Discussion:Featured Article Stagnation

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Featured Article Stagnation   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   17:33, 31 August 2014 (MDT)[edit]

Since this site has been active, we have had only 18 featured articles. The site has been live now for 8 years and 6 months, which means that we've shown the same featured article an average of 5 and a half months. I know that it is extremely unrealistic for us to rotate daily or weekly, but considering that the Main Page is the landing page that most see - we should at least strive for monthly rotations. It freshens up the first page most people see, and as casual users don't really check Recent Changes or News, it at least is a quick easy way to show that the site is very active. Any ideas or tips on how such can be done? Considering that users are already busy, many of us come and go (see: me, recently), and that a Bot would be impossible for this task.

Additionally, the average above doesn't really show the extreme stagnation - as our first few FAs in our infancy saw quicker rotation. Our current FA has been on the Main Page for four years.

Yamichi (talk) 16:18, 1 September 2014 (MDT)[edit]

Maybe we should have one specific voting committee and add more structure to the voting process. Maybe have a time limit that something needs to be voted on (maybe 2-3 months or so). That way we could speed up the voting process and make sure nominations get voted on.

But then, there's no real encouragement to nominate anything at all, and I think that's the bigger problem.

Green Dragon (talk13:31, 2 September 2014 (MDT)[edit]

My biggest concern is that most articles are not yet meeting the FA criteria. Their talk pages tell a whole story about these processes, and even looking at something like the Gravity Warrior (3.5e Class) there are still unfinished/unresolved concerns.

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