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Archived featured article discussions for 2017.

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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.


For next month I nominate Blast damage. It's an important gameplay effect, and the article looks thorough (enough) plus, crucially for the Featured corner, it includes a very pretty illustration. :) --Xymph (talk) 03:43, 16 December 2016 (CST)

I'm all up for this, although it seems to be a bit late :( -Voros (talk) 20:05, 6 January 2017 (CST)
This article unfortunately has some issues that will have to be addressed first. I'm going to bump this up to be next month's suggestion with the goal of working on this article in the meantime to bring it up to full standards. We'll just skip January for now. --Quasar (talk) 11:43, 9 January 2017 (CST)


For no particular reason other than that it seems worthy of it, Doom RPG could be next month's featured article. --Xymph (talk) 03:03, 20 February 2017 (CST)

How about Memento Mori? It's an old classic that might need a little love in this modern era. --15FiftySeven (talk) 04:57, 20 February 2017 (CST)

Agreed, but one shouldn't have to rule out the other. Either one could go up in April, I don't mind in which order. --Xymph (talk) 08:53, 23 February 2017 (CST)
I am going to second Doom RPG as the series is something I've been focusing on improving our content for just recently and would appreciate the showcase. --Quasar (talk) 10:16, 23 February 2017 (CST)


Per above, 15FiftySeven's nomination of Memento Mori still stands, which I second. In preparation, I spruced up the page a bit – of the images in the WAD, the intermission screen seems the prettiest and most suitable one for the featured corner as well – and applied a few corrections. --Xymph (talk) 10:39, 26 March 2017 (CDT)


Doom 4 1.0 is a great new article about a piece of Doom history, and this May is the one-year anniversary of the product that eventually got released in its place, so I nominate it for next month's featured spot. --Xymph (talk) 04:14, 15 April 2017 (CDT)

I'd be biased so I'll refrain from "voting" this month but obviously I think it's a good idea ;) --Quasar (talk) 09:57, 15 April 2017 (CDT)


For next month I nominate DeHackEd, the tool that allowed modding vanilla Doom in ways no other utility could at the time. --Xymph (talk) 02:38, 18 May 2017 (CDT)

+1.  If anything the community impact is understated in the current article, including terminology that survives into the present era of scripting and DECORATE.    Ryan W (usually gone)


Several iconic Doom monsters have already been featured, so how about one from another game? The Maulotaur is an imposing boss monster in Heretic, and also can be summoned in Hexen. Two for the price of one. :) The excerpts on the frontpage would need to mention both aspects.
Of course, after making initial nominations for half a year in a row, it would be perfectly alright if someone else has a go at this too. ;) --Xymph (talk) 12:43, 16 June 2017 (CDT)


Following up some IRC banter, I nominate BFG9000 for the next feature.  I guess I'm doing this out of pragmatism, seeing as we're already a few days into August and the topic's importance is unquestioned.  :>   It is however one of our most thorough articles (has been for a while actually), with gameplay info and data and real-world background combined in a readable way.    Ryan W (living fossil) 12:23, 4 August 2017 (CDT)

Soitenly. And given our lateness, I'd propose to leave it up until Sep 2 (or 3) so it still gets its normal near-30 days run. Provided we do timely find a new nominee for next month, of course. ;) --Xymph (talk) 12:48, 4 August 2017 (CDT)


For next month, I nominate Monster infighting, an important gameplay effect and – when the player causes it – tactic that is covered in a good amount of detail and includes illustrative screenshots. --Xymph (talk) 09:52, 19 August 2017 (CDT)

+1.  Gee whillikers, I haven't been following along — the different possible perspectives are represented much better now (base description vs strategies vs low-level engine logic).  Even my argumentative posts referencing perennial DWF conundrums were all addressed.
The baron image would be a great hook for the front page, since anyone who has played the original games knows they don't do that.  :>    Ryan W (living fossil) 12:37, 19 August 2017 (CDT)
Sounds good to me. I'll review the content in depth later to check for any inaccuracies or things that need improvement. --Quasar (talk) 13:04, 19 August 2017 (CDT)

I would like to nominate an article, on the conditions that this hasn't already been settled and that I am actually allowed to nominate. The article I would like to nominate is the WAD Void. It's a well-written article with good information, and it's one of the most unique WADs out there. --Atma (talk) 23:19, 25 August 2017 (CDT)

You are certainly welcome, as nominations are hard to come by. ;) So now we have two proposals, but one could simply be postponed til October so they're both given the limelight. I have no preference in which order they go up. --Xymph (talk) 02:29, 26 August 2017 (CDT)
Agree with Xymph; Void is an unusually complete article on a Top 100 map.  At first glance I would support using Monster infighting in September because its style is more advanced — even a feature need not be perfect, but Void has a few too many rough edges (blank lists, wrong monster names, external links in body text).  I can fix most of these, no guarantees on tracing scripts of course.  :>  Additionally it was stated in IRC that Doom (2016) infighting is being researched.    Ryan W (living fossil) 15:30, 30 August 2017 (CDT)

In light of the above, I also think Monster infighting should be used for September. I didn't realize that feature nominees needed to be of a certain quality to be actual featured articles, I'll remember that in the future. --Atma (talk) 13:52, 31 August 2017 (CDT)


For next month Void was nominated above, but Ryan W planned to apply some improvements beforehand. About two days are left to do that, otherwise I guess it'll go up without. --Xymph (talk) 06:33, 29 September 2017 (CDT)

It looks like it would qualify regardless so I have no issues. --Quasar (talk) 11:06, 29 September 2017 (CDT)
I'm fine with this, in case that wasn't clear in the previous section.  Sorry for saying all that and then running out of time on the testing and stuff (I won't be around this weekend, so I've done what I'm going to do for now).  Hopefully no harm done as both articles get featured eventually.    Ryan W (living fossil) 03:21, 30 September 2017 (CDT)


Which "both articles", RyanW? The other previous nominee already went up during September.

Anyway, plenty of work recently went into References to the Doom series in Doom 2016, so if it's considered sufficiently complete by now, it could be featured next month. --Xymph (talk) 02:30, 28 October 2017 (CDT)

I have a ton of screenshots I intend to add to it tomorrow, and I also want to try to find the definitive list of the classic levels that are implemented (this section is currently an HTML comment that says "TODO"). PS: Entryway is still currently protected until Nov 2 due to our recent rash of trolling/spamming, so be sure and remind me or another admin to do the update when it's time ;) --Quasar (talk) 02:37, 28 October 2017 (CDT)
+1, FWIW coming from someone who hasn't yet studied Doom (2016), even on youtube.  That said, this topic seethes with popularity on every new commercial release, and the article's presentation (unsurprisingly) is quite good.    Ryan W (living fossil) 06:21, 1 November 2017 (CDT)


Once again a new month looms close and I seem to be the only one actively caring about this nomination business. ;) But I didn't have any inspiring encounters with pages suitable for the featured corner this month either. I considered angles like the holiday season and the 24th anniversary of Doom's shareware release, but nothing particular struck me there either. So... Doom v0.4 is one of the most comprehensively documented pages (together with v0.3) about Doom's alpha series. Maybe feature this one? Other/better suggestions welcome. --Xymph (talk) 08:01, 29 November 2017 (CST)

I nominate the Death Wyvern, just so there's more than one voice here. I wanted to give the spotlight to one of my favorite non-doom game enemies. But naturally, if someone else prefers one over the other (or a nomination of their own), there's room for discussion. --Atma (talk) 12:21, 1 December 2017 (CST)
Honestly I'd prefer Doom 0.4 for December, and then reconsider Death wyvern for January (I had it in mind to feature a monster article that month already anyways). I feel Xymph's suggestion works better for this month since it's Doom's anniversary month and the alphas are a related topic, being pre-release material. --Quasar (talk) 12:42, 1 December 2017 (CST)
That's fair. Doom 0.4 is a more complete article anyway.--Atma (talk) 14:12, 1 December 2017 (CST)
Okay, done. I'm all for featuring more non-Doom monsters, including the Death wyvern, but pages for them are often less complete than they could be, and than their Doom counterparts. For one thing, technical data tables (like this) are often not yet present for Hexen and Strife monsters. Coding my *INFO tools is a project underway to eventually allow me to add those to all Thing pages, but I had to pause that last July due to real-life priorities, and won't resume it until some time next year. Before featuring the Maulotaur, I made some effort to update the existing tables though, and can probably add a new table for a specific monster chosen as the next feature as well, if given more lead time.
As for the Death wyvern, the screenshot is very dark too, but perhaps that's inherent to the level. Other than that its description seems reasonably complete, so it gets my vote. --Xymph (talk) 03:27, 2 December 2017 (CST)