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 Jimfbleak and Wehwalt, 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.
For Featured Articles promoted on or after January 1, 2016, copy in the blurb that appears 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), save it, and then edit as needed. For older 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 March 3 to April 2.

Date Article Notes Supports Opposes
Nonspecific 1 Simonie Michael 2
Nonspecific 2 Proteus (video game) 1
Nonspecific 3 Delaware Tercentenary half dollar 1
Nonspecific 4
Nonspecific 5
Nonspecific 6
March 6 Operation Flavius 35th anniversary of event 3
March 8 Eunice Newton Foote Historic scientist and human rights activist for International Women's Day 10
March 8 Interstate 205 (Oregon–Washington) 40th anniversary of completion 2
March 9 Sumitro Djojohadikusumo 22nd anniversary of death 3
March 13 Final Fantasy X-2 20th anniversary of release 2
March 17 This Year's Model 45th anniversary of release 2
March 20 Meet Kevin Johnson 15th anniversary of airing 2
March 21 Chinua Achebe 10th death anniversary 7
March 25 Annunciation (Memling) Feast of the Annunciation 5
March 26 Tell All Your Friends 21st anniversary of the album's release 2

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

Nonspecific date nominations[edit]

Nonspecific date 1[edit]

Simonie Michael[edit]

Apex, Iqaluit, the birth place of Simonie Michael
Apex, Iqaluit, the birth place of Simonie Michael

Simonie Michael was a Canadian politician from the eastern Northwest Territories who was the first Inuk elected to a legislature in Canada. Before becoming involved in politics, Michael worked as a carpenter and business owner, and was one of very few translators between Inuktitut and English. He became a prominent member of the Inuit co-operative housing movement and a community activist in Iqaluit, and was appointed to a series of governing bodies, including the precursor to the Iqaluit City Council. He became the first elected Inuk member of the Northwest Territories Legislative Council in 1966, where he worked on infrastructural and public health initiatives. Michael is credited with bringing public attention to the dehumanizing effects of the disc number system, in which Inuit were assigned numerical identifiers in place of surnames. Michael helped prompt the government to authorise Project Surname, which replaced the disc numbers with names. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): I don't see any recent similar articles. There have been some articles about politicians in the last month, but this is distinct in many ways.
  • Main editors: User:Astrophobe
  • Promoted: January 22, 2023
  • Reasons for nomination: This would be my first FA to appear at TFA, which is a major goal of mine, and I'm eager to do any more work that's required to make that happen. Thanks!
  • Support as nominator. Astrophobe (talk) 21:27, 22 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Note: the only available image of him is non-free and was removed from this request. Instead I've put in an image of the place he was from. - Astrophobe (talk) 02:40, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. Vida0007 (talk) 03:50, 29 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nonspecific date 2[edit]

Proteus (video game)[edit]

The island from Proteus in Spring.
The island from Proteus in Spring.

Proteus is a 2013 exploration and walking simulator video game designed and created by Ed Key and David Kanaga for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux. Versions for the PlayStation 3 video game console and Vita handheld console were developed by Curve Studios. Key first conceived Proteus as an open-ended role-playing game, but redesigned it to be "nontraditional and nonviolent", without prescribed goals. The world's flora and fauna emit unique musical signatures that trigger changes to the background music as the player moves about the world. Before its full release, Proteus won the prize for Best Audio at the 2011 IndieCade awards. In 2012 it was a finalist for the Independent Games Festival's Nuovo Award and was featured in an exhibit at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Following its release, critics praised the game, especially for its audio features, although some criticised its brevity and limited replayability. Journalists debated whether Proteus should be described as a video game. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): Maybe Mischief Makers, as what looks to be the most recent video game?
  • Main editors: Samwalton9
  • Promoted: November 5, 2019
  • Reasons for nomination: This would be my first FA at TFA. No other specific reasons! It occurs to me that it would be the 10 year anniversary of the game's release in 4 days, but that was a coincidence and I know it can't be scheduled for then by now.
  • Support as nominator. Sam Walton (talk) 23:24, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pinging Dank as a courtesy since they wrote the first version of this blurb. Sam Walton (talk) 23:54, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the ping ... that looks good. - Dank (push to talk) 00:07, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nonspecific date 3[edit]

Delaware Tercentenary half dollar[edit]

Obverse of the Delaware Tercentenary half dollar
Obverse of the Delaware Tercentenary half dollar

The Delaware Tercentenary half dollar is a commemorative fifty-cent coin minted by the United States Bureau of the Mint to mark the 300th anniversary of New Sweden, the first successful European settlement in Delaware. Also known as the Swedish Delaware half dollar, the coins were produced by the Philadelphia Mint in March 1937. The obverse (pictured) shows the Old Swedes Church in Wilmington – which declares itself to be the oldest Protestant church in the United States still used as a place of worship – while the reverse features the Swedish ship Kalmar Nyckel which carried Swedish settlers to modern-day Delaware. The coins were sold to the public by the Delaware Swedish Tercentenary Commission (DSTC) for $1.75 each, and more than 20,000 of the 25,000 coins minted were sold. The profits were eventually used to help fund the tercentenary celebrations. (Full article...)

Nonspecific date 4[edit]

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Nonspecific date 6[edit]

Nonspecific date 7[edit]

Specific date nominations[edit]

March 6[edit]

Operation Flavius[edit]

Petrol station where two of the IRA members were shot
Petrol station where two of the IRA members were shot

Operation Flavius was a military operation in which three members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) were shot dead by the British Special Air Service (SAS) in Gibraltar on 6 March 1988. The three were believed to be mounting a car bomb attack on British military personnel, but after their deaths they were found unarmed and no bomb was discovered. This event started a violent spree in which mourners were killed at the funeral of the IRA members, then two British soldiers were killed after driving into a funeral procession for one of those mourners. The television documentary "Death on the Rock" was broadcast two months after the event and presented the possibility that the three IRA members had been unlawfully killed. An inquest ruled that the SAS had acted lawfully, though the European Court of Human Rights held that the planning and control of the operation was so flawed as to make the use of lethal force almost inevitable.(Full article...)

March 8[edit]

Eunice Newton Foote[edit]

Pages from 1856 paper
Pages from 1856 paper

Eunice Newton Foote (1819–1888) was an American scientist, inventor, and women's rights campaigner. She was the first scientist to conclude that rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels could impact climate. Born in Connecticut, Foote was raised in New York at the center of social and political movements such as the abolition of slavery, anti-alcohol activism, and women's rights. She attended the Troy Female Seminary and the Rensselaer School, gaining a broad education in scientific theory and practice. After marrying an attorney in 1841, Foote settled in Seneca Falls, New York. She was a signatory to the Declaration of Sentiments and one of the editors of the proceedings of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention. In 1856 she published a paper notable for demonstrating the absorption of heat by CO2 and water vapor and hypothesizing that changing amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere would alter the climate. Foote died in 1888 and for almost a hundred years her contributions were unknown, before being rediscovered by women academics in the twentieth century. In 2022, the American Geophysical Union instituted The Eunice Newton Foote Medal for Earth-Life Science in her honor. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): nothing remembered, and this was written for IWD
  • Main editors: SusunW
  • Promoted: October 2022
  • Reasons for nomination: International Women's Day
  • Support as nominator. Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:09, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Coordinator comment Given that we have two worthy articles for March 8, I'd appreciate it if people, in !voting on both, express a preference for one over the other if they can, with whatever reasons they care to state.--Wehwalt (talk) 23:15, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support as main editor. I don't discount the song's powerful message, but feel that an actual woman who was a participant in the first convention ever held globally solely in support of women's rights and who represents the struggle of the Matilda effect, first identified over 150 years ago, should be celebrated for her accomplishments on a day honoring women. SusunW (talk) 07:55, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support over the song, per SusunW and the fact that we run many contemporary popular music articles on TFA and fewer scientists. Hog Farm Talk 15:42, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support as I think International Woman's Day TFA would be better represented by a woman's biography. --Rosiestep (talk) 15:45, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. This seems to me to be far more appropriate for 8 March.--Ipigott (talk) 06:27, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Strongly support relative to the alternatives on offer. Or even any alternative I am able to think of. Gog the Mild (talk) 11:01, 7 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support ~ HAL333 03:59, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support: I think the alternative suggestion is a solid idea and it is nice to have a variety of subject matters featured on this day (to show the range of topics associated with women), but I think is the stronger choice. I was convinced primarily by SusunW's argument as I agree that female sciences often get overlooked and this could be a solid way to not only highlight the subject, but also to encourage editors to work on biographies like this one. Aoba47 (talk) 00:39, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support, per SusunW's points. BennyOnTheLoose (talk) 23:39, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support per SusanW. QuicoleJR (talk) 15:21, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interstate 205 (Oregon–Washington)[edit]

I-205 crossing the Columbia River
I-205 crossing the Columbia River

Interstate 205 (I-205) is an auxiliary Interstate Highway in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon and Washington, United States. The north–south freeway is 37 miles (60 km) long and serves as a bypass route of I-5 east of Portland. Such a highway was conceived in 1943 plan for the area, and in the 1950s was included in preliminary plans for the Interstate Highway System. Construction began in 1967 with work on the Abernethy Bridge over the Willamette River, which opened in 1970. By 1972, I-205 was extended west to Tualatin and north to Gladstone but the Portland section was delayed by opposition until 1977. The Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge, spanning the Columbia River between Portland and Vancouver, opened on December 15, 1982. The remaining 6.6 miles (10.6 km) in Portland opened on March 8, 1983. From Oregon City to Vancouver, the corridor is paralleled by a multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail, as well as portions of the MAX Light Rail system. (Full article...)

  • Most recent similar article(s): U.S. Route 8 (December 30)
  • Main editors: SounderBruce
  • Promoted: 2022-09-09
  • Reasons for nomination: 40th anniversary of its completion. While there are two other nominations for this date, I would hope that a significant anniversary takes precedence.
  • Support as nominator. SounderBruce 22:31, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support ~ HAL333 03:58, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Coordinator comment Still at least three weeks until I schedule, but from what I can see this isn't going to be the community's preference for March 8. The only support other than the nominator also supported the Foote article. While it's not our practice to exclusively reserve a given day of the year for the same theme, there's no danger of that here as the TFA for March 8 last year was not woman-themed. Do you want to withdraw? Change the date? I can run it March 7 if no one speaks for that date.--Wehwalt (talk) 14:12, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

March 9[edit]

Sumitro Djojohadikusumo[edit]

Sumitro in 1954
Sumitro in 1954

Sumitro Djojohadikusumo (1917–2001) was an Indonesian statesman and economist. Widely considered Indonesia's most influential policymaker during his time, he joined the Indonesian republican government during the Indonesian National Revolution after his economics education in the Netherlands. During Indonesia's liberal democracy era, he once served as industry and trade minister and twice as finance minister. Unpopular due to his stance favoring foreign investment, he joined the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Indonesia insurrection as the movement's fundraiser and foreign minister from abroad. Following the movement's defeat, he remained abroad in exile until Suharto took power and invited him back. Appointed as trade minister in 1968 and research minister in 1973, Sumitro also established private business interests and a political presence for his family. After his departure from government office in 1978, he continued to work as an economist until his death in 2001. (Full article...)

March 13[edit]

Final Fantasy X-2[edit]

Motomu Toriyama, the game's director
Motomu Toriyama, the game's director

Final Fantasy X-2 is a 2003 role-playing video game developed and published by Square for the PlayStation 2. A direct sequel to 2001's Final Fantasy X, the story follows Yuna as she searches for Tidus, the main character of the previous game, while trying to prevent political conflicts in Spira from escalating to war. Its gameplay follows a similar structure to other titles in the Final Fantasy series, with players commanding a cast of characters as they progress through the story exploring the in-game world and battling enemies. The game was the last in the series to be developed by Square before its merger with Enix, and the first to be a follow-up to a previous Final Fantasy game. X-2 was a commercial and critical success, selling over 5 million copies on PlayStation 2 and winning numerous awards. A high-definition remaster was released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013 and on other consoles in subsequent years. (Full article...)

March 17[edit]

This Year's Model[edit]

Costello in 2012
Costello in 2012

This Year's Model is the second studio album by the English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, released on 17 March 1978 through Radar Records with his new backing band, the Attractions. Recording was at Eden Studios in late 1977 and early 1978. Nick Lowe was the producer, and Roger Béchirian the engineer. Embracing new wave, power pop and punk rock, the songs' lyrics explore subjects such amass control and relationships. The cover artwork by Barney Bubbles, shows Costello behind a camera, emphasising his role as an observer. The singles "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" and "Pump It Up" were commercially successful and the album reached number four on the UK Albums Chart. The American LP reached number 30 on Billboard's Top LPs & Tape chart. The album received critical acclaim for its songwriting and performances; it has has been acclaimed as one of Costello's best works and has appeared on several lists of the greatest albums of all time. A new version of the album was released in 2021. (Full article...)

March 20[edit]

Meet Kevin Johnson[edit]

Harold Perrineau played Michael, the episode's central character
Harold Perrineau played Michael, the episode's central character

"Meet Kevin Johnson" is the eighth episode of the fourth season of Lost and first aired March 20, 2008, on ABC in the United States. It was written by Elizabeth Sarnoff and Brian K. Vaughan, and directed by Stephen Williams. Most of the narrative is a flashback centring on Michael (played by Harold Perrineau) in the month preceding the show's present day. The writers completed the episode on the first day of the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. ABC pledged to air the episode regardless of the strike's resolution even though the writers felt that its cliffhanger was unsuitable as a potential season finale. 13 million Americans watched "Meet Kevin Johnson". Its climax was criticized for its placement in the story and its focus on secondary characters. Critics responded well to Michael's emotional journey but complained that his physical journey conflicted with Lost's timeline. The episode was given the fourth season's only Primetime Emmy Award, awarded for its sound mixing. (Full article...)

March 21[edit]

Chinua Achebe[edit]

Chinua Achebe, 1966
Chinua Achebe, 1966

Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic who is regarded as the dominant figure of modern African literature. He garnered international attention for his novel Things Fall Apart and published four further novels in less than ten years. Achebe sought to escape the colonial perspective that framed African literature, drew from the traditions of the Igbo people, Christianity and the clash of Western and African values. Achebe supported Biafran independence in 1967 and was an ambassador for the movement; during the Nigerian Civil War he appealed to Europe and the Americas for aid. When the Nigerian government retook the region, he involved himself in political parties but became disillusioned by the corruption and elitism he witnessed. He moved to the United States in 1990 after a car crash left him partially disabled. He was a professor of African Studies at Brown University until his death on 21 March 2013. (Full article...)

March 25[edit]

Annunciation (Memling)[edit]

Annunciation (Memling)

The Annunciation is an oil painting by the Early Netherlandish painter Hans Memling. It depicts the Annunciation, the archangel Gabriel's announcement to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, described in the Gospel of Luke. The iconography focuses on the Virgin's purity. Her swoon foreshadows the Crucifixion of Jesus, and the painting emphasizes her role as mother, bride, and Queen of Heaven. The painting was executed in the 1480s. It was discovered in the early 19th century on an estate of the Radziwiłł family, in whose collection it might have been since the 16th century. It was purchased by the banker Philip Lehman in 1920, was transferred to canvas from its original oak panel sometime after 1928, and is today part of the Robert Lehman collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1847 the art historian Gustav Friedrich Waagen described the panel as one of Memling's "finest and most original works". (Full article...)

Previous nomination

Annunciation (Memling)[edit]

This is the archived discussion of the TFAR nomination for the article below. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests). Please do not modify this page unless you are renominating the article at TFAR. For renominations, please add {{collapse top|Previous nomination}} to the top of the discussion and {{collapse bottom}} at the bottom, then complete a new nomination underneath. To do this, see the instructions at {{TFAR nom/doc}}.

The result was: not scheduled by Wehwalt (talk) 06:38, 26 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Annunciation Memling.jpg
The Annunciation is an oil painting on oak panel attributed to Early Netherlandish painter Hans Memling. It depicts the Annunciation, the archangel Gabriel's announcement to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus. The panel shows her in a domestic interior with two attendant angels. Gabriel is dressed in ecclesiastical robes, while a dove hovers above Mary, representing the Holy Spirit. The iconography focuses on the Virgin's purity. Her swoon foreshadows the Crucifixion of Jesus, and the panel emphasizes her role as mother, bride, and Queen of Heaven. The painting was completed around 1482, and the original frame survived until the 19th century. It was partially transferred to canvas in the 1920s, and it is today held in the Robert Lehman collection of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1847 Gustav Friedrich Waagen described it as one of Memling's "finest and most original works". (Full article...)
  • Most recent similar article(s): The World Before the Flood
  • Main editors: Various
  • Promoted: August 8, 2015
  • Reasons for nomination: as December 1st is the first day of advent, I thought it was fitting. Honestly this was a rush job (I.e. no hyperlinks) so feel free to edit if you want.
  • Support as nominator. Great Mercian (talk) 17:27, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose - The article has not been substantially edited since 2019 and not touched since February so it shouldn't be TFA until someone has gone through it and made sure it's still up to standard.--NØ 17:40, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment - the fitting date is 25 March when annunciation is celebrated, 9 months before Christmas --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:07, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment I'm the author of the article and should have received a ping. In terms of whether it's up-to-date - it's an article about a six hundred year old painting, so not much has changed. As author, it's obviously on my watchlist and has in fact been watched and tended if needed. Pinging the co-nom Ceoil. I have no opinion re date for TFA run. Victoria (tk) 21:38, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support, although the blurb will need trimming to between 925 and 1,025 characters. It is currently 1,387. Gog the Mild (talk) 21:50, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    More than trimming, the blurb would need links, italics and other formatting, - it's unprofessional writing. However, why 1 December? I suggest to close this and come again in February. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:55, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Well that throws my entire December 1st idea away. Great Mercian (talk) 00:33, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Gerda Arendt and @Gog the Mild, I have taken the liberty of adding necessary links and trimming details which I found too overwhelming for the blurb. Courtesy ping to @Victoria the author, who is best fit to judge whether the blurb aptly captures the essence of the lead. ‍ ‍ Your Power 🐍 ‍ 💬 "What did I tell you?"
    📝 "Don't get complacent..."
    08:43, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose for this specific day as I do not see the relevance of Advent to this article. Perhaps scheduling it for a non-specific date instead would be better. ‍ ‍ Your Power 🐍 ‍ 💬 "What did I tell you?"
    📝 "Don't get complacent..."
    08:40, 24 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you for the blurb! I don't why nominate for an arbitrary day - sometime in November that would likely be - when we have the specific day Annunciation Day, 25 March? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:49, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    No idea either, Gerda. I suppose the next decision is really up to the original nominator. Do not feel dejected by my oppose; you are still free to change the date. ‍ ‍ Your Power 🐍 ‍ 💬 "What did I tell you?"
    📝 "Don't get complacent..."
    08:51, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    "as December 1st is the first day of advent, I thought it was fitting." I'm not changing the date. Great Mercian (talk) 10:12, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @Great Mercian: others above and below me have suggested dates which show a stronger relationship with the Annunciation, the event depicted by the article subject. The first day of Advent, in comparison, has tenuous connections - what do the two have in common other than the fact that they are important events in Christianity? One might as well say "nominate this on any Sunday because it is the Christian Sabbath". I believe it would be more productive to engage with their suggestions constructively instead of keeping a close mind and sticking to your original idea without any discernible reason; such an attitude discourages collaborative editing. ‍ ‍ Your Power 🐍 ‍ 💬 "What did I tell you?"
    📝 "Don't get complacent..."
    10:20, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose for this date per Gerda. 25 March is the date with the strongest association with the Annunciation. According to Advent § Four Sundays, though, there are readings on the Annunciation on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, which would be 18 December this year. I would be on board with featuring the article on that date. It does raise the question, though, of what is planned for the Christmas Day TFA, and whether 18 December would be felt to be too close to it. Ham II (talk) 09:32, 25 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Coordinator comment I've started to plan December but I haven't given any thought to December 25 yet. If people want to opine on December 18, that might be good even though it's too early for a formal nomination for that date.--Wehwalt (talk) 16:19, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
December's now open. Comments welcome.--Wehwalt (talk) 22:14, 11 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The question is if we tend to suggest that the time between annunciation and birth was 9 months as for normal babies, or a few days. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:36, 11 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think March 25 would be a more appropriate date for this article's run. Z1720 (talk) 00:35, 13 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

March 26[edit]

Tell All Your Friends[edit]

John Nolan, pictured in 2005
John Nolan, pictured in 2005

Tell All Your Friends is the debut studio album by American rock band Taking Back Sunday, released on March 26, 2002, through Victory Records. Forming in 1999, the group underwent several line-up changes before settling on vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist and vocalist John Nolan, guitarist Eddie Reyes, bassist Shaun Cooper, and drummer Mark O'Connell. They recorded their debut album with producer Sal Villanueva at Big Blue Meenie Recording Studio in New Jersey. Following the release, they promoted it with various tours of the United States alongside Brand New and the Used, before Nolan and Cooper left the group in 2003. The pair were replaced by Fred Mascherino and Matt Rubano, respectively; soon afterwards, they went on a co-headlining tour with Saves the Day to close out the year. The album is Victory Records' longest-running release on the US Billboard Heatseekers and Independent Albums charts at 68 and 78 weeks, respectively. It was certified gold in the US and has shifted 790,000 copies. (Full article...)