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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
2018
January Pollyanna
February My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
March Catholic Hymns (1860)
April Trees and Other Poems
May Una and the Lion
June
July
August Oriental Scenery
September
October
November
December
Notes

Information[edit]

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

Discussion[edit]

  • 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|May 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.

Nominations[edit]

For older nominations, see the archives.

The Art of Bookbinding[edit]

It's been a very long time since we featured a work on manufacture or of practical value. This volume not only describes the traditional practices but also includes many fine illustrations. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:28, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Would be nice to have a uniform formatting of captions for pictures.— Mpaa (talk) 23:47, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting book, and beautiful illustrations! --Dick Bos (talk) 20:09, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Oriental Scenery[edit]

The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived: selected for August 2018. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:40, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
I am proposing Oriental Scenery, a set of six art albums, for FT. Hrishikes (talk) 07:14, 11 June 2017 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:40, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde[edit]

We have the first edition of this famous novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. It would be a shame not to feature it. Perhaps next October? --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:45, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 14:34, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg SupportHrishikes (talk) 02:53, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

A Simplified Grammar of the Swedish Language[edit]

September 2018 will mark the 200th birthday of Danish linguist Elise Charlotte Otté, so how about featuring her book A Simplified Grammar of the Swedish Language, 6th edition? I don't think we've ever featured a book about a language. --EncycloPetey (talk) 04:46, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support, but the transclusion should be migrated from {{page}} to the usual <pages /> syntax. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 14:44, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Popular Science Monthly/Volume 31/May 1887/Megalithic Monuments in Spain and Portugal[edit]

Proposed for July 2018 to coincide with the 200th birthday of French anthropologist Jean-François-Albert du Pouget.

It's a PSM article, which is a large project here that's never been featured, and it has some important illustrations of Stone Age megalithic monuments from the Iberian Peninsula, which don't get as much attention as similar monuments found elsewhere. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:50, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 14:47, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

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]

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)