Forum:Denomination of Article of the Month
This concept was buried down in the Forum Randomising "Featured article" and it really needs to be brought back up so we can proceed to actually begin this process. This is for articles that at one time were worthy but after time and many additional edits they no longer meet our standards. We would use a process pretty much the same as Featured Image, but would "vote out" articles that fail. The following I have taken directly from the previously mentioned YG thread.--Degenret01 00:11, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
I feel that some of the articles are not up to current Article of the Month standard. There is currently no means to "denominate" articles from rotation, so I am placing my suggested articles for denomination and reason why here.
Miscellania and Etceteria - The Managing Miscellania section probably should be split from the page. This would result in a majority of the mass of the article being lost and the article becoming a hollow shell of its former self.
Desert Treasure - Needs cleanup. I read through it and found it confusing. I did a tiny bit of work adding headings but much more is needed.
Trouble Brewing - Doesn't have any advice on how to play the game well, just the features of the game. So, needs strategies, tactics, etc. Also all the images on the page are SD.
I think that all Skill pages need something on the history of the skill, like Summoning history. It would be an important part of the page, and something that few other fansites would have. This would result in Fishing, Magic, Hunter and Mining not being included. I feel that the Hunter page is in need of clean-up anyway.
Fairy ring - Possibly add a history section since Jagex keep on adding new rings. Maybe.
East Ardougne - As the template says, more should be added to the history template. While the history section is ok, it is not up to the standard of most of the other articles on the wiki.
Armour - Apparently it is not updated with the newest armour according to the cleanup tag. If the article is not up to date, then it probably should not be featured.
Baxtorian - There might be more info about Baxtorian after you complete within the light. If there isn't, then scratch this.
While Guthix Sleeps - "it's cluttered with all those unnecessary images, keeps switching from 2nd person to 3rd person"
I was hesitant to suggest Quest guides since it has been so long that I did most of the quests that I found it hard to judge.
I would add While Guthix Sleeps to the list, it's cluttered with all those unnecessary images, keeps switching from 2nd person to 3rd person, and it makes me feel claustrophobic... — Enigma 07:10, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
- Lol, I took a lot of those photos in the WGS article. Anyway, I added it to the list. Evil Yanks talk 05:27, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
Support denomination - Just how the Featured Image has a denomination section, Articles should also be given the option. As you stated, article condition may go down in quality over many edits, and some aren't up to par now. ~MuzTalk 00:50, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
And a Major support from Degen. Lets make sure our featured articles are the best we have.--Degenret01 00:11, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
Support - Maybe create a new template that says "this article used to be a featured article, but it is not worthy of that title anymore. Please improve it to make it worthy of the title again." or something, to make sure these articles won't be doomed forever. Oil4 Talk 17:08, January 4, 2010 (UTC)
- That would be useful, maybe get the former ones back in. We have a lot that currently suck.--Degenret01 09:08, January 6, 2010 (UTC)
Support - When the formerly-featured articles are cleaned up again, they could appear in Article of the insert time unit here. The more newly-fixed articles there are, the more often we can have a new main-page-featured article, so we might be able to have an article of the day, which would look more impressive than an article of the month. --MarkGyver 02:09, January 11, 2010 (UTC)
closing, making into project--Degenret01 10:48, February 16, 2010 (UTC)