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Help:Cover stories

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Cover stories are articles that are randomly included on the main page.


[edit] Nomination

To nominate an article:

  • Place the template {{cover}} at the top of the article's talkpage.
  • Start a new section titled "cover story", and mark it "please do not archive this section".
  • List the reasons you think justify putting the article on the main page.

All nominated articles are automagically added to category:Cover story nominees.

[edit] Approval

If and when an article is approved:

  1. Modify the talk page template to {{cover|approved}}.
  2. Create a subpage of Template:Cover abstract, with an 800-1000 character abstract of the article. It's nice to include a suitable picture in the abstract (preferably something from the article, sized to about 140px to make it fit), although it is not a requirement. Make sure the abstract is well written before following the next steps!
  3. Edit {{coverstory}} and follow the directions.
  4. Change the article's "brain" template to {{gold}} to reflect its new status.
  5. Create an "edit notice" on a subpage of Template:Editnotices/page/ using the article's title (this can be done for any article, not just cover stories) by including {{cover editnotice}} on it. This causes a mild warning ("This article is randomly featured on the Main Page. Please keep this in mind and be sure your edits are of the quality level that implies.") to come up when people edit the page. Everyone ignores it.

All approved articles are automagically added to category:Cover story articles.

[edit] Abstract

Each cover story has an abstract that is saved at Template:Cover abstract/articlename. These are randomly displayed on the front page by Template:Coverstory.

The abstracts can all be seen here:

Cover abstractCover abstract/101 evidences for a young age of the Earth and the universeCover abstract/Andrew Schlafly
Cover abstract/Anti-vaccination movementCover abstract/AtheismCover abstract/Autism omnibus trial
Cover abstract/BaraminologyCover abstract/Behe: The Edge of Evolution, InterviewCover abstract/Birth control
Cover abstract/Chelation therapyCover abstract/CitizendiumCover abstract/Common descent
Cover abstract/Conservapedia:Conservapedian mathematicsCover abstract/Conservapedia:Conservapedian relativityCover abstract/Cryonics
Cover abstract/Evidence against a recent creationCover abstract/EvolutionCover abstract/Expelled: Leader's Guide
Cover abstract/Freeman on the landCover abstract/FundamentalismCover abstract/Global flood
Cover abstract/Herbal supplementCover abstract/HomeopathyCover abstract/Intelligent design
Cover abstract/Lenski affairCover abstract/NaturalNewsCover abstract/New Age
Cover abstract/Non-materialist neuroscienceCover abstract/Peer reviewCover abstract/Poe's Law
Cover abstract/Project Blue BeamCover abstract/PseudoscienceCover abstract/RationalWiki Atheism FAQ for the Newly Deconverted
Cover abstract/Same-sex marriageCover abstract/Young Earth creationism

[edit] See also

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