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So? again

He he he heey! Isn't it time to put Dobby on?? 82.84.94.94 11:07, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

So?

Hey, why is the Battle of Hogwarts article still on?


Featured Article page

Hey, looks great so far. I have a couple of things to add maybe? Under Articles - they must be written in universe, I know its part of the whole style thing, but it might be good to specify that in particular. I think 7 days is a relatively short time, maybe 2 weeks? I don't know. Also, promoted article us the template {{FA}}. Looks great though! -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 20:23, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Good point on the in-universe thing. I'll add that in on the next revision, along with the FA nom tag. The seven days or two weeks thing ... I suppose I was thinking more in the short term of trying to get enough articles up to FA status to warrant having an ordered queue. Maybe two weeks is better in the long run, tho. - Cavalier One 21:14, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
Very true! At this point we kinda need to build up a queue. Also - there needs to be a definite way to have it be promoted or rejected, like a certain number of votes, or a certain ratio of "for" and "against" (for instance 75% of the votes cast must be "for" it going to featured status for it to be accepted). Also, perhaps whether anonymous editors can vote? -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 23:08, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
I was thinking on a clear three votes in favour/ against for promotion and rejection. Good catch on the anon editors ... I am now thinking registered users only. Maybe as a side-effect, we can get some of these anons registering and staying. - Cavalier One 08:52, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Merge?

So I was just thinking...isn't this page pretty much what the Harry Potter Wiki talk:Featured articles page should be? To explain what's necessary as well as list what is? Just a thought that maybe they should be merged. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 20:57, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Actually, yeah ... although if we do, can we box the layout guide so it stands alone and doesn't create a large list of subheadings before we actually get to the nominations? - Cavalier One 21:01, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Sure, that sounds good. Also another thing I thought of - how long should something sit on the page after it's been promoted? A few days and then get moved to the archive? -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:03, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
A few days sounds good, just to let people know the score. Also, I was thinking shifting the old nominations link to the bottom, and possible taking out or archiving the comments to give it a more professional look. - Cavalier One 21:06, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
I agree, definitely archive the comments. It looks really weird there. And it should probably say like you know "please check the former nominations to see if its already been nominated". How is the archive arranged anyway? By date or alphabetically? -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:18, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Archived by date of promotion. At least, that's the way I was going to do it. Also, when we merge the pages, what about this talk page? Archive it in the same place as the noms? And I agree with the check former noms bit. - Cavalier One 21:13, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Date of promotion (or not promotion) sounds good, this talk page should be added to the archive I think. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:18, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan. You going to handle it or you want me to do it? - Cavalier One 21:21, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
I'll do it. (Sorry about the delay - I went to eat dinner). -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 21:58, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
No problems. So did I :). - Cavalier One 22:01, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Hey, I'm not really sure where to put all these talk pages? I was thinking maybe making a new page (like Harry Potter Wiki:Featured articles nominations to use for nominations which would then free up the talk page for what it should be used as - to discuss the main page. -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 22:32, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
That sounds like a good idea. I feel that the nominations suffer because its on a talk page rather than its own page. BTW, any way to promoted the feature article nomination and voting by using a header on the main page like the spoiler tag? - Cavalier One 17:19, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes check Done -- DarkJedi613 (Talk) 22:30, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Schedule change

I just realized that we were two weeks behind on the Featured Article schedule. Lily Evans was allotted for June 22-July 5, but if I'd belatedly added it today, it only would've gotten three days on the main page (July 1-July 4), which doesn't seem fair. So I took the liberty of switching Lily around with the next article in the queue, Severus Snape, and gave it a full month (July 1-August 2) to tie in with the release of the Half-Blood Prince film. The two extra days in August are so that the schedule can fall back into the Monday switchover pattern once Snape's time is finished. I know this is a bold, unilateral move on my part, but I couldn't see any alternative besides following the old schedule and shortchanging the Lily Evans article its due time on the main page.

Let's remember to keep up-to-date with the Featured Article changeover so that this doesn't happen in the future. Starstuff (Owl me!) 21:47, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Automation?

Can we make it so that changeover for Template:Featured article and Template:Selected picture is automated like it is with Template:QotW? This would solve the problem of forgetting to change over the featured article/picture in time and thus needing to revise the whole schedule. Starstuff (Owl me!) 04:12, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

I think it's a lot better to make it automated, similar to the system used at Wookieepedia. Creating pages for each month's featured article as you add them to the queue and setting the Main Page so it will change automatically at the start of the month would be better I think :-). Grunny (Talk) 04:31, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Update

Time to update the FA:

57. Ernie Macmillan - 17th December 2009 to 30th December 2009 (today is 20 xD)

--Simpsons88 21:49, December 20, 2009 (UTC)

Um

There are featured article listed as featured, but one of the patio twins, who was like the fifth featured article ago, is still there.04:46, October 3, 2010 (UTC)

Harry Potter FA Still Up?

Why is Harry Potter still the featured article? Shouldn't it have ended a while ago?

Golden Snitch Image

I don't really think it looks like a golden snitch... wrong color? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DukeNickelpounce (talkcontribs).

Looks okay to me, though I suppose it could be better. Still, we've been using it for years now and it's never been an issue before... ProfessorTofty (talk) 06:53, August 17, 2012 (UTC)

Is this a policy page?

This page is on the infobox list of policy pages that appears on the right side of every other policy page, but it itself has neither the policy template nor the infobox. Is this intentional? Lasaraleen Tarkheena (talk) 08:31, February 22, 2013 (UTC)

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