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The result of the debate was Articles that have been re-promoted to Featured status will now be added to the Main page queue like new FAs, instead of the old limit of "articles promoted before 11 February 2009". This debate also supported the idea of retroactively applying the aforementioned consensus to the Glurrg article.—Tommy9281 Friday, November 25, 2011, 23:23 UTC (Edited by 1358(Talk) on 00:22, November 26, 2011 (UTC))
Wookieepedia:Inq/FA queue checklist currently says: Note: If the article is a restored FA that was first featured on the main page before 29 January 2007, then the article will be added to the queue as per this CT.
The snowballing CT, if it passes, will change it to: Note: If the article is a restored FA that was first featured on the main page before 11 February 2009, then the article will be added to the queue as per this CT.
This CT proposes the killing of that line altogether. So, any former Featured Article, if restored to Featured status, can appear again on the main page at any time. There was some talk in Forum:CT:Re-featuring restored Featured Articles about instituting a general one- or two-year gap (eg, "A former FA can only appear on the main page again if it previously appeared on the main page at least one/two years ago"), but there was also some support for no gap. As Grunny put it: ... by the time they've been demoted, renominated, passed and reached the top of the queue, a reasonable amount of time will probably have passed.
So, let's give no gap a try. If you don't like it, that's cool. Definitely indicate in the Discussion what kind of gap you'd prefer, though (six months? One year? Two years?). If this CT fails, I'll create a new one with a gap proposed.
So: Voting "Support" will be a vote for:
Removing the line "Note: If the article is a restored FA that was first featured on the main page before (whatever date), then the article will be added to the queue as per this CT." from Wookieepedia:Inq/FA queue checklist.
Supporting the idea that any former Featured Article can again be featured on the Main Page at any time, regardless of when it previously appeared on the main page.
...although if someone manages to successfully nominate, lose status and renominate within 6 months with this new rule, I'm going to hunt down that poor little. –Tm_T(Talk) 06:06, November 17, 2011 (UTC)
The second part of this CT proposes retroactively applying this to Glurrg. Glurrg is a restored FA that regained its status less than two months ago (and is, as far as I know, the only restored FA of 2011). Nothing wrong with a little retroactivity, is there? The original CT had some.