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)

Please try not to truncate this - if the page doesn't fulfil one or more of the criteria listed above, consider whether this can be addressed before nominating the page.

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 Policy & Admin.

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 Policy & Admin and gardeners monitor this page and will archive or move nominations to the list of upcoming nominations as needed.

Past Nominations

Current Nominations

Five Things

Nominated by memorizingthedigitsofpi on June 17, 2021. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags. This was mentioned in a discussion about short fics on tumblr, and some users were unaware of it while others mentioned that they hadn't seen these types of fics in a long time. I'd love to spread awareness of this fic style and maybe try to help spawn a resurgence. :)

Almost: The intro seems rather scant, I think it needs to be filled out a little more. Also, for a trope that had cross fandom appeal the example fanwork section is very small. However, with a little work it could probably make a good featured article -- Kingstoken (talk) 01:23, 18 June 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I liked it and it seems concise and to the point.--Coconutcream99 (talk) 20:17, 8 July 2021 (UTC)
Maybe: I agree with Kingstoken that there is not much to the intro, though I'm really not sure what else could be added to it. The collection of example fics feels a little random - are these notable works or just examples that editors happened to add? If there was a way to collect together some early examples, followed by some interesting subversions of the form (or early examples of new "types", like Five Times instead of Five Things) I think that would add some really interesting depth to the page.
I've also noticed the same thing that pi noted in the nomination, namely that these types of fics aren't as prevalent as they used to be - could that be reflected in the page somehow? I will try and hunt down some fan comments that might have observations on this. It would be interesting to see if there is any meta on these fics as well. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 16:33, 25 July 2021 (UTC)
Maybe: I took at stab at fleshing out the intro & added a "discussion" section -- what do you think? As for the popularity, I would have agreed with the idea that I used to see more of them Before, but then I looked at the AO3 tag and about half of the fics using the tag were posted pre-2018, and half after. I'm guessing the number of total fics posted to the archive exploded in those years, so the trope is less popular relatively speaking? -Greedy dancer (talk) 12:45, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Racefail '09

Nominated by memorizingthedigitsofpi on June 27, 2021. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags. I was looking at the page prior to making a graphic for it and I was shocked that it doesn't appear to have been featured already. Excellent sourcing and commentary and always a relevant topic for fandom.

So close: The only issue I can see with this page is that there's a lot of citation needed flags. These would need to be resolved before the page is featured. I'll see if I can dig some references up!--Auntags (talk) 20:31, 27 June 2021 (UTC)
Maybe: Racefail was nominated previously in 2019, check Fanlore:Featured Article Nominations/Archive (2019), and I'm not sure all the issues have been addressed since then -- Kingstoken (talk) 00:57, 28 June 2021 (UTC)
Good catch!! I'll summarize the points raised from previous nom here so editors can be aware:
  1. Citations needed, and citation needed flags were added during previous nomination in 2018
  2. In the How it began section, the intro may need a rewrite
  3. It is a sensitive topic which may upset people (IMO I do think this is more of an issue for Fanlore's social media when they're promoting the featured article - but we may want to add more detail to the intro to forewarn folks) --Auntags (talk) 17:14, 29 June 2021 (UTC)

Hatsune Miku

Nominated by mozaikmage on August 8, 2021. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

Almost there: I would add a line or two to the introduction just to talk about the fandom and how fans interact with Hatsune Miku; I also think a gallery of some sample fanart would be a good nod to that aspect of fan creation. This will be a great one to feature! --enchantedsleeper (talk) 20:40, 8 August 2021 (UTC)
Almost: I agree with everything enchantedsleeper said, it would be nice to have more fanwork examples, and a section for "Common Tropes in Fanworks" or "Fanon" would be good, because fans have to make up much of her backstory and motivations, are there common themes or agreed upon traits in fanworks? -- Kingstoken (talk) 21:28, 8 August 2021 (UTC)
Almost: I wonder if part of the Rise in Popularity section can be merged with the intro to expand that section? --Auntags (talk) 21:21, 17 August 2021 (UTC)
I moved two sentences to the intro and added some references. I don't know enough to do more --Auntags (talk) 14:18, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Almost: As someone unfamiliar with the concept/character, some of the intro is a little unclear (what's a voicebank? What's... a vocaloid? >.>) It might benefit from including a few clarifying words -Greedy dancer (talk) 13:02, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Slanted Fedora

Nominated by SecurityBreach on August 9, 2021. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

Almost: the article seems comprehensive, but the the into is not very good for a featured article, it would need to be reworded or fleshed out a bit more, because currently is it just a couple of line and a quote that is dong most of the work. -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:50, 9 August 2021 (UTC)
Maybe: There's a lot of potential for an interesting article here, but I think it needs more to it than just quotations. While quotes are fine and useful, this page is almost purely a series of quotations and I would personally find it a bit easier to read with some summaries and a bit of editorialising guiding me through them. What are these specific quotes intended to show? Some of the Con Report quotes are also extremely long and I think could benefit from some cherry-picking of relevant details about the con, rather than say, this one fan saying hello to their friend.
I'm also not really getting a sense of the big picture from this page. Was this a popular con? It seems like there were quite a few negative views, but the con ran for eight years? What exactly made the con distinctive? The quote in the intro gets at it a bit, but the Mission Statement section left me at sea because I can't actually tell what the con's mission is from the quotes (which are quite meandering). Not the fault of the page, of course, but again it seems like an area where some explanatory sentences would be helpful. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 20:47, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
Almost; +1 to the arguments above. -Greedy dancer (talk) 13:02, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

Nominated by PictoChatCyberBully on 20 August 2021. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags. This page took me on a journey.

Yes: I wish the intro was more fleshed out, but the article itself is very well done and seems very comprehensive -- Kingstoken (talk) 21:11, 20 August 2021 (UTC)
What I've noticed with Featured Article intros that seem lacking (which is also true of the Alice Jones nomination above) is that they tend to lack a summary of fannish interaction. There would definitely need to be more to the intro here in order for it to go on the front page, and what I would add is a few lines about the fandom and what makes it distinctive. There's definitely plenty of info on the page (more than I've had time to digest yet!) so a paragraph or two encapsulating that would round out the intro. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 20:29, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
Yes, exactly good intros are needed for the front page, but I do know it can be very hard to make a good intro for a character or pairing article -- Kingstoken (talk) 21:21, 21 August 2021 (UTC)
Is there a reason the intro couldn't be "padded" with a short summary of the fandom happenings? -Greedy dancer (talk) 16:52, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
Not at all. That's what I think it's missing; it just needs someone to add that summary --enchantedsleeper (talk) 23:53, 19 September 2021 (UTC)
Gave it my best shot! --Greedy dancer (talk) 18:25, 20 September 2021 (UTC)

No Featherbed For Me

Nominated by Kingstoken, on August 24, 2021. As of this writing, the page has a good intro, with no content flags. This is a tearjeker fic that seems quite famous among Arya, and Arya/Gendry, fans.

Not quite - The page is organized and looks filled out, but the intro and synopsis sections could use some more of an overview of the plot, not just the author's teaser. What is the plot? What changes from canon? Why does this story make fans emotional? — PictoChatCyberBully (talk) 20:33, 31 August 2021 (UTC)
Almost: There's a lot of good info there already, but I agree that there is an opportunity to add more about the *content* of the story itself: why is it so emotional? Maybe a section about the themes or tropes contained in the story would flesh it out? It might be a good sentence to add to the intro. (Other possible things to add to the intro: dates it was posted as a WIP?) -Greedy dancer (talk) 17:04, 7 September 2021 (UTC)
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