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 (sticky)" (so that bots won't archive it)
  • List the reasons you think justify putting the article on the main page.

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

You should probably give it a week. Polish up and check everything about the article in the meantime!

[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/9-11
Cover abstract/Andrew SchlaflyCover abstract/Anti-vaccination movement
Cover abstract/AtheismCover abstract/Autism omnibus trialCover abstract/Baraminology
Cover abstract/Behe: The Edge of Evolution, InterviewCover abstract/Birth controlCover abstract/Chelation therapy
Cover abstract/CitizendiumCover abstract/Common descentCover abstract/Conservapedia:Conservapedian relativity
Cover abstract/CryonicsCover abstract/Evidence against a recent creationCover abstract/Evolution
Cover abstract/Expelled: Leader's GuideCover abstract/Freeman on the landCover abstract/Fundamentalism
Cover abstract/Global floodCover abstract/Herbal supplementCover abstract/Homeopathy
Cover abstract/Intelligent designCover abstract/Lenski affairCover abstract/NaturalNews
Cover abstract/New AgeCover abstract/Non-materialist neuroscienceCover abstract/Peer review
Cover abstract/Poe's LawCover abstract/Project Blue BeamCover abstract/Pseudoscience
Cover abstract/RationalWiki Atheism FAQ for the Newly DeconvertedCover abstract/Roko's basiliskCover abstract/Same-sex marriage

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