HRWiki:Featured Article Selection/Discussion Archive 2009 Weeks 31-40

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[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 31 (Jul 27-Aug 2)

As stated from the previous week, we now should feature Strong Bad's Website. MHarrington 15:50, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Actually, you stated it the week BEFORE the previous week. Seriously, though, it's a good idea. Theycallmefree 20:23, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 32 (Aug 3-9)

For this week, I was thinking of the Double Deuce. MHarrington 04:14, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

How about Doughnuts? It's had quite a bit of references, but the intro needs quite a bit of expansion. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 14:54, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
The intro is far too short, nor do I think that it could be expanded beyond what it has. We're looking for toons, characters or major themes of the site. While Doughnuts show up in a lot of unusual ways, I don't think it makes a good FA. wbwolf (t | ed) 15:07, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
Oh! I have a better one! First Time Here? is extremely important toon and gets constantly overlooked. It should be featured. wbwolf (t | ed) 15:12, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
First Time Here? seems like a good article. It's also VERY funny. " Dot Com!" Never gets old. free 20:16, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
And also, "Check me out! No, seriously, check me out." MHarrington 22:44, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
And also, "!"--Record307 Talk/Contribs 00:19, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 33 (Aug 10-16)

I still can't believe that G hasn't been featured yet. It's like, a healthy piece of real estate! --Darkangel Get offa me! 05:05, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

The big problem with the G article is it has very little prose and is mostly a list. It's a great theme, but it's not what a FA makes. wbwolf (t | ed) 05:52, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, and I'm not sure one could really expand it to the point it would be a good FA, though I'd be perfectly happy for someone to prove me wrong on that point. Unless and until someone does so, though, it's not a good choice. Heimstern Läufer 14:47, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, since it's being debated whether or not to do First Time Here for week 32, how about doing the article originally intended: the Double Deuce? MHarrington 20:00, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
Since I upstaged the suggestion for Double D, I'll second featuring Double Deuce for this week. Great theme, and a lot of text for an intro. wbwolf (t | ed) 23:53, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
Well, it! For reasons stated above and beyond! Take it away, sig: free 00:15, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 34 (Aug 17-23)

For this week, how about General Tso's Chicken? MHarrington 20:02, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

I was thinking maybe the Fat Bluebird. The intro is plenty long enough, and The Chapman Brothers have mentioned their fondness of the bird. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 17:00, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
Well, the article for that one is not all that long, not compared to General Tso's Chicken, anyway, and it appeared a lot less than it, too, so no comment. MHarrington 01:03, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
I wonder what TBC's reaction would be if they came to the wiki and saw the Bluebird on the front...Anyway, I don't really think the bluebird is long enough. free 12:51, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
I'm with Free on that one. General Tso could probably work, though. Heimstern Läufer 01:16, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Tso is fine with me. -Espemon333

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 35 (Aug 24-30)

For this week, I was thinking of something befitting the return to school: L.U.R.N., Marzipan's cult... er, classroom. MHarrington 17:08, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

WHAT?!?!? WE'RE ALREADY PICKING BACK TO SCHOOL ARTICLES!?!? AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Erm, seems good to me. Back to school... ugh... free 17:17, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
My main concern with the LURN article is that while it has a lot of great prose, there isn't that much there past the intro. FAs should be a balance of strong intro with material beyond that. I'm not sure this would fit. How about the The Classroom instead? wbwolf (t | ed) 17:41, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Sure, that'd be good, too. MHarrington 19:26, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Works For me. -Espemon333

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 36 (Aug 31-Sep 6)

For this week, we need to do something Old-Timey-related. I'm torn between either Old-Timey Marzipan or the big toon Parsnips A-Plenty. MHarrington 06:19, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Well, we're doing A Folky Tale right now, so I don't really want to do Parsnips-a-Plenty. Old-Timey Marzipan seems decent, but I want to do Words I Probably Said sometime. It's amazing, I think. free 15:01, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, then let's do Old-Timey Marzipan this week, and Words I Probably Said next week. MHarrington 18:32, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
Have we already done labor day or labor dabor?
Yes and yes. MHarrington 22:50, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
I like Words I Probably Said and Old-Timey Marzipan but... I just want to throw The Movie Theater into that mix if we haven't allready done it. cash money tc 01:50, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
If we're doing the Classroom the week before, this probably isn't a good week for another place like the theater. But it would be a good one to remember for the future. Heimstern Läufer 02:49, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 37 (Sep 7-13)

For this week, we should do what was previously suggested earlier: Words I Probably Said. MHarrington 21:50, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

I just looked at it and it looks solid. I agree. OpenSourceGreg 10:37, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, It's solid. -Espe Pwnage 16:12, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 38 (Sep 14-20)

Homestar Runner and Homestar Runner's Relationship. "homestar = you" = pure genius. — It's dot com 19:12, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Excellent article if we can just expand that prose intro severalfold. Heimstern Läufer 19:13, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
"...which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki." This definitely is an important part of the Homestar Runner , but it may not be a highlight of the wiki. Yes, the intro needs fixing, but I think Character Relationships are the future of FAs. Now if I only knew what severalfold means... free 19:22, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, but the article is far too short to merit a Featured Article. Might I suggest something that has never been done yet this year: a full week of themes. This time, I was thinking of a whole week of emails involving the infamous DNA evidence and the big toon DNA Evidence. MHarrington 03:35, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
MHarrington, you're much too quick to dismiss others' ideas out of hand instead of trying to suggest ways to improve them. Instead, you have a tendency to immediately stick in your own ideas. That's just plain bad form.
As I've already said, HR-self does have exactly the type of content that would be great as an FA, but its intro is not nearly ready. There's still a lot of time; it might be something we can improve before the time of featuring. Heimstern Läufer 03:54, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, I did say I was sorry. But I wasn't trying to be dismissive of others' ideas. I just don't know how it can be expanded. It's an integral part of the website experience, to be sure, but how can we possibly expand the article so that it actually can be usable? MHarrington 15:34, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
I'd start by summarizing the content of the article in greater detail, similar to Wikipedia's guidelines on lead sections. Heimstern Läufer 15:38, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, obviously, the article needs to go into greater detail, but my question is, how? MHarrington 16:00, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
How about something like this? Oh, and I fully support this article. wbwolf (t | ed) 17:44, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, it's good to start with. But I think it might need to be a bit longer. MHarrington 04:42, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
"We also might just think it's cool." The concept behind the article is brilliant and fascinating, and certainly cool enough to be featured. By all means, expand the intro if you think it needs it. It's the overall idea that is so appealing to me. — It's dot com 12:20, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
That it is. free 12:21, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

[edit] HRWiki:Featured article for 2009, week 39 (Sep 21-27)

How about Teen Girl Squad Issue 13 for this week? The Wheelchair 05:23, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

It's a good article, but it has come to my attention that The Stick has not been featured. It's shocking. free 12:32, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
That article is one of our more unfortunate deficiencies on the wiki. There's a reason we haven't featured it: its prose intro is too short still, despite the importance of the subject matter. I would really like to see it featured, so is there anyone who has an idea of how to expand the prose intro? Heimstern Läufer 17:13, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
I wouldn't mind doing TGS Issue 13 this week. MHarrington 03:43, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm looking at The Stick intro as it stands right now, and it looks like the intro is long enough. We should reconsider this subject. It might be too soon after featuring The Classroom, so it might need to be moved, but I think The Stick is FA material. wbwolf (t | ed) 16:55, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
I just made a substantial expansion to the intro, so it's looking a lot more feature-worthy now. Heimstern Läufer 17:07, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Okay, we can do that, I suppose. MHarrington 21:01, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
What do we think about switching this one with two weeks from now; i.e., doing TGS 13 this week and The Stick two weeks from now? Just because this would be pretty soon after another place, namely, The Classroom (as Wbwolf's already suggested). Heimstern Läufer 00:06, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] 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)
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