Wikipedia:Featured and good topic removal candidates

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Removing Good and Featured Topics in Wikipedia

If you feel a topic on Wikipedia:Featured topics or a topic on Wikipedia:Good topics should no longer be there, then this is the place to nominate it for demotion. Only topics that do not adhere to the good or featured topic criteria should be listed. Objections raised must be actionable.

Do not nominate topics that have recently been promoted (such complaints should have been brought up during the candidacy period on Wikipedia:Featured and good topic candidates), or topics that have recently survived a removal attempt—such nominations are likely to be removed summarily.

Once a topic has been nominated on this page for ten days, the discussion will be assessed for consensus by one of the FGTC coordinators, who will close the discussion. If there is consensus to remove, it will be removed from the list of featured topic, and added to the list of former featured topics. All discussions will be logged at Wikipedia:Featured topic removal candidates/archive. The removal instructions are located here.

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Nomination procedure

  1. Place {{FTRCmain|ExampleTopicName|X}} or {{GTRCmain|ExampleTopicName|X}} (as appropriate) on the talk page of the main article of the topic, where X is the desired archive number.
  2. From there, click on the "add a comment" link.
  3. Add ===ExampleTopicName=== and the topic's box copied from Wikipedia:Featured topics/ExampleTopicName.
  4. Below it, write your reason for nominating the topic. Note which of the featured topic criteria that the topic fails to meet.
  5. Place {{Wikipedia:Featured topic removal candidates/ExampleTopicName/archiveX}} (again, where X is the desired archive number) at the top of the list of nominees on this page by first copying the above, clicking "edit" on the top of the page, and then pasting, making sure to add the name of the nominated article.

Supporting and objecting[edit]

Please read all the articles of the nominated topic fully 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 to remove, write '''Delist''' followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose of a nomination to remove, write '''Keep''' followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a justification why the topic does not violate the listed criteria.
  • If you want to delay the nomination while another nomination takes place, such as adding new items to the topic or nominating member articles for Good Article status, write '''HOLD''' with a link to the relevant nomination and this nomination will not be closed until after the other one.
  • To withdraw a support or objection, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.

Consensus must be reached for a topic to be removed from featured status. If enough time passes without objections being resolved, nominations will be removed from the candidates list and archived. As a general guide, new topics will remain on here for at least 10 days to allow for comment, and must have at least 4 remove votes (although consensus and lack of major objections are also important) for removal.

Topics nominated for removal[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
Hurricane carla radar.jpg
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
Megadeth Live at Brixton Academy.JPG
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]