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By Ian Rose and Adam Cuerden
SMS Wörth is the latest featured article on pre-WWI German ships by Parsecboy. He recently made news in the Signpost for his work on the largest ever Good Topic in Wikipedia's history, which this article forms part of, and currently seems determined to raise it to the largest featured topic, with this being just the latest of his many, many featured articles.
This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted from 15 June through 21 June.

Featured articles

Ten featured articles were promoted this week.

This image, The Kelpie by Herbert James Draper, isn't a particularly good depiction of the subject of our new featured article, kelpies: Kelpies generally appear as men, when in human shape, and are shape-shifters, usually appearing as horses, tempting riders onto them, at which point they drown them within nearby bodies of water.
Flotilla is a turn-based space combat strategy game, and the subject of a new featured article.
Paul Tibbets was pilot of the Enola Gay, the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb.
While the Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII of the United Kingdom)'s side may have won in court in the royal baccarat scandal, in which Sir William Gordon-Cumming was accused of cheating in baccarat and sued for slander, it ruined the prince's reputation for years to come.
A Liberty Head double eagle, a twenty-dollar American gold coin from about the last half of the nineteenth century.
Francis B. Spinola was the first Italian American to be elected to the United States House of Representatives.

Featured pictures

Eleven featured pictures were promoted this week.

Lacerta, Cygnus, Lyra, Vulpecula and Anser, plate 14 from Urania's Mirror, is one of the four illustrations from that set of star charts promoted this week. This completes a six-month project to raise to featured status every single one of the plates from that publication available from the Library of Congress.
Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1895.
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Gotta say that this weeks issue was beneficial for Featured Topics. After reading that SMS Wörth became a Featured Article (read it before it was published), I found out that Battleships of Germany reached 50% featured content, turning it from a Good Topic to a Featured Topic. Let it not be said that the newsletter is useless. GamerPro64 04:01, 29 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]

  • Oh, promotion is automatic? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:09, 29 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
    • Yes it is. Once a topic has at least half be of Featured Articles or Lists, it automatically becomes a Featured Topic. No nomination needed. GamerPro64 05:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
      • Well, in that case... making FTs just got a lot more attractive. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:26, 29 June 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • On the subject of Flotilla, I'm happy to say that the developer released a treasure trove of screenshots and cover art under a free license some time ago, allowing the article to be vastly better illustrated. The images are at Category:Blendo Games. Sven Manguard Wha? 04:48, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]


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