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Nomination procedure {{Wikipedia:Featured article tools/without list}}

  1. Place {{subst:FAC}} on the talk page of the nominated article and save the page.
  2. From the FAC template, click on the red "initiate the nomination" link or the blue "leave comments" link. You will see pre-loaded information; leave that text. If you are unsure how to complete a nomination, please post to the FAC talk page for assistance.
  3. Below the preloaded title, complete the nomination page, sign with ~~~~ and save the page.
  4. Copy this text: {{Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/name of nominated article}} (substituting Number), and edit this page (i.e., the page you are reading at the moment), pasting the template at the top of the list of candidates. Replace "name of ..." with the name of your nomination.

Supporting and opposing

  • To respond to a nomination, click the "Edit" link to the right of the article nomination (not the "Edit this page" link for the whole FAC page). All editors are welcome to review nominations; see the review FAQ for an overview of the review process.
  • To support a nomination, write *'''Support''', followed by your reason(s), which should be based on a full reading of the text. If you have been a significant contributor to the article before its nomination, please indicate this. A reviewer who specializes in certain areas of the FA criteria should indicate whether the support is applicable to all of the criteria.
  • To oppose a nomination, write *'''Object''' or *'''Oppose''', followed by your reason(s). Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to address the objection, the director may ignore it. References on style and grammar do not always agree; if a contributor cites support for a certain style in a standard reference work or other authoritative source, reviewers should consider accepting it. Reviewers who object are strongly encouraged to return after a few days to check whether their objection has been addressed. To withdraw the objection, strike it out (with <s> ... </s>) rather than removing it. Alternately, reviewers may transfer lengthy, resolved commentary to the FAC archive talk page, leaving a link in a note on the FAC archive.
  • If a nominator feels that an Oppose has been addressed, they should say so after the reviewer's signature rather than striking out or splitting up the reviewer's text. Per talk page guidelines, nominators should not cap, alter, strike, break up, or add graphics to comments from other editors; replies are added below the signature on the reviewer's commentary. If a nominator finds that an opposing reviewer is not returning to the nomination page to revisit improvements, this should be noted on the nomination page, with a diff to the reviewer's talk page showing the request to reconsider.


[edit] Nominations

[edit] Aline Kleone Vaughn

I nominate Aline Kleone Vaughn: Fantastic media! --Elindstr 22:46, 9 November 2010 (MST)

[edit] Franklin Bryce Linn

I nominate Franklin Bryce Linn: His graduation speech is fantastic; his page has great pictures; and he is an important patriarch.--Elindstr 21:59, 2 November 2010 (MST)

  • That's a really impressive piece of family history you've got. I agree, re: making a F.A. out of him.--Jim.lindstrom 11:01, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Gustaf Lindstrom

I nominate Gustaf Lindstrom: Solid family immigrant with pic and description--Elindstr 06:01, 1 November 2010 (MST)

  • Sold. Write up a little piece and let's throw it in as the next featured article--Jim.lindstrom 11:01, 3 November 2010 (UTC)



Drafting procedure

If a nomination is fully supported, the nominator should then:

  1. Move the nomination and discussion to the talk page
  2. Draft the content of the featured article summary
  3. Move the topic from the "Nominations" section (above) to the "Upcoming Featured Articles (Draft)" section (below)

[edit] Upcoming Featured Articles (Draft)



Activation procedure

To make a draft become the active article:

  1. Remove it from the draft section (above)
  2. Add it to the top of the archive section (below)
  3. Edit Template:Today's_featured_article and point it at the new article

[edit] Old Featured Articles (Archive)

Frank Linn in WWII
Franklin John Linn (1911 - 2002) grew up in Shelby, Iowa. After high school, Frank enrolled in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State College in Ames. In his senior year Frank was captain of the Iowa State wrestling team, conference champion, and Midwestern A.A.U champion. He achieved All-American status in 1937 and 1938 in the National Collegiate Championships.

In 1936, Frank was hired to pose for a mural which was being prepared fro the Ames Post Office. Frank posed in the artist, Lowell Houser's home. The theme of the mural was: "The Development of Corn". Frank received fifty cents an hour for his work. The mural still graces the lobby of the Ames Post Office.

Frank was called up to serve in WWII in 1942. He was based in India and Burma and helped care for pack animals in the Army. His war stories tell of fishing with dynamite, secret overnight hunting missions, and encounters with elephants. (more...)

Monmouth's execution on Tower Hill, 15 July 1685 (O.S).
John Chilcote II (1665 - c. 1740) was born in Somersetshire, England. He participated in the [Monmouth Rebellion] in England of 1685 against King James II. On July 6, 1685 Monmouth's Army (including John) was completely defeated. The rebels were captured, properties confiscated, and John was one of nearly eight hundred men deported to the West Indies to be sold as servants for a period of 10 years (mostly to work in the sugar plantations).

John arrived at Barbados on Jan. 28, 1685. Of the one hundred prisoners on his ship, only seventy-five survived the voyage. John Chilcote II was committed to the services of a Planter named Ann Gallop.

After 8-10 years as a servant, John's brother James helped secure his release from Barbados. Both men then went to Maryland, arriving about 1704. (more...)

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