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 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

Superwho

Nominated by Kingstoken on September 17, 2020. As of this writing, it has a good intro and no content flags.

An interesting look at a once popular crossover fandom, I chose this one over SuperWhoLock because the article seemed a little more complete to me
Hmm Maybe: There are still a lot of red links, especially in the pairings section and overall the article is very short and seems to be missing more recent content (unless there is no new content than it should be written in a more to a more historical context from when to when this was a thing?). - WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:27, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't think there is a lot of recent content, although I could be wrong, it was popular in the early to mid 2010s, which is mentioned in the origins section, although we could move that up to the intro paragraph if that is the consensus -- Kingstoken (talk) 22:41, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
I think Kingstoken is right, I went looking for some more recent content and found additional examples, but all from the mid-2010s period. I think this went the same way as SuperWhoLock for similar reasons. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 16:17, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
SuperWho looks like it still has a small presence on Wattpad - there's a story that updated 3 days ago.- -- Error cascade (talk) 03:57, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
Conditional Yes: I think this article is good, but I would say it needs either 1) some of the pairing pages made or 2) more info on fandom trends and tropes. Both the origins and intro section are really good, but afterwards there's really not much other than fan work examples. I would offer to help out with those, but super who is a mystery to me lol. -- Error cascade (talk) 03:57, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

Highlander

Nominated by WhatAreFrogs? on September 27, 2020. As of this writing, it has a good intro and no content flags.

There are a lot of articles about the Highlander fandom and the article is decent.
Hesitant yes: I think this would be a good featured article but the intro would need to be fleshed out before it can be featured. --Auntags (talk) 21:03, 5 October 2020 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes: It seems like the article is twice covering canon details for the TV Series, once in the synopsis section and once again in the TV universe section, could we maybe combine these, and maybe tighten up the canon sections in general? Unless it is details that directly effect fandom and fanon -- Kingstoken (talk) 19:57, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

/r/arrow

Nominated by error cascade on October 27, 2020. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

I found the article personally interesting and I think featuring something that could fall under the broad umbrella of Fandom on Reddit would be nice.

Hestitent Yes It seems the longest of our reddits articles, so why not, although it is really short for a featured article. --WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:35, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
Maybe: I'm not sure because most of the article is about their anti-ship views, and more must have been discussed on subreddit than that, especially in the beginning, although perhaps I'm wrong, I'm not in this fandom, so I don't this subreddit's history -- Kingstoken (talk) 14:29, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
Maybe: There's a recent post on the sub that's in support of S4 and most of the comments on it are positive to neutral. Another one also has a lot of discussion about S4 and some of it is negative, but apparently S6 is their new punching bag? Plus there's a couple of recent AMAs that should probably be highlighted. - flyingthesky (talk) 19:55, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
Not yet: This issue is that Reddit is not a very shipping friendly space and fandom subreddits get completely different types of fans that you'd find on Tumblr. I do feel like this page is missing that POV. There's this rant and its comments which suggest folks on this subreddit were annoyed with the general direction of the show and departure from comics canon, and Olicity was at the centre of all that. I do like the idea of highlighting AMAs. We could also link to the episode discussions page, and r/arrow have a discord too. --Auntags (talk) 23:53, 16 November 2020 (UTC)

Crossover

Nominated by Kingstoken on November 08, 2020. As of this writing, it has a good intro and and is pretty comprehensive with no content flags.

Maybe: For the length of the page and the breadth of the topic, I'd like the intro to be a little more fleshed out? Also there are criminally few fan comments, especially since the text preceding the comments says they're a love/hate thing in fandom and the three comments under it are all positive, which doesn't feel like a good representation of PPoV to me. - flyingthesky (talk) 19:55, 11 November 2020 (UTC)
In fairness, I added that text after Kingstoken nominated the page, and I would say that the three comments aren't all positive because the top comment's point is that they're almost never done well. But I agree with adding more fan comments if we can - I added the three AO3 comments as a starting point. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:38, 11 November 2020 (UTC)

Twisting the Hellmouth

Nominated by caes on 20 November 2020. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and is reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags.

Hesitant Yes: I would like more example fanworks, for such a massive archive it must of hosted more than just a couple popular fics, and more fan reaction would be really good. One other minor thing, I don't like that etc in the intro paragraph, but that is just a tiny quibble -- Kingstoken (talk) 11:52, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes: I noticed a lot of work has been done on the article since it was nominated and I'd love to vote yes. Still, I agree that adding more fannish reactions to the page would be helpful. SecurityBreach (talk) 09:51, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
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