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The featured articles of the wiki are articles that represent the best that the Harry Potter Wiki has to offer. This is not a way to showcase the articles of your favorite characters, houses, or the like.


An article must…

  1. Be well-written and detailed.
  2. Be unbiased, non-point of view.
  3. Be sourced with all available sources and appearances.
  4. Follow the Layout Guide and all other policies on the Harry Potter Wiki.
  5. Following the review process, be stable, i.e. it does not change significantly from day to day and is not the subject of ongoing edit wars. This does not apply to vandalism and protection or semi-protection as a result of vandalism.
  6. Not be tagged with any sort of improvement tags (i.e. more sources, expand, etc).
  7. Have a proper lead that gives a good summary of the topic and can be used for the front page featured box.
  8. Have significant information from all sources and appearances, especially a biography for character articles.
  9. Be completely referenced for all available material and sources.
  10. Have all quotes and images sourced.
  11. Provide at least one quote on the article. A leading quote at the beginning of the article will be required only if there is quotable dialogue by or about the subject. Although quotes may be placed in the body of the article, a maximum of one quote is allowed at the beginning of each section.
  12. Include a "personality and traits" section on all character articles.
  13. Include a "magical skills and abilities" section on all relevant character articles, especially for Wizard characters where said powers and/or abilities are stipulated.
  14. Include a reasonable number of images of sufficient quality to illustrate the article, if said images are available.
  15. Pass review by the Department of Mysteries review panel.

How to nominate:

  1. First, nominate an article you find is worthy of featured status, putting it at the bottom of the list below; see criteria above.
  2. Others will object to the nomination if they disagree that the article is good enough; they will then supply reasons for doing so, and ways to improve the article (errors, style, organisation, images, notability, sources).
  3. Supporters adjust the article until the objectors (with reasonable objections) are satisfied.
  4. The article is placed on the featured article list and added to the front page queue.
  5. Also, if, at least a week after the article's nomination, that article has 2 Unspeakable supports and no objections (or the objections have been stricken or overridden), it will be added to the queue, and will be officially known as a "featured article."
  6. Be sure to place sign in the "Nominated by" line when the nomination is posted for voting.

How to vote:

  1. Before doing anything, be sure to read the article completely, keeping a sharp eye out for mistakes.
  2. Afterwards, compare the article to the criteria listed above, and then either support or object the article's nomination.
    1. If you object, please supply concrete reasons for doing so, and how it can be improved.
  3. As stated above, any objections will be looked upon by the nominator, supporters, and anyone willing to improve the article, and action will be taken to please the objectors. Do not strike other users' objections; it is up to the objector to review the changes and strike if they are satisfied.
  4. Once an article has a total of five votes, with at least two votes coming from Unspeakables and no outstanding objections after at least a week, the article will be added to the list and be officially known as a "featured article."
  5. No nominator may vote for their own nominations.

Also remember to add {{F.A. Nomination}} at the top of the article you are nominating.

Every two weeks, the next article in the queue will be highlighted on the Main Page as featured, marked with the {{FA}} template and removed from the list of nominations. The beginning of the article then appears on the Main Page via the {{Featured article}} template. Nominations that are inactive with outstanding objections for a month will be eliminated from the nominations list by the Unspeakables.



Featured article nominations


Charlatan (Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump)

(0 Unspeakables/2 Users/1 Total)

Support

  1. At this point, I believe that the article is, at present, the best that it can be. As its healer on Project Wizard Tales, I have tried time and again to make it look better than it is, but it simply can not be done. I therefore think that this article is worthy of being a Featured Article. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by GingerEdit817 (talkcontribs).
  2. This Article was almost perfect when I got to it, with the one mistake that the Charlatan believes that Babitty is a Tree. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by davinfelth (talkcontribs).

Object

  1. The article contains some sections that are not the same as others of the same sort in better articles. Namely, the Personality and Traits section is set up as a list, while on other pages, it is in paragraph format. Also, one quote is attributed to the Charlatan, while it is not, in truth, a quote at all, but a piece of narrative from the story. --Parodist 22:49, September 22, 2009 (UTC)#*
  2. Unvote The text of the article contains grammatical errors, and lapses between present and past tense, particularly in "Instructor of Magic." The "Relationships" and "Personality and traits" sections consist of repetitions of content from earlier in the article. Starstuff (Owl me!) 23:27, October 24, 2009 (UTC)
  3. Some preliminary objections:
    • To start off, you have to reference everything (except the intro). This means every field in the infobox, and reference where you got each pice of information from.
    • You also have a lot of tense shift which is awkward. Try making sure it is all in past tense, rather than changing mid-sentence.
    • Try to clean up the linking. You don't need to link to the same article so many times in one article like you have with Babbitty. Try to keep it down to linking to an article once in the intro and once the body.
    • I'd say just try to read it out loud to yourself and see how many of the sentences sound. There is a lot of grammatical errors in it, and reading it aloud can really make them easier to find :-).
    • Grunny (Talk) 03:50, November 30, 2009 (UTC)

4. * Too many mistakes.--L.V.K.T.V.J.'Hogwarts(Send an owl!) 18:36, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

5. Not worth it. HarryPotter512 21:32, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Comments

  • Could be a good article, but still needs some work with details in certain sections ddevans96z

Vote to remove nomination (Unspeakable only)

  1. Unvote Unaddressed objections for well over a month. Grunny (Talk) 13:04, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

1995–1996 school year

(0 Unspeakables/1 Users/1 Total)

Support

  1. Very well written! TurboGolf 14:29, November 19, 2009 (UTC)

Object

  1. It's pretty much just a list of Quidditch players and staff members. Jayden Matthews 20:21, November 10, 2009 (UTC)
  2. Not very informative. QuidditchLoverSnitch 2(My talk)(contribs) 03:45, November 20, 2009 (UTC)

Comments

Vote to remove nomination (Unspeakable only)

  1. Unvote Unaddressed objections for well over a month. Grunny (Talk) 13:04, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Peter Pettigrew

  • Nominator: --Thorning
  • Nomination comments: Very well written

(0 Unspeakables/1 Users/1 Total)

Support

  • --Thorning 16:46, December 23, 2009 (UTC)

Object

Comments

  • This needs considerable work. In five minutes I have seen a dozen errors in grammar, poor wording, and british spelling. --Hcoknhoj 08:24, January 29, 2010 (UTC)
    • After making nearly 200 changes, it is at least grammatically correct and has improved continuity and storytelling. --Hcoknhoj 23:53, January 29, 2010 (UTC)

Potions master

(0 Unspeakables/0 Users/0 Total)

Support

Object

Comments


Second Wizarding War

  • Nominator: Cubs Fan2007
  • Nomination comments: I think it's both well-written and well-referenced, and it has relevant images where appropriate.

(0 Unspeakables/5 User/5 Total)

Support

Object

Comments


Elder Wand

(0 Unspeakables/2 Users/2 Total)

Support

Object

Comments

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