Doom Wiki talk:Featured articles

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This sub-article serves as a forum for discussion and nomination of articles for featured status on the main page.

Archived discussions

List of featured articles[edit]

These articles have already been selected as featured articles. It is desirable that a new nominee is not one of these.

2018-01[edit]

With the new Data section, the previously nominated Death wyvern page is as complete as I can make it, but perhaps a Hexen expert can contribute more. Either way, it seems ready to be featured next month. --Xymph (talk) 10:31, 24 December 2017 (CST)

2018-02[edit]

Ferbuary being their anniversary month, I nominate id Software for next month. --Xymph (talk) 01:37, 24 January 2018 (CST)

Good idea; history topics are underrepresented in featured status IMO.  Two small questions, neither of which is an objection: (1) Do we need a list of links ("Original employees", which isn't completely accurate) which exactly duplicates the template beneath it?  (2) Should we have at least one paragraph about the deterioration of the relationship with the fan community?  (That might belong in the ZeniMax or Bethesda article.)    Ryan W (living fossil) 16:48, 24 January 2018 (CST)

2018-03[edit]

I would like to suggest The Official Doom Survivor's Strategies & Secrets, which is a relatively new article that fraggle and I both put a lot of work into and is a very complete article as far as book articles go. Also an important core subject matter as it was the only official strategy guide for Doom itself and was hawked by id Software directly. --Quasar (talk) 09:02, 27 February 2018 (CST)

I know you prefer not to extend existing features, but... I propose to run id Software for another month. It went up an embarrassing four days late in an already short month, but if it weren't for id this site wouldn't exist, and as such the article deserves more than a paltry 23-24 days of exposure. For a little variety, it could be accompanied by a different logo.
For the following month, I'm fine with the book article. --Xymph (talk) 05:49, 28 February 2018 (CST)
Then I would suggest that we give back the four or five days and put this suggestion up as of March 5 rather than skipping an entire month. And then after that, we can get back on schedule hopefully. I do not want to skip a full month as I use these postings to drive social media traffic. --Quasar (talk) 07:07, 28 February 2018 (CST)
I know. Alright, but not a day sooner. :) Then I updated the logo now. --Xymph (talk) 08:26, 28 February 2018 (CST)

2018-04[edit]

After squashing plenty of bugs during DMINFO v2.0 development ;-) I feel like nominating a bug article. Medusa effect has a decent description and, more importantly perhaps for the featured corner, a catchy name and a pretty picture. --Xymph (talk) 03:21, 8 March 2018 (CST)

I like this idea — I was just reading about Medusa here.  Agreement didn't form but it brought back the strangeness of glitch experiences in the 1990s.  There is also ongoing implementation research for Chocolate apparently.    Ryan W (living fossil) 20:53, 8 March 2018 (CST)

2018-05[edit]

Next month is the second anniversary of the Doom (2016) release. At the first one we featured Doom 4 1.0, so this year Development of Doom (2016) could go up, being sort of the sequel article. --Xymph (talk) 03:33, 15 April 2018 (CDT)

For a newer and more lighthearted feature, Doom: The Board Game could serve nicely. --Xymph (talk) 01:21, 24 April 2018 (CDT)

+1 for the development article.  The topic has been on people's minds lately with the sequel news.  It also has tons of citations and contextually appropriate external links, which are always good to show off to newbies.  :>
Quasar asked me at some point to cross-reference the long articles (those two plus Doom (2016)), which I haven't finished yet but a first pass didn't reveal anything glaring like entire duplicated paragraphs or image galleries.  So all three might be in pretty good shape!    Ryan W (living fossil) 18:44, 28 April 2018 (CDT)

2018-06[edit]

What to feature next month, oh, the conundrum... :-) How about continuing the Doom 2016 theme, and use Doom: The Board Game as yet, or the similarly new and lighthearted article, Doomguy collectible? --Xymph (talk) 01:16, 16 May 2018 (CDT)

I like that idea personally. As an additional suggestion, how about the article on the Gaming Heads Doomguy collectible?--Atma (talk) 14:37, 17 May 2018 (CDT)
Which of my two aforementioned suggestions? ;-) Assuming it's the latter, that one is strongly related to your suggestion, and I feel that only of the two should be featured (at least within the span of, say, a year). Given that Gaming Heads Doomguy collectible covers merchandise and Doomguy collectible an in-game feature, I'd say latter is closer to the core expertise of this wiki and thus the more relevant of the two to be featured. --Xymph (talk) 12:56, 19 May 2018 (CDT)
I don't feel the latter is remarkable enough to be a featured article myself. --Quasar (talk) 03:52, 20 May 2018 (CDT)
Withdrawn. I suppose it'd be alright. I personally favor the former over the latter but can live with either. --Quasar (talk) 04:08, 20 May 2018 (CDT)
I was referring to the Doomguy Collectible article, sorry for not specifying earlier.--Atma (talk) 12:29, 20 May 2018 (CDT)