Fanlore:Featured Article Nominations
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.
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)
Nominated by Patchlamb on Dec 20, 2020. As of writing the page has a good intro and looks reasonably comprehensive, with no content flags. I feel like I haven't seen many articles about video-based fanart featured or nominated, so I thought it would be nice to nominate one. "MAPs" reach a lot of different fandoms.
- Hesitant Yes: I would love to see this page featured as it directly addresses the issue around the acronym MAP, and it highlights a type of collaborative fanwork that I'm unfamiliar with. I think the intro could be reworked a little bit - I had to reread it because I originally thought the first MAP was in 2019 because Cattrell's blogpost was referenced before the video. Also the name and host of the first MAP could be added to the intro. --Auntags (talk) 22:47, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
- Maybe: It feels a bit short on Fannish comments. Also the controvery about the term could maybe flashed out a bit/maybe a different term is currently in development? --WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:37, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Nominated by Kingstoken on January 18, 2021. As of this writing, it has a good intro with no content flags.
- Yes -- Error cascade (talk) 00:57, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
- Yes -- SecurityBreach (talk) 06:59, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
- Yes A great and informative page. --WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:37, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Nominated by Kingstoken on January 25, 2021. As of this writing, it has a good intro with no content flags.
- An alternative reality shown in season 5 of SPN that fans still create fanworks in. I think it has been not quite a year since we featured anything from SPN fandom -- Kingstoken (talk) 19:14, 25 January 2021 (UTC)