Wikipedia:FAQ/Featured articles

Featured articles' FAQ

This FAQ will answer some common questions about featured articles.

What is a featured article?

A long, comprehensive, and well-written article approved by several Wikipedia editors at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates, and meeting a set of requirements, the Wikipedia:Featured article criteria.

Can I trust a featured article?

Most of it? Yes.
An arbitrarily chosen claim in it? No.
All of it? No.
Misunderstandings and phrasings that are likely to be misunderstood can be added to any Wikipedia article by anyone, and they might not be noticed for a long time.

Can I create a featured article?

If you are good at writing, and know a lot about a specific topic, it's possible. Create an article, ask for feedback to it, make sure it meets the Wikipedia:Featured article criteria and ask if it's good enough to be a featured article.

Can I edit a featured article?

Yes, if they are not protected.

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