Doom Wiki talk:Featured articles/2019


Archived featured article discussions for 2019.

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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.


Next month, going back to an earlier suggestion, DMMPST could be featured. This already received a nod by Quasar, too. --Xymph (talk) 03:53, 22 December 2018 (CST)

+1 from me. It's a great tool and notable for the Doom Wiki. --Jartapran (talk) 12:21, 22 December 2018 (CST)
+1, though my bias should be acknowledged.  :>   Ryan W (living fossil) 14:05, 28 December 2018 (CST)
Uhm, bias towards DMMPST or DMPSMU? ;) --Xymph (talk) 16:37, 28 December 2018 (CST)


Picking up the recent anniversary theme again, how about featuring ZDaemon next month, as it originated 18 years earlier. Also provides a spotlight on multiplayer-related content, and as source port articles go, it's fairly comprehensive. --Xymph (talk) 04:12, 23 January 2019 (CST)

+1.  The historical information is unusually complete, and per more recent news, the project isn't about to compromise its philosophy.  :>   Ryan W (living fossil) 12:50, 26 January 2019 (CST)
I'll second on the condition that we feature Odamex the month after. Fair is fair, and the port gets less attention than it deserves. --Quasar (talk) 15:00, 27 January 2019 (CST)


I'm fine with covering Odamex, but do you really want to feature two ports back to back? Or for more variation, interlace them with an article on an entirely different topic, such as the recently updated Reaper Miniatures? And then cover Odamex in April. Variation is good. :) --Xymph (talk) 16:19, 13 February 2019 (CST)

Works for me ^_^ --Quasar (talk) 07:37, 17 February 2019 (CST)
Belatedly, +1/+1.  I sense the figurines are not a widely owned item, but those who do are always enthusiastic.  :>   The current article is a great example of coherently presenting a historical topic which would otherwise be nigh unavailable, and less likely to be created as the community's generations shift (also an example of using the gallery format correctly, with a unique subtopic per item rather than an ever-growing asset dump for somebody's 3D model project).  Odamex, intermediate in purism, may lack the easy catchphrases of some ports, but has received no less thought and effort in its development for that.  Last I looked, it remains a DM favorite.    Ryan W (living fossil) 14:58, 2 March 2019 (CST)


In absence of other nominations, I guess I'll have another go: Doom references in other games is one of those typically-wiki articles that could be featured, although its intro is very brief. --Xymph (talk) 05:41, 29 April 2019 (CDT)

I made some enhancements. --Quasar (talk) 13:09, 1 May 2019 (CDT)


Oh, it's that time again. It's been quite a while since something Doom 3-related was featured. For June, how about Doom 3 alpha version?

+ 255/256.  Which is less than +1 because ideally it should mention the huge bootlegging drama — or am I misinterpreting because I wasn't around, and it was just a few gamers getting bored and shouting a lot?  (arbitrary examples: 1 2 3 4)  Were there really theories about id releasing it themselves for hype, or ATI doing so to attack Carmack?  I'm not sure how I would begin to cite such things, 15+ years later.  How important is it?    Ryan W (living fossil) 11:15, 28 May 2019 (CDT)
I have no knowledge or insight about that. If there are no objections I'll put it up as featured article tonight, and it can still be expanded in the coming days. Otherwise, please suggest an alternate article to feature. --Xymph (talk) 01:10, 1 June 2019 (CDT)


Time for next month's proposal: it's been 10 months since a WAD was featured, so I'm bringing back last year's suggestion of Community Chest 4 "for which the year-long process of adding extensive walkthroughs for all maps was [then] recently completed." --Xymph (talk) 01:34, 28 June 2019 (CDT)

+1.  In addition to what I said then, soundtrack credits are complete, and development history is unusually detailed and gives a sense of the stop-start nature of collaborative megawads.  Such documentation is difficult to reconstruct post facto (PMs, chat, hidden threads, decathexis, etc).    Ryan W (living fossil) 13:34, 30 June 2019 (CDT)


Look, an early nomination. :) Striving for some feature variety, how about highlighting Capture the Chalice or Conversation next month? --Xymph (talk) 05:35, 9 July 2019 (CDT)


Seeing how this month's featured article was apparently not appealing enough to get mirrored on @doomwiki, how about showing off Hissy next month, as it recently experienced a change in guardianship and should appeal to the entire community? ;)
Alternatively, MyMiniFactory Cyberdemon is a neat little article, and not all features need to be long comprehensive ones. --Xymph (talk) 06:53, 26 August 2019 (CDT)

I'm in favor of Hissy per the recent news (without claiming that our younger community members will be fascinated  :>  Feel free to renominate the sculpture next month, though I'll abstain as I lack any aesthetic intuition about the modern content.  FWIW/KUTGW.  Ryan W (living fossil) 12:49, 31 August 2019 (CDT)
Thirded. --Quasar (talk) 13:09, 31 August 2019 (CDT)


The cyberdemon can wait an additional month. Doom II was released on September 30, 1994. For its 25th anniversary, it has to be October's feature (just like Doom was last December). --Xymph (talk) 03:51, 1 September 2019 (CDT)


Although it appeared much later in the month than Doom last December, next month is the 25th anniversary of Heretic's release, so it is a good time to feature it. --Xymph (talk) 02:18, 14 November 2019 (CST)

The anniversary concept is growing on me.  :>  Biased opinion: if Heretic were a TC, it would be considered a classic (seriously, try playing through some of its bloated earth-toned contemporaries).  But in 2019 it still seems underappreciated because it didn't implement scripting.  FWIW/KUTGW.  Ryan W (living fossil) 02:41, 28 November 2019 (CST)
Agreed. --Quasar (talk) 05:48, 28 November 2019 (CST)