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

Fanlore:Featured Articles#Featured Article nomination requirements lists criteria that should be considered when nominating a potential new Featured Article page.

Adding a nomination

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

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

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

(Add other comments here)

Commenting on a nomination

Check out the sections below and add your approval, rejection or other comments. If you have reservations about the quality of a nominated article, please explain why. All editors are welcome to fix problems that have been flagged up and say the issue has been resolved. Make sure to bold the main word(s) in your vote: 'yes,' 'no,' 'hesitant yes,' and so on.

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

* '''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

Holes in My Yard

Nominated by Mrs. Potato Head on December 3, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Maybe... I like this article, but by itself it feels lacking in context as it's just one piece of the wider MZB fanfiction debacle. But I followed a link to the Marion Zimmer Bradley Fanfiction Controversy main article and my god, it's extensive. What do you think about featuring that one instead? --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:40, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
I was wary of nominating the main page due to.... reasons. One of the many reasons is the MZB contro page needs to have some very focused eyes on it that are not mine. It is a complicated page, and I picked the "Holes in My Yard" page as kind of a back-door entrance to the topic. I hope others will weigh in with their opinions. Mrs. Potato Head on December 4, 2017
Yes, I think it's a neat page and links to the more complex/controversial stuff. Oxymora (talk) 14:46, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes I think it covers the topic well. WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 18:08, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes. I like using it as a way to introduce people to the idea. --Mlemley (talk) 22:15, 4 March 2018 (UTC)


Nominated by User:aethel on 4 February 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Needs improvement. The page has empty sections on it - which I think were added since nomination, but it does seem like it needs fleshing out a fair bit before it can be featured. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 09:10, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Maybe as long as its still missing significant content, I added some links, as well the {{Expand}} content flag WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 13:36, 5 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Only because I can't wait to see the comments on social media! --Mlemley (talk) 22:27, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Not yet, as long as the content flags remain. --Oxymora (talk) 12:33, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Not yet: still feels like it could use more content/further expansion. - Fandomgeographies (talk) 22:19, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Reading and Viewing Print Fanworks in Public Areas

Nominated by MPH (talk) 22:34, 10 March 2018 (UTC) on March 4, 2018.

Yes - Very interesting read, especially for those of us who missed the print era entirely. --Auntags (talk) 22:11, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Maybe, I think it's a little thin overall. --Oxymora (talk) 13:27, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes. It brings me back to my early fan days. --Mlemley (talk) 00:36, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes I added the Fanwork in the digital age section. WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 12:35, 26 March 2018 (UTC
Hesitant yes: I think the introduction needs to be fleshed out more to better introduce the page. The page at the moment is a sort of disconnected collection of observations and comments on reading print fanworks in public, which can work as long as the introduction ties it all together. Maybe some more detail on how prevalent the practice was and how things have changed now in the digital era? --enchantedsleeper (talk) 09:19, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Hesitant yes: I'm almost leaning towards a no vote on this - I think it needs some work before being featured. Very interesting topic, but it doesn't hang together/feel substantive enough. Definitely agree with the comments above re: intro and added details. - Fandomgeographies (talk) 22:16, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

The Romulan Commander (female)

Nominated by MPH (talk) 22:34, 10 March 2018 (UTC) on March 4, 2018.

Maybe - Interesting example of a character been characterized by fanon, but vid section is empty. Maybe someone could add examples, or remove if that section doesn't apply.--Auntags (talk) 22:11, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Not yet, I don't like that the intro basically starts with a disambig in the text, see talk page for suggestions. --Oxymora (talk) 13:32, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Follow-up: I made a disambiguation for the two characters, but my vote remains not yet, because while looking through the links to the page I figured that the page could actually be expanded on quite a bit... --Oxymora (talk) 15:01, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
I agree not yet; the page has a lot of potential but it lacks context, such as information on when and how she appears in the episode. Some of the sections also feel incomplete and need more detail to flesh them out. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 09:23 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Not sure. I added 4 Fanvids. Seems like there be some shipping with Spock and her (based on the vids), maybe this could be added to the page? WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 12:27, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Slash Fiction is Like a Banquet

Nominated by MPH (talk) MPH (talk) 18:59, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes, I like featuring more fandom meta content and that's a nice example --Oxymora (talk) 14:10, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes. I love a good meta and this one is gold! --Mlemley (talk) 00:40, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes very interesting read. WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 12:27, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

The Witch and the Chameleon

Nominated by enchantedsleeper on March 25, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Comprehensive page about a fannishly significant zine. The only downside is that there are two red links in the intro, including one in the first line. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 14:36, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Good one! --Mlemley (talk) 00:39, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 12:27, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes: Great page, and perhaps featuring it will draw more attention to those red links - and someone with an interest will be inspired to edit! - Fandomgeographies (talk) 22:16, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

The Ray Wars

Nominated by enchantedsleeper on April 20, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

  • Yes. Very robust! Great feature. --Mlemley (talk) 04:02, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

The Ms.Scribe Story: An Unauthorized Fandom Biography

Nominated by enchantedsleeper on April 20, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

A really well-researched page about a notorious episode (if it can be called an episode) of fandom wank. I had considered nominating the main MsScribe page, but this one is better-written and would still serve as a good intro to the topic for newcomers. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 07:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Yes. I just read through this article hanging onto every word. I can't believe I never knew about this! --Mlemley (talk) 04:05, 23 April 2018 (UTC)