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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.

[edit] Featured Article Process

[edit] Nomination

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.

[edit] Voting

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.

[edit] Decisions

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.

[edit] Current Featured Article

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None in queue.

[edit] Previous Featured Articles

Article Dates Featured
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)

[edit] Nominations and Votes

[edit] Oblivion:A Knife in the Dark

Compared to many of the other quest pages in the Oblivion namespace, this page is significantly higher in quality and resembles some of the Skyrim quest pages that have been featured. It provides a detailed walkthrough of the quest, complete with dialogue and plenty of images. There may be a tad too much dialogue present in the article for a quest page, but I don't think it really hurts the article in any way, since the quest is very simplistic and the instructions of what to do to complete the quest don't really require much focus. Instead, this dialogue allows the interesting plot of the quest to be focused on, ultimately making the page more interesting.

  • Support: As nominator. Forfeit (talk) 18:10, 7 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: Helena Anne did some great work on the DB pages. It was only a matter of time before one of them came up for nomination. -damon  talkcontribs 20:18, 7 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: Whoah, never saw this page before. Excellent stuff. ☺--Krusty (talk) 21:11, 7 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: Dialogue on quest pages is fine, but it shouldn't substitute the walkthrough. If I were reading that for information on the quest, I really wouldn't be bothered re-reading the in-game instructions. A lot of it doesn't even seem that relevant (Valtieri's lines for example). If a quest is simple, the walkthrough should be simple. Not to knock Helenaanne's work, but the previous version seems much more readable and succinct. —Legoless (talk) 02:07, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: I have to agree with Legoless. Also, it doesn't mention you can kill Lachance after your first meeting (I think) ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 03:07, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
I just saw that it's in the notes section, not sure it belongs there but... ~ Dwarfmp (talk) 03:09, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: In addition to the stuff Legoless mentioned, the first step on the Quick Walkthrough bugs me along with the first paragraph. The stuff in parentheses in the QW shouldn't be there, and the first paragraph just doesn't sound very good with things like According to the rumor mills and This means in order to join ... and then the worst part (to me) is For suggestions on potential targets to murder, see this page.. ~ Ad intellige (talk) 03:35, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: I made some tweaks to address Dominus' comments. I think it's a comprehensive yet succinct article with good images and an interesting subject. It's a fine example for others. It's a shame Helena retired. Insignificant RevisionsThreatsEvidence 16:03, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Support: I'm not crazy about how uniform the format is (text, picture to the right, repeat), but that's not a deal breaker for me. What really get's me is the fact that I now really want to play Oblivion... •WoahBro►talk 16:27, 8 November 2014 (GMT)

[edit] Skyrim:Sinding

A full NPC page on the main character of a fairly memorable quest. While it may not be as lengthy or complex as other NPC pages, I think this page provides a good example of what NPC pages for characters only involved in one quest or something similar should look like. The dialogue, rumors, and quest details involving Sinding are all presented in a logical order that create a very interesting article on this character.

  • Support: As nominator. Forfeit (talk) 18:10, 7 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: I am not a fan of how the body is one large section. It makes it hard to follow the content of the page. I'm sure it could easily be split at least once or twice for quest specific interactions, same as other similar articles. -damon  talkcontribs 20:18, 7 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: The wall of text needs to be split. Other than that, great article. ~ Ad intellige (talk) 03:35, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Comment:I accept and agree with the comments regarding the wall of text, however feel it's a simple fix. Possibly by formatting the conversation pieces similarly to other NPC pages, for instance Amaund Motierre (there's probably other better pages to use, but hope you get the idea). Also an image of Sinding in a random world interaction would help. Are the first and last bugs basically covering part of the same bug? Biffa (talk) 10:38, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Oppose: I would support this article in a minute if the dialogue was in its own section (a pretty good example is Muiri). •WoahBro►talk 16:27, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Comment: A dialogue section(s) could help to break up the text, but it's not really done on pages where characters are only involved in one quest. Pages like Mathieu Bellamont, Orthorn, and Nepos the Nose for example all do not use dialogue sections since the characters are all in one quest, despite each one having a good bit of dialogue/rumors. The first of these examples, Mathieu, did use some innovation to break up the text though, so perhaps using quotes or something else may be a good idea. I just think that dialogue sections, particularly if many were used, could end up looking like Azzan, where all it does is divide the dialogue up into small sections that really doesn't accomplish much more than separate paragraphs would (aside from separating the events of different quests, which isn't relevant for Sinding). Finally, to address the comment about Muiri, that dialogue section was used to divide the conversations the character has from the rest of their dialogue, which is fairly common practice (that section should probably be called conversations anyway). Forfeit (talk) 18:00, 8 November 2014 (GMT)
  • Comment: I agree that the wall of text is off-putting, so I decided to split it up twice. I also reformatted part of Sinding's dialogue as Biffa suggested. It's been done on pages like Skyrim:Sheogorath and Skyrim:Barbas, and honestly I think it does make the page look better. —<({QT>> 10:33, 9 November 2014 (GMT)

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