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It's Easter (well, it actually was last week), so how about either [[Eggs (toon)|Eggs]] or [[Rotten Eggs]]? [[User:RickTommy|RickTommy]] 00:05, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
It's Easter (well, it actually was last week), so how about either [[Eggs (toon)|Eggs]] or [[Rotten Eggs]]? [[User:RickTommy|RickTommy]] 00:05, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
:We're getting a little ahead here. But anyways, I don't think we did either of them. [[Eggs]] may not have much of a write-up. {{User:That'sBupkis/sig}} 00:13, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
:We're getting a little ahead here. But anyways, I don't think we did either of them. [[Eggs]] may not have much of a write-up. {{User:That'sBupkis/sig}} 00:13, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
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:How about to  change things up we put [[easter eggs]] as the featured article? Just an idea.--[[user:safariventureman|<span style="color:F90 ;">safariventureman</span>]] 02:01, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
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Welcome to featured article selection. Please help us choose and create write-ups for our best, most interesting, or otherwise noteworthy articles to appear on the main page. For ideas, check out the featured article nominations.

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Discussion archives

Other Discussion | 2005, Weeks 26-29 | 2005, Weeks 30-39 | 2005, Weeks 40-52

2006, Weeks 1-10 | 2006, Weeks 11-20 | 2006, Weeks 21-30 | 2006, Weeks 31-40 | 2006, Weeks 41-52

2007, Weeks 1-10 | 2007, Weeks 11-20 | 2007, Weeks 21-30 | 2007, Weeks 31-40 | 2007, Weeks 41-52

2008, Weeks 1-10 | 2008, Weeks 11-20 | 2008, Weeks 21-30 | 2008, Weeks 31-40 | 2008, Weeks 41-52

2009, Weeks 1-10 | 2009, Weeks 11-20 | 2009, Weeks 21-30 | 2009, Weeks 31-40 | 2009, Weeks 41-53

2010, Weeks 1-10

Article discussions

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 5 (Feb 1-7)

I'm very surprised that Characters, Toons, and Games haven't been done yet. Maybe we could do one of them? Jc iindyysgvxc 11:34, 21 November 2009 (UTC)

Not one of those currently has a prose intro that is long enough to be a proper featured article, so far as I can see. Also, we're getting out too far once again. The latest week we discuss should be, at most, ten weeks in advance of the current week, and this is eleven weeks out. Heimstern Läufer 11:59, 21 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes! Once and for all, let's keep this below ten articles before we add any new ones, please? MHarrington 05:27, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
How about one that has been suggested but passed up: the Taranchula Black Metal Detector? MHarrington 17:27, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
According to the 2010 Calendar, this month is Renaldo's retirement party. So, how about something from Dangeresque? Something that was suggested before was Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind The Dangerdesque. How about it? wbwolf (t | ed) 06:47, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
I've already got a Dangeresque-themed idea in mind, but it's not for a few more weeks at least. I want to do some dailies involving characters, but it needs to wait for at least two months, to allow for six months since October. MHarrington 00:13, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Looks like there's not much of a consensus here yet. The Characters/Toons/Games pages seem tough to have interesting write-ups for (they're really just menus and lists). The Black Metal Detector doesn't seem too interesting in and of itself; it's used used in buried and SBCG4AP, but it doesn't do anything a normal detector doesn't besides its method of beeping. Dangeresque seems to be in the works for the future. Where does that leave this week? I'm not sure if this is poor form, but I'd like to nominate an article that has been largely my work: Flipped Images. It's a fairly subtle effect, often used to parody low-quality animation like CCDos and PBTC, and something that rarely has attention drawn to it. It'd at least be worth a look, I think. Plus, if it were featured, the list of appearances might grow some, I'm sure there are some omissions. --TimMierz 19:34, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Just a quick thought,How about Superbowl Dealie to celebrate Superbowl Sunday on February 7th.Or,In response to Wbwolf,we could do something Dangeresque flavored, like Dangeresque: Puppet Squad or Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective.Or a character like Renaldo or a thing like the Nunchuck Gun.Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 16:50 25 January, 2010.
I think we should do Flipped Images. Just something to get the article up and running already. MHarrington 21:35, 29 January 2010 (UTC)
But why? That article hasn't even been around for three months.
Just because something is new doesn't mean it's not of high quality. StrongAwesome 01:17, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
And besides, it was short notice. MHarrington 00:29, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 6 (Feb 8-14)

For this week, how about Sickly Sam's Big Outing? MHarrington 02:19, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Seems like a good choice of Valentine-themed FA. Heimstern Läufer 03:19, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, we already used TGS #12 before, so Sickly Sam's Big Outing is the only Vamlumtimes Day toon left. Therefore by the Process of Elimination, we should use Sickly Sam's Big Outing. C-Son-L Sweaters 18:44, 3 January 2010 (UTC)
I second that.Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 16:58 25 January, 2010

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 7 (Feb 15-21)

How doing another set of dailies this week? I'm thinking of characters from Dangeresque, since people wanted a set of dailies themed to that series. How about: Dangeresque, Dangeresque Too, Renaldo, Cutesy Buttons, Perducci, Killingyouguy and either Craig or Baron Darin Diamonocle. MHarrington 16:54, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

I have three more ideas for a set of dailies: Main Pages (since we haven't done any Main Pages yet), e-mails from the second half of the Tandy era (last time we did a week of e-mails, we precisely covered the first half of the Tandy era [and that was a whiiiiile ago]), and Powered by The Cheat toons (since there are exactly 7 of them available). Jc iindyysgvxc 23:54, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
If we have some recent articles on emails done up, I think we should put off the Tandy-era emails until later in the year, but not necessarily give up on that one. Besides, I chose Dangeresque characters because we haven't really done much of anything related to Dangeresque at all, short of the series as a whole. MHarrington 02:58, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
I like the idea of Dangeresque dailies, but I still think this is too early. We just had a set in October. I think the very maximum of dailies we should ever have is two sets a year, and that there should always be at least six months between them. Heimstern Läufer 03:36, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Then why don't we try for the first week of March. In the meantime, how about doing an article on the suffix -èd? MHarrington 06:23, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
I helped expand that intro lately, but I think it needs to be rejiggered a bit. Otherwise, a decent selection. wbwolf (t | ed) 16:46, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
I say we do SOMETHING Dangeresque related, since Febuary is the month of Renaldo's Retirement Party. SBE-mail Checker Dan 03:15, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
Good point. Well, we'll see what the people in charge say. Of course, it's not like it hasn't happened that there has been an under-six-month hiatus between dailies before. In 2007, there was only a three-month buffer zone between daily articles, in 2007: Week 29 (in July) and Week 41 (in October). We'll have to just wait and see. MHarrington 06:00, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
I don't know if this is a good idea, but I'm just gonna throw it out there.Teen Girl Squad Issue 5.Here's my reason,February 15 is Presidents Day, and Abraham Lincoln and George Washington appear in this issue. What do you think? Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 17:03 25 January,2010
No comment. MHarrington 06:48, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 8 (Feb 22-28)

1987? (I wonder how that page has so many hits, more than some e-mails...) Jc iindyysgvxc 11:09, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, I'm kinda on the fence on that one... MHarrington 16:42, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
That one might work. I don't think we've featured any of the year articles, and this one is probably the best of the bunch, since we have some clues why they refer to that year so often. wbwolf (t | ed) 16:44, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 9 (Mar 1-7)

Now that it's the third month and officially six months after October, I think we should try again to do a set of dailies for this week. Once again, I'd like to do a set on "Dangeresque" characters, since we've never really done anything here, short of the the series as a whole. Here's what I think we should do: Dangeresque (Monday), Dangeresque Too (Tuesday), Renaldo (Wednesday), Cutesy Buttons (Thursday), Perducci (Friday), Killingyouguy (Saturday) and either Craig or Baron Darin Diamonocle (Sunday). MHarrington 20:15, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Great idea! --SamuelGuy10 21:07, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Six months after October is April, not March. Heimstern Läufer 23:16, 22 December 2009 (UTC)
Well, I think the time is right now to do this. MHarrington 03:03, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
I disagree. I still think it's too early after the most recent set of dailies. It's a real pain from the sysops' perspective of making sure all our main page images are protected, and even without that factor, I'm convinced the minimum gap between sets of dailies should be six months (making twice a year the maximum we're ever going to get). Heimstern Läufer 04:03, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
But if we were to do this in April, then wait about six months to do this, wouldn't the next one have to wait to be available until November? Usually, we do one right around October or so. Well, anyway, how about doing something like... another character relationship! I'm thinking of Marzipan and Coach Z's Relationship. That one has a surprisingly sufficient amount of text to justify it, in my book. MHarrington 07:12, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
I have no memory of us "usually" doing a set of dailies in October. If that's indeed the case, I've no doubt it's just coincidence, nothing intentional. As for Marzi and Coach Z, though, I rather like that idea. Heimstern Läufer 02:42, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 10 (Mar 8-14)

Pi? RickTommy 08:46, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

The prose intro is far too short at this point. Heimstern Läufer 13:11, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
If we're going to use this for an article, here's a start for a write-up:

Pi is a numerical constant for the ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter, written as π, and numerically as 3.14. This number was often used in the Homestar Runner universe, such as a price ($3.14), a time (3:14), "tt" replaced by π, and even a mini-game in Strong Badia the Free as "Pizza π". (more...)

That'sBupkis! 13:52, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
The article is still too short, since there is not much beyond the write up. Also, a reminder: it's not necessary to do write-ups for articles at this point, we should just stick with discussion of the merits of articles. As an alternate, would it be too soon to feature another email, such as long pants? wbwolf (t | ed) 16:14, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I'd like to throw The Beatles into this discussion. cash money tc 19:52, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
It's too short. MHarrington 03:46, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
More accurately, the intro is too short. Given the nature of the topic, I'm not sure if it would benefit from a longer intro; that would work better in Wikipedia. wbwolf (t | ed) 05:31, 8 January 2010 (UTC)
Coming back to this week, since it doesn't look like we have a viable alternative yet, may I suggest one that was passed over before, geddup noise? wbwolf (t | ed) 01:11, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
An email sounds good, but then I thought of the one on this week.. but then i thought to take it one step further and say Limozeen: "but they're in space!". I think that it's a decent article to feature. StrongAwesome 03:43, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
I think it would be better to feature the SBEmail this came from, rather than the TV Show. We're still thin on featuring ones from 2005 (and this fits the bill). Thus, I'm open to either best thing or geddup noise. wbwolf (t | ed) 04:18, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 11 (Mar 15-21)

Atari Strong Bad, Lil' Strong Bad, or Atari Homestar. RickTommy 12:20, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

You really couldn't have waited another, what, twelve hours so that you would have stayed within ten weeks as we've asked you to several times now?
As for your suggestions, both Atari articles are too short. Lil' SB might be a possibility. Heimstern Läufer 13:51, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 12 (Mar 22-28)

Marzipan's House? RickTommy 02:48, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 13 (Mar 29-Apr 4)

It's April Fools' Day, so how about homestarrunner.com Pay Plus? RickTommy 02:48, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

I think we should do something that was proposed long ago: Sbemailiarized!. MHarrington 04:23, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

HRwiki:Featured article for 2010, week 14 (Apr 5-11)

It's Easter (well, it actually was last week), so how about either Eggs or Rotten Eggs? RickTommy 00:05, 25 January 2010 (UTC)

We're getting a little ahead here. But anyways, I don't think we did either of them. Eggs may not have much of a write-up. That'sBupkis! 00:13, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
How about to change things up we put easter eggs as the featured article? Just an idea.--safariventureman 02:01, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

HRwiki:Featured article for 2010, week 15 (Apr 12-18)

It's Cheatday, so how about cheatday? RickTommy 05:20, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

It seems like you have decided that the limit is 11 weeks, as opposed to 10, which you have been reminded of repeatedly. But cheatday sounds like a good idea. StrongAwesome 12:17, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

General discussion

Daily Featured Blocks (On Occasion)

In order to make daily featured articles for one week, create pages like:

  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 1]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 2]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 3]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 4]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 5]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 6]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 0]] (redirect day 7 to this)
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