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[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 21 (May 21-27)

montage. (see below) This one will require a bit of timing, and thus could be moved up or back depending on TBC's schedule, but we should feature this email when the release of email #173 is imminent. — It's dot com 01:20, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Ooooh... montage on #email 173... I like it, but I believe the featured article changes on Sundays, and email #173 should be out most likely on either a Monday or Tuesday... So, I'd like to see it happen, but it may be too hard to do. If so, a rough estimate should suffice. I'm taking a wild random guess that estimate is somewhere around here. Bluebry 01:25, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
Well, it looks like #173 isn't going to happen by this week, but just a note about releasing montage alongside it: after #172 is out and we anticipate that #173 might be released, we could always wait 24 hours or so to begin that week's Featured Article. That is, have montage and another one ready, and begin the FA as soon as it's evident what the new update is going to be. Trey56 13:15, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
'Tis genius, I say! However, if there are three emails released in a row, I see this: Monday April 30, #171, Monday May 7, #172, and then Monday May 14, #173. Now, I estimate that it will be this week, or in the two weeks after, so to be honest, next week is a fairly good spot. But we'll adapt and plan around it.
But, if 173 doesn't come out this week, or for a back-up article, I think we should do the ever so medium-length Strong Sad's iPod. Or if we want longer, I don't see Thnikkaman bolded on the nomination page. Here comes the Featured Article... Bluebry 01:23, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
"Thnikkarticle". Ow! My bad pun reflex! Anyway, I think Thnikkaman is a good choice. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 10:03, 3 May 2007 (UTC)
Something that's not a character; we've featured two characters in a row. Heimstern Läufer 17:26, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
How about DNA Evidence. The mystery would make a great featured article! User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man
Too short, I think. Heimstern Läufer 06:26, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
How about Couch Mumbling? We just had another occurrence of it in underlings, so it's relevant. Also, it's a good length, and it's a major running gag. Trey56 06:31, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
By the way, there isn't even an email 172 yet. And If we're gonna feature montage it doesn't have to be the week of email 173. At this time, many people are looking forward to 173 and will understand why montage is featured. And if we feature a different article and see sbemail 173 is gonna come out early on a Monday, we could quickly change it to montage. Homestar-Winner (talk) 09:43, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
DELETED seems like a good choice. Anybody agree? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 23:44, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
I really like DELETED, the only problem is how little prose there is in the intro, as this is what would appear on the main page. If there's some way to expand this intro or incorporate other parts of the page in the writeup, I'd be all for this one. If not, Couch Mumbling seems good to me. Heimstern Läufer 00:00, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
How about we start about the history of DELETED and say a little bit about what E-mails Strong Bad deletes and the rest will tell itself. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 00:04, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
I rewrote and expanded the lead section for DELETED, but it may need some more work. Trey56 07:45, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
My vote would either be for DELETED or perhaps for -'d.· · T2|Things 21:45, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 22 (May 28-Jun 3)

montage. (see above) The time has come. — It's dot com 19:50, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Second. In fact, third. ¤ The Dang, Pom Pom, you see that? That's a nice golbol. Talk to me. 20:16, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Completely necessary. Really, we've had consensus to do this for some weeks; we just didn't know when exactly. Heimstern Läufer 23:48, 21 May 2007 (UTC)
Yup, agreed. Trey56 23:50, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 23 (Jun 4-10)

The Paper. This one goes hand-in-hand with the above. (Yes, I know we already featured The Paper on week 47 of 2005.) — It's dot com 01:20, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

No Paper, as it was already featured. And I can also see a whole lot shinoligans going on the page with reverts after tons of new info is added. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 07:10, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
If not The Paper, how about Bear Holding A Shark since it hasn't been featured yet and it features an excellent writing choice. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man
I could see re-featuring if email 173 results in a drastic change to the article, thus justifying putting the new info on the main page. But at this time we don't know if that will happen (remember, TBC may not actually have SB upgrade to an inkjet at all and may just dismiss it quickly). At any rate, I think it would be best for us not to re-feature immediately after 173: if there's no substantial change, it will not be worth re-featuring at all; if there is a substantial change, we'll likely need time for the dust to settle on the article, so to speak. Heimstern Läufer 23:10, 27 April 2007 (UTC)
Bear Holding a Shark seems a little short. Note to self: come up with a good suggestion for this week. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 09:53, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

I think it's time that Fonts got the spotlight for once. It's grown quite a bit. Anyone agree? ¤ The Dang, Pom Pom, you see that? That's a nice golbol. Talk to me. 19:29, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

I think it would be interesting to see a list-oriented page like Fonts or Sound Effects or something be featured. --DorianGray 19:38, 6 May 2007 (UTC)
How about Analysis of Homsar's Speech Patterns. Since we already have Homsar nominated and is sort of related to Crap in a way I'm not sure. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man
Re: Fonts: List-like articles can be hard to feature, but we managed it with Secret Pages. Can we come up with a similar summary of the list of fonts? Re:Homsar's speech: I still feel this article has too many stretches too much speculation to really count as some of our finest work. I am not comfortable with featuring it. Heimstern Läufer 06:28, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
I agree with not featuring the Homsar speech patterns article. It's interesting, but not solid enough to be featured. About Fonts and Sound Effects — are we sure that those are complete and correct? I sometimes wonder about those pages, but I haven't poked around in them very much... Trey56 06:35, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
The problem with lists such as Fonts is that, by their very nature, they are near-impossible to complete. The thing is, it's no more incomplete than any other article we've featured. ¤ The Dang, Pom Pom, you see that? That's a nice golbol. Talk to me. 22:07, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I second Analysis of Homsar's Speech Patterns, but only if Strong Bad doesn't upgrade, but looking at the end of #172, I think they'll keep their promise. Poor paper. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 22:13, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
How about montage. But that's not all. If montage doesn't work, we do 6 more Emails for featured articles that week. Anybody agree, though I don't make much sence, since I don't know how to put this. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 19:26, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
montage will be featured the in week 22. As for dailies: I don't know if we really need another one of those yet, and I certainly wouldn't do sbemails for them (especially right after montage). Heimstern Läufer 18:45, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I vote for -'d.· · T2|Things 18:47, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
-d is to minor and small. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man

Hey guys and gals, in case we forget to write a new FA by the time it goes live on the main page, simply copy and paste the old FA into the new FA's page until the new one gets written, just so the main page doesn't look blank for half an hour. Stealthily yours, BazookaJoe 04:16, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I like Bear holding a Shark (already suggested above). It's not short (certainly no shorter than some of the FA noms I sifted through before coming here). I bet I could make a nice write-up of it. —BazookaJoe 04:24, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

I think that will be fine. Heimstern Läufer 04:25, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
I could roll with BhaS. --Trogga
Whoops. Sorry, Heimi. I was going to write this a few hours ago, but the wiki was down. —BazookaJoe 01:22, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 24 (Jun 11-17)

Let's go with Analysis of Homsar's Speech Patterns for this week. I particularly like that article for proving that my 4th favorite character is not a complete nut case. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 04:04, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

As I've said above, I do not feel this article is FA material (see my reasoning in the discussion for week 23). Heimstern Läufer 04:05, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
I agree with Heimi. That article has too much speculation, still. Loafing 04:17, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

How 'bout The King of Town's Castle? --Trogga 01:43, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Eh, not good writing in this journalist's wiki editor's opinion. How 'bout Craig Zobel? Not very long, but chock-full of interesting and not very well-known facts. Bluebry 01:52, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Hmm... it's a good try, but we normally don't feature articles that are that short; the summary would practically be the whole article. How about the Thnikkaman? — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 17:53, 4 June 2007
Yeah, shut up, kid! (Translation: I'm cool with Thnikkaman.) --Trogga 21:57, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 25 (Jun 18-24)

If we're going to keep featuring a CV each month this year, then let's feature Old-Timey Strong Bad this week. --Trogga 02:08, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeh, it's got good writing, an okay length. If there aren't any oppositions... Bluebry 02:20, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
I couls not see that happening. I don't picture Old-Timey characters as featured articles. I suggest Sweet Cuppin' Cakes. I'm pretty suprised that's not a FA. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 00:00, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
No reason we can't feature Old-Timey characters. I'd say go with it. Heimstern Läufer 00:04, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
I know that was a FA. I'm just think we should save Old-Timey Strong Bad for another time. Sweet Cuppin' Cakes has been long waiting for it to be a FA. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man

The Paper. The time hath cometh. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:38, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Already been done. Let's not repeat ourselves before we have to. Which we probably never will. --DorianGray 04:30, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
We already featured 2 characters. That's why I don't think Old-Timey characters, or any characters should be featured until 2 weeks. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 14:48, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Last year we featured at least one character each month. I don't see what's wrong with doing that again. --Trogga 19:30, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
In the interests of having the featured article ready on time, I suggest we go with Old-Timey Strong Bad. Trey56 19:34, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Neither BHAS nor Teh Th are exactly characters in any normal sense of the word, so I don't have a problem with featuring OTSB. Heimstern Läufer 19:56, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 26 (Jun 24-Jul 1)

I vote for Swimming Pool. A nice, Summer-themed article. --Trogga 02:08, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

Long, pretty good writing, sure. Bluebry 02:20, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
I like the idea as well. Does my opinion still count? Been awhile. lol. Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 08:56, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 27 (Jul 2-8)

Let's honor our Founding Fathers and feature Happy Fireworks. --Trogga 02:08, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

I always hate toon FAs. But, the only other things I could find were either too short or had bad writing. So, I'll live. Bluebry 02:20, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Why do you hate them? The toons are the biggest part of Homestar Runner, after all. The only problem I see with them is that it's kinda hard to write a good summary of the toon that will go on the Main Page. But if the toon is relevant to the week it's being featured in, I usually have no problem with having it as a featured article. That being said, I think Happy Fireworks is too short of a toon to be featured. With longer toons, the summary is easier to write because there's a lot to write about, but with shorter toons, there's not really much to explain, which makes a summary hard to write. Has Matt? (talk) 02:37, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
OK... how about Dangeresque (film series)? I've always wanted to see that featured. --Trogga
I'd still go with Happy Fireworks. It is a bit short, but I still think a good summary could be made. It'll take a good three sentences just to explain cardboard Marzipan. We had actually planned to feature that article last year and somehow we got off by one week. Heimstern Läufer 18:29, 2 June 2007 (UTC)
Said above, if it is relevant to the week, it is a good idea to have it. Just like when sbemail172 had comeout, Montage was the featured toon. --The Goblin!! 15:11, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

I'll write a (good?) summary for Happy Fireworks unless someone wants to stop me now and do something else better. By the way, please fix it. Make all the fun facts nice. Put them in order too. Make sure the transcript looks pretty too. —BazookaJoe 23:03, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry BJ, I was already working on the summary and I didn't know you had posted that until I just now looked in Recent changes. Has Matt? (talk) 23:16, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
That's okay; I didn't get very far. Our first sentence is nearly identical. I'll just add the stuff that I wanted to add. —BazookaJoe 23:18, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 28 (Jul 9-15)

Some Summer-themed ideas: Weclome Back, keep cool, Teen Girl Squad Issue 9, suntan, vacation, Strong Bad's Vacation Spots. --Trogga

This might not work out, but what about we have all those toons and write a featured article each day. Start with Weclome Back, keep cool, Teen Girl Squad Issue 9, suntan, vacation, Strong Bad's Vacation Spots and maybe add Summer Short Shorts. And if daily featured articles don't work, how about each one weekly. Anybody agree? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 5:16, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
Then again, if we're going to feature Happy Fireworks the week before, then I say we feature Dangeresque (film series) this week. --Trogga 21:43, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm up for that. Any objections? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:22, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I have an idea. How about Atari 2600. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 21:38, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Danger-skew [sic] sounds cool to me. Heimstern Läufer 00:42, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

I say we nominate the Baby Lady to refer to the message that we have right now. --Connor 06:34, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Naw. You'd also have to feature The Baby too since there both part of the same article. I'd go with Dangeresque (film series). User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 12:25, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 29 (Jul 16-22)

Kiddie Pool, maybe? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 21:10, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Definitely not big enough. Homestar-Winner (talk) 21:30, 3 June 2007 (UTC)
Note also that not everything has to be summer-themed. Heimstern Läufer 00:23, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
How 'bout some kinda robot? It's the very first Strong Bad Email, it introduces the Tandy, and it reveals that Strong Bad has a mask for a face and not a mask on his face. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 02:41, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
It's so brief, though. I think it'd be a good idea to feature that, but maybe sometime when we can do a set of weeklies including several moldy oldie emails. Heimstern Läufer 06:57, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
some kinda robot, homsar, i love you, and i rule would be good ones to use for that. --DorianGray 07:00, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
Plus spring cleaning and possibly tape-leg. Heimstern Läufer 07:01, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
What do people think about going ahead and doing an early-sbemailathlon this week? Or should we wait on this until later? Heimstern Läufer 23:00, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
I like the idea a lot. Also, trevor the vampire is a good candidate. Trey56 23:02, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
I think we should do a week of daily features. How about we use DNA evidence? We could do the 6 emails of the running gag, then the toon. Sound good? — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 19:09, 4 June 2007
I still think old emails is the way to go. Heimstern Läufer 23:16, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 29, day 1

some kinda robot? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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homsar? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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i love you? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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i rule? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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spring cleaning? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

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tape-leg? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 29, day 0

trevor the vampire? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:40, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

I was thinking something like band names, or something. Introduced Limozeen and others, y'know. I was picking out some older emails that introduced important concepts/characters/stuff to the H*R universe. Homsar in homsar, Strong Badia in i rule, and so on. Yes? --DorianGray 03:44, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Are all these featured sbemails going to be older emails that introduced important stuff? Image:Stinkwing.gif »Bleed0range« 09:00, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
That would seem to be the general idea. --DorianGray 09:20, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
I say either duck pond or superhero name. Duck Pond introduced Videlectrix and Superhero Name introduced Strong Badman. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 17:54, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Tape leg's the weakest link above. And I'd suggest keeping to the earliest emails possible, so not superhero name, it's much later than the rest. Duck pond, well it's a pretty lame one if you ask me. Band names is a great idea for a replacement for tape leg. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:49, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Come on, man, the tape-leg is cool! Maybe I'm just saying that cause it was easiest for me to write. At any rate, I don't really know what trevor the vampire is doing up there; I was planning to replace it with band names. Has Matt? (talk) 21:56, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Tape-leg is lame. Come on man. We can do better than that! This is like the highlight of my week! But I do agree with Has Matt on doing band names. Surprised with your lack of humor, DELETED (talk) 22:04, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
You like tape-leg, fine, but what did it really introduce? All these were introductions of seminal parts of the H*R experience. Maybe Trevor is out of place too. How about little animal (introduced kicking The Cheat) or CGNU? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:39, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
tape-leg introduced Tape-leg. Though I have to admit, it isn't really a big part of Homestar Runner, compared to some of the other things introduced. I would pick CGNU over little animal (but I still think the tape-leg is cool). Has Matt? (talk) 22:46, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
I think we should change tape-leg to band names. It's nnot too late yet! (Though when it appears, I'll be at camp) Homestar-Winner (talk) 02:12, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Any further thoughts on using CGNU in place of tape leg? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:41, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

No, I still favor tape leg, as TBC have run with the idea of repeatedly referencing this famous (infamous?) email. Heimstern Läufer 04:57, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
I also don't really think of CGNU as early enough; when I think of early emails, I really tend to think of the first twenty. Heimstern Läufer 05:16, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2007, week 30 (Jul 23-29)

I'm game for alternate universe this week or next. It needs to be featured in my opinion. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 02:18, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

I think we should do a week of daily features. How about the 6 emails of the running gag, then the toon. Sound good? — SamSF%20sig.jpgFisher (Come in, Lambert.) 19:09, 4 June 2007
Lemme point you to the week above: there's currently a discussion about doing dailies up there. Heimstern Läufer 23:11, 4 June 2007 (UTC)
alternate universe is good and probably deserves to be featured, but not this week if we're going to do the early sbemails the week before. Heimstern Läufer 00:19, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
Good call Heimi, seven e-mails is good enough for a span of probably more than a month. If we're going through with the above, why don't we do Douuuuuuuuuuuuuuuble Deuce? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:36, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
Seems like a reasonable idea to me. Heimstern Läufer 22:55, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Sure, okay length, good writing, all that jazz. Bluebry 23:22, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
I say we feature another CV this month, like uh, Strong Badman. --Trogga 02:47, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
No, I was thinking we save Strong Badman for another time. We've featured too many characters this year. Let's save him for 2 weeks from now. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 14:24, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
But then it'll be August. --Trogga 15:39, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Just throwing out some good articles that haven't been featured yet: Senor Cardgage (WTPF? How is he not featured?), Action Cool 5, The Battle of Strong Badia, Kid Speedy, Georgia Tech - 26 Apr 2007, Homestar Runner's Sleepwear, The Show, SBLOUNSKCHED! Bar, Couch Mumbling. Has Matt? (talk) 14:29, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Reply for Has Matt: Sernor Cardgage should be featured. Good call! For Action Cool Five, I guess that could be featured. The Battle of Strong Badia: Since we featured The Homestarmy, Strong Badia and Cheat Commandos, I say yes to featuring The Battle of Strong Badia. Kid Speedy, probabaly not. Unless we do a daily feature with Kid Speedy with games like Stinkoman 20X6, I'll say no on that one. Georgia Tech - 26 Apr 2007 is a great idea. Homestar Runner's Sleepwear = Also Good. The Show is a really good choice. We could probabaly save SBLOUNSKCHED! Bar for next week. Coach Mumbling is also good. But, we should save those for another week. Once I'm done with this messege, I'll proabaly do their spaces or sections. User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 15:00, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
I'd go with Cardgage. --Trogga 02:12, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Okay, we've got less than an hour left, so I'm gonna go with Cardgage if no one else objects. Has Matt? (talk) 23:06, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
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