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Featured articles

Featured articles exemplify some of the best written and most informational articles on Team Fortress Wiki. Featured articles must adhere to the featured article criteria below.

Featured articles are determined and rotated by the staff.

Criteria

  1. A featured article is—
    • informative: it should contain both helpful and useful information;
    • comprehensive: it should be complete, without omission of major facts or details;
    • accurate: it should be factually accurate, and sourced where appropriate.
  2. It should also be—
    • well-written: the prose of the article is engaging, and of a professional standard;
    • properly styled: the article should follow all conventions in the Style guide;
    • stable: the article should not be currently undergoing any major revisions or edit wars;
    • of appropriate length: the article should stay focused on the main topic without going into unnecessary detail.
  3. Its use of media should be—
    • referential: images should be used as a source of reference;
    • to clarify: images should be used to help illustrate a point;
    • informational: images should be used to display additional information.
    • Media used on a featured article must be appropriately licensed and include source information on the file description page.
  4. A featured article must also be—
    • well-connected:
      • by linking to all relevant articles;
      • by linking to reliable outside sources where appropriate.

Current featured articles

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Nomination procedure

To nominate an article:

  1. Ensure that the article meets the criteria.
  2. Add a new section to the Current nominations section below, and include a link to the article and a statement from you about it.
  3. Add {{Featured article candidate}} to the talk page of the article.

Anyone is free to nominate any article they consider to meet the featured criteria.

Closed nominations can be found in the archives or in Team Fortress Wiki:Featured articles/Closed nominations.

Current nominations

BLU

I Nominate This Article With Reasons Standing Are:

  • Well Written
  • Very Informative To The TF2 Story line
  • Effective on Entire Game Play
  • Gives Insight to Entire Reasons For Game Play
  • Correct Links
  • Proper Images

User FenixChief Steam pic.png FenixChief 15:35, 15 August 2012 (PDT)

Pictogram plus.png Hoog support How the BLU article didn't get into featured article? How pootis happen? Hoog support TheGuy299 04:05, 24 December 2012 (PST)
Pictogram plus.png Support Given that a merge proposal has been made regarding the RED and BLU articles, I think it appropriate to revisit the FA status of RED and BLU. The argument for merge is that the articles are redundant. A counter-argument is that that very redundancy is fundamental to the themes of the articles. If the two articles are intentionally so similar, and if the decision falls against the merge, then BLU should have at least a brief, if long overdue, stint as featured article if only to complete the intended symmetry. Mikado282 (talk) 14:20, 24 June 2017 (PDT)
The merge discussion is closed. The result of the discussion was "do not merge". MIKADO282 oOOOOo oo oo 15:19, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support So, there is just as much reason for BLU to be a Featured Article as there ever was for RED. M I K A D O 282 oOOOOo oo oo (talk) (Help Wanted!) 03:49, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support RED was, BLU should be too. Calcium fiend (talk) 17:11, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support If Reds have the featured article why can't the Blu boys have one too? Lolimsogreat21 (talk) 20:49, 9 April 2021 (UTC)Lolimsogreat21
Pictogram minus.png  Why don't we just have both? Team. - Danimations (talk) 20:11, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Pictogram plus.png Support it's about time we had a new featured article, and this one is exactly as good as RED. I know I just suggested Pyro, but that was before I noticed that this was actually a reasonably recent discussion. Kestrelguy (talk) 19:56, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Pictogram plus.png Support Definitely agree. I've made some progress on making the RED and BLU pages more consistent with one another (and will continue to do so). If the RED page is Featured Article material, then it follows that the BLU one should be too, since they're basically identical. It also makes a lot of sense, since RED and BLU are some of the most fundamental hallmarks of TF2 - they should both be featured equally, especially since the game favours neither side. Epsilonal (talk) 14:51, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support Pootis! Pootis see this good. Pootis agree! Pootis! Tiagoquix (talk) 12:51, 5 November 2022 (UTC)

Mannpower

The new mode in development. It has a lot of great information on the mode, powerups, and others. Plus, we really need to change the Featured Article. It's been stuck on "Mann vs Machine" for so long. --Dr. Scaphandre (talk) 17:08, 23 June 2015 (PDT)

Pictogram info.png On hold. Need demo videos. — Tark 13:00, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

Scout

I think that it's time Scout was added to the featured articles rotation. Probably not a very contentious suggestion overall, but I'm just going to outline everything quickly so that we're properly following the guidelines here. I'd also be curious to see if there's anything in particular others wanted to pinpoint, before it is potentially accepted into the rotation.

Will outline some similar info to the most recent nomination (made for Pyro), since it's largely relevant here as well. Obviously the nine classes of TF2 are hugely important articles to this wiki, and should be some of our most forward-facing pages when users land on the Main page. There are only two classes not currently in the featured rotation - Scout and Demoman. With regards to the featured pages for other classes:

  • The Scout article follows the same format and contains all the comprehensive information one would expect.
  • It's well written, properly styled and very much a stable page.
  • It has all the expected referential and informational media, which has been used in an appropriate manner.
  • And finally, it's well-linked to various categories and pages around the wiki.

Let me know if there's anything within the article that could potentially be cleaned up or expanded, I'd be more than happy to add to the improvement effort if needed. Epsilonal (talk) 07:51, 24 October 2022 (UTC)

I believe the last nomination for Scout was in 2014 (which I found here in Archive 5. Don't know if it just flew under the radar, but I did see that the Featured article candidate template remains on its talk page. Not sure how long it has been there for, so I figured a discussion would be useful here.
Pictogram plus.png  It is time for the Scout to give him his time to shine. Moreover, indeed, the article is well written and comprehensible. YossefTalk 17:15, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png  Gramps also supports this. YossefTalk 18:11, 5 November 2022 (UTC)

Demoman

Nominating this page separately to Scout just in case opinions differ, but will largely be following the same line of reasoning.

Demoman is probably also overdue to be added to the featured articles rotation. Probably not a very contentious suggestion overall, but I'm just going to outline everything quickly so that we're properly following the guidelines here. I'd also be curious to see if there's anything in particular others wanted to pinpoint, before it is potentially accepted into the rotation.

Will outline some similar info to the most recent nomination (made for Pyro), since it's largely relevant here as well. Obviously the nine classes of TF2 are hugely important articles to this wiki, and should be some of our most forward-facing pages when users land on the Main page. There are only two classes not currently in the featured rotation - Scout and Demoman. With regards to the featured pages for other classes:

  • The Demoman article follows the same format and contains all the comprehensive information one would expect.
  • It's well written, properly styled and very much a stable page.
  • It has all the expected referential and informational media, which has been used in an appropriate manner.
  • And finally, it's well-linked to various categories and pages around the wiki.

There does exist a prior Featured article candidate template on the talk page. Was not able to determine how long ago this was added, but judging by the archives I'd say it's probably due for a discussion as well. Let me know if there's anything within the article that could potentially be cleaned up or expanded, I'd be more than happy to add to the improvement effort if needed. Epsilonal (talk) 07:57, 24 October 2022 (UTC)

Pictogram plus.png Support I agree, after reading the article, I couldn't find any flaws in it. It is well written and structured. I believe that this article deserves being featured in the front page. YossefTalk 14:37, 2 November 2022 (UTC)
Pictogram plus.png Support Good page.
GrampaSwood (talk) 14:49, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Beaten and Bruised

  • Very good
  • Much images
  • Text good
  • Much wow


No, but seriously, this article is very well written, contains a lot of details about each class, and a bunch of images. Considering it is new, it's a very good article. Tiagoquix (talk) 12:49, 5 November 2022 (UTC)