guarantee selection, but does help others see what nominations may be forthcoming. Requesters should still nominate the article here during the 30-day time-frame.

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How to post a new nomination:

I.
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.


II.
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.
III.
Write the blurb.
Some Featured Articles promoted between 2016 and 2020 have pre-prepared blurbs, found on the talk page of the FAC nomination (that's the page linked from "it has been identified" at the top of the article's talk page). If there is one, copy and paste that to the nomination, save it, and then edit as needed. For other FAs, 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 is between 925 and 1025 characters including spaces, " (Full article...)" and the featured topic link if applicable. More characters may be used when no free-use image can be found. Fair use images are not allowed.
IV.
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.

Scheduling:

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 May 1 to May 31.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1 Western Chalukya Empire 1
Nonspecific 2 Doom (2016 video game) 3
Nonspecific 3 Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption 1
Nonspecific 4 Felix M. Warburg House 1
Nonspecific 5
Nonspecific 6
Nonspecific 7
May 1 La Salute è in voi May Day 2
May 6 Take Ichi convoy 80th anniversary of attack on convoy. Could also run May 9 2
May 12 Thank You (Meghan Trainor album) 8th anniversary of release 1
May 19 Gento (song) 1st anniversary of release 1
May 21 Mary Anning 225th birthday. TFA re-run 1
May 25 2019 FA Cup final FA Cup final being played this day. 1
May 27 SMS Lothringen 120th anniversary of launch 1

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

Nonspecific date nominations[edit]

Nonspecific date 1[edit]

Western Chalukya Empire[edit]

Extent of Western Chalukya Empire, 1121 CE
Extent of Western Chalukya Empire, 1121 CE

The Western Chalukya Empire ruled most of the western Deccan, South India, between the 10th and 12th centuries. This Kannadiga dynasty is sometimes called the Kalyani Chalukya after its regal capital at Kalyani, today's Basavakalyan in the modern Bidar District of Karnataka state, and alternatively the Later Chalukya from its theoretical relationship to the 6th-century Chalukya dynasty of Badami. Prior to the rise of these Chalukyas, the Rashtrakuta empire of Manyakheta controlled most of Deccan and Central India for over two centuries. In 973, seeing confusion in the Rashtrakuta empire after a successful invasion of their capital by the ruler of the Paramara dynasty of Malwa, Tailapa II, a feudatory of the Rashtrakuta dynasty ruling from Bijapur region defeated his overlords and made Manyakheta his capital. The dynasty quickly rose to power and grew into an empire under Someshvara I who moved the capital to Kalyani. (Full article...)

Nonspecific date 2[edit]

Doom (2016 video game)[edit]

Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin, the game's directors
Marty Stratton and Hugo Martin, the game's directors

Doom is a first-person shooter video game and a reboot of the Doom franchise released on May 13, 2016. Players take the role of an unnamed space marine who battles demonic forces within an energy-mining facility on Mars and in Hell. The game also has an online multiplayer mode and a level editor. Developer id Software and co-developers took eight years to make the game, including a full overhaul in 2011. Bethesda Softworks published Doom as the first major series installment following Doom 3 in 2004. Its single-player campaign, graphics, soundtrack, and gameplay received considerable praise, while its multiplayer mode drew significant criticism. Doom became a best-seller, with over two million PC copies sold by the next year. Multiple industry outlets named Doom among 2016's best video games. It received a sequel four years later. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Space Invaders seems to be the most recent video game-related subject, from January 26
  • Main editors: User:Vami IV
  • Promoted: February 4, 2024
  • Reasons for nomination: In honor of Vami IV's recent passing. I believe this FA was the most recent of their content work, although I can't verify because they've had the FA star on their user page long before its promotion. This blurb is mostly a paraphrase of the lead.
  • Support as nominator. Panini! 🥪 03:58, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Very sorry to hear about his death. Two video-game articles have already been scheduled and there's one more on the April rough-draft calendar already (and Doom just ran in December), so I can't run this in April, but if it's still around later in the year I'll be happy to run it. Or one of the other coords may get to it first. - Dank (push to talk) 05:04, 16 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support for May 13, the game's anniversary. Rephrased the blurb to put the info most relevant to a general audience first. (There is a fair amount of lede-worthy content not currently in the article's lede...) I think the picture detracts from the blurb, or at least isn't high enough quality for the mainpage. Alternatives are the SVG logo (not in use in article though) or no image. czar 16:35, 17 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Good call on the anniversary! Regarding the image, I found this image from the same event, where the image is less busy and the people are more visible against the background. Is this a good alternative? Panini! 🥪 04:36, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(Forgot the Czar ping) Panini! 🥪 04:37, 18 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My take is that having no image is a better choice than any of the image options here, since these images aren't necessarily representative of the work itself. czar 01:27, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nonspecific date 3[edit]

Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption[edit]

Oliver in 2014
Oliver in 2014

Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption was a legally recognized church in the United States established by the comedian and satirist John Oliver. Announced on August 16, 2015, in an episode of the television program Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the church's purpose was to highlight and criticize televangelists, such as Kenneth Copeland and Robert Tilton, whom Oliver argued used television broadcasts of Christian church services for private gain. Oliver also established Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption to draw attention to the tax-exempt status given to churches and charities. During his show on September 13, 2015, Oliver announced that the church had received over $70,000 and a variety of other items from viewers, and stated that the Church would be shutting down. All donations were given to Doctors Without Borders. Oliver set up spinoffs of the Church in 2018 and 2021. The segments and future spinoff segments featured the comedian Rachel Dratch as Oliver's fictional wife, Wanda Jo. (Full article...)

Nonspecific date 4[edit]

Felix M. Warburg House[edit]

Jewish Museum in 2021
Jewish Museum in 2021

The Felix M. Warburg House is a mansion located at 1109 Fifth Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. The house was built from 1907 to 1908 for the German-American Jewish financier Felix M. Warburg and his family, designed in the Châteauesque style by C. P. H. Gilbert. After Warburg's death in 1937, his widow sold it to a real estate developer. When plans to replace it with luxury apartments fell through, ownership of the house reverted to the Warburgs, who then donated it in 1944 to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. In 1947, the Seminary opened the Jewish Museum of New York in the mansion. The house was named a New York City designated landmark in 1981 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. In 1993, Kevin Roche constructed an annex to the house in Gilbert's style built with stone from the same quarry that supplied the original mansion. Critical reviews of the original house's architecture have generally been positive while the extension received mixed reception. (Full article...)

Nonspecific date 5[edit]

Tropical Storm Hernan (2020)[edit]

Tropical Storm Hernan intensifying offshore Mexico on August 26.
Tropical Storm Hernan intensifying offshore Mexico on August 26.

Tropical Storm Hernan was a short-lived tropical cyclone that caused widespread flooding and destructive mudslides across southwestern Mexico in late August 2020. The eighth named storm of the 2020 Pacific hurricane season, Hernan formed to the southwest of Mexico on August 26. The cyclone peaked with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h and a minimum atmospheric pressure of 1001 millibars. Hernan, despite not making landfall, dropped extremely heavy rainfall across several states, peaking at nearly 610 millimeters (24 inches) in Jalisco. Over 305 millimeters (12 inches) of rain fell across the Costa Grande of Guerrero from August 24–27. 1,674 homes and 9 schools all suffered severe damage. A man died after falling off his roof checking damages from Hernan. The cyclone caused a total of MXN$594.05 million (USD$26.91 million) in damages across seven states along the Pacific coast of Mexico. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Hurricane Erika (2003) on December 5, 2023
  • Main editors: JayTee32
  • Promoted: January 7, 2024
  • Reasons for nomination: Recently got the article promoted and would like to see it through to TFA. I believe that a costly storm that dropped nearly 2 feet worth of rainfall would be of interest to most readers, especially weather enthusiasts, which there are plenty of on Wikipedia.
  • Support as nominator. JayTee⛈️ 15:43, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nonspecific date 6[edit]

Nonspecific date 7[edit]

Nonspecific date 8[edit]

Specific date nominations[edit]

May 1[edit]

La Salute è in voi[edit]

Cover
Cover

La Salute è in voi! was an early 1900s bomb-making handbook associated with the Galleanisti, followers of anarchist Luigi Galleani, particularly in the United States. Translated as "Health/Salvation Is within You!", its anonymous authors advocated for impoverished workers to overcome their despair and commit to individual, revolutionary acts. The Italian-language handbook took technical content already accessible in encyclopedias, applied chemistry books, and industrial sources and wrapped it in a political manifesto and plain directions for non-technical amateurs to build explosives. American police and historians would use the handbook to profile anarchists and imply guilt by possession. It figured prominently in the prosecution of the Bresci Circle, a case that revolved around the anarchists' right to read. Ultimately, the idea of amateurs learning to make bombs from simple instructions was impractical, as the perpetrators of successful political bombings from this era had career backgrounds in explosives. (Full article...)

May 6[edit]

Take Ichi convoy[edit]

Kajioka Sadamichi commanded the convoy
Kajioka Sadamichi commanded the convoy

The Take Ichi convoy was a Japanese convoy of World War II. The convoy, under the command of rear admiral Sadamichi Kajioka (pictured), left Shanghai on 17 April 1944, carrying two infantry divisions to reinforce Japan's defensive positions in the Philippines and western New Guinea. United States Navy submarines attacked the convoy on 26 April and 6 May, sinking four transports and killing more than 4,000 soldiers. These losses caused the convoy to be diverted to Halmahera, where the surviving soldiers and their equipment were unloaded. The failure to bring the two divisions to their destination without loss contributed to the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters' decision to move Japan's defensive perimeter back by 1,000 km (600 mi). The divisions' combat power was also blunted by their losses, and while they both saw action against United States Army forces, they contributed little to Japan's attempt to defend its empire. (Full article...)

May 12[edit]

Thank You (Meghan Trainor album)[edit]

Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor

Thank You is the second major-label studio album by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor. Epic Records released it on May 13, 2016. Trainor wrote it with Jacob Kasher Hindlin and producer Ricky Reed, among others, incorporating various genres to showcase her versatility. Thank You is a pop, dance-pop, and R&B album with themes such as self-acceptance, empowerment, and fame. Trainor promoted it with televised performances and the Untouchable Tour (2016). Thank You's singles included "No" and "Me Too", which reached the top twenty in the US. A few reviewers thought its production was an improvement from her 2015 album Title, while others believed it lacked artistic identity and criticized the lyrical themes. Thank You debuted at number three in the US. It reached the top five in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and the United Kingdom and received Platinum certifications in the US and Canada. (This article is part of two featured topics: Thank You (Meghan Trainor album) and Meghan Trainor albums.) (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Will be 4-5 months spaced out from the last Trainor FA in January
  • Main editors: MaranoFan
  • Promoted: July 2, 2023
  • Reasons for nomination: 8th anniversary of release
  • Support as nominator. NØ 06:05, 15 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Pseud 14 (talk) 17:25, 2 March 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May 17[edit]

Raymond Brownell[edit]

Raymond Brownell

Raymond Brownell, (17 May 1894 – 12 April 1974) was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and a World War I (WWI) flying ace. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at the outbreak of WWI and served in the Gallipoli campaign before transferring to the Western Front. Awarded the Military Medal for his actions during the Battle of Pozières, he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. Moving with his squadron to Italy, he was awarded the Military Cross and credited with shooting down 12 aircraft. After the war, Brownell returned to Australia and was group captain at the outbreak of World War II. Establishing the RAAF base in Singapore, he returned to Australia in 1941 and was appointed to lead No. 1 Training Group. He was Air Officer Commanding Western Area for over two years, then led the No. 11 Group on Morotai. Retiring from the Air Force in 1947, Brownell became a partner in a stockbroking firm. He died in 1974; his autobiography was published posthumously. (Full article...)

May 19[edit]

Gento (song)[edit]

SB19
SB19

"Gento" is a song recorded by the Filipino boy band SB19 (pictured). Written by the band's leader, Pablo, and produced along with his brother Joshua Daniel Nase and the record producer Simon Servida, the lyrics of the pop and hip hop track are themed around empowerment and use gold mining as a metaphor for achieving success. Sony Music Philippines released the song on May 19, 2023, as the lead single from the boy band's second extended play (EP), Pagtatag! (2023). The song won multiple awards, and music critics praised its catchiness and lyricism. A dance challenge set to the song became a trend on TikTok. "Gento" achieved top 15 chart positions in the Philippines and on Billboard's World Digital Song Sales chart; the latter made the boy band the first Filipino group to enter the chart. SB19 accompanied the song with a music video depicting them mining for gold, various live performances, and its inclusion on the set list of their Pagtatag! World Tour. (Full article...)

May 21[edit]

Mary Anning[edit]

Anning, depicted with her dog
Anning, depicted with her dog

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was an English fossil collector and palaeontologist. She made discoveries of Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis, which changed the scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth. Her discoveries included the first correctly identified ichthyosaur skeleton, the first two nearly complete plesiosaur skeletons, and the first pterosaur skeleton outside Germany. Her observations helped prove that coprolites were fossilised faeces and that belemnite fossils contained ink sacs. As a woman, Anning could not join the Geological Society of London and struggled to receive credit for her contributions. Henry De la Beche painted Duria Antiquior based on fossils Anning had found and sold its prints for her benefit. After her death, an article about her life was published in Charles Dickens's literary magazine. A statue of Anning was erected in 2022, and she has been depicted in manga and film. (Full article...)

May 25[edit]

2019 FA Cup final[edit]

Kevin De Bruyne, the game's man of the match.
Kevin De Bruyne, the game's man of the match.

The 2019 FA Cup final was an association football match between Manchester City and Watford for the 138th FA Cup final. In the 21st minute, Abdoulaye Doucouré's shot struck Vincent Kompany's arm; the referee declined to award a penalty and showed Doucouré the first yellow card of the game for his protests. David Silva scored the first goal from a header and Gabriel Jesus side-footed the ball for the second goal. At 61 minutes City extended their lead with a goal from substitute Kevin De Bruyne (pictured), and seven minutes later, Jesus scored on the counter-attack. Sterling scored twice at the 81st and the 87th minutes and the match ended 6–0 to Manchester City. De Bruyne was named man of the match. It was only the third time that a team has scored six goals in an FA Cup final and the margin of victory is the joint-largest in an FA Cup final. The win completed a domestic treble for Manchester City, who already won the League Cup and the Premier League that season. (Full article...)

May 27[edit]

SMS Lothringen[edit]

SMS Lothringen
SMS Lothringen

SMS Lothringen was the last of five pre-dreadnought battleships of the Braunschweig class, built for the Imperial German Navy. Launched in May 1904, she was named for the then-German province of Lothringen (now Lorraine). The ship was armed with a battery of four 28 cm (11 in) guns and had a top speed of 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). She was scheduled to be replaced in July 1914 by newer dreadnought battleships, but the outbreak of World War I prevented her retirement. The ship and the rest of II Squadron joined the dreadnoughts of the High Seas Fleet to support a raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool, and Whitby in December 1914. She primarily served as a guard ship in the German Bight, but was in poor condition by 1916, and was withdrawn from fleet service in February. She thereafter patrolled the Danish straits until being replaced by the battleship Hannover in September 1917. After the war she was converted into a depot ship for F-type minesweepers, and in March 1920 was placed in reserve. (This article is part of a featured topic: Battleships of Germany.) (Full article...)