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[edit] Once A Week?

This was once a day last week. Why did it change? - Bad Graphics Ghost

I don't know the entire story, but you can find the talk about it here, here, and here. --DorianGray
Hmm... thanks. - Bad Graphics Ghost

[edit] Updating the Main Page

The Main Page is set up to automatically change the featured article from week to week. All one needs to do it purge the Main Page cache to make sure this happens. -- Tom 06:38, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Next week

Hey, there's no article for the 26th week! What are we to do? *dispair* --AndrewNeo 01:58, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Actually, there is. --ColorPrinter 16:34, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

The question there one for next week? --ColorPrinter 12:10, 1 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Homeschool Winner

What happened to Homeschool's article in this list? I remember going to appear on Week 23, but apparently was replaced. --Gafaddict 03:43, 3 Jul 2005 (UTC)

I think that Homeschool Winner page might be a little small, so I picked Bubs' Concession Stand for Week 27. I hope you'll agree that Bubs' page is a good choice to represent the many quality articles that appear on our wiki. (More so than a short article such as Homeschool Winner). —THE PAPER PREEEOW 03:34, 4 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Bubs' Concession Stand for Week 27

Since the space for Week 27 was empty, I decided to add a featured article about Bubs' Concession Stand . I felt it was the best choice and if JoeyDay or any other admin feels it should be changed, they should go right ahead and do so. I believe I did all the necessary steps (including purging the main page and protecting the featured image). I think the description paragraph might need another sentence or two. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 03:27, 4 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Teen Girl Squad for Week 28

I noticed that there is not featured article for week 28 and time is running out. I will most likely pick Teen Girl Squad if there are no objections and no one else steps in with another candidate. After all, it's better than having a big empty space on the left-hand side of the main page! —THE PAPER PREEEOW 21:03, 10 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Let's do this like Brutus. -BazookaJoe 21:05, 10 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Strong Bad's Message Bored was a fine selection for this week. You get a trophy! —THE PAPER PREEEOW 06:55, 11 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] A new template

If Wikipedia have a Featured Article Template why not us? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 16:01, 22 Aug 2005 (UTC)

I took the liberty to make one myself. I'm kind of new in this all tamplate stuff, So if anyone would like to edit it, go right ahead. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 19:14, 27 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Listing them ahead of time

I don't really like listing all created FA's well before they are featured. Most of the the FA's-in-waiting right now are not quite in tip-top shape and should not be made readily visible to the average passer-by. Also, I don't really want the average passer-by to read all of the FA's weeks or even days in advance; it spoils the fun and surprise of FA's, I think. So, I'm all for keeping this list for all that have been featured and the one that is currently featured. —BazookaJoe 03:45, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

Definently. If anything, they should be behind, since as long as the current one is up, it doesn't need to be here too. Perhaps a hidden code note at the top of the page if overzealous users are giving you trouble? EDIT: Haha, I just realized our Resident Deity was the "overzealous user". In any case, I stand by my original opinion. Thunderbird 03:56, 19 October 2005 (UTC)
I agree too. I like the "surprise factor" of it... And all the other stuff too. Especially the bit about not being in top shape for the average passerby. I support your decision wholeheartedly. --DorianGray

[edit] Other weeks?

Why aren't all the weeks before 21 listed on the page? The very bottom is Homestar Runner, and that is as far is it goes? SaltyTalk! 03:15, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

There wasn't a featured article before then. —Zelinda 03:25, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

It's not the number of weeks since the start of the featured articles. It's the number of the week in the year. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 05:09, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

[edit] How does one edit the little "featured article" bit?

Searching for said template yields no results, and the usage of the word that can be found here and I do not want to say right on the main page, no scrolling down required, is Really. Bugging. Me. Please help. — (Talk | contribs) 23:38, 16 January 2007 (left unsigned)

The featured article templates cannot be edited by anonymous users. And please see your talk page regarding the usage of the word "parody". Loafing 23:40, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] daily featured articles

how come sometimes there are daily ones and the others there are weekly ones

Basically it's whenever we feel like doing a week-long run of daily articles. The daily FAs are based on a theme. They are things that are probably not important enough to get a week-long spotlight by themselves, but we nontheless consider them to be fairly interesting. The three themes that we have done for daily FAs are Old Games, Main Page top buttons (QOTW, Fanstuff, Sketchbook, Rando), and the Main Page side buttons (Toons, Games, Downloads, Characters, etc.). Hope that answers your question. Feel free to explore. We choose our featured articles here, by the way. —BazookaJoe 19:45, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] New Archive?

Note: This discussion can be removed once it is done if it is declined.

Does anybody think we should start a new archive? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 23:27, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] tis true?

I think Tis true, Pom Pom, Tis true should be the next article. NinjaPmPom 21:24, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Open a discussion at HRWiki:Featured Article Selection. BBG 22:31, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Why hasn't the "articles" page been updated?

Isn't the Featured Articles page usually updated by now? I thought it was decided for us to do Date Nite for this week. MHarrington 04:44, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Links in text

Why are we linking to the articles in the text if we already have the (more...) link? It's redundant. Thy Not Dennis (t/c) 10:29, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Since it's for those browsing our main page, many of whom may be here for the first time, we like to have a link at either end, so they can either immediately navigate to the full text of the article or so they can conveniently do so at the end of the writeup. Heimstern Läufer 11:10, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] archived errors

I discovered a slight error while looking through the archives trying to find out when a certain article was featured. is fixing this error frowned upon? The Knights Who Say Ni 17:14, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Laziness

Okay, I've been noticing a serious problem here lately. There seems to be no motive, no effort, and no initiative to write these things anymore. For the past month I've been coming on this wiki of ours and I see this very short, choppy featured article on the main page that doesn't even begin to touch the bottom of {{whatsnew}}. What's the problem? Why are we accepting these short and completely inappropriately lengthed featured articles? MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 01:30, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Well, I don't think a lot of us are that interested in being involved. Or it may be the simple problem of thinking of recommendations. I'll gladly volunteer since it appears we need more people helping out. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 03:16, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
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