Wikisource:Featured text candidates

From Wikisource
(Redirected from Wikisource:FTC)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Featured texts (candidates)
This page hosts nominations for featured text status in accordance with the Featured text guidelines. A featured text should exemplify Wikisource's very highest standards of accuracy. If you nominate a text, you will be expected to make a good-faith effort to address objections that are raised.

Any established user may nominate a text or vote (as long as it matches the criteria). Every month the nomination with the highest support ratio, weighted in favour of nominations with more numerous votes (equation forthcoming), will be chosen as featured text. All nominations with under 70% support after a week will be archived. The most promising nominations (up to 10) will be carried over to the next week, during which time established users may continue to place votes.

Featured texts edit
Date Text
January Pollyanna
February My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
March Catholic Hymns (1860)
April Trees and Other Poems
May Una and the Lion
July Megalithic Monuments in Spain and Portugal
August Oriental Scenery
September A Simplified Grammar of the Swedish Language
October Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
November If—


Nominating a text[edit]

  1. Ensure that the text meets all the featured text criteria and style guidelines. Nominations that are flagged as not meeting the criteria will be unlisted after 24 hours, unless the criteria are met in that time.
  2. Please ensure that "download option" from the sidebar produces a full work
  3. Note the nomination on the talk page by adding the template {{featured text candidate}}.
  4. Begin a discussion at the bottom of this page. Note your reason for nominating the text.
See also


  • If you believe an article meets all of the criteria, write Support followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write Object followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to "fix" the source of the objection, the objection may be ignored. This includes objections to an text's suitability for the Wikisource main page, unless such suitability can be fixed.
  • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>text</s>) rather than removing it.

Closing a nomination (administrators only)[edit]

  • Failed nominations
    1. Add a comment explaining why the nomination failed.
    2. Archive it.
    3. Place {{featured text not passed|year|title}} at the top of the work's main talk page (adding the year and heading of the archived discussion).
  • Passed nominations
    1. Add a comment noting the selection.
    2. Archive it.
    3. Add the work to {{Featured text}} (inside the respective month) and {{featured schedule}}.
    4. Place {{featured}} on top of the work's main page {{header}} template.
    5. Place {{featured talk|December 2018}} at the top of the work's main talk page (changing the numbers to the appropriate date if not next month).
    6. Protect all the work's main namespace pages.
    7. Indicate the work's featured status on its associated data item at Wikidata.


For older nominations, see the archives.

Messiah (1749)[edit]

Hugely popular and well known oratorio, libretto now fully validated and ready for featured status. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 17:33, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:43, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Londonjackbooks (talk) 20:48, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Weak Symbol support vote.svg Support, in that this is clearly a significant and meritorious text, and I'd be fine with it on the main page, but I'm not sure how much of an impact it has without the music accompanying it. BethNaught (talk) 00:35, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

The Myths of Mexico and Peru[edit]

Nominating this because it treats of a region that has never been featured by us before, and differs markedly from everything else nominated recently. --EncycloPetey (talk) 14:55, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Kipling's If—[edit]

The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived: selected for November 2018. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:40, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Rudyard Kipling's "If—" has come a long way since it was first added to Wikisource in November 2003 (one of the first WS adds). I have recently linked the page to its 1910 source in Rewards and Fairies—which has yet to be proofread. I would like to nominate the single poem (fully validated) for Featured Text for November 2018 as it will mark the 15th anniversary (as I understand it to be) of Wikisource. Does only the poem itself need to be fully validated in order to be nominated? The WP excerpt in the notes section—should it stay or go? I figure if the poem makes Featured status, most of that info will go into the blurb anyway. Am I missing anything? Thoughts? Thanks, Londonjackbooks (talk) 11:44, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Featuring multiple works sounds good to me. Londonjackbooks (talk) 15:40, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 14:43, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:08, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment (1) The summary notes at the outset read more like the introduction to an English paper than an introduction to the poem. Can the text be streamlined and made more "accessible" to the general reader? --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:12, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment (2) I'm not sure that this work is celebratory enough in its own right. Perhaps we could feature 4-6 different kinds of items to celebrate the 15th anniversary of WS? That is, celebrate the variety of works we do. --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:08, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support plus Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment — If— is a good proposal. Along with it, I would like to add Collected Physical Papers, November being the author's birth-cum-death month (provided validation is complete, of course). I have requested in Scriptorium for validation help. Hrishikes (talk) 03:05, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Another possible work to feature if we do multiple works: The Waste Land (1922) by T. S. Eliot, since (like Kipling's "If—") this was among the first works hosted on Wikisource, but has come a long way since then. --EncycloPetey (talk) 03:30, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

The Bird of Time[edit]

A collection of poems by Sarojini Naidu. Not only is this a wonderful collection of her poetry, but I think we need to feature more non-US/non-UK authors. --EncycloPetey (talk) 05:00, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

The First Men in the Moon[edit]

Our copy of The First Men in the Moon first went up twelve years ago, in July in 2006, although it was a copy-paste job at that time (probably from Gutenberg). In June of last year, Jasonanaggie did a split-and-match and proofread the initial text. I added both illustrations and audio recordings of each chapter, and have now validated the whole thing. So we have now one of H. G. Wells' most popular science fiction novels, with Shepperson's illustrations, and a complete audio version as well. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:37, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

The Lodger[edit]

A famous horror / thriller by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes, with five movie adaptations (including one by Hitchcock) and many more loose adaptations in television, comics, and other media. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:15, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Orphée aux Enfers[edit]

Nominating this for June 2019, which marks the 200th birthday of German-born composer Jacques Offenbach. This is his most enduring comic opera, which included the galop infernal (known colloquially as the "can-can"). --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:59, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 13:27, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

The Innocence of Father Brown[edit]

The first collection of mysteries featuring Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton. The character continues to be adapted for film, radio, and television. We haven't featured mystery fiction before, except A Study in Scarlet back in 2010. --EncycloPetey (talk)

Symbol support vote.svg SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 12:27, 1 November 2018 (UTC)