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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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Checklist

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Discussion archives

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 | 2009, Weeks 41-53

2010, Weeks 1-10 | 2010, Weeks 11-20 | 2010, Weeks 21-30 | 2010, Weeks 31-40 | 2010, Weeks 41-52

Featured Article Queue

Week Article Discussion
HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 44 (Nov 1–7) Mario discussion
HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 45 (Nov 8–14) for kids discussion
HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 46 (Nov 15–21) Shopping For Danger discussion
HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 47 (Nov 22–28) Week of Thanksgiving (Nov 22-28) discussion

Mario

Done HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 44 (Nov 1–7) Still not registered, but still interested in FAs... :-) People keep saying, interesting Wiki pages should be featured, not just important HR universe stuff. Upon browsing the nominations I happened upon the Mario page. That's something rather offbeat and it's fitting since Nintendo celebrates the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. in Japan this year. Whaddaya think? --93.207.89.184 12:38, 22 September 2010 (UTC) (That Anonny Guy)

I support. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 16:02, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Me too. doctorwho295 September 26, 2010
Cool, my second suggestion that gets accepted. I like the new format. :-) --93.207.90.213 13:31, 3 October 2010 (UTC) (That Anonny Guy)
I know, right? PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 13:07, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Support as well. Mario has been a favourite of mine since I was little. RickTommy (edits) 00:40, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

for kids

Done HRWiki:Featured article for 2010, week 45 (Nov 8–14) Stave it off, 1, 2, 3, and now you can count to threeeeeeeee! I really think this email should be featured- it's hilarious, has a lot of material to work with, and can be summarized well. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree with every part of that sentence. Maybe we could do the Stave It Off Guy soon too. doctorwho295 September 7, 2010
Third-'d. The article and 'toon are both great, a character is introduced, and Homsar's character is developed further. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 05:58, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Article discussions

Stinkoman 20X6

How about something 20X6-related instead? Perhaps either Make-O Your Own Stinko or Stinkoman 20X6 (I know we're waiting until it's finished, but at the rate the site is going, I don't think it'll ever be finished)? RickTommy (edits) 12:18, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

How about discussion rather than just throwing out ideas while ignoring previous suggestions? Heimstern Läufer 12:31, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
If we're going to do an interview or public appearance, how about a more notable one? I can't really think of one (I'm not really into that sort of stuff), and besides, I wholeheartedly believe that we should do something 20X6-related this week. RickTommy (edits) 12:38, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
RickTommy, that's the same thing you suggested for last week before it was deleted. So stop hogging the spotlight. --209.148.176.136 12:49, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
What's more, Stinkoman 20X6 is still incomplete. And judging by how things are looking on the website now, I think it will always remain incomplete. MHarrington 02:10, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
Um, I said almost those exact words. Yes, it doesn't look like it will ever be finished. So it's no use waiting for it to be finished before we can feature it. RickTommy (edits) 06:10, 17 June 2010 (UTC)
We could do Make-o Your Own Stinko... PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie
I'd prefer to wait a while before featuring this one; too early to give up hope. But Sinko-related articles are just as good! --Stux 21:57, 8 August 2010 (UTC)
Sorry if I sound pushy but I really really think Make-o Your Own Stinko should be featured. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Given the new recommendation format all you need to do is create a separate entry for Make-o Your Own Stinko so that it can be added to the queue. --Stux 15:01, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
How? PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:52, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Easy just follow the format for the other sections and add a header for the article in the wikicode like so:
==[[Make-o Your Own Stinko]]==
followed by your explanation for it. --Stux 21:56, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
How about featuring it for Jan 3-9? Well, it looks like Jan 3-9 is reserved for Cheatball, whose write-up was moved in favour of Timeline of Homestar Runner. So what should we do about that? RickTommy (edits) 05:18, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
Again, RickTommy, the format of FAs has changed and articles are no longer reserved by date unless there's a compelling reason for it. If you'd like a specific 20X6 article please suggest it the way all other articles are suggested. In moderation of course. --Stux 19:20, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
But Jan 3-9 is 20X6 week. RickTommy (edits) 22:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Week of Thanksgiving (Nov 22-28)

Some Stupid Turkey. 124.181.68.22 13:17, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Not a bad idea. I do think we should start thinking about that week. Any suggestions? doctorwho295 9 October 2010
Yeah, we kind of do need to start thinking about that week. As for the suggestion: it looks like all the other Thanksgiving toons have already been featured. So...sure to Some Stupid Turkey for this week. The Knights Who Say Ni 05:44, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Shopping For Danger

We haven't done anything CC-related in a while. How about a character, like Firebert or Blue Laser Commander, or the first major CC toon, or the toon that started it all, or the e-mail that inspired CC? 124.181.20.67 07:12, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

I agree with featuring Shopping For Danger. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:34, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
Seconded, I like Shopping For Danger. --Stux 21:20, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Week before Decemberween/Christmas (Dec 13-19)

Decemberween Sweet Cuppin' Cakes. RickTommy (edits) 03:59, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Week of Decemberween/Christmas (Dec 20-26)

A Holiday Greeting, the one that started it all. RickTommy (edits) 03:59, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

rock opera

An important e-mail that references every single e-mail before it. RickTommy (edits) 05:00, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

I agree! (That Anonny Guy) --93.207.90.240 12:55, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

The King of Town's Castle

It appears frequently - it would make a great feature. RickTommy (edits) 05:26, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't think we have featured places very often, besides The Field and maybe The Spooky Woods. We should definitely do this one. doctorwho295 25 October 2010

Coach Z's Locker Room

Another important place. RickTommy (edits) 05:26, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

homestarrunner.com

How about starting off the new year with homestarrunner.com, an article that has been nominated many times before? RickTommy (edits) 05:18, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Okie Dokie, artichoke! PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie
Uh, I disagree. This seems like a last resort kind of selection. We have plenty of articles. I think we can pick something else. --Record307 Talk/Contribs 22:38, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Week of Trogday (Jan 10-16)

Trogday 08. RickTommy (edits) 05:18, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

I see no need to specifically celebrate Trogday. --Stux 19:20, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, we always do. RickTommy (edits) 22:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Toons, Games, or Characters

Nearly a year after proposing these, I'm still extremely surprised that none of them have been featured; they're among the more important articles. RickTommy (edits) 13:26, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

retirement

It's the longest toon on the site - I think it should be featured sometime soon. RickTommy (edits) 22:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

comic and Teen Girl Squad Issue 1

If we're ever to feaure either of these, I think we should feature the other one simultaneously, just as we did with some of the Dangeresque articles earlier this year. RickTommy (edits) 22:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

crazy cartoon and Crazy Cartoon

As with these. RickTommy (edits) 22:31, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Discussions of Articles Needing Expansion

Discussions in this section regard articles that, per consensus, require further expansion of the article itself before the article should be featured.

Strong Bad and Strong Sad's Relationship

The most obvious relationship on the site, and one that I have audibly cried at. RickTommy (edits) 10:41, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

An interesting topic, but the intro is pretty short. Could we maybe expand it? Then it'd probably make a fine feature. Heimstern Läufer 17:03, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I expanded it some:
Strong Bad's relationship with Strong Sad usually consists of Strong Bad hurting or making fun of Strong Sad, though not all the time. He has given Strong Sad various insulting nicknames and often hurts him. However, Strong Sad and Strong Bad occasionally get along, usually when Strong Bad is in need of an assistant. It appears that Strong Bad is at least partly responsible for his little brother's depression; Strong Sad writes that in his big brother's absence, "[He feels] cooler, and less like [he sucks] so bad.".
PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:11, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
I like the idea. Maybe the trend of SS getting revenge on SB could be mentioned somewhere in there? --93.207.89.184 12:38, 22 September 2010 (UTC) (That Anonny Guy)

Answering Machine

An important item. RickTommy (edits) 10:41, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I like it, but it seems too short. I'll try to expand it as much as I can, but in it's current state I don't think it's good.... doctorwho295 17 August 2010
I agree with the above. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
I think we've done this article already. MHarrington 16:40, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't think we have. It looks like we've done Marzipan's Answering Machine before, but Answering Machine doesn't appear in bold on the nominations page. The Knights Who Say Ni 17:34, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

The Field

Exactly one year after proposing The Field, I would like to propose it again. It is an important place which appears in about half the toons on the site. RickTommy (edits) 05:21, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

I don't think it's ready because of the short intro. If you could expand it, maybe then we could do so. Heimstern Läufer 01:58, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

The Cheat's Gold Tooth

How about featuring TC's tricked-out grill. -132.183.13.68 18:12, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Maybe. It's not that significant but it's long enough. Rondleman! Stuff I did.Talk. 01:28, 25 August 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, I think this is one of those articles that should be expanded a little before featuring. (Alternatively, if a writeup is made that expands on the topic, it can also be placed in the queue that way). --Stux 21:23, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Not the 100th Email

Original title: Not the 100th Email, Sbemail 150?!?, or Page Load Error

As teasers to milestone e-mails, I believe that one of them should be featured. 124.181.68.22 13:17, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

I'd say Not the 100th Email. RickTommy (edits) 07:20, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
Start with the first one, makes sense. Although it is very short. --93.207.87.212 08:32, 11 October 2010 (UTC) (That Anonny Guy)
Anon makes a good point. Not the 100th Email is rather short. Would we be able to expand that enough to make a quality write-up? DENNIS T/C 08:40, 11 October 2010 (UTC)


Stalled Discussions

Discussions in this section regard articles that, due to lack of consensus or consensus against, are not ready to be featured at this time.

Strong Bad Sings

How about Strong Bad Sings instead? RickTommy (edits) 01:06, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

If you're talking about the toon, that's too short to work. If you're talking about the CD, we already did that. I'm all for featuring Credenza. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie
For once, RickTommy, actually focus on what is already suggested instead of hogging the spotlight. --Kingdom Stars 02:24, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Theme Song Video

One of the earliest toons on the site. RickTommy (edits) 10:41, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but awesome as that song is, that toon's way too short to work well on the Main Page. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Because, It's Midnite

It's a cool & major song. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 15:06, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Um...... most of the page is lyrics. As much as people love the song (me included), I don't think it can be featured in it's current state. doctorwho295 September 7, 2010
I would have to agree. We would need some actual content to put on the homepage. The point of the Featured Article section is to showcase an article that the wiki can be proud of, and I'm not sure we can be proud of a page of lyrics and trivia. DENNIS T/C 21:49, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
I see your point & I recant that suggestion. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie

Strong Bad Smiling

One of the most well-known recurring themes on the site. 124.180.171.96 01:42, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

A dangerous topic to touch upon... ;-) --93.207.87.212 08:35, 11 October 2010 (UTC) (That Anonny Guy)
The article is listed as needing cleanup and revision. I doubt we'd be able to feature it in its current state. DENNIS T/C 08:45, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
As the second anonny points out, this article has a been a serious point of contention on-wiki. I'm not sure we should feature on article that a number of users think shouldn't even be an article. Heimstern Läufer 02:03, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

sisters

Before I forget, I had previously suggested this one in the old format but was too soon to feature. I think it'd be a nice feature for the next time we do an email. --Stux 21:57, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure if it's important enough for a week to itself... RickTommy (edits) 07:36, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Why not? I think it's a real classic and would make a good feature. (That Anonny Guy)--79.221.32.92 10:02, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
It's too short. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
Just because a 'toon is too short doesn't mean it can't be featured. On the contrary, this particular email had an impact on many future emails, and it's also become an oft-quoted 'toon. I agree with TAG. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 05:52, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Fonts

It's the biggest page on this wiki - I think it deserves to be featured sometime soon. RickTommy (edits) 10:41, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

It seems too list-like and without enough prose to make a good feature to me. Heimstern Läufer 17:05, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Per Heimstern. Although we wre able to feature lists in the past by putting key examples in the writeup, I highly doubt that will work for the fonts page. PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
I'd say it's feature-worthy, and I could probably write a good FA paragraph on it, but it is really just one big list, albeit a long, useful one. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 06:01, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

A Daily

Sometime soon, can we have a week of daily articles? I was thinking maybe stuff on Old Flash Stuff or some Main Pages. RickTommy (edits) 10:41, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

A Main Page daily would be awesome! PowerFile:Homestar Kamikaze Green Favicon.pngPie 01:45, 18 August 2010 (UTC)
As long as it's in November or later, for the at least 6 month spacing of dailies, A week of dailies would be nice. Although, hard to choose just 7 Main Pages to feature. StrongAwesome 22:25, 23 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't know if this is the best way to go about this. If you have seven articles in mind for a daily, then you should propose those seven articles, but don't just say "We should do a daily." --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 05:55, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
I think we should do this daily before the end of the year. RickTommy (edits) 00:40, 30 October 2010 (UTC)
There is no pressing need for a daily to occur before the end of the year. Moreover, adequate no topic has been suggested for a daily. A daily shouldn't be made for the sake of having a daily, it should be used to showcase stuff that doesn't always fit in one weekly FA. The new format can help encourage that, but we should always pick dailies carefully. --Stux 21:21, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
Also, might I add that in the future, dailies will need to be more frequent, since we will eventually run out of articles that are important enough for a week to themselves? RickTommy (edits) 13:26, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
If we start running out of articles, we might need to go in the other direction; that is, keep the certain featured article for longer than a week so that we don't run out so quickly. but that shouldn't happen for a very long time, so i don't think we need to worry about it. The Knights Who Say Ni 17:33, 5 November 2010 (UTC)


General discussion

Daily Featured Blocks (On Occasion)

In order to make daily featured articles for one week, create pages like:

  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 1]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 2]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 3]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 4]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 5]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 6]]
  • [[HRWiki:Featured article for 2005, week 50, day 0]] (redirect day 7 to this)
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