HRWiki talk:Featured Article Nominations

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So how do these work? Do people just nominate, and our proprietor decides? Thunderbird 04:18, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

I was wondering that myself, mostly because I don't understand why stuff like the Floppy Disk page is getting overlooked in favor of shorter articles with very little content. (My picks include: Strong Bad Email, Strong Bad Email Statistics, Stinkoman Enemies, Floppy Disk Container, Halloween Costumes, Original Book) Aurora the Homestar Coder 04:34, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
Yea, I'm kinda miffed about Schenectady Crispies. If the page is gonna be around for a whole week, I'd think it'd be big enough to browse for some time. I don't want to see a whole 'nother STUFF, but I think discussion between a few folks, maybe just the sysops or something would be kinda cool. Thunderbird 04:47, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
I think Schenectady Crispies is a strange pick too, and I have to question Homeschool Winner as the third featured article. It's something that only a few "hardcore" fans have interest in, it's not even on the official site (except for the Dancin' Bubs background). Aurora the Homestar Coder 04:56, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
Personally, I think that it would be better to nominate articles that are lesser known, i.e. smaller characters, different locations or objects. Personally I would think that nominating Strong Bad emails wouldnt be quite as useful, as they already see a lot of pageage. But thats just me -- Tony Stony 01:07, 27 May 2005 (UTC)
Lesser known, yes. But I think large lesser known pages would be most useful, In My Humble Opinion. Thunderbird 05:39, 27 May 2005 (UTC)
I think the point is just for the article to be a really good, thorough oneEDSMILDE

I'm listening

Sorry for kinda doing my own thing here. I'm usually very hip to the wiki way, but I guess I got a bit carried away with this thing. Know that I meant no harm. I figured I would just do my own thing until somebody else stepped in and suggested a better way. You guys have got my undivided attention. I've pulled out the featured pages that have been frowned upon, and am open to suggestions on a new nomination process. I don't want this to turn into another STUFF, but I do feel we should have some organized way to discuss articles that have been nominated and come to a consensus about whether they should really be featured or not. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 14:37, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks Joey, I didn't mean to sound mutinous or anything before, I really was just curious. Anyways, I think I already said it before, but I figure that as long as they're up for a week, they should be fairly large pages, to give users a week's worth of browsing/exploring and whatnot. Lesser-known pages are also good, since it may be harder for users to find them (not specific toons or emails, more 'supplementary information', e.g. Floppy Disk Container, Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters, ect). But that's my general opinion. I do appreciate your giving 'Schenectady Crispies' the boot (among others), that coulda been one looooong week... Thunderbird 00:17, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Pages like Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters would be hard to put in a summary for the Main Page, though. Though I don't think we should really limit it to just us, but a sysop decission would probably be best, to keep it from being another STUFF. —FireBird|Talk 20:10, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Actually, since each article is just a synopsis about the article, I'm sure we would be able to summarize the page information for such pages as Minor Teen Girl Squad Characters and Floppy Disk Container into an article about them. I could probably figure something out, if such pages are chosen. But yea, we should probably figure out some kind of system for choosing them. Thunderbird 21:40, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
With only six days remaining with which to choose a new feature article, I think we need to decide some kind of meathod of deciding on it... Right? Thunderbird 18:55, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)
I brought this up over on Da Basement and Firebird suggested, essentially, that the sysops make nominations (based on the nomination page, I suppose) and then they get decided on. I guess this could happen on Da Basement... Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 19:55, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Next Week

Okay, it's Friday night. What's going to be the featured article for next week? --ColorPrinter 00:00, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Hello? Is anyone reading this? How about TGS? --ColorPrinter 00:45, 2 Jul 2005 (UTC)

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