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)

Past nominations can be found on the nomination archives.

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

They are located here: https://fanlore.org/wiki/Category:Featured_Article_Archives

Current nominations

List of Finder Communities

Nominated by Oxymora on June 18, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Hesitant yes, would look better with a more expanded intro? --Alex (talk) 17:43, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
I tweaked the intro a tiny bit. Does that help? MPH (talk) 13:39, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Hesitant yes. I like the intro as it is — it makes me a bit hesitant that there are so many red links, though of course it's valuable as a list regardless. Perhaps it can be scheduled as a featured article a bit further in the future, perhaps a few more of the linked pages might exist by then? After the other four here, I mean. --PriscillaD (talk) 08:07, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Not yet. I agree with PriscillaD. It's a great resource, but right now it's a reference to "things to Google." I think definitely a featured article, but if we can clean up the links, it'll be better. - Liz (talk) 17:41, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Maybe. Also hesitant - yes, is good content; but many of the links themselves are outdated and don't have Fanlore pages of their own. OTOH, it's not a bad idea for some feature pages to be "here's an awesome thing that we want you to know about... see how it's missing stuff? YOU COULD ADD THAT!" Elf (talk) 19:07, 25 June 2017 (UTC)
Hesitant yes for all the reasons already mentioned. Oxymora (talk) 20:38, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Maybe: just FYI I edited the first paragraph and updated the Fic Finding page to more clearly distinguish the two.--aethel (talk) 19:04, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes: My feeling is that featured pages can sometimes point to the broadness of the content we cover. --Somefangirl(talk) 9:05, 3 Aug 2017 (UTC)
Maybe I think that both Liz and Elf have good points.--Syd (talk) 01:25, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes I like the idea and I think it could be useful, but I agree that it should be cleaned up first. Victorywings (talk) 16:41, 24 August 2017 (UTC)Victorywings

Interphase (Star Trek: TOS zine)

Nominated by PriscillaD on June 26, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Hesitant yes. Not my favorite? Definitely a landmark zine for a few reasons, but I feel like the information is scattered and jumps topics a bit. -- Liz (talk) 18:59, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
Hesitant yes? It doesn't blow my mind, but it's a good page. --Alex (talk) 18:11, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Hesitant yes - I'd like to see more internal links added first, esp in the quoted sections. Elf (talk) 20:11, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Undecided. It's a good page with lots of info, but because it's broken up so much and the topic is very narrow, I think it won't capture the attention of many people. Oxymora (talk) 20:38, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Hesitant yes Lots of interesting pictures and quotes. I actually like this page a lot, but I agree that it's a little hard to follow as it is now. --Somefangirl(talk) 9:05, 3 Aug 2017 (UTC)
Maybe. For all of the reasons mentioned above. --Syd (talk) 01:27, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

My Immortal (Harry Potter story)

Nominated by Oxymora on September 27, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Not sure. A couple of things that make me hesitate:
  • The introduction contradicts itself: it first states outright that the author is Tara Gilesbie, then later says that "the presumed author is Tara Gilesbie" - and we don't have any context for why this is believed to be the case. This also sits oddly with the Rose Christo thing at the end of the introduction.
  • The article as a whole doesn't feel like it does the topic justice. For instance, it presents My Immortal as a simple parody when to my knowledge, it was never confirmed outright as a parody - to this day fandom still debates whether or not it was really a troll fic. Granted, if we featured it we might get some enterprising editors who added additional perspectives to the article, but I'm still unsure about it.
If I find some spare time under the sofa, I might dig in and try to improve some of these points. But if anyone else disagrees with my take, please, weigh in! --enchantedsleeper (talk) 19:45, 27 September 2017 (UTC)
Not yet. I agree with Enchantedsleeper -- the page needs to fleshed out and updated. Maybe we should wait a bit while the Rose Christo thing settles. --Somefangirl (talk) 6:07, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Not yet I do think that this is something that should be documented, but I think that the page needs a bit of work. I agree with Somefangirl; maybe we should wait until we get more info to update the page appropriately --Syd (talk) 19:13, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

We Didn't Start The Fire

Nominated by Mrs. Potato Head on September 28, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Multifandom, highlights a vid, accessible, touches upon privilege, race bending, and more. MPH (talk) 01:38, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Yes! This looks amazing. I have also never seen the vid, so thanks for the rec :D --enchantedsleeper (talk) 13:15, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
YES <3 Somefangirl (talk) 6:05, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
YES --Syd (talk) 19:15, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Courts of Honor

Nominated by Mrs. Potato Head on September 28, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Beautiful art, good story, K/S fandom classic, fascinating history in terms of fandom. MPH (talk) 01:38, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Yes! This is a great page. Image gallery really makes it for me, and there's a lot of interesting twists as you scroll down the page. Somefangirl (talk) 6:03, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Yes --Oxymora (talk) 18:38, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes --Syd (talk) 19:15, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
Tentative yes... It's an interesting article; I didn't really like the introduction, which is why I haven't added my vote before now, but I just went in and rearranged the intro and padded it out a bit. One thing that still makes me hesitate is the way that the article refers to Courts of Honor as part of a three-part series including Mission to Mrinn, which I can't find confirmation of. I've added a note about this on Mrinn's talk page. It might seem like a small thing, but if it's not correct, that looks pretty bad on a featured article. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:12, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Genderswap

Nominated by enchantedsleeper on November 19, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Very comprehensive article about a popular trope, and deals with the controversy around it well. enchantedsleeper (talk) 17:59, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes. MPH
Maybe. It's an interesting page, but I don't think it's ready yet. Parts of it seem very outdated in terms of examples and what follows the word "recent". See the Trans Issues section. I also added comments to the talk page about confusing language and disorganization.--aethel (talk) 01:32, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Not yet. I agree with aethel. Oxymora (talk) 14:41, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Milk

Nominated by aethel on November 25, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Well, that was a fun read XD It seems like an interesting corner of fandom. Yes from me! --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:42, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes. MPH (talk) 00:03, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
yes --Oxymora (talk) 14:41, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Big Name Fan

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

Yes, definitely. I think that's a great one to feature. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 19:05, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes--aethel (talk) 00:41, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Yes --Oxymora (talk) 14:42, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Grovelfic

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

Hesitant yes. I moved the History section up and added a sentence, but it could use more attention.--aethel (talk) 00:41, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

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)

Podfic

Nominated by Oxymora on December 11, 2017. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Great nomination! Yes from me. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 15:08, 11 December 2017 (UTC)