Doom Wiki talk:Featured articles/2018


Archived featured article discussions for 2018.

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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.


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)


February 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)


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)


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)


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)


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)

Upon further thought, I'm fine with the figurine article too, of which the intro provided a hook to feature the in-game article in one go. --Xymph (talk) 02:54, 2 June 2018 (CDT)


Next month, maybe feature a tool or utility? DMMPST has aided to update and create thousands of map pages, and is used not only by Xymph(Bot) but also by the anonymous 1994-map fan @ H3G UK, and even (once) by Linguica. :) But perhaps this tool is too wiki-specific, so maybe SLADE instead? I use it all the time for its WAD management abilities, as well as cropping levels before generating map views. So it's making a similarly valuable contribution to the wiki as DMMPST. --Xymph (talk) 03:25, 26 June 2018 (CDT)

Honestly I do like both suggestions, although my gut instinct says to do SLADE first since it is core content, being a Doom editing util. I am definitely interested in having DMMPST there at some point as well, thanks to the improvements it has enabled on the wiki. --Quasar (talk) 07:57, 1 July 2018 (CDT)


Next month is the 14th anniversary of Doom 3's release. A good time to feature the recent comprehensive article on its Ancient Martian civilization. --Xymph (talk) 08:58, 1 July 2018 (CDT)


For next month no particular nomination comes to (my) mind, but it's been nearly a year since a community WAD was featured (Void in 2017-10). How about ZDCMP2 and its walkthrough, a fine example of comprehensive map information by the collaborating wiki community? Or, if you prefer, a painful reminder of how that is lacking for a few thousand other map articles. ;)

Alternatively Community Chest 4, for which the year-long process of adding extensive walkthroughs for all maps was recently completed? --Xymph (talk) 15:37, 13 August 2018 (CDT)

Makes sense to me.  If I had to choose, I'd choose ZDCMP2 to show off the detailed custom content descriptions and novel walkthrough format (originally proposed for hubs IIRC).    Ryan W (currently drafting Help:How can it be almost September already?) 11:44, 19 August 2018 (CDT)
Not formally voting as I'm biased, but I'd be honoured if ZDCMP2 is featured, as it was predominantly a solo effort (with some additions from Gez) and my biggest single contribution to the wiki. The soundtrack section isn't actually finished though! I guess it should have been marked as a stub, as only two music tracks are listed out of I think six or maybe seven not including easter egg music. I'll try and get that done by the end of the month if you're looking to run with it. --Eris Falling (talk) 12:41, 19 August 2018 (CDT)


In absence of any specific ideas on my behalf, and of nominations by others, how about featuring the aforementioned Doom: The Board Game next month as yet? --Xymph (talk) 04:06, 24 September 2018 (CDT)

Would PS1 Doom be acceptable as a featured article?--Atma (talk) 01:48, 25 September 2018 (CDT)

Both are good suggestions IMO. Maybe do one this month and reconsider the other for next? --Quasar (talk) 01:56, 25 September 2018 (CDT)
How about the board game first, then PSX Doom can be featured during its anniversary month. --Eris Falling (talk) 05:53, 25 September 2018 (CDT)
That's very sensible :) --Quasar (talk) 06:04, 25 September 2018 (CDT)
Agreed --Atma (talk) 12:16, 25 September 2018 (CDT)
+1.  I'd forgotten how far the board game article had progressed; its thoroughness is worth showing off.    Ryan W (living fossil) 22:08, 25 September 2018 (CDT)


Now that PSX Doom is featured for its 23rd anniversary (as discussed last September so no 2018-11 section needed anymore), the only logical choice of feature for December is Doom, for its 25th anniversary. --Xymph (talk) 04:41, 1 November 2018 (CDT)

The original Doom itself as a featured article? What a concept lol.
In all seriousness, I think that's a good idea.--Atma (talk) 13:53, 2 November 2018 (CDT)
Agreed; I was going to suggest it myself if nobody else got here first. It helps that what you could argue is our "main article" is also polished and very detailed. --Quasar (talk) 18:25, 2 November 2018 (CDT)
+1.  In fact, I'd have sworn we did this already, but the above says not.  :>  Apologies for any search rank issues to which I contributed by wanting it more comprehensive.    Ryan W (living fossil) 12:31, 30 November 2018 (CST)