Template:Featured Article

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This template generates the Featured Article section of the Fanlore main page. To read more about the Featured Article process in general, check out Fanlore:Featured Articles. Fanlore staff and gardeners are responsible for maintaining featured article pages and templates.

How the template works

This template has several subpages, one per week: Fanlore:Featured Article Archives/2017: Week 27, Fanlore:Featured Article Archives/2017: Week 28, Fanlore:Featured Article Archives/2017: Week 29 and so on. Each subpage contains the initial paragraph (or two) of an article selected for featuring; that's the content that will appear on the main page.

This template checks what week of the year we're in (1-53) and picks the subpage corresponding to that week to display on the main page.

How to add content for upcoming featured pages

The table below lists all available weekly pages for this year:

Week pages for this year
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Week 53

Find the link to the page you want to fill in. Copy the first paragraph or two from the article text, along with any links, to this page, following the format below. Make sure not to include any infoboxes, notices, or images—just the text for the first paragraph or two and the category. Make sure to include a bolded link to the page itself.

'''[[Page title]]''' is something something. Rest of the paragraph follows.

<noinclude>[[Category:Featured Article Archives]]</noinclude>

Save the page. And that's it! The section should display correctly on the main page once the week in question starts.

What to do when a new year is about to start

Edit this page and replace all mentions of the current year in the template text with mentions of the upcoming year. Make sure to change both the links in the template below and in the table above.

If the new year won't start for a few weeks, be careful—make sure to leave the last few weeks of the current year unchanged in the template, so that it can display the last few featured articles of the year correctly. (You can always come back and change the year in those links after the start of the new year.)

The template

This week's featured article

Lysator FTP directions

Lysator was the very first Blake's 7 mailing list. This mailing list was also commonly known as "the Lyst."

"Lysator" was named after one of the first Internet-connected sites in Sweden (LYSATOR in 1973), and its website was the oldest in the country. "Lysator" was "originally LYSATOR, an acronym for "Linköpings Y-Sektions dATOR-förening" (which roughly translates as "The computer club for students of technical physics at Linköping"), but since 1980 or so it's officially just a name. The full name is Lysator Academic Computer Society. It was founded in 1973, in order to receive a donation of a Datasaab D21 mainframe computer. It was one of the first Internet-connected sites in Sweden, and its website is the oldest in the country." Lysator; Wayback link, at Judith Proctor's Hermit Site

The mailing list went online in November 1992, and went automated in August 1995.

"Lysator" is pronounced Lee-sah-tor not Lie-say-tor.

The list was intended from the start to be a public discussion list, on par with Usenet.

Nominate and vote for more featured articles here.