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Featured Article Candidates
Evaluation for featured article (FA) status takes place here. Any page is eligible to be submitted for evaluation, including group pages and user pages. The only requisite is that the page follows the criteria; it doesn't need to be satisfied absolutely. Ultimately the page should be something the community wants to be placed on the main page, where it's highly visible and assumed to be exemplary; it should fulfill some notion of special.

In determining whether or not a page becomes featured, the candidate will be discussed and if there are no major concerns raised at the end of 7 days, the page will achieve featured status. During the 7 days any major concerns can be addressed, either by refuting them or improving the page to fix the problem. If discussion on the candidate goes further than 7 days, participants may continue discussing or altering the page without the submission being automatically closed.

Please note this is not a vote. When making a supporting or opposing claim, back up the claim with reasons or evidence. However, there should be at least three users commenting on a submission for the submission process to be considered valid. This is to avoid a page slipping through unnoticed.

Be aware that the criteria for different types of candidates—articles, groups, and user pages—changes to reflect different requirements; it does not make sense, for example, to have "neutrality" as a criteria for user pages. Remember these are guidelines only and candidates do not need to follow the criteria to the letter.

Articles that achieve featured article status should have the FA star (Featured Article) placed on the page.

If at sometime, after a page has achieved featured status, substantial changes are made that seem to degenerate the page past the level at which it was submitted, then the page can be resubmitted here and be re-evaluated. The same criteria and process follows; if a major concern is raised that cannot be addressed, then the page loses its featured status.


  • Submit candidates under the appropriate header (Articles, Group pages, User Pages), beneath its respective Candidates header.
  • Make a level four header with the linked name of the page you are submitting.
  • Make a level five header labelled Comments and put in brackets the name of the page your submitting (so that someone can jump to individual comment sections which otherwise would be identical and dysfunctional). The comment section is a free-for-all discussion, so there's no need for supporting or opposing headers, numbering or bullet-pointing, nor bolding anything.


  • Substitute the text in RED CAPITALS with the details of your submission.
===Article Criteria===
===Article Candidates===


These include glossary pages, event pages including historical events, locations, guides and tactics.

Article Criteria

  1. NPOV - The article must be from a neutral point of view; articles should avoid taking sides (such as emphasizing zombies over humans, or a particular group or opinion). Exceptions may be made, depending on the article and community decision.
  2. Complete - No major facts or details are neglected; it is finished as can be.
  3. Well Written - The writing is grammatically correct and clear; it communicates what it's trying to say.
  4. Generally Awesome - This is a joke criteria, hence it is very serious.

Article Candidates

Submit candidates here.

Big Game Ruin Hunting

I'd like some feedback on this article, it's on the shorter side but I think it concisely describes the context surrounding the sport and I've always tried to ensure it has the most up to date big AP records on there (as best I can).

Please give any feedback on the article. I'd love to work on it and get it onto FA. A ZOMBIE ANT 11:58, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

I wonder if you can somehow graph all the big ruins somehow... a frequency distribution, for example (although the data points would be in ranges, e.g., repairs 50-75, 75-100, etc.). And maybe include something that allows the reader to get a better appreciation for how long it takes for a ruin to get to these triple digit states. But this looks prettty good! --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 14:06, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Such a table could easily be added, it is only 1ap a day after all. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:47, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Great ideas- Ross what resources do we have cataloguing all the large repairs? The only one I can recall straight away is the ruinbag template and the 3-D repairs template. A ZOMBIE ANT 23:19, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
I think 404 have a repair gallery as well. As per my note on Kevans page I know the repair record has been totally smashed since. --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 21:37, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Do you foresee a time in which you'd be comfortable sharing the figure and proof? A ZOMBIE ANT 23:15, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
The biggest ruins could be presented as a template with some image, or the ExtremeRepair template, to make them more trophy like? Article is sweet and deserves to get featured! -- ∀UDIO∀TTACK (talk) 21:40, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Good suggestion, I'll make a nice table or something. A ZOMBIE ANT 23:19, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

5th of November

The 5th of November is the day when survivors lead an army to attempt to retake Ridleybank, and zombies fight to protect the zombie homeland. Also, it is an event that happens next month, so it would make sense to feature it then. Jerran1 NecroConnect Creator/Admin 22:19, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Did the event actually not occur in 2011, 2013, and 2014? If so, something to that effect should be stated in the article. If not, some content/information on those years should be added. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 22:31, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
I honestly don't know. I stopped playing Urban Dead for a few years, and i've never had a part in planning it until this year. Jerran1 NecroConnect Creator/Admin 22:45, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
I always loved these events and tried to check them out often as I could, sadly though this article is generally not very good. And from memory most of the events were suicide runs that ended a day or so. I would not recommend this for featured article status. A ZOMBIE ANT 14:40, 22 July 2016 (UTC)
As the instigator of one of those suicide runs I think there's some value to it. Everybody knows that in the end, it always results in a ruin, panick among the occasional trenchie and a lot of jabbing needing to be done afterwards. For the survivor side, it's a good way to come together and do what the game is about: fight against the inevitable fatal zombie maul or bite. I'd take a chance on that every day of the year, and whether it's over within the first 24 hours or it takes weeks to end, there's always some fun in the preparations, cooperation and aftermath you don't really see the rest of the year. That being said, I agree with DDR on the quality of the article. It's hastily structured, information is presented inconsistently and overall it's just quite ugly. Get that fixed and this'll have my vote. PB&J 15:14, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Modern Suburbia: Surviving Level One

This is still one of the two beginner guides that I shout out to newbies when I run across them ingame (along with the basic First Day in Malton). It was written while the city was redder than it is now, and could possibly use a bit of tweaking based on that fact (the main issue with revive points now, for instance, seems to be finding a manned and active one, not the overclogging of points). But the nuts and bolts of it is still 99% applicable. It's no-nonsense, tells you all the crucial stuff you actually need to know about how to survive the first couple levels in an over-caded city, and has a sense of humor to boot. Plus it even has the "good article" checkbox at the top!

-- Jen T | SFHNAS | PK 14:09, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

A minute read, it looks good to me. Worth updating if someone wants to stick their nose in. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 00:05, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Needs a bit of an upgrade, still a worthwile read, but alass not the best looking page on the wiki. Could use some wiki-magic to make it more than a text wall. PB&J 15:17, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Survivor-Zombie Imbalance

I'm using this as a workshop. Hopefully, we can get this featured. So, questions. How do we want this formatted? Do we want detailed history about the ratio (as is present in the current page)? What kind of theories/interpretations? What else? --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 16:15, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

01:45, 28 December 2013 (UTC) Updated. Marked a couple of sections that could use input.

Comments (Survivor-Zombie Imbalance)

Graph & summary: I enjoy the horizontal month/year labels better compared to the old mm/yyyy formats, more readable. The events and update pointers are great. Good work I love it!

Event Details: I found this an informative read and even clicked through to read about events I never knew about. I don't feel the details are required, but provide a nice historical context without clicking through. Perhaps kept out of the way near the bottom or an archive link, to supplement the summary data, for those curious to know more?

Theories: My only theory as to why Survivors outnumber Zombies, and I suffer this too, is that as humans we are morbidly drawn to a very believable (and not completely impossible) zombie apocalypse. Playing a survivor embodies this attraction. That said, after surviving a while one does get more involved, and sees the broader reason of assisting the ratios for the benefit of all fun.

Wez 15:08, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Awesome! I'll try to include Rooster's history stuff in the current page with updates, and stick it somewhere in the page lower down. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 19:00, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
Not a fan. Interesting read for the veteran player (and Kevan...), but very little added value as a whole. Not so much the content that puts me on the "no"-side, I think it's the subject itself. Do we really want to Feature an article on the front page that has the decline of the player base as its first visual? Might scare new players, so no from me. PB&J 15:20, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

the Edson Building

It's one of the most fleshed out minor location pages, and one of the main reasons I'm nominating this is so I can get the right feedback so I can get it to FA-quality. I'm proud of it as it is (and it's being more integrated with the rest of the area every time I edit it), but I want to get something new up here. Thanks in advance! PB&J 20:45, 28 May 2013 (BST)

Comments (the Edson Building)

It looks pretty good. A couple comments: the article says the building is eight stories, but the accompanying photo only seems to be 4-5 stories. Also, it's probably a good idea to incorporate the in-game description of the building into the article (as it's a "canon" source), whether directly or subtly - I'm not in the area or I would visit and look up how the building appears in-game. Bob Moncrief EBDW! 22:42, 28 May 2013 (BST)

Thanks! I changed the amount of stories the building has to four. Yeah, I've been thinking about that, but I'm not even close to that area. PB&J 22:55, 28 May 2013 (BST)

Move the contents line below the header and align it right. Makes the page so much more neater. --Rosslessness 23:08, 28 May 2013 (BST)

Not sure what you mean by that, sorry? PB&J 23:16, 28 May 2013 (BST)
Like I edited it. --Rosslessness 12:38, 29 May 2013 (BST)
Oh, I see, thanks :) Looks a lot better now indeed PB&J 12:41, 29 May 2013 (BST)

I think we're good with this. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 00:34, 26 June 2013 (BST)

I'm still not sure if I'm comfortable with its featuring unless someone goes to the building and incorporates its interior/exterior description. I'd suggest putting this on hold for a bit; I can add the info if BB4 heads through Lukinswood... Bob Moncrief EBDW! 05:08, 26 June 2013 (BST)
I think I'll pop by then, since I'm only a couple suburbs away. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 02:00, 21 July 2013 (BST)
Since Gnome added it, I'm now in favor of featuring. Any further comments anyone? Bob Moncrief EBDW! 02:19, 22 July 2013 (BST)
I think we're actually good this time. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 01:55, 19 October 2013 (BST)

Update - Small lay-out issues and timeline updated. Any progress on getting this featured? PB&J 13:47, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

Wow, this page still exists? And people still care about applications filed three years ago (the last time the page was used by anyone)? -- Spiderzed 18:00, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Sure, looks like people are happy with this. If no one does it themselves, I'll remember to feature this (once I recall how...) in a few days. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 00:45, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
I've made a habit of revitalizing parts of UD, this one seemed fun enough :) PB&J 08:21, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Okay, I've featured it. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 02:30, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Group Pages

Any group page or group subpage, whether active, inactive, or historical, can be submitted.

Group Page Criteria

  1. NPOV - There should be an NPOV lead or introduction, which explains who the group is (e.g. group type, structure, size, creation). Since it's expected that the article is created from the group's perspective, the rest of the page need not be neutral. The NPOV lead only applies to the main group page.
  2. Presentation - An interesting and original page design, brought about by the code and any images, is a possible way to satisfy this criterion. Writing style and content can also satisfy the criteria.
  3. Well Written - The writing is grammatically correct and clear; it communicates what it's trying to say.
  4. Generally Awesome - This is a joke criteria, hence it is very serious.

Group Page Candidates

Submit candidates here.

East Becktown Defenders

Besides being one of the most succesful recently founded groups, the Wiki-page of this group combines great design (with several more dynamic pieces) with tools designed specifically for and by the group, and the occasional recreative banter. I think giving newer elements of the UD community a front page presence once in a while could only be beneficial. PB&J 11:55, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Comments (East Becktown Defenders)

Clean design and TRP status reporter is cool. --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 02:30, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Glad you like it. We're actually continuously developping new tools for the group, as well as more dynamic elements for the page. We're particularly fond of the Quotes-template and are using what we learned there now for a bigger and more complicated block :) PB&J 09:56, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

User Pages

Any user page or content can be submitted. For example, journals, works of fiction or stories related to zombies or Urban Dead. Note that user pages being submitted should have their own, dedicated page (a subpage).

User Page Criteria

  1. Presentation - An interesting and original page design, brought about by the code and any images, is a possible way to satisfy this criterion. Writing style and content can also satisfy the criteria. User pages that have content consistent with guides or wiki rantings still need to be accurate and complete, similar to the Article Criteria.
  2. Well Written - The writing is grammatically correct and clear; it communicates what it's trying to say.
  3. Generally Awesome - This is a joke criteria, hence it is very serious.

User Page Candidates

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Gnome's World

nuff said. --hagnat 20:56, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

This one's already featured... XP Bob Moncrief EBDW! 01:54, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment though. :) --  AHLGTG THE END IS NIGH! 02:05, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Reviewing Featured Articles

This section is for current Featured Articles for which serious objections or concerns have been raised, and are thus under review as to whether they should retain their FA status.

Older Submissions

Older submissions can be found in the archive. The archive of Featured Article reviews is located here. For even older submissions, when the good article process was used, see that archive.