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I'm creating this topic because the current {{CurrentFA}} interferes with the Topright images on the top corner of articles.


I propose the implementation of a new, smaller, similarly-styled star image:


This could be placed in the top center of the page, the same height as the Toprights, but out of the way so that no interference could occur. It also gives it a more prominent show, helping the wiki look more professional.


I'd also like to raise the idea of a silver star, the same design as the gold one I've shown, which could be placed on previously featured articles. This would show that the article is somewhat prestigious.

This is what the SCAR-H article should look like if this should pass.

Remember, this is just an idea, and any feedback would be appreciated. I'd also be open to changing the star to a popular concensus if one does arise.

Thanks for reading. Personal StB sig StB Flag 22:45, October 2, 2010 (UTC)


I support this idea - if we can get it to not interfere with other toprights, it will look nice and will work well. --Callofduty4 22:46, October 2, 2010 (UTC)

Great idea Scotland! I also support. LITE992 23:57, October 2, 2010 (UTC)

Good idea, and as CGN said: if we can't get it to interfere with the other toprights, then it'll look great. --22px-1888721.png Azuristalk 00:00, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

I disagree with the second part. Articles can slowly degrade in quality over time, so eventually you could end up with a Silver-Starred article that is very poorly written. Personal Joe Copp sig 00:50, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

I definitely like this idea. The silver/gold star idea is good also. Hk37 Need help? Contact me here! 00:53, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

I support this idea whole. Gold emblem MW2DevilWarrior112Talk Edits12:00, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

I like the idea, but although it might solve the problem for now, remember the new changed coming in November, we don't know how that'll effect the current issue. Pirateflag emblem MW2 The Smuff 14:54, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

I like the idea, but I have a stupid question. Will a new user be able to tell by looking at the stars, what the stars signify? Personal WHISKEY35 signature Talk 20:24, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

They could have a caption stating what the star signifies. For example: Ideafornewfeaturedstar -Personal StB sig StB Flag 20:29, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

The texture of the gold start doesn't look right. Could it look more metallic?   Hax 217    talk-page   02:41, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

The picture should be BEFORE page name and should be vector (SVG). >SiPlus -talk -contributions_ 18:27, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

For me, topright doesn't even work with the new look (beta, standard, theme designer, or otherwise) -- UNSC CoD addict (talk) 22:12, October 12, 2010 (UTC)

Current icon completely doesn't display for me (I use Monaco). >SiPlus -talk -contributions_ 17:31, October 16, 2010 (UTC)


Voting in support would be for the gold star and a silver star to designate current and previously featured articles respectively.


Pictogram voting support Support — As nominator? -Personal StB sig StB Flag 19:39, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Will look nice and work well. --Callofduty4 19:40, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — I think this is a good idea and will work well, in addition to looking good. M16A4 menu icon MW2Captain Price25M1014 menu icon MW2 19:44, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — I like this idea, and having the star in the middle of the page will not get in the way of the current Topright icons. Personal WHISKEY35 signature Talk 20:48, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per All Supports Spock1nlmgr Rank-E4-Specialist 21:00, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per all. LITE992 21:28, October 4, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Not much to say about this. Personal Poketape 8-bit Price Emblem flippedPoketape Talk8-bit Price Emblem MW2 03:15, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per all. Doc.Richtofen (Talk) 14:57, October 6, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Sounds like a cool idea. US Army OF-2 Rambo362 US Army OF-2

Pictogram voting support Support — I don't see why this should even be put to a vote This comment posted by: Tha Beast Don't Be Silly Wrap Your Willy!! 07:01, October 11, 2010 (UTC) {{Support Pictogram voting support Support — Per all. ScavengePro1Eltomo85 talk 16:44, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Great idea. --ukimies {talk | irc | administration} 16:38, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Per all.DoltenDolten signature USMC logo Let's Talk 19:12, October 10, 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting support Support — Sounds good, but I'm not sure if anyone knows how to code stuff like that with this new look. Smuff [The cake is a lie.] 21:57, October 16, 2010 (UTC) Pictogram voting support Support — Per all.R700 menu icon CoD4Sgt.Sandwich | Talk shop | Combat record Burger Town Emblem MW2 22:00, October 16, 2010 (UTC)


Pictogram voting neutral Neutral — I agree with the first, but the second seems like a bad idea to me. Personal Joe Copp sig 02:13, October 8, 2010 (UTC)



Pictogram voting question Question — Shotrocket would you please expound on the reason why the second would be a bad idea? Just curious. Personal WHISKEY35 signature Talk 02:29, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

See my above point. Personal Joe Copp sig 16:06, October 9, 2010 (UTC)
The idea of the featured article is that it is very well written. With the stars in place, these are designed to make users have pride for the article and will pay close attention to the quality of the page. Yes, this should be for every article, but featured articles are specifically well-written articles, not regular articles that meet article standards. -Personal StB sig StB Flag 10:04, October 11, 2010 (UTC)
See my above point! Personal Joe Copp sig 00:32, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
The idea of an article degrading overtime could indeed happen but unlikely, I thinks we have enough great editors out there to keep that from happening. NO ONE EDITS ALONE. I really believe it won't be the case. Personal WHISKEY35 signature Talk 06:47, October 12, 2010 (UTC)
Even if rhey don't degrade, articles will change over time. We may think that they deserve to be featured, but in a few months they could be completely changed, with each sentence using different structure, less/more frequent punctuation, and the like. Personal Joe Copp sig 22:01, October 16, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - Almost everybody voted yes. Passed. Darkman 4 23:14, October 24, 2010 (UTC)

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