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Welcome to featured article selection. Please help us choose and create write-ups for our best, most interesting, or otherwise noteworthy articles to appear on the main page. For ideas, check out the featured article nominations.

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Other Discussion | 2005, Weeks 26-29 | 2005, Weeks 30-39 | 2005, Weeks 40-52

2006, Weeks 1-10 | 2006, Weeks 11-20 | 2006, Weeks 21-30 | 2006, Weeks 31-40 | 2006, Weeks 41-52

2007, Weeks 1-10 | 2007, Weeks 11-20 | 2007, Weeks 21-30 | 2007, Weeks 31-40 | 2007, Weeks 41-52

2008, Weeks 1-10 | 2008, Weeks 11-20 | 2008, Weeks 21-30 | 2008, Weeks 31-40 | 2008, Weeks 41-52

2009, Weeks 1-10 | 2009, Weeks 11-20 | 2009, Weeks 21-30 | 2009, Weeks 31-40

Article discussions

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 40 (Sep 28-Oct 4)

In the wake of the toon version of Where My Hat Is At?, for this week, how about the original story? MHarrington 03:38, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

That is an excellent suggestion, and definitely another overlooked article. wbwolf (t | ed) 16:57, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I'm game. Espemon333 13:15, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh, better idea comeing on! What about French Fries? It'll keep the Spoon Police off of it, and it's a good article. Espemon333 01:11, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, we'd kind of more or less settled on Where My Hat Is At?, and the prose intro for French Fries is a bit short, anyway. I'd say we go for our original plan. (Also, how would featuring it get the "Spoon Police" away from it?) Heimstern Läufer 07:49, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Eh, works for me. Although I don't really understand how 2 guys liking it constutues a 'settled on', but works for me. Espemon333 00:52, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
As it has been pointed out on more than one occasion, we do not "vote" what to pick for articles. MHarrington 00:53, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
Time is also a major factor here; if an idea's gone unchallenged for a long time, it's somewhat understood as settled unless there's a really good reason to unseat it (for example, "Oh! We forgot that this is the anniversary of the XYZth email! Could we feature that instead?"). Here, the suggestion had gone unchallenged for over a month before suddenly in came a suggestion for something different with no explanation of why it would be better than the original suggestion. That's not really the way to discuss stuff. Heimstern Läufer 05:13, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 41 (Oct 5-11)

For this week, how about trying again to do Teen Girl Squad Issue 13? MHarrington 14:44, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Grood idea. We haven't done anything TGS-related ever since...The Ugly One? Yes, we need to do this. free 12:49, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Actually, let's have The Stick for this week, and then bump TGS13 up to week 39. That'll better space out the types of articles featured. wbwolf (t | ed) 15:24, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. MHarrington 17:28, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
The Stick zounds Fine. It sounds finer then fine. It sounds finer than that fine they give you give you on new releases at the videro store.-Espe Pwnage 03:28, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42 (Oct 12-18)

I know I'd probably the last person to propose such a thing, but how about a week of DVD exclusive toons. Real Live E-Mail and Tis True, Pom Pom, Tis True are the only ones of that category that have been featured, and as a class should have a little more attention to them. How about: Greeting Cards, Puppets On The Road, Sample Of Style, Blue Laserdisc Challenge, Accent, Where's The Cheat? (game) and Dangeresque: THREE in 3D. wbwolf (t | ed) 01:33, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

I know for a fact that we need to to do SOMETHING dailies-related eventually. I never thought of this, though. I guess I'm game. MHarrington 15:44, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
Can we put 160 Seconds in there? It sounds cool. free 23:26, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42, day 1

Now that it has been tentatively agreed to do weeklies, how about figuring out their order. I propose that we start off with Greeting Cards, the first DVD exclusive Strong Bad Email wbwolf (t | ed) 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42, day 2

Next would be Puppets On The Road wbwolf (t | ed) 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, we NEED to do something puppet-related. free 20:09, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42, day 3

Sample Of Style A lot of fun with Matt & Mike just goofing around. wbwolf (t | ed) 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Except Puppets On The Road (which is on SBEmail Disc 4) came after Sample of Style (Disc 3), which is on day two, so why don't we switch days with that one here? MHarrington 17:49, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm game for that. wbwolf (t | ed) 18:04, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42, day 4

I'm not real happy about Blue Laserdisc Challenge here. I'm not sure if The Limozeen Advantage or Why Come Only One Girl? should be featured due to various issues. Any ideas? wbwolf (t | ed) 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

I'd like to see "Why Come...". MHarrington 06:17, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm not amenable to us drawing any more attention to that article until such a time (if any) that it's unprotected. Heimstern Läufer 19:47, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
I think Blue Laserdisc Challenge could be made to work; we just need to be a bit creative in our writeup. Heimstern Läufer 19:53, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
The Limozeen Advantage needs some major cleaning up. Laserdisc is fine with me, though. free 20:09, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
If we can get Limozeen Advantage cleaned up, we could boot Laserdisc down to the 6 slot. It looks mainly like locations needs to be documented for the article. wbwolf (t | ed) 23:53, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
I think we should do Blue Laserdisc. MHarrington 14:49, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42, day 5

Accent for another DVD SBEmail. wbwolf (t | ed) 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42, day 6

Where's The Cheat? (game) is probably the weakest. 160 Seconds is interesting, but it's kinda on the short side. I'm trying to stick with longer entries. Thoughts? wbwolf (t | ed) 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

How about The Limozeen Advantage? We already have something representing SBEmails Disc 5 (on day 5, seen above). MHarrington 17:53, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Limozeen Advantage is a fine suggestion. Would it better here or swapped for Blue Laserdisc Challenge on day 4? wbwolf (t | ed) 17:59, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
It's better here because it's chronologically correct. MHarrington 18:17, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 42, day 0

Finally, round out the week with Dangeresque: THREE in 3D. I know it was only recently released, but a) I'd like to have at least one example from each of the discs (SBEmail 1-3 count as one release) and b) it's probably one of the longest H*R toons overall. wbwolf (t | ed) 20:29, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

And after all, why not sometimes feature stuff that's very new? Shows how on top of the game we are. Heimstern Läufer 19:51, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Sure, we can do that as part of DVD week- but we might want to think about featuring the DVD before doing its exclusives... or maybe doing Dangeresque 3: The Criminal Projective before its spin-offs... but if D3 in 3D is that important to y'alls, I have no problem with featuring it as part of a theme. That Game Dude 386 01:02, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 43 (Oct 19-25)

Almost Halloween! This week is our week to feature something Halloween-related other than a full toon. I was thinking maybe Marshie vs. Little Girl if no one has any better ideas. Heimstern Läufer 20:03, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

How about the email ghosts? MHarrington 22:38, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Also a good possibility, especially since it will have been a reasonable amount of time since the latest sbemail. Heimstern Läufer 00:14, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Have we already done halloweener? If not, that could be a possibility. cash money tc 01:40, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
We haven't, though I'd prefer ghosts. free 12:50, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
ghosts sounds good. Nice 'n funny, Bad Graphics Ghost, yeah, it'll work.
Bad graphics ghost is good... I like it...

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 44 (Oct 26-Nov 1)

Ween. We usually feature a full-length Halloween toon this week. We've already featured Pumpkin Carve-nival, Homestarloween Party and Halloween Potion-ma-jig, so let's think of a different one. Heimstern Läufer 20:03, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

How about The House That Gave Sucky Treats, my personal favorite. Though I'm not sure how much that matters when choosing FAs... free 20:09, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
There are definitely some reasons this toon is noteworthy; for example, it was the first interactive Halloween toon, and it established the trend of Homsar as a secret character in H'ween toons. Also was the last one to feature voting on costumes, and had a sort of addendum released five years later. All told, I think this'd make a good FA. Heimstern Läufer 20:32, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry if it seems like I'm being hasty and dismissing your ideas (don't get me wrong, Sucky Treats looks like a good one), but what about Jibblies 2? That's a good one, too. A lot of people really like that one. The plot is intense, the characters are off the wall here and it's great. "Sucky Treats", however, doesn't really have much to write up on, short of just the characters coming to the house in question and maybe Homsar being introduced in the Halloween toons here. MHarrington 22:36, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
That's also a good one. Either one could make a fine FA, though Sucky Treats is more historic, and I don't agree that there'd be a problem with writing it up. So, let's hear from others about what we should feature. Heimstern Läufer 23:20, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm kinda leaning towards Sucky Treats, myself. A very pivotal and important toon for many reasons. wbwolf (t | ed) 00:01, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Sucky Treats. -Espemon333
Hey, Espemon. Just to let you know, this isn't really a vote, but a discussion. For that reason, it's important to give a reason for your opinion. Thanks. Heimstern Läufer 01:29, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh, well in that case, Sucky Treats is the (don't quote me on this) first interactive Halloween cartoon, and the one of the ones where you can vote, plus the first appearance of the coolest character in the Homestar Runner Universe in a Halloween Cartoon, HOMSAR!!!!!!!!!!!
Actually, Homsar first appeared in the homsar email. Sorry, just making a little observation there. MHarrington 14:40, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Oops. I meant in a Halloween Cartoon. Sorry. -Espe Pwnage 16:08, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Actually, Sucky Treats is the first one where he stops making sense, he talked normally in MAM 5.0 and homsar. free 19:13, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 45 (Nov 2-8)

For this week, we should do something we have not done in a long time: a game. I'm thinking maybe Kid Speedy. MHarrington 21:57, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Already been featured. Though I would like to see a game get featured. Maybe Dangeresque Roomisode 1: Behind the Dangerdesque. free 22:54, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
If you want to do an older game, Awexome Cross would be fine candidate. I think I prefer that to Dangerdesque. wbwolf (t | ed) 23:44, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Dangerdesque is a bit too recent to be featured IMO. Awexome Cross, Pop:Tire, or Duck Guardian One would be excellent candidates for a game feature. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 00:02, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't mind Awexome Cross. Espemon333 00:20, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh, dear, I had forgotten about Kid Speedy already being used. Sure, we can do Awexome Cross, I guess. MHarrington 00:40, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I disagree with Dangeresque being too new. By the time November comes around, it should be about a year old and Videlectrix will have made another Roomisode. But I see why you guys want to feature "older" games. I'd like to see Pop:Tire or Awexome. free 11:18, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, what if (not right now, of course, but sometime down the line) the next set of dailies for a week was all Dangeresque-themed and we included this into the proceedings? MHarrington 17:09, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Good idea, MHarrington! Espemon333 14:24, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
If we are going to do an old game for that week, maybe we should do Awexome Cross. By November 2-8, it will be exactly six years and nine months old. That'sBupkis! 16:07, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah... Awexome cross! cash money tc 17:15, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 46 (Nov 9-15)

For this week, we should do another Teen Girl Squad character, one who is a staple of the series: Arrow'd Guy! MHarrington 17:24, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

I was thinking about doing the Monosodium Dreams, assuming we haven't already done it. Espemon333 14:23, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
What about The movie theater... The battle of Strong Badia is also a good one... cash money tc 15:23, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
We have not shown Monosodium Dreams or The Movie Theater yet, so why don't we do them in the near future? We could do one next week and then the next one two weeks later, since the week before that is Thanksgiving and I have an idea in mind for that one already. MHarrington 16:02, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Just a comment: remember we are trying to keep FAS to only 10 weeks ahead. We've been creeping up lately (and I've been guilty of same). wbwolf (t | ed) 19:36, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
Wbwolf's right. We'll go ahead and leave it for now, but let's keep it down to 10 weeks in advance of the current week in the future. Another thing: don't forget that in a discussion, if you propose a new idea after someone else's, you should always respond to the previous one (perhaps giving a reason you think your choice is more suitable). Otherwise, it's not really a discussion, and it's hard to determine where consensus really lies. (Don't forget that this isn't a vote, contrary to what it may seem sometimes.)
As for my opinion: I do think Arrow'd Guy really deserves a turn in the spotlight, particularly because it's been a while since we've had a TGS-related feature. The other two ideas suggested also look deserving, so I suggest we keep them in mind for the near future. Heimstern Läufer 09:19, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
But wait, wouldn't we have just done TGS 13 for week 39? The Wheelchair 01:36, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, but that doesn't mean that something like this can't be done for a long time if that's what we go with then. MHarrington 14:47, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Well we did do TGS 13, But Arrow'd Guy works for me. Monosodium, your time to shine comes soon. Espemon333 01:45, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
I'd forgotten we had TGS 13 on the queue. Oh well, I stand corrected. It's still not going to be a problem to do Arrow'd guy this week, though we could delay him if people want to spread out TGS a bit. Heimstern Läufer 03:06, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
No, Arrow'd Guy's been delayed ever since we featured Whats-Her-Face. I think he's waited long enough. Let's do him this week. That Game Dude 386 14:43, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Okay. Seems good. cash money tc 16:18, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
No, he has not been delayed since we featured What's Her Face, as there was only one editor campaigning to feature Arrow'd Guy then. The fact that that editor didn't get what he wanted does not mean that article has been delayed. It's coming exactly on time: When consensus favours it. I.e., this week. Heimstern Läufer 13:37, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
What I meant is that, after the time of featuring what's-her-face, the idea of featuring him had been tossed around, but ultimately it was decided he was suited for a later period of time (after featuring The Ugly One, a few weeks after a few issues had been featured, etc.). Perhaps he wasn't delayed for almost a year so much as been taken under consideration for a year, if you want it in politically correct terms, but the point is that there really isn't much sense in putting off a deserving article any longer than it already has. I'm sorry if I came off as sour, Heimstern, but I feel that this article is in dire need of featuring and shouldn't be denied it merely because another TGS-related article had been featured over two months previously. That Game Dude 386 18:44, 6 September 2009 (UTC)
So far, no one seems to have seriously objected to featuring it this week, despite the relatively short gap between this and the last TGS, so I think we're fine. I'm certainly not going to, since I think TGS is one of the most awesomest things on the site and always like to see more articles about it get featured. Heimstern Läufer 14:28, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Does anyone oppose to French Fries? Espemon333 15:46, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 47 (Nov 16-22)

This week, it's time for a cop-out that was responsible for more confusion than almost any toon before it: Sbemailiarized!That Game Dude 386 14:24, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

While an interesting article, I think it'd be more suitable for April Fools Day, since it was the basis for 2009's April Fool joke. I think we'd need to mention that in the writeup, and that that'd look kind of out-of-place right before Thanksgiving. Heimstern Läufer 14:43, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
What about one of last week's suggestions: Monosodium Dreams. The Corpy NT6 would work too... LePorello / T / C 15:31, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
The movie theater? anyone... cash money tc 15:58, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Monosodium Dreams looks fine to me. The Wheelchair 17:07, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Sure, I'm game for The Cheat's new computer. But please, let's wait until it's below ten articles in the list before we put up any more in the future, can we? MHarrington 17:56, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, let's do Monosodium Dreams, and we can save Sbemailiarized! until after March Break. That Game Dude 386 18:31, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
MONO! Espemon333 01:01, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 48 (Nov 23-29)

Since it's Thanksgiving week, I suggest the we feature original Thanksgiving toon.... Some Stupid Turkey! The Wheelchair 22:40, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

It's historic, but it's a bit short; I'm not sure we could get a decent writeup out of it. Heimstern Läufer 23:30, 16 September 2009 (UTC)
Here is a writeup I made for this week's featured article:
Some Stupid Turkey

Some Stupid Turkey is Homestar Runner's first Thanksgiving toon that was released on Tuesday, November 27, 2001. Strong Bad starts this toon with him dressed as a turkey, and begins to sing a Thanksgiving song about a turkey. The song ends with a few of the main characters singing "Go and suck your thumb". Homestar Runner then says to let them go and partake of their wonderous feast, only to find that it was eaten by The King of Town. (more...)


I hope this helps. Also, if this is used, replace the Image placement with a Featured Article template. I didn't use that, as this is not a featured article yet. That'sBupkis! 00:07, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
What about Twenty THANXty Six? I have proposed this for four reasons: 1) Some Stupid Turkey is a tad short, whereas 2008's Thanksgiving toon is a bit longer; 2) It's been a long time since we've done anything related to 20X6; 3) I think we need to do a toon not from 2001 for once; and 4) We usually do Thanksgiving toons from the previous year (i.e., 2005's Fall Float Parade in 2006, 2006's Let Us Give Tanks! in 2007, etc.). MHarrington 03:09, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
I should point out that the only reason that we've done the previous year's toon for Thanksgiving is only because they have become a regular feature in the last few years. Having said that, though, I have to agree that Some Stupid Turkey is too short, even with the write up, to feature. There's not a whole lot in the T'giving category; the only other ones that haven't been featured are Happy T! and Limozeen Thanksgiving E-cards. Happy T! is also too short, but if we don't do Twenty THANXty Six, the E-cards might be interesting. wbwolf (t | ed) 04:31, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, if they keep adding more T'giving toons, maybe we won't have to worry about running out of T'giving articles. Maybe the E-cards could be shown next week? MHarrington 05:18, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't think we should have two Thanksgiving-themed FAs, especially since we don't have an inexhaustible supply of them. Heimstern Läufer 05:39, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
Well, we did have two T'giving-themed FAs last year (the colonization email and Toikey TV), so I don't know. MHarrington 19:50, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
In retrospect, I don't think that was a good idea and that we should have saved one of those for later. Too late now, but I think we'd best not repeat it this year. Heimstern Läufer 03:53, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Okay, then we won't. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. Anyway, in keeping with how T'giving toons have been articled in the past, I think we should do Twenty THANXty Six this year. MHarrington 05:10, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
I think that's best, too. There's not a lot of Thanksgiving articles, and this one would clearly make a fine writeup. Stupid Turkey could work in a pinch, like, if we run out of T-giving toons sometime (which we could if TBC take the holiday off a few times), but for now I think we should stick with something more substantial. Heimstern Läufer 05:16, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, SST can wait. I amm quite partial to Horpy Tor! Happy T!, but I am not really sure about the substance. It really Isn't FA material, because there isn't much to be said! Limozeen or THANKSty would work, but THANKSty could be a bit too soon. Espemon333 01:11, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
Actually, it would be carrying on the "tradition" of having the previous year's T'giving toon be articled (i.e., 2005's T'giving toon in 2006, 2006's in 2007 and 2007's in 2008). MHarrington 02:44, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm gonna have to go with 20-THANKSty-6. cash money tc 17:07, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 49 (Nov 30-Dec 6)

For this week, let's do one that seems to have gotten a lot of attention: The Movie Theater. MHarrington 18:18, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Well it does have a good intro and a decent amount of appearances, so it sounds good, but for reasons untold, can simone produce a write up for me? Espemon333 18:25, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
The movie theater

The movie theater is where movies are watched, sometimes by force. Homestar Runner and Pom Pom brought Coach Z here to watch a film about the word "job" in the toon A Jorb Well Done. Along with that, the theater has also shown films such as Women's Penitentiary Bakesale Nightmare, Fists of Knuckles 1-24, Axe Gun: Legends of the Brain Outener, and Pom Pom's Indie film City (comma) State. As revealed in rated, It is one of the few theaters that show triple R-rated movies. The theater is featured prominently in the email the movies, where it is revealed that Senor Cardgage has a job as the ticket-taker. (more)

Here's my write-up. cash money tc 18:42, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Well that works for me! Espemon333 18:49, 27 September 2009 (UTC)
I support this article, but as a side note, it's not necessary to do the write up this far in advance. wbwolf (t | ed) 18:55, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 50 (Dec 7-13)

For this week, we should do another Cheat Commandos character. I'm thinking Silent Rip. MHarrington 16:44, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

I myself was thinking that the Taranchula Black Metal Detector would work. The Wheelchair 00:09, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

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