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This page describes one of Memory Alpha's policies and guidelines.

Please read through the policy below to familiarize yourself with our common practices and rules.
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Featured articles are supposed to be examples of Memory Alpha's best work, and are showcased on the main page and in the portals. They are especially well-written, informative, and comprehensive articles that cover all available information on a subject. This means that any article nominated to become a featured article should fulfill the following criteria:

  • well-written: This includes both style and content. A featured article candidate should adhere to the guidelines as laid out in the Manual of Style and come at least close to a perfect article.
  • comprehensive: The article should be as complete as possible, but without adding any unnecessary rambling. Completeness includes citing all sources.
  • accurate: Memory Alpha only accepts specific resources. Candidates should strictly adhere to this and avoid any invalid resources.
  • undisputed & stable: Any article whose content currently is under dispute is not a good candidate. If changes to the article leading up to and during the featured article nomination can not be agreed upon by a community consensus, the article will be considered invalid for FA status at that time.

While it may be possible to write a good article from scratch, it is highly encouraged to let other editors copyedit and comment on possible flaws before nominating the article.

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