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 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.
Nominated by WhatAreFrogs? on April 5th 24, 2020. As of this writing, it has a good intro and has no content flags.
- Not yet: I think this has potential, but it needs some work. The intro was too short for a Featured Article; I've expanded it with some details about how fan interaction with TPTB has changed over time, but I think it could be improved. Some other issues that I noted - the page is heavily focused on the late 90s, early 00s era of fandom, but there's a lot more to be said about the social media era and how that has impacted things. The page mentions Sherlock and Supernatural, but there don't seem to be any examples more recent than the early 2010s.
- I also think that the page structure could use some work; there is a whole section given over to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, but no other sections dedicated to specific examples; some of the sections are just citing one fan's opinion. There's a section about "Visibility and the Internet Makes Everything More Complicated" way down at the bottom, which could probably be rolled into an overarching section about "Copyright". I would probably create some more general headings, rearrange the structure and perhaps flesh out the sections that are largely bullet-point lists. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:37, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
- Not Yet: I think it needs more work, the topic of social media and TBTB barely scratches the surface, and could probably be it's own article. It is such a broad topic that maybe it would be better to feature articles focusing on specific instances in individual fandoms -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:41, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
- Not Yet: I think it needs a mention of the difference between show (or whatever) creator(s) vs actor involvement, and a mention of fanservice as a potential form of involvement. --Elf (talk) 19:20, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
- Hesitant Yes. I think it would do well with more info, but overall I think the article was pretty detailed, I liked reading it, interesting stuff. --RubyPhoenix (talk) 03:56, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Nominated by Kingstoken on June 4, 2020. As of this writing, it has no content flags.
- A piece of collaborative original fiction that went viral on tumblr on a few years back, thought it might be cool to feature something showing the collaborative nature of online platforms.
- Not yet: I've seen this post in the "wild" and I'm very fond of it. But as a Fanlore page, there's very little to it besides a description of the story itself (and a piece of fanart). It's missing the fandom - are there any fan comments we can add? What about derivative fanworks or other pieces of fanart?
- I found a repost of the story by eatbreathewrite that has some good comments on it and I'll add that to the page. I think there's more to this that we can add, but right now the page needs more to give a sense of the story's impact and its variations (for example, in this version the grandmother is called Ethel, so I think the story actually branched off in a couple of different directions). -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 18:41, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
- Not Yet: I agree that for such popular work (460,000+ notes!) the article could use more comments and reactions. -- WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:21, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
- Maybe: I agree with what everyone else is saying that it isn't quite enough for such a popular post. I don't think it necessarily has to be completely comprehensive though, and I would consider it a yes if a a little more content was added. -- Error cascade (talk) 06:05, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
Nominated by MPH on August 22, 2020. It is a controversial 1989 story in a fandom that had more than its share of strife, Beauty and the Beast (TV). The page has comments from the author regarding its inception and reception including the statement that "a story belongs as much to the reader as to the writer." The page addresses the topic of a PTB's vision of their creation and how to accept it, twist it, or ignore it. And, to top it off, you can read it online. MPH (talk) 14:32, 22 August 2020 (UTC)
- Hesitant Yes - I'm not in love with the intro, it is a little too broken up, but if it could be reworded I think this might be a good article to feature -- Kingstoken (talk) 22:20, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
- I also tweaked the intro a bit but I'm going with Yes -- WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 20:15, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
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