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

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. 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 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.

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* '''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

Virtual Season

Nominated by enchantedsleeper on June 4, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

I think this is a really cool topic (and not something I'd come across until very recently) and the page is quite comprehensive, though most of it is taken up by a list of examples. Do people think it's worthy of a feature? Does anything need adding first? I'd love to hear thoughts. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 20:54, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes: interesting topic, but it still feels like the article needs something, maybe some fan reaction, I'm not sure -- Kingstoken (talk) 22:48, 04 June 2018 (UTC)
I agree with Kingstoken, it needs some fan reactions. MPH MPH (talk) 18:19, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Maybe I also would like to see some Fannish reactions there as well. How are Virtual Seasons seen in some of fandoms, for example if shows get rebooted later. Maybe some of this can be found in some of the articles linked in the list on the article? WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 14:50, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes I'd also like to see some meta here in regards to this. --Mlemley (talk) 03:48, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Fan Run

Nominated by WhatAreFrogs? onJune 25, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags. My first article nomination, ever. I worked quite a lot on this, please let me know what you think.

Not yet. Interesting general article, but needs to be thoroughly SPaG beta'd. Greer Watson (talk) 08:16, 28 June 2018 (UTC)
Maybe it is such a broad topic that the article doesn't quite feel cohesive enough for me. -- Kingstoken (talk) 14:46, 04 July 2018 (UTC)
Hesitant yes It has the bones of what could be a great article, and mentions some of the sites that caused problems in the past, but I think it could do with mentioning some of the events as well, such as 2009 GeoCities Shutdown or Strikethrough and Boldthrough

RaceFail '09

Nominated by Kingstoken (talk) on July 10, 2018. As of this writing, the page has an intro and no content flags.

Not yet but almost. I think this will be a great Featured Article, but there are a few issues to sort out before we go forward - I've made some edits to the page and flagged unaddressed issues on the talk page. (It's mostly citation/reference stuff.) - Fandomgeographies (talk) 23:10, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Hesitant yes Overall it does a good job of explaining the event and has a lot of reaction, but the beginning of the How It Began Section is... idk it just throws me off a bit. Mlemley (talk) 04:14, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Hesitant yes This is very sensitive issue which may upset some people. WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 19:18, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

Assassin's Creed Unity Lack of Female Playable Character

Nominated by Kingstoken (talk) on September 15, 2018. As of this writing the page has a detailed intro, and I don't think Fanlore has ever had a featured article about video game fandom.

Yes - Very good article with commentary from both sides. I feel it could do with some context though, maybe a reference to Gamergate and the fact that female gamers were (and still are) open to harassment despite making up 50% of gamers. Also there's 4 articles in the references list that appear not to be linked to any text in the page itself.--Auntags (talk) 12:39, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes Interesting topic and article. I added some wikilinks. Assassin's Creed and Video Game meta could use some love... WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 09:54, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes - great page and definitely worth a feature. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:30, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Almost - This is SUCH an interesting article but I think it needs a little work. Most pressing, I don't think it actually has an introduction at all, or rather its introduction is only the first sentence, and then it launches right into the meat of things. Ideally, the introduction (everything above the content box) should be a few concise paragraphs that sum up the topic of the article, and all the nitty-gritty details should be under the Table of Contents. Most of what's above the TOC now should be under it, and probably separated into a background section about female representation in the Assassin's Creed games plus maybe context re:gamersgate like Auntags has suggested, and then a second section with information about E3 2014 (also, E3 is a gaming convention, right?) and the developers' excuses. I don't really know enough about the subject to be able to help make those changes, though. I think slightly detailed background about the games and the women characters in them is probably especially a good idea because we're so sparse on video game info in the first place. I also am very impressed with the amount of quotes in this, but I wish they were more often in quote boxes because with the long ones it gets kind of hard to follow what's happening. - Hoopla (talk) 06:15, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

The Ring of Soshern

Nominated by MPH on September 15, 2018. It is one of the earliest circulated slash media stories, and the hook into the highly controversial print zine Alien Brothers is also interesting. MPH (talk) 15:07, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes this is a very detailed page. WhatAreFrogs? (talk) 09:54, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes very interesting, one question, do we know if the author was upset about the unauthorized publication? The article says she never intended it for publication, but it doesn't really specify her feelings after the the fact. I am also going to mention, because someone else is bound to, that we have a lot of feature articles about Star Trek, I know it is kind of unavoidable considering how much apart of fandom history they are, but if this article is approved this will be, I think, the fifth featured article this year related to Star Trek fandom. -- Kingstoken (talk) 10:46, 21 September 2018
The Alien Brothers page has a tiny bit more info on that, though it doesn't mention how the author felt. I'll add a cross-link to the page, though. -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 20:31, 14 October 2018


Nominated by enchantedsleeper on October 12, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

It's challenge season, so this would be a very timely article to feature; the page is thorough and interesting. I should note that the challenge was co-founded by astolat, which could make us (as an OTW wiki) seem to be promoting our "own" challenge. But in my opinion Yuletide has enough fandom clout and history behind it to stand on its own. --enchantedsleeper (talk) 21:36, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
Maybe - It is a very detailed article, but a little disorganized (eg, has "History" and "The Yuletide Archive and Collection"; "How It Works" and "The Challenge";) plus parts of it slip into advice about how to best participate ("The urge to sign up for any source you've ever even heard of is strong. It's important to remember...") and I think there's a stark lack of internal links, probably because when it was written there weren't many exchange terms defined on the site, and still aren't. Not that anyone would know because you can't find exchange glossary terms for love or money in the challenges section. I also wish the culture section had... more? I don't know enough about Yuletide to say if there's more to be had, but still. - Hoopla (talk) 06:36, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Hesitant Yes: Very detailed, but I agree with Hoopla. Also, it seems a little choppy and repetitive in some places, which maybe more of a wording issue if nothing else. -- Kingstoken (talk) 20:48, 14 October 2014 (UTC)


Nominated by Shadowkeeper on October 14, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

It's got a bit of fandom history, fandom's use of tools, and is up to date.
Yes: The section on on fannish migration could be filled out a little more, and how fans were maybe already starting to stop using bookmarking sites. Other than that, very detailed -- Kingstoken (talk) 22:47, 14 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes! A very important fandom article. One small note (partly a note to self, as I can probably address this), but the line about the URL at the end of the intro seems a bit of a non-sequitur and could do with some more context about why this was significant. -- enchantedsleeper (talk) 23:07, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Crack Van

Nominated by Shadowkeeper on October 14, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Hesitant Yes: The article talks a lot about the closure of the site, but doesn't go into great detail about what Crack Van was like in its hey day, how influential it was, and it only gives three fan reaction quotes, for something with over a decade of importance that seems kind of scant -- Kingstoken (talk) 22:54, 14 October 2018 (UTC)


Nominated by Shadowkeeper on October 15, 2018. As of this writing, the page has a good intro and no content flags.

Up to date, even mentioning the move to AO3 from a few months ago.