UESPWiki:Featured Articles

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Featured articles are articles the site's editors deem to be of the highest quality and should be held up as an example for other articles. Articles are nominated for this status below. The site's editors then review the nominees for content, style, completeness, and overall quality and place their vote. High quality images can be nominated for featured status at Featured Images.

Archives of previous nominations can be found here.

Featured Article Process[edit]

Nomination[edit]

Any registered member can nominate any article at any time. Nominated articles should be of high quality and meet the site's style guidelines. They will frequently be recently completed articles or articles that have just undergone a substantial rewrite, but older articles are also suitable candidates.

To nominate an article, list it on the bottom of this page with a three-tier heading, (===Example===), and briefly explain why you think the article should be given featured status.

Voting[edit]

After an article has been nominated, any registered member can vote to support or oppose each nomination. Each member can only vote once for a given article, but a member may change his/her vote by striking out the original vote and replacing it with the revised vote.

To vote on an article, state whether you support or oppose the article for featured article status. A vote should be in bold, and all votes must be signed. For example:
* '''Support''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Oppose''': <Comment> --~~~~

Commenting with your vote is optional, but if you oppose a nomination, please state how the article must be improved to get your support for featured status.

If you are not yet ready to vote but would still like to add your thoughts, you may use:

* '''Comment''': <Comment> --~~~~ or
* '''Question''': <Question> --~~~~

And fill in your concerns or questions.

Decisions[edit]

UESP Administrators will periodically make decisions on article nominations. Decisions will only be made if:

  • The article has been nominated for more than seven days.
  • Five or more votes have been placed.
  • A clear consensus has been reached (either supported or opposed for featured status).

Nominations not meeting these criteria will be left open until a decision can be reached.

Articles whose nominations pass will receive featured article status on the front page for at least one month and receive a small bronze star (Featured star.png) on the top right corner. If an article achieves featured status before the present featured article's month expires, it must wait its turn.

Current Featured Article[edit]

Next[edit]

None in queue.

Previous Featured Articles[edit]

Article Dates Featured
Skyrim:Mountain Climbing 4 January, 2016 - 15 April, 2016
Lore:Necromancy 22 November, 2015 - 4 January, 2016
Dragonborn:Dragonborn (quest) 15 October, 2015 - 22 November, 2015
Online:Pets 8 August, 2015 - 15 October, 2015
Skyrim:Erandur 1 July, 2015 - 8 August, 2015
Skyrim:Sheogorath 29 May, 2015 - 1 July, 2015
Daggerfall:Vampirism 27 April, 2015 - 29 May, 2015
Skyrim:Balgruuf the Greater 25 March, 2015 - 27 April, 2015
Lore:Skyrim 23 February, 2015 - 25 March, 2015
Lore:Sheogorath 20 January, 2015 - 23 February, 2015
Lore:Imperial Legion 15 December, 2014 - 20 January, 2015
Skyrim:Frostflow Abyss (quest) 27 September, 2014 - 15 December, 2014
Skyrim:Arniel Gane 27 August, 2014 - 27 September, 2014
Lore:Tiber Wars 27 July, 2014 - 27 August, 2014
Skyrim:Thonar Silver-Blood 24 June, 2014 - 27 July, 2014
Lore:Potema 28 May, 2014 - 24 June, 2014
Skyrim:Isran 24 April, 2014 - 28 May, 2014
Skyrim:Lost to the Ages 22 March, 2014 - 24 April, 2014
Lore:Nerevar 22 February, 2014 - 22 March, 2014
Skyrim:Chillrend 22 January, 2014 - 22 February, 2014
Dragonborn:Neloth 22 December, 2013 - 22 January, 2014
Lore:Scourge 20 November, 2013 - 22 December, 2013
Skyrim:Thieves Guild (faction) 20 October, 2013 - 20 November, 2013
Oblivion:Glarthir 19 September, 2013 - 20 October, 2013
Dragonborn:Lost Legacy 19 August, 2013 - 19 September, 2013
Skyrim:Ulfric Stormcloak 18 July, 2013 - 19 August, 2013
Skyrim:Darkness Returns 18 June, 2013 - 18 July, 2013
Dragonborn:The Final Descent 18 April, 2013 - 18 June, 2013
Skyrim:Irkngthand 16 March, 2013 - 18 April, 2013
Shivering:Jyggalag 11 February, 2013 - 16 March, 2013
Skyrim:Easter Eggs 9 January, 2013 - 11 February, 2013
Skyrim:Dragon 29 November, 2012 - 9 January, 2013
Skyrim:Delphine 29 October, 2012 - 29 November, 2012
Skyrim:Thalmor 28 September, 2012 - 29 October, 2012
Skyrim:Legate Rikke 27 August, 2012 - 28 September, 2012
Skyrim:Cicero 24 July, 2012 - 27 August, 2012
Skyrim:Forsworn 3 May, 2012 - 24 July, 2012
Skyrim:Forbidden Legend 30 April 2012 - 3 May 2012
Lore:Khajiit 30 March, 2012 - 30 April, 2012
Skyrim:The Black Star 21 February, 2012 - 30 March, 2012
Skyrim:The Only Cure 10 December, 2011 - 21 February, 2012
Lore:Vivec (god) 20 November, 2011 - 10 December, 2011
Oblivion:The Path of Dawn 16 October, 2011 - 20 November, 2011
Shivering:Syl 30 July, 2011 - 16 October, 2011
Daggerfall:Journey to Aetherius 30 June, 2011 - 30 July, 2011
Morrowind:Vivec 30 May, 2011 - 30 June, 2011
Books:The Infernal City 28 April, 2011 - 30 May, 2011
Shivering:Golden Saint January 2011 - April 2011
Shadowkey:Glacier Crawl November 2010 - January 2011
Morrowind:Seyda Neen October 2010 - November 2010
Lore:Septim Dynasty July 2010 - October 2010
Oblivion:Janus Hassildor May 2010 - July 2010
Oblivion:Arcane University February 2010 - May 2010
Lore:Black Marsh December 2009 - February 2010
Oblivion:Rosethorn Hall October 2009 - December 2009
Oblivion:Adanrel May 2009 - October 2009
Oblivion:Creatures January 2009 - May 2009
General:Playing DOS Installments under DOSBox November 2008 - January 2009
Morrowind:Armor Artifacts September 2008 - November 2008
Oblivion:Houses July 2008 - September 2008
Oblivion:Artifacts June 2008 - July 2008
Oblivion:Traps May 2008 - June 2008
Oblivion:Classes October 2007 - May 2008
Lore:Daedric Alphabet November 2006 - October 2007
Lore:Khajiit August 2006 - November 2006 (revoked August 2011)

Nominations and Votes[edit]

Lore:Sancre Tor[edit]

Short and sweet, the Sancre Tor lore article examines the conflicting founding myths from a neutral standpoint and summarises the game events pretty well. It's a textbook example of what the LPP can achieve (although having said that, it does need to be fact-checked by a second project member). The final vn tag was removed today, so I figure it deserves a nomination.

  • Support: As nominator. —Legoless (talk) 19:03, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: It's really well made. --Vordur Steel-Hammer (TINV1K) 22:40, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose: It's a great article about an interesting location but the LPP tag needs dealt with before it is ready to be featured. Other articles have been held to this standard and opposed for this reason in the past and LPP pages should be no different even if the tag is less noticeable. Once this has been dealt with, I'll gladly support featuring this otherwise excellent article. Forfeit (talk) 00:49, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
    • Lore:Skyrim was featured without having ever even been given an LPP tag. The purpose of that project is to clean up old, pre-2012 lore pages which didn't match the new guidelines. The check is a largely irrelevant step in the process, which is why the tag is hidden. The Sancre Tor article's continued participation in the project shouldn't really affect its FA chances if there aren't any obvious flaws. —Legoless (talk) 01:01, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
      • What about what was mentioned in this conversation though? If what Jeancey suggested is what checking means for LPP articles, I would think it would be important for a page to go through this process before being featured to ensure it's 100% complete and accurate. Even if there aren't any obvious flaws, some less obvious errors may be noticed and corrected during this checking process or missing information could be filled in. Just because Lore:Skyrim didn't go through this process doesn't mean that this was for the better as the article may have benefited from being checked. An article like Skyrim:Ulfric Stormcloak certainly suffered from being featured without a checking parameter because no one noticed the lines of dialogue missing from the article that would have been caught if it was checked through a project, leading to an incomplete article being featured. Forfeit (talk) 03:04, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
        • I would disagree. Missing a line of dialogue is a very technical and significant flaw; making sure that an article is "correct and sourced" is pretty standard procedure for wiki articles regardless of their participation in a project. To equate the LPP with gamespace is to misunderstand the purpose of the project, and to exclude a page from a FA nomination because it doesn't have a box ticked seems unwarranted (especially when other lore articles have not been and are not held to such a standard). —Legoless (talk) 12:18, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Support: Another well-written article, and also quite inspirational to read, for me at least. Tib (talk) 12:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: What the nominator said. -damon  talkcontribs 20:44, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Lore:Wars[edit]

Looking through the archives, I'm actually surprised this article has not been nominated at all in the past. It's very well written and well laid out. Each war is well-described, both those that do and don't have their own dedicated articles. I feel the only thing that the article still could use is mention of the Planemeld (since the Oblivion Crisis is listed), but even without it, it still meets the requirements of FA status.

  • Support: As nominator. Schiffy(Talk) 04:05, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment: It definitely looks like a lot of effort has been put into this list. However, it's not really an article.. it just lists the historical events. So I'm unsure whether to support or oppose. Tib (talk) 12:37, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: If something as silly and subjective as a list of Easter Eggs can become a Featured Article, then I see no reason why an educational (from a Tamrielic perspective anyway) and well sourced list of major conflicts can't be a Featured Article. This is an excellent article, in my opinion. -damon  talkcontribs 20:44, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Skyrim:Passive Creatures[edit]

One of my favourite Skyrim articles. It details all of the game's obscure quasi-creatures and has great imagery.

  • Support: As nominator. —Legoless (talk) 16:24, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: This is an excellent article full of great images. I was unaware of a lot of the minor details discussed in the article too, like being able to use melee attacks or Unrelenting Force on some of the passive creatures, so the article was a very interesting read for me as well. I'd imagine other readers may be unaware of these facts as well, so I think the article would be a good choice to put on the main page. Forfeit (talk) 16:54, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Whereas the above list on wars is sourced and informative, this page is, for the most part, filled with one-liners. For the most part, this is what there is available to use, but it's still not a particularly interesting page as it sits. -damon  talkcontribs 20:44, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Oblivion:Amusei[edit]

A fully-written, comprehensive article on one of the more memorable characters involved in the Thieves Guild questline of Oblivion. The article is complete with images that capture many memorable moments of the Argonian's interesting career. The article is an excellent example of what the OBNPCRP can accomplish and would be a great fit for the main page.

  • Support: As nominator Forfeit (talk) 16:54, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Another perfect OBNPCRP article. I especially like the section detailing his faction rank changes. —Legoless (talk) 17:48, 16 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support: Per the above. -damon  talkcontribs 20:44, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Lore:Almalexia_(god)[edit]

I may just be biased towards Morrowind-based characters, but Almalexia is one of my favorite characters, being of the Tribunal and close to Nerevar, who I am always pointing out is my favorite person to study as a Tamrielic historian. Here is a well sourced and informative article on the Lady of Mercy, the wife of Lord Nerevar, a lover of Vivec's after his death, and the main antagonist to Tribunal who attempted to kill her reincarnated lover, the Nerevarine. I love this article, so let's add another to the list of articled queued up to eventually be voted on!

Skyrim:Firiniel's End[edit]

This is an excellent item page. Not only does it contain all the basic information a reader would want to know about the item, it also includes the backstory associated with it. The image of the item from where it appears in-game is a nice touch as well. The bow is a rather obscure item too so featuring this article may provide some new information to even those who are fairly familiar with Skyrim.

  • Support: As nominator. Forfeit (talk) 21:07, 3 May 2016 (UTC)