Discussion:The Featured Article Should Be Changed Every Week

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Featured Article Stuff[edit]

Surgo 23:51, 23 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

A tutorial on how to do this would be great.

In addition, the featured article should not need an image.

TK-Squared 23:51, 23 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

My idea. Thief.

Rith (talk) 00:01, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

Once a week is far to rapid, considering that articles of quality enough to be FA don't even show up that fast. Though, I beleive that, as it is, the FA is changing too slowly, and the original idea of the FA changing once a month, should be more reinforced.

Lord Dhazriel 00:04, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

IMO the FA on the main page should be randomly chosen between FA. Kinda like the quotes in some of the campaign setting. So basically you don't alway have the same article on the main page, and we be able to add more FA more quickly. Any thoughts?

Surgo 00:05, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

We have plenty of FA candidates to support one a week. I've held off on tagging new FA candidates anyway because we have so many already and the article never changes.

But if it's that big a deal, two weeks can work too.

Rith (talk) 00:55, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

Once every two weeks sounds a bit more feasable, though, I still think that pages don't show up that fast, meaning that we would run out of rope if we attempted to make the FA change once a week or even every other week.

Ganteka 14:32, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

Featured Article (Ex): Usable once per 2 weeks. The article gains the ability to take massive amounts of webpage hits and increases in reputation without grating on everyone's nerves from overexposure and stagnancy.

Anyways. I'd settle for 1 per month. 1 per 2 weeks feels like it would work best. 2 weeks is enough time to get the article some hits and face time but not have it drag on. As for getting those articles prepped for FA, the number of articles put up for Featured Article nomination would increase if things were kept moving along regularly. I'd actually bother nominating articles, knowing that one day, within a few months or less, it might be on the Main Page.

Summerscythe 15:07, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

Another issue i have seen is that, i dont know if this is fact or not, but is that only green dragon may change them it seems, if the other admins, or just certain ones were able to do this, it would be able to be monitored more efficiently i believe, no offense to you, oh mighty greeny.

Another thing i've noticed, is that the number of supports a featured article nominee has, has no merit on when it gets made into a featured article. For example:

Spider rider: 0 Supports Cassia: 1 Support Elf, Variant: 4 supports (I believe this to be an appropriate number) Walking Dead: 1 Support Deviant: 1 Support

I beleive that articles with more supports should have a higher priority to be made into a featured article if they meet the proper criteria, for example:

Gravity Warrior: 3 Supports Eijilund Plushies: 6 Supports Races of War: 7 Supports Strider: 3 Supports

Even with the opposes on a few of these, they still have more supports than 4 out of five of the current featured articles, which i think shouldn't be ignored.

I also have an idea for a sort of featured article committee, instead of just one person being in charge of whether its a go or not. Perhaps, all, or just a few of the admins should discuss each article and take a vote.

I also believe that there should be a volunteer, Featured Article Cleanup Crew. A group of devoted editors who fix up articles that are just too good to not be featured articles into tip top shape. These are just a few of my opinions and if you disagree with me feel free to say so.

Surgo 17:25, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

Myself and other admins can change the featured article.

Summerscythe 17:42, 24 June 2009 (MDT)[edit]

Oh cool, well then i retract that statement.

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