Wikipedia:Featured and good topic candidates

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Featured and good topics in Wikipedia

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A featured topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles).

A good topic is a collection of inter-related articles that are of a good quality (though are not necessarily featured articles) with a less stringent quality threshold than a featured topic.

This page is for the nomination of potential featured and good topics. See the featured and good topic criteria for criteria on both types of topic. If you would like to ask any questions about your topic and the featured/good topic process before submitting it, visit Wikipedia talk:Featured and good topic candidates.

Before nominating a topic, nominators may wish to receive feedback by listing it at Featured and good topic questions. Nominators must be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter and sources to deal with objections during the FTC/GTC process. If you nominate something you have worked on, note it as a self-nomination. Nominators who are not significant contributors to the articles of the topic should consult regular editors of the articles prior to nomination. Nominators are expected to respond positively to constructive criticism and to make an effort to address objections promptly.

The featured and good topics director, GamerPro64, or his delegates Aza24 and Bryan Rutherford, determine the timing of the process for each nomination. For a nomination to be promoted to FT or GT status, consensus must be reached for a group to be promoted to featured or good topic status. If enough time passes without objections being resolved, nominations will be removed from the candidates topic and archived.

To contact the FTC director and delegates, please leave a message on the FTC talk page, or use the {{@FTC}} notification template elsewhere.

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Nomination procedure[edit]

To create a new nomination use the form below (e.g., Wikipedia:Featured and good topic candidates/Saffron/archive1) and click the "Create new nomination" button.

Once the nomination page is created, remember to transclude it in the appropriate section below, to leave nomination templates on the talk pages of the articles nominated for the topic. For detailed instructions on how to nominate topics or add articles to existing topics, see Wikipedia:Featured and good topic candidates/Nomination procedure.

Supporting and objecting[edit]

Please review all the articles of the nominated topic with the featured and good topic criteria in mind before deciding to support or oppose a nomination.

  • To edit nominations in order to comment on them, you must click the "edit" link to the right of the article nomination on which you wish to comment (not the overall page's "edit this page" link).
  • If you approve of a nomination, write '''Support''' followed by your reasons. Supports that clearly evaluate the criteria will be weighted more than those that do not.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write '''Oppose''' or '''Object''' followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to fix the source of the objection, the objection may be ignored.
    • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.

For a topic to be promoted to featured or good topic status, consensus must be reached that it meets the criteria. The FGTC delegates are usually the ones to assess this consensus and close FGTC discussions. If there is a consensus to promote, the promote instructions are located here. If enough time passes without objections being resolved (at least one week), nominations will be removed from the candidates list and archived. Nominations will stay here for ten days if there is unanimous consent, or longer if warranted by debate.

Featured topic nominations[edit]

Good topic nominations[edit]

Doctor Who (season 2)[edit]

The second season of British science fiction television programme Doctor Who was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 1964 and 1965. The season began on 31 October 1964 with Planet of Giants and ended with The Time Meddler on 24 July 1965. It continued to star William Hartnell as the first incarnation of the Doctor, an alien who travels through time and space in his TARDIS, which appears to be a British police box on the outside. Carole Ann Ford continued her role as the Doctor's granddaughter Susan Foreman, who acts as his companion alongside her schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, portrayed by William Russell and Jacqueline Hill, respectively. Ford departed the series in The Dalek Invasion of Earth, replaced by Maureen O'Brien as Vicki in the following story, and Russell and Hill departed in The Chase, replaced by Peter Purves as Steven Taylor.

Throughout the season, the Doctor and his companions travel throughout history and into the future. Producer Verity Lambert worked with story editors to keep the show feeling fresh, attempting new avenues such as humorous and pseudo-historical content. Viewership for the season was considered strong, and the first episode of The Web Planet reached a series-high of 13.5 million viewers. The season received generally positive reviews, with praise directed at the scripts and performances, particularly Hartnell and Hill, though some stories and special effects were criticised; the final scenes of Ford, Russell, and Hill received particular praise for their emotional impact. Several episodes were erased by the BBC between 1967 and 1969, though most were eventually recovered; of a total 39 episodes, only two episodes of The Crusade remain missing. The serials received several VHS, DVD, and Blu-ray releases as well as tie-in novels.

10 articles
Doctor Who (season 2)
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Planet of Giants
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Rescue
The Romans
The Web Planet
The Crusade
The Space Museum
The Chase
The Time Meddler
Contributor(s): Rhain, Glimmer721 for The Rescue 

This proposed topic covers the entire second season of the popular science fiction programme Doctor Who, including the season article itself. I started working on these a little more than three years ago, in January 2020; at the time, all articles were C-class (excluding one GA). I took some major breaks in editing—two articles in September 2020, followed by five more in December 2021, one in January 2022, and the season article in September 2022. We now have ten GAs, and I believe the topic effectively meets the criteria. Very special thanks to @Glimmer721 for getting The Rescue to GA in 2013, to the editors who reviewed the GA nominations—@Lemonade51, Aoba47, No Great Shaker, ExcellentWheatFarmer, SL93, Amitchell125, Kusma, and Simongraham—and of course to all the editors who worked on the articles before me. --– Rhain (he/him) 00:41, 30 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Almost There (album)[edit]

Almost There is the first studio album by the American Christian rock band MercyMe. Produced by Pete Kipley, it was released on August 14, 2001, by INO Records. After releasing six albums as an unsigned band, they decided to pursue a record contract because it became too difficult to sell albums, book shows, and manage themselves. The band was assigned to work with Kipley, who had not produced a major project before. Four songs on the album had previously appeared on their self-released albums; the rest were newly recorded songs. Critics have characterized the music on the album as contemporary worship and pop rock, with a more radio-friendly sound than the band's self-released albums.

3 articles
Almost There (album)
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"I Can Only Imagine"
"Bless Me Indeed (Jabez's Song)"
Contributor(s): Toa Nidhiki05

An IP listing this non-existent topic brought it to my attention. It's an album and its two singles, an FA and two GAs, so it's complete. The main contributor gave a blessing to me starting this nomination, so let's make it official. igordebraga 14:43, 6 January 2023 (UTC) --igordebraga 14:43, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Comment Just wanted to comment as the main contributor here that I appreciate Igordebraga for noticing and starting this. Applying these articles for a good topic had totally slipped my mind (I got these articles to this status over the court of several years, with I Can Only Imagine (MercyMe song) being my first GA back in 2011), but the album and song are two of my favorite things I've written here, so I'm glad they have the opportunity to be a good topic - one of the few in the relatively niche genre of Christian music. Toa Nidhiki05 15:13, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support: The album and both singles, at GA or better, and there don't appear to be any live albums or tour associated with it. I wondered whether maybe it should have I Can Only Imagine (film), but it doesn't look like the film has been understood as particularly connected with the album. Looks good! -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 15:17, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Having seen the film, it is connected fairly exclusively to the single. I don’t believe the Almost There album is mentioned at all, and it omits “Bless Me Indeed” entirely, presenting “I Can Only Imagine” as the lead single for an unnamed debut album. If there were a potential topic in the future for “Imagine”, it would likely include the song, the film, Almost There, The Worship Project (the original album the song is from), and Bart Millard, but only 3/5 of those (song and album) are GAs at the moment. Toa Nidhiki05 15:42, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Green Line Extension[edit]

The Green Line Extension (GLX) was a construction project to extend the light rail Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line northwest into Somerville and Medford, two inner suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. The project opened in two phases in 2022 at a total cost of $2.28 billion. Total ridership on the 4.3-mile (6.9 km) extension is estimated to reach 45,000 one-way trips per day in 2030.

8 articles
Green Line Extension
Green Line Extension.svg
Ball Square station
East Somerville station
Gilman Square station
Lechmere station
Magoun Square station
Medford/Tufts station
Union Square station
Contributor(s): Pi.1415926535

This includes all seven stations built during the project. The final article was just promoted to GA. --Pi.1415926535 (talk) 18:48, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Weak support: There's no shared category or navbox, and the rolling, "phased" nature of such projects makes the boundaries of the topic less well-defined (should Mystic Valley Parkway station be here, too? It's mentioned in the main article of the topic...). I guess it just about works. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 15:19, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Bryanrutherford0 I've now created Category:Green Line Extension. Because Mystic Valley Parkway is only proposed at this point, I don't think it's necessary to include it in the topic for a project that's otherwise been completed. If you/others think it's necessary, I would be willing to expand it and take it to per review. (General consensus seems to be that railway station articles shouldn't go to GA at least until design is finalized and they're actively under construction.) Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:11, 29 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Comments fix MOS:CAPS issues with refs capitalizing full words, remove Wikimedia Commons per Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not a reliable source, ref 16 on Union Square is missing a work/publisher, are you sure Patch is reliable and why are bullet points used in the first section of Green Line Extension? If these are fixed I fully support; this topic is complete without Mystic Valley Parkway station since that has only been proposed, the articles are heavily detailed and congratulations on finding so many suitable pictures! --K. Peake 10:47, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Kyle Peake CAPS and ref 16 issues fixed, and bullet points removed. Patch is generally fine for run-of-the-mill local news like bridge closures, as it's used here. The sources hosted on Commons are all scans of official documents (maps and timetables) and not user-generated content. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 18:55, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Topic removal candidates[edit]

Noble gases[edit]

8 articles
Noble gases

All of the GAs are currently in the good article reassessment process, of which neon and argon have already been removed. This then makes the topic fail criterion 3b. 141Pr 07:56, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Remove: definitely incomplete without all the members, and I guess no one stepped up to save them during the GARs. -Bryan Rutherford (talk) 22:12, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

1961 Atlantic hurricane season[edit]

6 articles
1961 Atlantic hurricane season
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Hurricane Anna
Hurricane Carla
Hurricane Debbie
Hurricane Esther
Hurricane Hattie

Hurricane Esther was demoted on 24 September 2022, and there is no effort to change that, and without it the topic fails criterion 3.b. Armbrust The Homunculus 17:25, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Megadeth studio albums[edit]

16 articles
Megadeth studio albums
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Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
So Far, So Good... So What!
Rust in Peace
Countdown to Extinction
Cryptic Writings
The World Needs a Hero
The System Has Failed
United Abominations
Super Collider
The Sick, the Dying... and the Dead!

Fails criterion 3.b as The Sick, the Dying... and the Dead! is not a WP:GA, isn't being worked on, and is past the three month grace period (album was released on 2 September 2022)). Armbrust The Homunculus 17:19, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]