Fanlore:Featured Article Nominations

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This page lists active nominations for future featured articles. For general information about the featured article process, consult Fanlore:Featured Articles.

Nomination Criteria

When thinking of pages to nominate, try to focus on pages of interest that are well-developed (though not necessarily "finished" or perfect) and will spark interest in visitors and would-be editors.

A Featured Article nomination should fit the following minimum criteria:

  • The article should be thorough and have a solid amount of information about the topic.
  • It should follow Fanlore policies.
  • It should have a good first (or first two) paragraph(s) introducing the topic well. (These are used to spotlight the article on the main page.)
  • The article should not be flagged with Template:Stub, Template:ExpandArticle, or have headers with no content in them.
  • The page should be up to date, or as up to date as it can reasonably be.
  • It should not have been previously featured on the Fanlore main page.

For more detailed criteria, refer to Featured Article Nomination Requirements.

Adding a Nomination

To add a nomination, add a subsection with the format below in the 'Current nominations' section of this page. Featured Article Nomination process has additional information.

===[[Page title]]===

Nominated by [[User:Username|]] on DATE. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags. 

(Add other comments here)

Voting on a Nomination

Check out the sections below and add your approval, rejection or other comments. Make sure to bold the main word(s) in your vote: 'yes,' 'no,' 'hesitant yes,' and so on.

If you have reservations about the quality of a nominated article, explain your concerns as specifically as possible, with tangible suggestions, so others will be able to address your points. We encourage editors to follow up on their own suggestions, but improving a nominated article is not the sole responsibility of the original nominator or commenter. All editors are welcome to fix problems that have been flagged up and say the issue has been resolved.

An article needs at least four affirmative votes to successfully qualify as a Featured Article. A user voting 'hesitant yes' (or 'nearly', etc.) should clearly outline the edits needed to turn their vote into a full yes. A hesitant vote can be counted as an affirmative once these suggestions have been addressed.

If an article acquires three or more negative votes with no votes in favour, it may be disqualified before the three month voting period has ended. Nominees with split votes or active conversation will remain active at the discretion of Fanlore staff.

Please don't forget to sign your comments ("~~~~" will insert your name and date)).

Some example votes with comments:

* '''Yes.''' That looks great! --~~~~
* '''Yes.''' Good one! --~~~~
* '''Hesitant yes.''' Maybe that intro could be fleshed out a bit more? It doesn't really explain much. --~~~~
* '''No.''' This needs more [[PPOV]]. --~~~~

Please do not remove any nominations, or edit content signed by other users. Fanlore staff and gardeners monitor this page and will archive or move nominations to the list of upcoming nominations as needed.

Past Nominations

Current Nominations

Misogyny in Fandom

Nominated by SecurityBreach on November 9, 2019. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

Yes: Great article. I added a few internal links :-) --WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 21:02, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes: Very good article. I fell down the rabbit hole with this one, following more internal links than I'd meant to.--Auntags (talk) 22:40, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes: MPH (talk)
No: Personally, I still have a really hard time processing this page. Those concerns are detailed in Talk:Misogyny_in_Fandom#Reorganizing_Page and solutions have been discussed but not implemented. —caes (talk) 14:49, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes: I hesitate because it feels like the article just scratches the surface of the issue, and it seems like it is trying to cover too much, although with an overview article like this it is hard to cover such a massive topic. I will say I do think some of these topics and bullet points should have articles of their own, like I know there has been some discussion this past year about how badly teenage girls were treated, back in the day, because they dared to like Twilight, most notably the video essay by Lindsay Ellis, and that is just one example -- Kingstoken (talk) 12:22, 5 January 2020 (UTC)
Yes: Gianna (talk) 01:16, 18 February 2020 (UTC)


Nominated by caes on February 11, 2020. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

Yes: Interesting and thorough article. -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 15:42, 14 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes!: Lots of fun links in this one. somefangirl (talk) 07:34, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes: i kind of wish there were a section explaining the explicit definition of sockpuppet versus just a second account/what a sockpuppet is and isn't, especially now with so many younger fans just having alternate accounts to write porn (i see this a lot in the A/B/O tag for instance) or not be horny on main and the use of pseuds on AO3. the rest of the page is good, i just feel like it's mostly good for a specific era of fan and maybe we should make it a little more inclusive before featuring it? - flyingthesky (talk) 00:46, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
I agree, it's a good page but it feels out of date. "Socking up" is popular in exchange fandom for a bunch of different reasons. I'll try to add some stuff about that. - Hoopla (talk) 01:54, 22 February 2020 (UTC)
Okay, so the way that I see it is that the common usage of "sock" to just mean an alternate account isn't the same as "sockpuppet" (even though it originates from that usage) which has a more explicit implication of someone who created a duplicate account for trolling purposes. I mean, how many people would call their exchange fandom alt account (or porn account, or whatever) a "sockpuppet"? I think that "sock" should be regarded as a separate term with a different usage to "sockpuppet". -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 23:36, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
plenty of people? that's why i'm saying the page needs more distinct definition/history of the term. like yeah, i personally agree with your definition but that's not the only definition i've seen used (especially more recently) and a bunch of people use "sockpuppet" and "sock" interchangeably in fandom. it's also pretty common to call an account for posting memes to a meme community a "sockpuppet" in roleplay, which has no connotation of trolling. - flyingthesky (talk) 00:25, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Ok, I didn't know that, I've only ever seen "sock" used. -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 11:18, 29 February 2020 (UTC)
Maybe: I agree with flyingthesky, this feels a little outdated, maybe a section could be added about how socks are not generally currently used for the same reasons they originally -- Kingstoken (talk) 15:04, 23 February 2020 (UTC)
Yes from me. --WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:16, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Huddling for Warmth

Nominated by Kingstoken on February 14, 2020. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Yes: MPH (talk)
Yes: I think it could do with a wider variety of examples, particularly from non-western fandoms, but it's not enough for me to vote it down. --enchantedsleeper (talk)
Yes: I agree with enchantedsleeper but it is still i good page. --WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:16, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

Costumes Are Not Consent

Nominated by Kingstoken on February 24, 2020. As of this writing, it has a good intro and has no content flags.

Hesitant Yes: Much like Sockpuppet, I feel like this page is fine, just mildly outdated. In more recent years, the movement has shifted from a focus just on sexual harassment (which don't get me wrong: HUGE problem at early 2000s anime conventions) to the fact that wearing a costume does not qualify as consent to have your picture taken because of a huge upsurge in creepshots taken of cosplayers. These buttons are becoming more common and there's a big discussion about taking photos of cosplayers. Generally speaking, as cosplay has gotten bigger and more elaborate, it's become more and more common for cosplayers to get literally ambushed by a mob for pictures and it's not like. On the one hand, it's flattering that someone wants to take your picture for most people. On the other hand, sometimes I have somewhere to be or something to do and I literally don't have time for photos and there's a weird sense of entitlement convention-goers have about their right to a cosplayer's time. - flyingthesky (talk) 18:54, 28 February 2020 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes: I also feel that the page could use a bit more (recent) content maybe? --WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:16, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

TPTB's Involvement with Fandom

Nominated by WhatAreFrogs? on April 5th 24, 2020. As of this writing, it has a good intro and has no content flags.

Not yet: I think this has potential, but it needs some work. The intro was too short for a Featured Article; I've expanded it with some details about how fan interaction with TPTB has changed over time, but I think it could be improved. Some other issues that I noted - the page is heavily focused on the late 90s, early 00s era of fandom, but there's a lot more to be said about the social media era and how that has impacted things. The page mentions Sherlock and Supernatural, but there don't seem to be any examples more recent than the early 2010s.
I also think that the page structure could use some work; there is a whole section given over to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, but no other sections dedicated to specific examples; some of the sections are just citing one fan's opinion. There's a section about "Visibility and the Internet Makes Everything More Complicated" way down at the bottom, which could probably be rolled into an overarching section about "Copyright". I would probably create some more general headings, rearrange the structure and perhaps flesh out the sections that are largely bullet-point lists. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:37, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
Not Yet: I think it needs more work, the topic of social media and TBTB barely scratches the surface, and could probably be it's own article. It is such a broad topic that maybe it would be better to feature articles focusing on specific instances in individual fandoms -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:41, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Letters of Comment

Nominated by enchantedsleeper on April 5, 2020. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

An interesting article about an aspect of zine fandom and fannish feedback culture.
Yes I agree, very interesting article --WhatAreFrogs? (talk)
Yes -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:34, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes. Very detailed page with some great examples. I fixed one link, but I'm wondering if trekffandom should be redirected somewhere? I don't know enough about Star Trek to make that call --Auntags (talk) 00:22, 9 April 2020 (UTC)

Sexy Lamp Test

Nominated by enchantedsleeper on April 5, 2020. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

This article gets shared a lot on social media, and is an interesting (and so far as I can tell, comprehensive) coverage of the test's origins as well as some of the related "tests" and the issues they deal with. The only thing it lacks perhaps is a section on fannish commentary/discussion, but otherwise it doesn't seem to have any glaring holes.
Yes Just saw a post about on this on tumblr yesterday.--WhatAreFrogs? (talk)
Hesitant Yes: I think the intro could be filled out a little more, or reworded slightly, I can't quite put my finger on what's wrong, but I think the intro needs a little work -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:33, 8 April 2020 (UTC)


Nominated by WhatAreFrogs? on April 6th 24, 2020. As of this writing, it has a good intro and has no content flags and I think this a very interesting topic.

Yes, agreed! This is very interesting and covers the topic comprehensively. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 19:38, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes. Very detailed page on an interesting topic --Auntags (talk) 23:10, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
Yes -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:28, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

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