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Featured video candidates


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Featured video candidates are videos that the community will vote on, to determine whether or not they will be highlighted as some of the finest on Wikimedia Commons. This page lists the candidates to become featured videos.

There are also chronological lists of featured videos:


2019 and current month.


Formal thingsEdit

NominatingEdit

Guidelines for nominatorsEdit

Featured video pages:

Featured video criteriaEdit

The following characteristics should be considered for nominating video:

  • File format: Video is compressed using Theora or Webm, for digital videos is at least 1280x720 pixels or equivalent, for older videos is at least 640x480 pixels.
  • Stable image: Video is not excessively shaky and appears to have been shot using a tripod or other stabilizing device.
  • Composition and camera movement: The style of these videos are intended to be simple and clean. No quick zooms or handheld walk-throughs. Any movement within the frame (panning, tilting, or zooming) should be done slowly so that the viewer is able to focus on the detail of the images.
  • Visual clarity of subject: Main subject of the video, as well as specific shots, should be in focus and well lit (not over or underexposed). Compression quality should also be considered, with the video appearing to be clear and free of pixelated video that may be the result of choosing a low compression quality.
  • Highly illustrative: The video should have a focus and clearly represent a characteristic of the subject.
  • Free of distractions: Video does not contain noise or images that distract the viewer from the primary subject.
  • Color: Should not be over or under saturated.
  • Audio: If there is narration or relevant ambient noise, it should be at a consistent level throughout the duration of the video. Captions in the video's original language are recommended, but not required.

See Category:Featured videos for previously Featured videos.

Adding a new nominationEdit

If you believe that you have found or created a video that could be considered valuable, with appropriate video description and licensing, then do the following.

Step 1: copy the video name into this box, after the text already present in the box, for example, Commons:Featured video candidates/File:Your video filename.ogg. Then click on the "create new nomination" button.

All single files:

For renominations, simply add /2 after the filename. For example, Commons:Featured video candidates/File:Foo.ogg/2

All set nomination pages should begin "Commons:Featured video candidates/Set/", e.g. "Commons:Featured video candidates/Set/My Nomination".


Step 2: Follow the instructions on the page that you are taken to, and save that page.

Step 3: manually insert a link to the created page at the top of Commons:Featured video candidates/candidate list: Click here, and add the following line to the TOP of the nominations list:

{{Commons:Featured video candidates/File:Your video filename.webm}}

Recommended: Please add a category from the list at FV.

VotingEdit

Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote. Everybody can vote for his/her own nominations. Anonymous (IP) votes are not allowed.

You may use the following templates:

  • {{Support}} (Symbol support vote.svg Support),
  • {{Oppose}} (Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose),
  • {{Neutral}} (Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral),
  • {{Comment}} (Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment),
  • {{Info}} (Pictogram voting info.svg Info),
  • {{Question}} (Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question),
  • {{Request}} (Pictogram voting question-blue.svg Request).

You may indicate that the video has no chance of success with the template {{FVX|reason - ~~~~}}, where reason explains why the video is clearly unacceptable as an FV. The template can only be used when there are no support votes other than the one from the nominator.

A well-written review helps participants (creators, nominators and reviewers) improve their skills by providing insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a video. Explain your reasoning, especially when opposing a candidate (which has been carefully selected by the author/nominator). English is the most widely understood language on Commons, but any language may be used in your review. A helpful review will often reference one or more of the criteria listed above.

Unhelpful reasons for opposing include:

  • No reason
  • "I don't like it" and other empty assessments
  • "You can do better" and other criticisms of the author/nominator rather than the video

Remember also to put your signature (~~~~).

Above all, be politeEdit

Please don't forget that the video you are judging is somebody's work. Avoid using phrases like "it looks terrible" and "I hate it". If you must oppose, please do so with consideration. Also remember that your command of English might not be the same as someone else's. Choose your words with care.

Happy judging… and remember... all rules can be broken.

See alsoEdit

Table of contentsEdit

Contents

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Featured video candidatesEdit

File:Cat lapping water off ground in slow motion.gk.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 12 Nov 2019 at 11:27:41
To visit the nomination page click here.


  File location


File:Cliorismia ardea - 2019-06-15.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 12 Nov 2019 at 11:25:04
To visit the nomination page click here.


  File location


File:Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, 1969.ogvEdit

Voting period ends on 12 Nov 2019 at 05:52:43
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  File location


File:Myennis octopunctata - 2019-08-30.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Nov 2019 at 04:29:32
To visit the nomination page click here.


(File Location)


File:Digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) shutter in slow motion.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Nov 2019 at 04:26:38
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(File Location)


File:Peacock walking and eating.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 9 Nov 2019 at 04:24:53
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(File Location)


File:Nähmaschine Slow Motion.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 12:58:46
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(File Location)


  • Category: Commons:Featured videos/Other
  •   Info created by Ubahnverleih - uploaded to commons by Ubahnverleih - nominated by Eatcha -- Eatcha (talk) 12:58, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Eatcha (talk) 12:58, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • This is a hard one for me. On one hand, this is the sort of thing I'd like to see us have more educational videos of. Slowing it down is a potentially helpful way to do that. With this one, I'm not sure how much I actually got out of it, though. It's more or less the same shot/same action for the duration, there's no explanation, and there's not much that becomes visible due to the slow motion that wasn't visible in the first couple seconds... — Rhododendrites talk |  13:22, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Nationale zwemkampioenschappen 1948.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 11:42:04
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(File Location)


  • Category: Commons:Featured videos/Sports
  •   Info created by Polygoon Hollands Nieuws (producent) / Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (beheerder) - uploaded to commons by Trijnstel - nominated by Eatcha -- Eatcha (talk) 11:42, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Eatcha (talk) 11:42, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Erring on the side of   Support, even though there's some context missing for someone who doesn't speak Dutch. — Rhododendrites talk |  13:24, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
    • @Rhododendrites: I've added an English translation now. Perhaps a license reviewer could approve the license as well? :-) Trijnsteltalk 20:03, 13 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Sandpile Matemateca 23.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 11:28:08
To visit the nomination page click here.


(File Location)


File:Woodcock in Bryant Park (92857).webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 11:24:02
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(File Location)


  • Category: Commons:Featured videos/Nature
  •   Info created by Rhododendrites - uploaded to commons by Rhododendrites - nominated by Eatcha -- Eatcha (talk) 11:24, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Eatcha (talk) 11:24, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Thanks for nominating. It is woefully short, though, so I don't know if it's FV worthy. We'll see. This woodcock seemed quite out of place in Bryant Park, a very busy city park in New York. It's uncommon to see a bird on the ground other than a pigeon or sparrow, since the park is much more for people than for wildlife (for birds, there's Central Park). So it was kind of a big deal among birdwatchers. You can hear a bunch of camera shutters around me while taking this short video. :) — Rhododendrites talk |  13:48, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Neutral Very nice, but a bit short. Christian Ferrer (talk) 14:58, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

File:St. Lambertus (Immerather Dom) 2016.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 11:20:57
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(File Location)


File:Aerial View of The Vessel at Hudson Yards, New York City.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 11:16:30
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(File Location)


File:Baha'i Temple -- Wilmette , IL -- Drone Video (DJI Spark).webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 11:02:03
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(File Location)


  • Category: Commons:Featured videos/Drone
  •   Info created by Kurt Elster - u/n by Eatcha -- Eatcha (talk) 11:02, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support I read that thread about church at COM:fpc talk page. Trying to nominate religious building of different religion. -- Eatcha (talk) 11:02, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support cloudy day is a bummer, but good documentation of a notable place — Rhododendrites talk |  14:18, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Aurora borealis timelapse.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 8 Nov 2019 at 10:49:52
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(File Location)


  • Category: Commons:Featured videos/Time-lapse
  •   Info created by Harriniva Hotels&Safaris - uploaded to commons by Matanya - nominated by Eatcha -- Eatcha (talk) 10:49, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Eatcha (talk) 10:49, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment This is most definitely featurable, but what do people think about cutting this at :20? The information in the front text would really be better in the description, I think. In addition to including a typo, it also provides a big link to a company website, which isn't so good. There's another author credit at the end, so I don't think there's much in terms of an attribution concern with editing... Thoughts? — Rhododendrites talk |  14:27, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  • I support the cuts -- Eatcha (talk) 15:24, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
I am fine with cutting. matanya talk 16:25, 12 October 2019 (UTC)
  Done -- Eatcha (talk) 04:21, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Thanks for cutting, Eatcha. To clarify what I meant, though, I think we should retain the credit at the end. Like with a watermark in a photo, there may be implications for attribution. Someone might correct me, though. I certainly support removing the text in the beginning, though. — Rhododendrites talk |  04:34, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment uploaded a new file (with end credit) - Eatcha (talk) 05:19, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support — You should add in the description the time period in which the footage was taken. With the opening credits removed, a viewer may think this is a single night's footage. Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 06:19, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
      Done -- Eatcha (talk)

File:Pepper Introduction.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 6 Nov 2019 at 10:32:29
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(File Location)


File:Green-Wood Cemetery parrots (54862).webmEdit

Voting period ends on 4 Nov 2019 at 22:58:53
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(File Location)

  • Category: Commons:Featured videos/Nature
  •   Info Monk parakeet nest in the gate to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NYC. created/uploaded/nominated by — Rhododendrites talk |  22:58, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support In the US, our only native parrots are extinct. At some point, however, monk parakeets were shipped from Argentina to New York for the pet trade, and some escaped. Over the years, they developed a few colonies around Brooklyn. Probably the best known is the one at Green-Wood Cemetery, because they chose to nest in its big, decorative gate. You can see the full gate, with the nest at the very top, in this photo. A little more info here. As for the video, they get more active around the :20 mark[edited now]. Also, there's what looks to be some sort of [courtship?] move between the pair of parrots towards the left starting at :34. — Rhododendrites talk |  22:58, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - I think that's courtship, too. This video is a little short, but it's interesting. I used to teach at Brooklyn College, where a bunch of these birds nest on the lights at the top of tall poles in the athletic fields I used to walk through. They're very chattery - not in any human language, though, just in their own. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:20, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Eatcha (talk) 08:24, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Nice. --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 19:01, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  • @Eatcha, Ikan Kekek, Frank Schulenburg: In the version initially uploaded, there's about 20 seconds of inactivity in the beginning, which includes a minor camera shake. I uploaded a new version cutting that out, here: File:Green-Wood Cemetery parrots (54862) edit.webm and hoped to get it merged into the original (as a new version) before anyone voted here. It's still not done, so a question for the three of you: do you agree with me that the edit is the better version? Mainly noting Ikan's comment about it being a little short. — Rhododendrites talk |  19:28, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment - I do agree. The shortened version is more exciting. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 20:22, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Update: Files merged. Updated description accordingly. — Rhododendrites talk |  21:12, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Stockholm drone patrol.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 31 Oct 2019 at 12:01:03
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(File Location)


File:The Preparation of East Friesian tea.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 28 Oct 2019 at 11:53:37
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(File Location)

  •   Info created by Matthias Süßen - uploaded to commons by Matthias Süßen - nominated by Matthias Süßen -- Matthias Süßen (talk) 11:53, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Matthias Süßen (talk) 11:53, 1 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment That's a very well made video, both from the technical side of things (resolution etc.) and content-wise (although the file name is a but misleading, as only a short section of the video is about the preparation of the tea). Two points: 1) I've never seen a cube-shaped sugar crystal. 2) Are you sure that you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions of mysimpleshow.com? At a quick glance, it does not look like they would be compatible with COM:LICENSE. --El Grafo (talk) 14:23, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

  Comment. Well. I created that video at a workshop at Wikimana 2016 and told them, that i will upload it to commons. -Matthias Süßen (talk) 15:07, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

  •   Info When I made the video, the terms of use were obviously different: Simpleshow foundation supports authors with a half-automated video creation tool (mysimpleshow) to create videos for Wikimedi Commons / Wikipedia through an easy workflow. Here are first videos created with the tool and based on the Wikipedia articles: . --Matthias Süßen (talk) 14:03, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support Great explanation, high educational value, technically well executed. Awesome! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 00:48, 2 October 2019 (UTC) (full disclosure: my grandmother's family came from some part of Frisia and I'm a tea drinker)
  •   Support -- Eatcha (talk) 12:02, 4 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Comment - It's a breezy video and is educational in various ways, but I find the constant wiping across the screen somewhat off-putting. For the record, I'm a tea drinker and don't drink coffee, but the claims about tea vs. coffee in the video aren't substantiated with any statistics, so I consider them questionable unless some references are provided. I also find the pronunciations and voice somewhat grating. Sorry, I hope it's not something about my mood speaking. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:26, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose - Sorry, I just have a hard time getting behind most SimpleShow videos. They are intended to be explainer videos, but I find that they usually don't add much, if anything, beyond the text itself. Often, in fact, they provide worse information than just the text itself because they try to cram complex concepts into generic clip art that, at best, doesn't add anything, and at worst is misleading. For example, "Mixture" here is represented by a kitchen stand mixer that I'm quite sure isn't used for mixing tea. The "more and more people have problems with caffeine" combines a group of happy people (?) with someone who looks to have depression or psychological problems? "Kluntjes" is represented by sugar cubes, but none of the images I see of them are cubes (this one could just be my ignorance, though)? "Better quality of life" is a stamp of the letter Q? "Strong tea" is a flexing bicep with a twinkle sound, and "three steps" is an image of three stairs. Beyond all of this, there are claims in here, such as those talking about how caffeine/coffee/tea do/don't affect people, that make the absence of sources here kind of problematic. I appreciate the intent, and relative to other SimpleShow videos this one is just fine, but I can't see featuring them. — Rhododendrites talk |  23:57, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

File:Video Shows Damage Done to Notre Dame Cathedral by Fire - Wo.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 27 Oct 2019 at 14:38:44
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(File Location)


File:09. Гасење вар како силно егзотермент процес.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 24 Oct 2019 at 17:04:16
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(File Location)


File:Japanmakaken im Jigokudani Monkey Park bei der Fellpflege.webmEdit

Voting period ends on 19 Oct 2019 at 19:30:31
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(File Location)

  • Invalid vote. Account created today. Please read the guidelines: "Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote". -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:19, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

File:WASPS-Women-Airforce-Service-Pilots-Training-1943-Army-Navy-Screen-Magazine-No.-16.ogvEdit

Voting period ends on 18 Oct 2019 at 19:08:56
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(File Location)


  • Category: Commons:Featured videos/Historical
  •   Info created by United States Army - uploaded to commons by Megalibrarygirl - nominated by Coffeeandcrumbs -- Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 19:08, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Coffeeandcrumbs (talk) 19:08, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support - wow is that narration uncomfortable to watch, but it's a good historical document that covers a group of women worth highlighting on the main page — Rhododendrites talk |  20:50, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Eatcha (talk) 11:27, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support per Rhododendrites. The narration is horribly sexist, but that's what it was like then; now, sexism in mainstream documentaries would be expressed much more circumspectly. Otherwise, it's a really well-made documentary about an important piece of history. I think it's an obvious FV. -- Ikan Kekek (talk) 01:43, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support -- Feminist (talk) 11:57, 7 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Invalid vote. Account created today. Please read the guidelines: "Editors whose accounts have at least 10 days and 50 edits can vote". -- Basile Morin (talk) 12:21, 7 October 2019 (UTC)


Delisting candidatesEdit

Closing a featured video promotion requestEdit

The botEdit

Note that the description below is for manual closure, this is mostly not needed anymore as there exists a bot (FVCBot) that counts the votes and handles the process below. However after the bot has counted the votes a manual review step is used to make sure the count is correct before the bot again picks up the work.

Manual procedureEdit

Any experienced user may close requests.

  1. In Commons:Featured video candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate video, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    {{FVC-results-reviewed|support=x|oppose=x|neutral=x|featured=("yes" or "no")|category=xxx (leave blank if "featured=no")|sig=~~~~}}
    (for example see Commons:Featured video candidates/File:Tverskaya Street in Moscow, Russia (May 1896).webm). See also {{FVC-results-reviewed}}.
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate video template and add after the video tag
    featured or not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. If it is featured:
    • Add the video to the list of the four most recently featured videos of an appropriate category of Commons:Featured videos, list as the first one and delete the last one, so that the number is four again.
    • Also add the video to an appropriate subpage of Commons:Featured videos, list. Click on the most appropriate link beneath where you just added it as one of the four videos.
    • Add the template {{Assessments|featured=1}} to the video description page.
      • If it was an alternative video, use the subpage/com-nom parameter: For example, if File:Foo.jpg was promoted at Commons:Featured video candidates/File:Bar.jpg, use {{Assessments|featured=1|com-nom=Bar.jpg}}
      • If the video is already featured on another wikipedia, just add featured=1 to the Assessments template. For instance {{Assessments|enwiki=1}} becomes {{Assessments|enwiki=1|featured=1}}
      • Add the video to the chronological list of featured videos. Put it in the gallery using this format: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], uploaded by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]], nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
      • The # should be replaced by 1 for the first video nominated that month, and counts up after that. Have a look at the other noms on that page for examples.
      • You may simplify this if multiple things were done by the same user. E.g.: File:xxxxx.jpg|# - '''Headline'''<br>created, uploaded, and nominated by [[User:xxxxx|xxxxx]]
    • Add == FP promotion ==
      {{FPpromotion|File:XXXXX.jpg}} to the Talk Page of the nominator.
  5. As the last step (whether the video is featured or not; including {{FPX}}ed, {{FPD}}ed and withdrawn nominations), open Commons:Featured video candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination you've just finished closing. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured video candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured video candidates/Log/October 2019), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.

Closing a delisting requestEdit

  1. In Commons:Featured video candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate video, then [edit].
    Add the result of the voting at the bottom (on a new line with a space first)
    '''Result:''' x delist, x keep, x neutral => /not/ delisted. ~~~~
    (for example see Commons:Featured video candidates/removal/video:Astrolabe-Persian-18C.jpg)
  2. Also edit the title of the delisting candidate video template and add after the video tag
    delisted or not delisted
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] === becomes === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], delisted ===
  3. Move the actual template from Commons:Featured video candidates/candidate list to the bottom of the actual month page on Commons:Featured video candidates/Log/October 2019.
  4. If the outcome was not delisted, stop here. If it is delisted:
    1. Remove the video from Commons:Featured videos, list and any subpages.
    2. Replace the template {{Featured video}} on the video description page by {{Delisted video}}. If using the {{Assessments}} template, change featured=1 to featured=2 (do not change anything related to its status in other featured video processes). Also, remove the video from all categories like Featured videos of ....
    3. Add a delisting-comment to the original entry in chronological list of featured videos in bold-face, e. g. delisted 2007-07-19 (1-6) with (1-6) meaning 1 keep and 6 delist votes (change as appropriate). The video in the gallery is not removed.
  5. If this is a Delist and Replace, the delisting and promotion must both be done manually. To do the promotion, follow the steps in the above section. Note that the assessment tag on the file page and the promotion tag on the nominator's talk page won't pick up the /replace subpage that these nominations use.

Archiving a withdrawn nominationEdit

  1. In Commons:Featured video candidates/candidate list click on the title/link of the candidate video, then [edit].
    In the purpose that the FVCBot will not mark withdrawn nominations with a "to be reviewed" template and put them in Category:Featured video candidates awaiting closure review just like if they were on the usual list, put the following "no" template:
    {{FVC-results-reviewed|support=X|oppose=X|neutral=X|featured=no|category=|sig=--~~~~}}
  2. Also edit the title of the candidate video template and add after the video tag
    not featured
    For example:
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]] ===
    becomes
    === [[:File:XXXXX.jpg]], not featured ===
  3. Save your edit.
  4. Open Commons:Featured video candidates/candidate list, click on [edit], and find the transclusion of the nomination. It will be of the form:
    {{Commons:Featured video candidates/File:XXXXX.jpg}}
    Copy it to the bottom of Commons:Featured video candidates/Log/October 2019), save that page, and remove it from the candidate list.