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To edit the Featured Article page, see here.

The Featured Article section of Weezerpedia provides a short summary of an article, and is changed every 2 to 3 weeks. It pulls its data from a template page that can be changed to showcase different Weezerpedia articles.


Instructions

1. Choose an article

Choose an article that you would like to showcase on the Main Page of Weezerpedia. Be sure that it is up to Weezerpedia's standards. If it isn't, edit it! If you want to change the Featured Article on Weezerpedia but don't know which article to choose, see Weezerpedia:Featured content and choose an article from there. The only pages that you can not choose as a Featured Article are song pages or images.

2. Change the "Headline"

There is a headline above every featured article and song on the Main Page. For articles, it reads Featured Article: ARTICLE NAME. This needs to be changed if you are changing the featured article.

Click "Edit" on the Featured Article page. Look at the second line of the article. It should look like this:

{{Featured article headline|OLD ARTICLE NAME}}

Delete the old article title and put your new article title in it's place.

To use The Kitchen Tape as an example, you will make the second line of the article look like this:

{{Featured article headline|The Kitchen Tape}}

which gives you:

Featured article: The Kitchen Tape



3. Clear out old stuff, paste in new stuff

  • Delete all the information from the previous Featured Article, but DO NOT DELETE any text within the formatting <noinclude> </noinclude>. Anything within that formatting is there to help people edit that page, or to place the page in a category.

  • Copy significant information from the article, and paste it into the Featured Article page. Often times the first 4 or 5 paragraphs are used.

As is required with all Weezerpedia articles, make sure the first words that you use on the Feautred Article page are the following:
'''[[Article Name]]''' is/are/was/were..."
Be sure to make the first words an internal link to the article you're featuring by placing two brackets around it. For example, if "The Kitchen Tape" was going to be used as the Featured Article, the first line of the Featured Article text that you should be able to read on the Main Page should be...
'''''[[The Kitchen Tape]]''''' is the name of [[Weezer|Weezer's]] second demo tape and first proper album.
which gives you...

"The Kitchen Tape" is the name of Weezer's second demo tape and first proper album.
Except for the brackets around the page's name, this formatting is probably already set up on the page. You will probably only need to copy it.

4. Make edits for redundancy and style

These edits should be made only to the Featured Article page, and not the actual article. For example, if you were to copy the first few paragraphs from The Kitchen Tape, your article would incorrectly look like this:



The Kitchen Tape
Demo by Weezer
Released 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Alternative Rock
Label Independent
Weezer chronology
The Kitchen Tape
(1992)
Weezer's third demo
(1992)
"The Kitchen Tape" is the name of Weezer's second demo tape and first proper album. It was recorded in an attempt to create a "serious" demo to hand around local clubs in attempts to generate "a buzz."


Recording process
The Kitchen Tape was mostly recorded on August 2, 1992 in The Garage, but the drums were recorded in the kitchen of the Amherst House. Accordingly, it was nicknamed The Kitchen Tape. The demos were recorded using frontman Rivers Cuomo's 8-track tape recorder.
Bootlegs of this demo have surfaced, however only five were surfaced through a copy of the original. Two other songs from the tape (Undone - The Sweater Song and Only in Dreams) were released officially on The Blue Album Deluxe Edition bonus disc, Dusty Gems And Raw Nuggets. The Kitchen Tape's version of "Say It Ain't So" and "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" have not been bootlegged or officially released.






Do not include the following things in Featured Articles in order to maintain appropriate style: album info boxes, song info boxes, section headlines, track listings, external links, or "see also" sections.
Omit for redundancy: Without those section headlines, two out of the first three sentences of the article would begin with "The Kitchen Tape." Using pronouns and the like, make minor rewrites to sentences and prevent this monotony. Only make these edits to the Featured Article page, not the actual article.
The article should look more like this:





The Kitchen Tape is the name of Weezer's second demo tape and first proper album. It was recorded in an attempt to create a "serious" demo to hand around local clubs in attempts to generate "a buzz."
This album was mostly recorded on August 2, 1992 in The Garage, but the drums were recorded in the kitchen of the Amherst House. Accordingly, it was nicknamed The Kitchen Tape. The demos were recorded using frontman Rivers Cuomo's 8-track tape recorder.
Bootlegs of this demo have surfaced, however only five were surfaced through a copy of the original. Two other songs from the tape (Undone - The Sweater Song and Only in Dreams) were released officially on The Blue Album Deluxe Edition bonus disc, Dusty Gems And Raw Nuggets. The Kitchen Tape's version of "Say It Ain't So" and "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here" have not been bootlegged or officially released.





  • Try to keep article length between 200 and 300 words. This is not a strict guideline, but it is recommended.

5. Add an image

The image should be around 150px wide and aligned to the right. The following text will place an image correctly:

[[Image:PICTURE NAME|150px|right]]
This gives you an image like this (see right):
Weezer Pinkerton.jpg










6. Place the necessary links at the bottom the page

There should be links at the bottom that allow users to easily see the full article and edit the Featured Article section. Find the second to last line in the entire article. It should read:

{{Featured article links|OLD ARTICLE NAME}}

Replace OLD ARTICLE NAME with your new article name

Using Video Capture Device as an example page, this code...

{{Featured article links|Video Capture Device}}

...will give you the little links you see at the far right of this page:

full article | edit | previous featured articles


7. Tag the talk page, add the featured article category

Tag the talk page of the article that you are featuring with a Featured Article template. Every time an article is featured on Weezerpedia, a record must be made of it. This is done by typing the following text at the top of the talk page of an article:

{{Featured article|MONTH NAME AND DAY|YEAR}}

Replace the MONTH NAME AND DAY and YEAR spaces with the appropriate information.

For example, if an article was distinguished as a Featured Article on February 14, 1992, the text entered would be:

{{Featured article|February 14|1992}}

and the template would look like:


Wp logo globe.jpg This article was showcased as a Featured Article on the Main Page of Weezerpedia on February 14, 1992.



You also have to add this link to the bottom of the page you are featuring:

[[Category:Featured article]]

Weezerpedia does this because the "previous featured articles" link that you added earlier is a link to this category page, and, if you don't add your page to that category, it won't appear in that list.

8. Preview the page first

Before you save anything, preview your page by clicking "Show preview." You're saving content that's going to appear on the Main Page, so it better be perfect!

9. Pat yourself on the back!

Thank you for helping Weezerpedia! Weezerpedia can only grow if people like you help edit and contribute to it. Thanks for your effort!

See also

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