Rotten Websites Wiki:Featured Article
"Featured Articles" are pages on the Rotten Websites Wiki chosen to be highlighted on the wiki's main page because of their quality, their importance as a work or concept, or just because they're fun to read. Whenever a user opens the wiki's home page, an article feature will be selected for display. Part of the purpose behind Featured Articles is to direct new or infrequent users of the wiki to "the best of the best".
While the wiki moderators chose the initial set of articles, any user can nominate an article for Featured Article status.
Articles are nominated by adding them to this page in the section below. Periodically, the moderators will go through the list that has accumulated, evaluate the nominations, and add those pages they think make the grade to the list of pages to be displayed. Then the nomination section of this page will be blanked to await new suggestions.
Please note that once a page is on the featured list, it is there permanently -- there's no need to flog a page by submitting it over and over again after it's already been selected. On the other hand, it's always okay to resubmit a page that didn't make the grade previously -- it may have been dramatically rewritten since the last time it was nominated, and might pass muster this time around.
What Qualifies an Article as a Feature?
As a rule Featured Articles should follow the guidelines here as closely as possible.
1) The article must have a lot of content.
- At least 5 pointers (each of them need to be well detailed)
- A clear, high-definition image
- A trivia section if possible
2) The page must be well built, this means:
- No grammar errors
- No mistakes in the mediawiki code
- Any video reviews must be correctly displayed
3) Finally, the article must be of good quality overall:
- the pages should be free from sentences written in unnecessary bold, italics or caps;
- each previously mentioned part of the page that is required for the article to be nominated must be as complete as possible and exhaustive. This means that, for example, even if the article has everything requested by the first pointer of this page, the nomination will be rejected if the page has ten extremely short pointers.