Featured Articles shall be placed upon the main page monthly and rotated with replacements. In order for this to happen, Neowiki Staff or Contributors shall put forth a high quality article for contributors to vote for its right on the main page. Neowiki Staff shall then have the final word upon the proceeding by looking closely at style, quality, length, accuracy of facts and completeness. However this doesn't mean that short or unfinished pages are excluded from nominations.
 The Process
Any registered Neoseeker member may nominate an article at any time, even if an article has been recently promoted to the main page. This will keep the cycle moving, however that article will not appear on the main page until the current article has fulfilled its month contract. This means we aim to build a backlog of articles that we can use but of course we only need three to four articles at a time in storage so hurrying the procedure or number of articles through the queue will not get it on the main page faster.
We are looking for the highest quality within pages as we aim to catch the eyes of reader's with what we can do. Well written and precise pages are perfect. Main candidates are overhauled pages and major rewrites, as well as recently completed articles, however the odd older article will be suitable, especially those that don't get much attention.
To nominate, the process will be to edit the bottom of this page with a linked three-tier heading
===[[Example]]=== then give a brief explanation as to why you think the article deserves a spot on the main page.
Once an article has been nominated, any registered Neoseeker member can vote for or against a submission. One vote each member but if you wish to change your vote at anytime then do not delete your entry, merely strike it out and place your revised vote directly underneath. All votes should be in bold (The "for" or "Against" text) and signed. Comments are optional but if you are against then please be helpful and add advice on how to improve, this way the original contributor or a fellow contributor can take the nominated article and improve it later on to the standard needed.
Example of the voting process:
* For: <comment> --~~~~</comment> or
* Against: <comment> --~~~~</comment>
If you aren't sure whether to be for or against an article then you can add your thoughts or add a question by using the same process except using comment or question. If the comments or questions are related to the actual nominating or voting processes then please use the talk page.
Neowiki Staff or currently self-appointed, ShadowJ will periodically make decisions on article nominations. Decisions will only be made if one or more of the following criteria is met: The article has been nominated for more than one week (seven or more days starting from when the article was nominated) Five or more votes are accumulated An unanimous decision can clearly be seenArticles that are left with an against vote will be edited with a
As of 11/11/09 a new process has been decided upon to clear up any confusion about the Featured Article system.
This new process is simple, anyone at any level or rank on Neoseeker can suggest an article that should be featured, even if they're the author. However, only Wiki Staff members (including Retired Staff), Contributors (with tag) and the few who have been given permission may change the article at anytime.
Also, it's been decided that the Featured Article be changed no less then once every two weeks so that each article can be viewed by a large group of visitors but is also short enough that there's something fresh on a regular basis.
Lastly, although it was a great idea by ShadowJ to keep an updated list of the past articles, such a list hasn't been update really at all thus far and so I doubt one is really needed.