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{{shortcut|TG:FA/N}}Current '''nominations''' for '''featured article''' status are listed here. Former nominations (successful and unsuccessful) are listed at [[Tolkien Gateway:Featured articles/Archive]].
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== Featured Articles ==
 
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In considering an article, please review the nomination criteria below to judge for yourself whether the article meets the criteria. If you are satisfied, then create a new section at the bottom of the page, titled with the name of the article, with your rationale for nomination. Should the nomination prove successful, the article could soon be featured on the [[Main Page]].
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==Nomination criteria==
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Any registered user can nominate an article for '''featured''' status. It should be well-written, complete, illustrated, and referenced and meet these specific criteria:
 
Any registered user can nominate an article for '''featured''' status. It should be well-written, complete, illustrated, and referenced and meet these specific criteria:
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After nomination, an article should receive five votes with with no objections within a month or so; each user being able to cast one vote. Each entry should begin with '''Agree''', '''Disagree''' or '''Undecided''' and be signed by the user, and, if they choose, an explanation of their vote.
 
After nomination, an article should receive five votes with with no objections within a month or so; each user being able to cast one vote. Each entry should begin with '''Agree''', '''Disagree''' or '''Undecided''' and be signed by the user, and, if they choose, an explanation of their vote.
  
==Current nominations==
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==[[Gandalf]]==
===[[Gandalf]]===
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It's a pretty impressive article, and well deserved for my favourite character and such an interesting character.--{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 07:14, 6 June 2008 (EDT)
 
It's a pretty impressive article, and well deserved for my favourite character and such an interesting character.--{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 07:14, 6 June 2008 (EDT)
  
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*'''Agree'''. After reading it, I have to admit it is the best article we have.--<tt><sup><font color="#7BA05B">[[User:Odysseas-spartan-53|Odysseas]]-[[User talk:Odysseas-spartan-53|Spartan]]</font></sup>[[Special:Contributions/Odysseas-spartan-53|<font color="#4B5320"><font size="5">53</font></font>]]</tt> 10:50, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
 
*'''Agree'''. After reading it, I have to admit it is the best article we have.--<tt><sup><font color="#7BA05B">[[User:Odysseas-spartan-53|Odysseas]]-[[User talk:Odysseas-spartan-53|Spartan]]</font></sup>[[Special:Contributions/Odysseas-spartan-53|<font color="#4B5320"><font size="5">53</font></font>]]</tt> 10:50, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
 
*'''Agree'''.  Olorin, Mithrandir, Gandalf, conjurer, istar, mighty maiar, there is so much to be told of my favourite immortal.  Elvenshieldmaiden
 
  
 
*'''Agree'''. Exellent Article! Besides, Gandalf is the heart of Tolkien's work.  His article deserves to be featured. [[User:Mthomas|mthomas]] 12:30, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
 
*'''Agree'''. Exellent Article! Besides, Gandalf is the heart of Tolkien's work.  His article deserves to be featured. [[User:Mthomas|mthomas]] 12:30, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
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*'''Disagree''' - I think it's a big cluttered in its structure and severely lacks sources required to make it worthy of the title. --{{User:Mith/sig}} 14:23, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
 
*'''Disagree''' - I think it's a big cluttered in its structure and severely lacks sources required to make it worthy of the title. --{{User:Mith/sig}} 14:23, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
  
*'''Agree'''. It definitely deserves to be featured, but I think later, after the revisions are done because of the Hobbit movies coming. {{Unsigned|Lilybell}}
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==[[Gondor]]==
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[[Gondor]] would be a good choice. It's extensive, covers many bases, and has the requisite references. It should be next in line to be voted on for FA status.--[[User:Theoden1|Theoden1]] 10:41, 28 July 2008 (EDT) <!-- Imported from Tolkien Gateway:Featured article queue -->
  
*'''Agree'''. It is a well written article, the main picture is appropriate, and there are very little red links. This article gives a great introduction to Gandalf for someone who is new to Tolkien's works. Plus, the character is just all-around amazing. --[[User:Joszyboom|Joszyboom]]
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:'''Undecided''' - although well-written, I think it needs to be better referenced as we should only show off the ''very best'' articles that TG has to offer. --{{User:Mith/sig}} 14:19, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  
===[[Dwalin]]===
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==[[Dwarves]]==
As Smaug has been featured for almost nine months now I think it is time to look for a new featured article. Personally I think [[Dwalin]] might be a good choice. It is well-writen, sourced, no maintaince templates and only one red link. Although Dwalin isn't as long as previous featured articles, it covers (almost) all information that can be found in the books. And, with [[The Hobbit (film series)|''The Hobbit'' (film series)]] coming this year people will search for more information about the Hobbit and characters/locations. Therefore it would be good if an article related to The Hobbit will appear on the main page. --[[User:Amroth|Amroth]] 19:57, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
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I think they're not given enough credit nor enough recognition - they're the most overshadowed of the major races in Tolkien's legendarium.
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*'''Agree''' - I don't know if the banner at the top of the article matters, so if not it has my full support. Otherwise I vote for another Dwarves-related article. -- [[User:Breragor|Breragor]]
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*'''Undecided''' - As an article it needs some work, as is clear with the <nowiki>{{sources}}</nowiki> template at the top. However I agree that as a race they are often overlooked. --{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 03:32, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
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*'''Disagree''' - A complete lack of sources, the structure is a bit haphazard and it contains a few too many redlinks and spelling errors for my liking. --{{User:Mith/sig}} 12:08, 22 January 2011 (UTC)
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*'''Agree''' - I have been personally working on compiling all the information I can find on Dwarves in Tolkiens books, even if it conflicts with itself. Once it is compiled for my personal use I will copy it to this website. -- TolkienScholar91  11:08, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
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*'''Disagree''' - See Mith. -- {{User:Ederchil/sig}} 20:03, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
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==[[Númenor]]==
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It has been over a month (and there are "disagree" votes up there ^^) so I figured it's time for a new nomination; Númenor.
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*'''Agree''' - I believe Númenor and its history to be some of the most interesting in all of the legendarium. For it is in this history that Gondor and Arnor (and many great things and people in Middle Earth) are rooted. --{{User:Breragor/sig}} 18:25, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
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*'''Disagree''' - Lack of sources, and I think the article is poorly structured (and contains fanon). --{{User:Mith/sig}} 11:57, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
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:::Wouldn't there be a banner on the page then? Look, it's about choosing Númenor as the article (i.e. whether you think it deserves such recognition) and NOT the article itself. This is a perfectly fine article, it's not a stub and not horribly written, so just take it easy, Mith. On this page you have disagreed with every article unless you wrote it! --{{unsigned|Breragor}}
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*'''Disagree''' - Númenor is already featured on the [[Portal:Locations|Locations Portal]]. I think for the featured articles we display on the Main page we should look for our best articles, whatever the subject matter. When it comes to portals I think we can be more relaxed. --{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 19:39, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
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::::How do you even find the [[Portal:Locations|Locations Portal]]? {{unsigned|Breragor}}
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:::::I made it. Also there's a link to it on the Main Page. All portals are currently under development. Please don't remove <nowiki>"{{unsigned|Breragor}}"</nowiki>, just sign your posts as you managed to do when you nominated Númenor yesterday. Thank you. --{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 22:37, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
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*'''Disagree''' - needs sources. -- {{User:Ederchil/sig}} 20:03, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
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==[[J.R.R. Tolkien]]==
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It's about time the featured article was changed - this has many pictures, details, and sources.
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*'''Agree''' - The man himself deserves credit. If this article is not in good enough shape, I'm not sure what is. {{unsigned|Breragor}}
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*'''Disagree''' - I feel bad about disagreeing again (as you pointed out I've disagreed to everything else), however, this article has some glaring faults:-
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*# It's not [http://tolkiengateway.net/w/index.php?title=J.R.R._Tolkien&oldid=10634 our article] - it's [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=J._R._R._Tolkien&oldid=39770884 Wikipedia's];
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*# As the largest (by far) Tolkien wiki, I feel that each and ever article we have should be better than all our competitors. Our article is significantly lacking when compared to the [[wikipedia:J. R. R. Tolkien|current Wikipedia article]] (which has been featured);
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*# No references at all: it contains an unused - and partly disordered - bibliography;
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*# It's barely been improved over the last six years, which is why we have the article [[J.R.R. Tolkien/temp]] as a plan for future development.
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:::Unfortunately, for all the above, I feel this article cannot become the featured article.--{{User:Mith/sig}} 11:14, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
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*'''Disagree''' - This article is mostly good but it needs footnotes to round it off.--{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 11:19, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
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==[[Dwalin]]==
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As Smaug has been featured for almost nine months now I think it is time to look for a new featured article. Personally I think [[Dwalin]] might be a good choice. It is well-writen, sourced, no maintaince templates and only one red link. Although Dwalin isn't as long as previous featured articles, it covers (almost) all information that can be found in the books. And, with [[The Hobbit films]] coming this year people will search for more information about the Hobbit and characters/locations. Therefore it would be good if an article related to The Hobbit will appear on the main page. --[[User:Amroth|Amroth]] 19:57, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
  
 
:+1.--[[User:Morgan|Morgan]] 20:07, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
 
:+1.--[[User:Morgan|Morgan]] 20:07, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
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:::I kind of agree, but we don't have many other images of him. The only other suitable image seems to be [[:File:New Line Cinema - Dwalin 2.png|this one]]. --[[User:Amroth|Amroth]] 19:55, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
 
:::I kind of agree, but we don't have many other images of him. The only other suitable image seems to be [[:File:New Line Cinema - Dwalin 2.png|this one]]. --[[User:Amroth|Amroth]] 19:55, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
  
===[[Mirkwood]]===
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==[[Radagast]]==
I think it is a good article written well its long covers all 4 ages with good pictures though I think a better quote could be found would someone check to make sure its ours and not wikis because smaug has been featured way to long oh and does this count as my vote and nomanation [[User:Neumanjames 2010|Throrin Longbeard]] 03:46, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
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Radagast seems to me to be a good canditate for featured article -- I can't see any reason why not.--[[User:Morgan|Morgan]] 17:10, 11 September 2012 (UTC)  
 
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:'''Disagree''', due to lack of citations. --{{User:Mith/sig}} 14:59, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
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===[[Thorin]]===
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:+1! And [[Smaug]] has been featured for a very long time now.--{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 17:17, 11 September 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to nominate thorin I think its a well rounded article that hold to our standards if there are any objections let me know so I can fix them I think this would make a great featured article with the hibbit films just coming out
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[[User:Neumanjames 2010|Throrin Longbeard]] 13:37, 21 May 2014 (UTC)
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