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.

Previous nominations are archived 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 two weeks 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 two weeks expire, it must wait its turn.

Current Featured Article[edit]

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Previous Featured Articles[edit]

Article Dates Featured
Lore:Yokuda 1 April, 2018 - 9 July, 2018
Legends:Cloudy Dregs Inn 17 November, 2017 - 1 April, 2018
Morrowind:Balmora 10 September, 2017 - 17 November, 2017
Skyrim:Alduin's Bane 13 April, 2017 - 10 September, 2017
Skyrim:Mzinchaleft 28 February, 2017 - 13 April, 2017
Skyrim:Music 3 December, 2016 - 28 February, 2017
Skyrim:Construction 24 September, 2016 - 3 December, 2016
Skyrim:Ancano 3 September, 2016 - 24 September, 2016
Lore:Almalexia (god) 28 July, 2016 - 3 September, 2016
Oblivion:Amusei 18 June, 2016 - 28 July, 2016
Lore:Sancre Tor 16 May, 2016 - 18 June, 2016
Lore:Snow Elf 15 April, 2016 - 16 May, 2016
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 (revoked October 2016)
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]

Skyrim:Sibbi Black-Briar[edit]

Another excellent NPC page from the Skyrim namespace, complete with all schedule details, dialogue, rumors, etc. What I like particularly about the article is its use of rumors and conversations about Sibbi from other characters to help develop his character before moving into the quest-related events. In my opinion, it really helps to bring his character to life and makes the quest-related events section a much better read. Overall, I think the page successfully completed the task of making an interesting article about a character that sits around in a jail cell for the entirety of the game.

  • Support: As nominator. Forfeit (talk) 18:00, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: A well-composed page that treats its subject well. Though I don't think much of the note about him still being in jail after 8 months of game time. I think it goes without saying; Skyrim just isn't that advanced with its character scheduling. Insignificant RevisionsThreatsEvidence 15:35, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
    • I edited the note to be a bit smoother I think. While it'd certainly be technically possible to have him released after his sentence has passed (I believe there are even mods which do this sort of thing, though maybe not this specifically), it's more like they just didn't bother because they didn't think anyone would care enough to notice. Kind of like how in ESO they never even drag the invaders' bodies off the streets after you liberate a town or some such. — TheRealLurlock (talk) 20:43, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support: Extensive and good information, both helpful for the related quests and to give life to the NPCs. —MortenOSlash (talk) 20:50, 20 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: This nomination has been up for a very long time, so I'm going to support it. I agree that it's a very thorough examination of the character, especially considering that he remains in jail. —Dillonn241 (talk) 00:48, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Online:Lilatha[edit]

A good example, I think, of what ESO NPC pages should be. Multiple images, detailed summary, and full dialogue transcripts. While ESO NPCs aren't quite as complex as the other games (schedules are much simpler/non-existent, for one), I think this one in particular is well-documented.

  • Support: As nominator. --FioFioFio (talk) 01:03, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Unfortunately I think the dialogue section needs some work to make it a bit more engaging and readable (shouldn't that entire section be "Quest-related events" per Skyrim articles?"). Tables could certainly be used to break up certain parts - particularly the conditional dialogue. It could definitely do with more images during the quests events themselves. Even with the restrictions in ESO, I don't think it stands up against some of our older NPC Featured Articles. --Jimeee (talk) 08:49, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: I wholeheartedly agree it is a well documented article and no doubt how a NPC page should look like. But Lilatha isn't particularly involved with anything else other than one prologue quest and also not so significant character. I'd likely support FAs on more prominent characters, who appear in quest chains (Naryu) or are otherwise recurring throughout the game (Vanos siblings). Tib (talk) 09:28, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose: In favor of Earl Leythen below. This page looks complete in content, but the dialogue section could use some more images, formatting, and prose. —Dillonn241 (talk) 00:48, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Online:Earl Leythen[edit]

Another ESO NPC, this one for a more major character. I was considering nominating this earlier in the week, but it was still a WIP then, and tib has made it incredible since. I also think it shows a good balance between prose and transcripts. --FioFioFio (talk) 00:30, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Support: As nominator. --FioFioFio (talk) 00:30, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: I believe this is now the most comprehensive ESO NPC article. I especially like the quotes in boxes to break up the dialogue sections and the number of images to go along with them. A minor issue I see is excessive use of indents; most of the dialogue on the wiki now only indents if there are multiple options at once. —Dillonn241 (talk) 00:48, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Comment: Fio, thank you for the kind words! I'm honored by the nomination, but also interested in hearing the people's opinions. Dillonn, I'm unsure where we actually stand regarding the indenting. We need to clarify this somewhere I think, but anyways for now I've reduced the indenting in this article to see if it feels better. Gotta say, the FA nomination was not in my mind when I decided I want to document this NPC! Tib (talk) 08:51, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: Not a fan of the use of the {{ESO Red Choice}} show/hide, but otherwise this is a superb NPC article. —Legoless (talk) 16:41, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

Redguard:Observatory[edit]

This is one of my favorite Redguard pages and by far the most interesting place page in the namespace. I know there have been quite a few image nominations for Redguard recently, but of the old spin-off games, only Shadowkey has had a featured article. This place is perhaps the most significant structure on Stros M'Kai as it contains one of two orreries in Tamriel, the other at the Arcane University. The focus on astronomy is reflected on the page with a complete view of what you can see through the telescope and all of the constellation panels and runes.

  • Support: As nominator. —Dillonn241 (talk) 01:24, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: The information and images about astronomy are fascinating, as someone who's never played Redguard. It also clearly describes what to do here and will be a great help when I get around to playing it. --FioFioFio (talk) 01:26, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: I think it is a well designed article, and I do like the telescope section the most. Although not a very long article, it seems polished and complete. There are several images and notes, so it seems you have really tried to gather as much information as possible. To someone who has not played the game, this page appears very proper, but well this is about all I have to say hehe. Tib (talk) 08:51, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Support: A very comprehensive article on an iconic building which was unfortunately absent in ESO. Maybe if the place had been this well-documented in 2013 it might've made an appearance? —Legoless (talk) 16:41, 3 September 2018 (UTC)