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The TFAR requests page is currently accepting nominations from July 1 to July 31. Articles for dates beyond then can be listed here, but please note that doing so does not count as a nomination and does not guarantee selection.
Before listing here, please check for dead links using checklinks or otherwise, and make sure all statements have good references. This is particularly important for older FAs and reruns.

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Date Article Reason Primary author(s) Added by (if different)
early July Alpine ibex Why LittleJerry Dank
July 1 Flag of Canada Why Gary Dank
July 3 Maple syrup Why Nikkimaria Dank
July 4 Statue of Liberty Why Wehwalt Dank and Wehwalt
July 18 John Glenn Why Hawkeye7, Kees08 Dank
July 21 Ernest Hemingway Why Victoriaearle Dank
August 10 Operation Boomerang Why Nick-D Harizotoh9
August 11 Yugoslav torpedo boat T2 Why Peacemaker67
August 12 Worlds (Porter Robinson album) Why Skyshifter, TechnoSquirrel69 Skyshifter
August 16 Abu Nidal Why Harizotoh9
August 19 Battle of Winwick Why Gog the Mild
August 25 24th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Karstjäger (rerun, first TFA was August 15, 2016) Why Peacemaker67
August 26 Hundred Years' War, 1345–1347 Why Gog the Mild
August 30 Segundo Romance Why Erick Harizotoh9
August 31 Rachelle Ann Go Why Pseud 14
September Avenue Range Station massacre Why (rerun, first TFA was September 3, 2018) Peacemaker67
September 6 Liz Truss Why Tim O'Doherty Sheila1988 ... but see below, July 26, 2025
September 13 Amarte Es un Placer (album) Why Harizotoh9
September 16 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian) (rerun, first TFA was April 23, 2014) Why Peacemaker67
September 21 Artur Phleps Why (rerun, first TFA was November 29, 2013) Peacemaker67
October Dobroslav Jevđević Why (re-run, first TFA was March 9, 2013) Peacemaker67
October 1 The Founding Ceremony of the Nation Why Wehwalt
October 4 Olmec colossal heads Why Simon Burchell Dank
October 11 Funerary art Why Johnbod Dank
October 14 Brandenburg-class battleship Why Parsecboy Parsecboy and Dank
October 15 Battle of Glasgow, Missouri Why HF
October 17 23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Kama (2nd Croatian) (re-run, first TFA was June 19, 2014) Why Peacemaker67
October 19 "Bad Romance" Why FrB.TG
October 21 Takin' It Back Why MaranoFan
October 22 The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes Why Your Power, ZooBlazer
October 25 Fusō-class battleship Why Sturmvogel_66 and Dank Peacemaker67
October 25 Katy Perry Why SNUGGUMS 750h+
October 29 1921 Centre vs. Harvard football game Why PCN02WPS
October 30 Cucurbita Why Sminthopsis84 and Chiswick Chap Dank
October 31 The Smashing Pumpkins Why WesleyDodds Dank
November Yugoslav destroyer Ljubljana Why Peacemaker67
November 3 1964 Illinois House of Representatives election Why Elli
November 6 Russian battleship Poltava (1894) Why Harizotoh9
November 11 Mells War Memorial Why HJ Mitchell Ham II
November 17 SMS Friedrich Carl Why Parsecboy Peacemaker67
November 18 Donkey Kong Country Why TheJoebro64, Jaguar TheJoebro64
November 21 MLS Cup 1999 Why SounderBruce
November 22 Donkey Kong 64 Why czar
November 27 Interstate 182 Why SounderBruce
November 28 Battle of Cane Hill Why Hog Farm
December 3 PlayStation (console) Why Jaguar Dank
December 13 Taylor Swift Why (rerun, first TFA was August 23, 2019) Ronherry FrB.TG, Ticklekeys, SNUGGUMS
December 19 SMS Niobe Why Peacemaker67
December 20 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Why TheJoebro64 Sheila1988
December 25 A Very Trainor Christmas Why MaranoFan Sheila1988
2025:
January 8 Elvis Presley Why PL290, DocKino, Rikstar Dank
January 9 Title (album) Why MaranoFan
January 22 Caitlin Clark Why Sportzeditz Dank
January 27 The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia Why Harizotoh9
January 29 Dominik Hašek Why Harizotoh9
March 18 Edward the Martyr Why Amitchell125 Sheila1988
March 26 Pierre Boulez Why Dmass Sheila1988
April 12 Dolly de Leon Why Pseud 14
April 25 1925 FA Cup Final Why Kosack Dank
May 21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Skanderbeg (1st Albanian) (re-run, first TFA was May 14, 2015) Why Peacemaker67
May 5 Me Too (Meghan Trainor song) Why MaranoFan
June 1 Total Recall (1990 film) Why Harizotoh9
June 8 Barbara Bush Why Harizotoh9
June 26 Donkey Kong Land Why Harizotoh9
June 29 Hundred Years' War, 1345–1347 Why Harizotoh9
July 7 Gustav Mahler Why Brianboulton Dank
July 7 Empire of the Sultans Why Harizotoh9
July 8 Edward the Martyr Why Dudley Miles Harizotoh9
July 14 William Hanna Why Rlevse Dank
July 26 Liz Truss Why Tim O'Doherty Tim O'Doherty and Dank
July 31 Battle of Warsaw (1705) Why Imonoz Harizotoh9
August 23 Yugoslav torpedo boat T3 Why Peacemaker67
August 30 Late Registration Why Harizotoh9
August 31 Japanese battleship Yamato Why Harizotoh9
September 5 Peter Sellers Why Harizotoh9
September 6 Hurricane Ophelia (2005) Why Cyclonebiskit Harizotoh9
September 9 Animaniacs Why Harizotoh9
September 30 or October 1 Hoover Dam Why NortyNort, Wehwalt Dank
October 1 Yugoslav torpedo boat T4 Why Peacemaker67
October 3 Spaghetti House siege Why SchroCat Dank
October 10 Tragic Kingdom Why EA Swyer Harizotoh9
October 16 Angela Lansbury Why Midnightblueowl MisawaSakura
October 18 Royal Artillery Memorial Why HJ Mitchell Ham II
November 1 Matanikau Offensive Why Harizotoh9
November 20 Nuremberg trials Why buidhe harizotoh9
December 25 Ho Ho Ho (album) Why harizotoh9


Nicoll Highway collapse for 20 April 2024[edit]

Nicoll Highway collapse[edit]

The relocated station and realigned tunnels
The relocated station and realigned tunnels

The Nicoll Highway collapse occurred in Singapore on 20 April 2004 when a Mass Rapid Transit tunnel construction site caved in, crumpling the Nicoll Highway near the Merdeka Bridge. Four workers were killed and three were injured, delaying the construction of the Circle Line (CCL). The collapse was caused by a poorly designed strut-waler support system, a lack of monitoring and proper management of data caused by human error, and organisational failures of the construction contractors and the Land Transport Authority. Following the incident, the collapsed site was refilled, and Nicoll Highway was reinstated and reopened to traffic on 4 December 2004. The authorities revised their construction safety measures so they were above industry standards. The CCL tunnels were realigned, with Nicoll Highway station rebuilt to the south of the original site underneath Republic Avenue. The station and tunnels opened on 17 April 2010, three years later than planned. (Full article...)

I know this is another late request, but is it possible to put this article up for 20 April? It's just newly promoted (today) and I hope for it to be featured on the main page on its 20th anniversary.--ZKang123 (talk) 01:15, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Dank is the scheduling coordinator for April.--Wehwalt (talk) 01:21, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
User:Dying, no rush, but I'd like your impression of the blurb and article when you get a chance. - Dank (push to talk) 01:39, 26 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
possible crop of previous infobox image
possible crop of previous infobox image
Dank, i unfortunately don't have the time to look into this in depth right now, but the nomination looks fine at a cursory glance. i am slightly worried about the image, as it is difficult to glean much information from the thumbnail alone, though the original image is actually really informative. admittedly, i can't seem to find a much better alternative image anyway.
i do remember the article using a different infobox image before, which is not as relevant as the current infobox image, but could be useful here since it is free. i don't know, however, whether the previous infobox image features the site of the accident, or just another location where construction was taking place. (also, i did find one paper, released under cc by 4.0, that may have useful images, but i can't tell whether the authors of the paper were also the holders of the copyrights of the relevant images.) of course, if there is a preference for the infographic over a photograph, then feel free to ignore me. in any case, i can take a closer look at the blurb once it is scheduled.
by the way, there is a minor error in the map: i believe "Tracks enters ... enters" should be "Tracks enter ... enter". dying (talk) 21:59, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I'll put off the choice of an image. - Dank (push to talk) 22:06, 27 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The cropped image was taken in 2007, which was after the incident has occurred. Also the images from that paper seems to be taken from other media... I don't mind if no images are being used for the main article if none could be found.--ZKang123 (talk) 02:24, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Map of the Circle Line crossing the Kallang Basin, with the originally planned route in grey
Map of the Circle Line crossing the Kallang Basin, with the originally planned route in grey
oh, sorry, i should have been more clear, but i think having an infographic is better than having no image at all. i was just trying to think of a better alternative. we have run blurbs before with maps that are difficult to understand from the thumbnail alone, but i think this is generally done when there aren't really any better alternatives.
what if, instead, the infographic was cropped to show only the most pertinent elements (as seen in one possible crop at right), and edited to use a font size large enough that the text would be readable from the thumbnail? admittedly, a lot of the detail would be omitted, such as how the original plan was to use a stacked configuration for the station. i think it would be useful to have text labels such as "Nicoll Highway MRT station" and "Original station". the "Area of collapse" label currently in the infographic might also be useful. all the other text, though, could be dropped.
also, if the text were to be added directly to an image 19600 pixels large, i think that would make the text more easy to read, as i believe {{main page image/TFA}} would then have no need to resize the image. (the given example is 19600 pixels large.)
courtesy pinging Seloloving, who created the infographic. dying (talk) 22:59, 28 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry, just saw this.
I'm currently talking with Selo off-wiki (I know him personally), who is very busy at the moment but also trying to understand the requirements. I guess in short you want another map that just depicts the collapse site itself? I think that can be done, probably with added road details as well. But Selo would need some time to make the crop version as he prepares for exams. I suppose it can be done anytime before 20 April?--ZKang123 (talk) 00:39, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Hi, appreciate the pinging. Is it okay for me to handle this on 11/12 April? As Zkang123 mentioned, I kinda have five exams in the next two weeks and am extremely exhausted. Does the frontpage image need to have the same infographic as the article's? Is there a existing infographic I can reference to get a proper perspective of the font size ? In addition, thanks for helping Zkang123 with all this. Seloloving (talk) 12:09, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Seloloving, ZKang123, Dying, my fault, I should have been clear ... we don't usually take late requests at Today's Featured Article, so I should have said "let me ask some basic questions and see if there are difficulties ... if there are, then let's put this off to another month". It's starting to sound like there are difficulties ... is that right, or is there a quick fix? - Dank (push to talk) 14:00, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
If that's the case, I will just simplify the diagram now. I understand ZKang123 wants to aim for the 20 April date specifically as it's the anniversary of the collapse, and he has worked very hard on the article. I don't think a delay will be necessary. Seloloving (talk) 14:13, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, don't spend much time on this please, an infographic isn't required. - Dank (push to talk) 14:15, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Would this be better? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NCH_collapse_map_simplified.png Seloloving (talk) 15:25, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
That's great, thanks much. - Dank (push to talk) 15:44, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
oh, wow, that turned out even better than i had envisioned. many thanks, Seloloving! admittedly, i had pinged you because i had assumed that making such an image would not be too difficult if you still had the files used to create the original map. i feel terrible because i didn't know that you were studying for exams at this time. apologies for taking time away from your studies! dying (talk) 23:59, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

July[edit]

So far, I'm seeing one June TFAP nomination (Whisky Galore! (1949 film)) and one June TFAR nomination (Oceanic whitetip shark) that aren't on Wehwalt's working draft for June. FWIW, inserted: if these don't make it into the June schedule I'll be happy to run these in early July (along with Alpine ibex, which got bumped from April after being scheduled). In fact, I'll be happy to go ahead and schedule them right after Wehwalt does June ... people are still welcome to nominate other articles at TFAR for those first few days of July if they like, and if the nominations succeed, I'll juggle things around. I don't think we've ever scheduled articles early for the next month before (at least, not for this reason). It seems like a good idea to me, but I'm open to suggestions. - Dank (push to talk) 16:17, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I doubt I will run the shark given two other animals. I will run the Whisky film, more than likely. Remember, my draft is very much a work in progress and it is very much subject to change. I would hate to see you rely on something that might be moved or omitted. By the way, I don't think I'll be formally scheduling for at least another week. Wehwalt (talk) 16:38, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. - Dank (push to talk) 16:47, 20 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, now I see, my mistake ... inserted "if these don't make it into the June schedule". Just a senior moment. - Dank (push to talk) 13:45, 21 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Had a rethink on this ... if I schedule up to say July 4, then the message at TFAR will invite people to put up new nominations for the period up to August 4. In addition to causing some confusion, that might give Gog some work to do for August right when he's handling May. So instead of doing that, I'll add notes to TFAR on the appropriate days to point people to WP:TFAP in cases where it would be hard to move what's listed at TFAP to a different day. - Dank (push to talk) 16:01, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

  • I posted the Oceanic whitetip shark nomination to give an option of a marine animal, as it had been 6 months+ since the last marine animal TFA. I do not have a specific date in mind, and I'm happy to have it delayed several weeks or months. Please do not feel like it needs to be off TFA quickly, or that it needs to be scheduled on a specific day. Z1720 (talk) 17:15, 2 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
    • Good to know, thanks. Wehwalt has just finished scheduling June, so nominations are open for July at TFAR, and I mentioned the relevant TFAP dates there. If anyone thinks I should be doing something extra at TFAR (or TFA, or ERRORS/TFA), let me know. - Dank (push to talk) 18:40, 5 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Etika for June?[edit]

Desmond Amofah, known as Etika, was recently promoted. As a special request, I would like to ask if there was a possibility we could have this article appear on the main page anytime from June 19th to June 26th. I know this is a bit of a late nomination, but I feel it's quite a special circumstance for three reasons: one, this year marks the 5th anniversary of his passing; two, this also marks the first article of a YouTuber, and quite possibly an internet personality, to ever reach this title; and three, his story makes for a compelling one in regards to spreading mental health awareness. If it can't appear solo, would it be possible to share with another as well? Thanks, PantheonRadiance (talk) 05:00, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

We're looking to see if we can accommodate, will let you know.--Wehwalt (talk) 12:37, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
We'll do it on June 24.--Wehwalt (talk) 15:41, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
PantheonRadiance, I've prepared the blurb here. Would you please look it over and make sure it's accurate and properly respectful? Given that it touches on difficult subjects, I'd like your say-so. Note that it can't be lengthened by more than seven characters. Wehwalt (talk) 16:11, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Wehwalt Sorry for the late reply, but the 24th is perfect; thank you so much for the accommodation! Also I think your blurb is solid; it summarizes the lead concisely (I admittedly had a harder time than I thought trying to shorten it), balances info of his career and struggles much better than mine (I leaned a bit too much on the latter part of his life), and includes his birthdate and wikilinks which I forgot. Overall I don't have any suggestions and I think this works! Thanks, PantheonRadiance (talk) 04:20, 12 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

SMS Bodrog for 29 July (re-run)[edit]

G'day coords and others, I'd like to nominate SMS Bodrog for 29 July (for firing the first shots of WWI), previous run was in 2017. I've forgotten the process for nominating re-runs (ie what page should I create, as if I follow the normal instructions for a nom, it will take me to the archived nom page Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Yugoslav monitor Sava, won't it?). Do I just stick /archive1 on it or what? Thanks, Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 01:27, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I don't like the instructions FWIW; I think it's just better to mention and link the previous nomination. - Dank (push to talk) 01:56, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Dan, but is there a standard page title for re-runs? Or do I use the archived page from the first run? Peacemaker67 (click to talk to me) 03:04, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Looking at WP:TFANO, it looks like we've done different things at different times. If no one objects: use the standard name for this month's nomination, and put the old TFAR nomination on the talk page of the new nomination. - Dank (push to talk) 03:15, 23 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]