- See a list of these articles here.
B-class articles are articles of high standard written to a professional exemplar. They are denoted by the Earth King's hat icon.
This recognition is separate from featured articles, which are articles that have been or are featured on the main page. They are also different than A-class articles, in the sense that B-class are articles of good quality that have been chosen to enhance their visibility whereas A-class are articles of excellent quality.
B-class articles are promoted and demoted by the users that make up the Standards Council.
Procedure for B-class articles
- Any user may nominate an article to be promoted to B-class by applying Template:BCnominated. The proposer should then add a link to the article under the B-class articles header in the Standards Council page, and provide a sensible reason for the promotion nomination for said class.
- The Council may decide to reject the nomination, or consider the nomination to A-class if it is considered of sufficient quality.
- If the nomination is accepted, the article is reviewed by the Council and checked for major errors or omissions.
- If the article is approved by the panel, i.e. more than half of them think it is deserving, it will be added to the B-class category and the Earth King's hat icon will be applied.
- If article standards are not kept, members of the Standards Council can freely nominate pages for demotion. If the Council thinks the article is no longer worthy, it will lose the hat icon.