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Featured articles or Articles of the Month (AOTM) are articles that are so good that they should be featured on the Main Page. Doing so will cause many people to notice that article, as the main page is the first thing people see when they visit the site.

Criteria

Articles must meet certain criteria. If it does not, then it cannot be featured.

The article

  • The article is in the ARTICLE namespace (also known as the mainspace). It cannot be a project page (Funbrain:), a template (Template:), a category (Category:), a user page (User:), a file (Image:), a discussion page (Talk: or User/Template/MediaWiki/RuneScape talk:), or a software page (MediaWiki:). It also cannot be the main page itself. We may eventually add a featured image to the main page. Any invalid nominations will be deleted.
  • The article is well written and informative.
  • The article follows the style guide.
  • The article's pictures look nice and are not scarce.
  • Overall, the article looks nice and is easy to read.

Voting

  • The nominator's vote is included in the "Support" section.
  • Nomination starts the month prior to the designated featured article month (for November, nomination is in October).
  • You cannot declare an article as an article of the month until the day before the month is over.
  • 50 edits minimum are required to vote. This does not include user page edits.
  • users may only support one candidate.

Past featured articles

2008

How to list an article

  1. Put {{featured}} on the page you wish to be featured.
  2. Create an article at Funbrain:Requested featured articles/Name of article replacing name of article with the name.
  3. On the page, place ===[[Name of article]]===, then your reason. Save.
  4. Come to this page (Funbrain:Requested featured articles) and add {{Funbrain:Requested featured articles/name of article}} at the bottom to finish the process.

Candidates

Add a nominate.

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