Editing HRWiki:Featured Article Selection/General Discussion

From Homestar Runner Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be recorded in this page's edit history.
Current revision Your text
Line 72: Line 72:
::True, but that's just during now until January. That's when I finish my nightschool course. After that I'll have considerably more free time. Don't worry, I'm not over-extending myself. Plus if I work on an article here and there over the next two months, by the time January hits, hopefully I'll already be close to a month ahead. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 02:15, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)
::True, but that's just during now until January. That's when I finish my nightschool course. After that I'll have considerably more free time. Don't worry, I'm not over-extending myself. Plus if I work on an article here and there over the next two months, by the time January hits, hopefully I'll already be close to a month ahead. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 02:15, 30 Sep 2005 (UTC)
-
 
-
===Daily Featured Blocks (On Occasion)===
 
-
 
-
I've been thinking (Dangerous, I know), and was wondering if Article of the week could easily be changed to article of the day on occasion, to run through a large block of featured articles, mainly in the case of some time in the future going through all SBEmails day by day for about 150 days or so, or something along those lines. Obviously 150 weeks would be far more tedious and annoying. It could also be used for things like each cheat commando character, all the TGS's, things like that. I'm not saying right away or anything either, if it ever happened it would probably be in the far future, once FA is a bit more settled in. I'm just wondering if it's feasable, and if anybody else likes the idea. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 01:54, 1 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
:I think that's a good idea if we did that occasionally. — [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 19:35, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
::Great, good to hear somebody else likes my idea. Just a few more allies, and we might even be able to get some kinda plan set up! Anybody else into our idea? {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 23:00, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
:::I'm all for it.  Sounds like there's a lot of promise in this idea as far as featuring the things that may not be large enough for a week long run but are still good pages.  As soon as we get the stuff currently in the pipeline out we should go for it! {{User:Some HSR themed username/sig}} 23:38, 2 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
::::Good, I'm glad to see it's all sounding pretty positive. But before we consider moving ahead with this at all, I'd like to hear either [[User:JoeyDay|JoeyDay]]'s or [[User:Tom|Tom]]'s opinion on it, since they're the ones that came up with the whole system in the first place. But provided it's feasable and endorsed by the head honchos, I think we just might be able to see this happen shortly... {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 08:17, 3 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
:::::The only reason we did weekly features is because I didn't want to select an article for every day of the year. If you guys are up for maintaining it I think it would be great to do an article of the day. I like the idea of switching back and forth between weekly and daily articles. It's a nice compromise between the laid-back weeklies and the hard to maintain dailies. Good idea, Thunderbird. — {{User:JoeyDay/sig}} 01:56, 22 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
::::::Great! So how exactly do we change the formatting? Is it pretty much just make a page like this:<br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 1]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
Or something along those lines? If somebody could provide some basis of how the scheduling works, then we can get to work on scheduling some weekly blocks, such as all the [[Characters]], [[Teen Girl Squad]]s, or [[Strong Bad Email]]s later this year. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 17:33, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
::<s>I think the best way to do it would to link to <nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, {{CURRENTDAY}} {{CURRENTMONTH}}]]</nowiki>, then create all the articles a few weeks in advance. This way the main page doesn't need editing until the daily featured article cycle has finished. --{{User:Venusy/Sig}}, 18:41, 23 September 2005 (BST)</s>
 
-
:Thunderbird's example link would work fine. Also, the page <nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50]]</nowiki> would need to redirect to the day 1 page, at least until a sysop changes the main page link to the following: <code><nowiki>
 
-
{{HRWiki:Featured article for {{CURRENTYEAR}}, week {{CURRENTWEEK}}</nowiki><span style="color:darkred">, day <nowiki>{{</nowiki>CURRENTDOW}}</span>}}</code>. Likewise, switching back to a weeklong featured article will need a similar temporary redirect. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 17:50, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
 
-
::Okay. So we just...
 
-
 
-
2) Change the main page link to:
 
-
 
-
<code><nowiki>
 
-
{{HRWiki:Featured article for {{CURRENTYEAR}}, week {{CURRENTWEEK}}</nowiki><span style="color:darkred">, day <nowiki>{{</nowiki>CURRENTDOW}}</span>}}</code>
 
-
 
-
1) Create pages like:
 
-
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 1]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 2]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 3]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 4]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 5]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 6]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 7]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 51, day 1]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 51, day 2]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
 
-
Is that format right? And why 'CURRENTDOW' instead of 'CURRENTDAY'? {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 17:56, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
 
-
:CURRENTDOW is the current day of the week. CURRENTDAY is the current day of the month. --{{User:Venusy/Sig}}, 19:00, 23 September 2005 (BST)
 
-
 
-
::Gotcha. Then it'd be simplist to just add a day of the week sub section then. Okay, great! Now we just need some suggestions of what blocks to feature, and when. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 18:07, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
 
-
:::Just to reiterate, you would also create a redirect like so:
 
-
::::<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50]]</nowiki> &rarr; <nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 1]]</nowiki>
 
-
:::so that when the week rolls over, there is something for it to roll over to until a sysop can change the main page to the daily link. You would also need a similar style redirect to move back from the daily features to the weekly features. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 18:29, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
::::Also, wouldn't the order of your steps up there be the other way around? &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]]
 
-
 
-
Sorry, I created final order below. One question though, can you switch back mid-week? Can you have seperate articles for week 50, day 4, and for just week 50? Then for day five, just redirect to week 50, and voila, switch back? {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 19:09, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
 
-
===Final Order Of Steps:===
 
-
 
-
<blockquote>'''1)''' Create pages like:<br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 1]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 2]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 3]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 4]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 5]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 6]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 7]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 51, day 1]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 51, day 2]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
'''2)''' Create a redirect to begin with, such as <nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50]] redirecting to [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 1]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
once it's switched over...<br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
'''3)''' Change the main page text 'This Week's Featured Article' to 'Today's Featured Article'.<br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
'''4)''' Change the main page link to: <br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
<code><nowiki>{{HRWiki:Featured article for {{CURRENTYEAR}}, week {{CURRENTWEEK}}</nowiki><span style="color:darkred">, day <nowiki>{{</nowiki>CURRENTDOW}}</span>}}</code><br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
once it's ready to be finished...<br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
'''5)''' Create a redirect to end with, such as <nowiki>[[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 51, day 3]] redirecting to [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 51]]</nowiki><br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
'''6)''' Change the main page link back to:<br>
 
-
<br>
 
-
<code><nowiki>{{HRWiki:Featured article for {{CURRENTYEAR}}, week {{CURRENTWEEK}}}}</nowiki></code></blockquote><br>
 
-
 
-
That's it, right? Six easy steps. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 19:09, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
 
-
:That's right. We could switch back in the middle of a week if we wanted to. Whatever we switch to would either get just the remaining days in the week or the remaining days plus all the days of the next week, depending on how we want to set it up on a case-by-case basis. &mdash; [[User:It's dot com|It's dot com]] 19:16, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 
-
 
-
::Excellent, thanks guys! Feel free to suggest blocks of daily features at the usual Featured Article Discussion Section (at the bottom). I really want to run through all the SBEmails in a row, perhaps I'll bring it up for January 1st. {{User:Thunderbird L17/Siggie}} 19:49, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)
 

Your changes will be visible immediately. If you would like to test or practice editing, please do so in the sandbox. You are encouraged to create, expand, and improve upon articles; however, bad edits to articles are watched for and will be quickly removed.


CAPTCHA Image
Image Code:
Cancel | Editing help (opens in new window)
You are required to enter a code from an image in order to perform certain operations. This image is designed to protect the site from vandalism. If the images are too obscured to read, just give it your best shot and a new image will be shown next time. If you are visually impaired or limited to text-based browsing, you can contact the site administrator and something can be arranged. The code is not case-sensitive.

The Homestar Runner Wiki is neither owned by nor affiliated with homestarrunner.com. Much of the material presented here is copyrighted by The Brothers Chaps and/or Harmless Junk, Inc. For more information, see the legal stuff page on the official Homestar Runner website. The proprietor of this site asserts that publication of such material on the wiki qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law.

Material on this site that is not copyrighted by The Brothers Chaps (e.g. opinions and mindless chatter) is licensed to the various authors, where indicated, and is released under a Creative Commons Deed, which simply ensures that none of this information may legally be used for commercial purposes.

Personal tools