Featured images are images that add significantly to articles, either by illustrating article content particularly well, or being eye-catching to the point where users will want to read its accompanying article. Taking the adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words," the images featured on the Main Page should illustrate a Wiki article in such a way as to add significantly to that article, according to the featured image criteria. All currently featured images can be found in the featured images gallery.
If you are nominating a previously nominated image, make sure you add link(s) to previous nominations. A historical list of nominations is stored in the archives.
If you are nominating an image to be replaced, make sure you provide a picture of the original image.
The image must be nominated by someone other than the person who uploaded the image. This does not apply to nominations for replacement or delisting.
Nominators are not allowed to advertise their nominations, solicit votes, or trade nominations with each other, as this would be gaming the system.
Note to nominators
Describe the image. The description should describe the image itself, and not anything else. The description should not be biased, and avoid superlatives, such as "most", "greatest", "best", etc.
Be creative. Descriptions beginning with "A picture of..." and "A view of..." are not appropriate and should be avoided.
Avoid redundancy. Do not repeat the title of the image in the description. Try reading the title and the description together to see how it sounds. For example, Kharidian Desert, a shimmering oasis sounds better than Kharidian Desert, a shimmering oasis in the Kharidian Desert.
Do not change the image while it is being voted on. - Changing an image by uploading a new version of the image, or by changing to a different file of a similar subject could void all votes made before the change, and may lead to confusion.
As RuneScape's graphics get updated, featured images can become obsolete. When this occurs, a section on this page should be made, stating that the image is obsolete and requesting that someone nominate a suitable replacement. If there is no nomination for replacement within two weeks, the image will be delisted. If the replacement fails, the image will be delisted. The only exception to this is if the image is of such historical significance that it adds to the relevant mainspace page, in which case the image may remain featured. Arguments for this should be held in the aforementioned section on this page.
What type of images do you think should be featured more?
Delist - There's absolutely nothing going on in the image. It's just some goblins in an inaccessible place; the scenery is quite bland with the red stuff and the firepit glow is now gone. -- Alchez 09:49, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
Support - The image still looks as good as it used to, and the goblins do need to be updated. I'm wondering though, is the size of that image the maximum size of the screen during the cutscene? And if not, could you try getting a slightly bigger pic? JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 09:28, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
Weak support - (as in, support replacement, weak support to remain FIMG) It looks good when thumb'd, but the cutscene's nature doesn't make the image show much of the surrounding... Fswe1 14:33, October 23, 2012 (UTC)
New image - Has the same angle and such as the old one. Sorry for the lateness, extend nomination if ye want. Wahisietel(Talk) 14:21, October 26, 2012 (UTC)
Support #2 - Has what I liked about the original. The Last PunTalk 17:03, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
Support 2, nomination extended - I like the mushrooms in 2 better. Extended nomination because apparently people are not capable of completing one nomination before starting a new one. User:Urbancowgurl777/Signature 17:14, October 28, 2012 (UTC)
Delist- Wasn't really a very good image to begin with, the council use the pre-facial features update models, and Lumbridge Sage uses his old model too. Wahisietel(Talk) 14:22, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Support - Could use slightly more downward angle but ah well. Fswe1 09:25, October 20, 2012 (UTC)
Delist - The faces are just all outdated, and looking at the knight, all body models are also still from RS SD. This is just not a good enough image anymore compared to the rest of the FIMGs. When Jagex updates all the models, I'd be happy to have it as FIMG again. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 09:31, October 22, 2012 (UTC)
Extended - If this one doesn't get more comments, it will be delisted for being obsolete, and have the file replaced. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger19:28, October 28, 2012 (UTC)