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I believe we should ban certain pages that have been made featured articles constantly to give others a chance to get featured as well as make certain pages that users feel should be worked on to give a chance. For example Shadow should be banned due to the fact that nearly every year he shows up 3-6 times as a featured articles we could make a template for that while others like the Amy Rose page should get a template saying help this article get featured to keep the featured articles from getting stale.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:11, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Are you not familiar with how our Featured Article system works? Articles that get Featured once never get featured again, and articles that meet our quality standards have a better chance at getting Featured than those that don't. The page for nominating articles for a Featured position should explain this to you. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 02:14, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

I think you're just being a poor sport over the Amy Rose page not being featured. Articles being featured are based on how well-written, truthful, and detailed they are. Template:Sig/SG79 02:14, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Can you give me a link to the page. Second I have seen Shadow be featured more then once. I'm not really being a poor sport I just think it deserves a chance that's all.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan  (talk) 02:16, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Since when was the Shadow the Hedgehog article Featured more than once? Also, the Featured Article nominations page is linked on the Wiki's front page, right below the column where the current Featured Article is shown. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 02:18, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

NO. i agree with both them! Seems as though you want Amy as one too much. 35pxSplashTheHedgehog 02:19, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Okay thanks. It was a few years back if I remember right.To Splash I'm a Amy Rose fan and a big one at that of course I want her to be the featured article.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:21, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

I looked at the Featured Article template, which stated that Shadow's article has been Featured since June 5th of this year. So I looked at an edit made on June 4th, before the Featured Template article was added, and I did not see the template there. The Featured Article template's history of Featured Articles section also doesn't show Shadow ever being Featured before June 5th of 2012. Could you try giving us a more specific date to work with? Because going by what I've seen, there's no logical reason for me to believe that Shadow's article was Featured once before. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 02:30, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Sorry Gen I can't give you an exact date but I think somewhere in 2005 I do remember seeing it though who knows maybe I slipped into some weird pocket dimension for a bit or something.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:32, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Then your point is now invalid. No article to my memory has been featured more than once. Template:Sig/SG79 02:33, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

bit touchy today Sacor.But fine the point about banning is down but what about the other point about making a template to help certain articles get brought up to snuff to have a good shot at getting it.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:36, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

I did see that the Sir Lancelot article was Featured in the past (I remember seeing it on the front page), according to the template. If you're referring to him by any chance, then you probably are aware that since he is a seperate entity from Shadow his article has no influence on whether the actual Shadow's article gets Featured, do you not? Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 02:37, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah your right maybe I did seem him they obviously do look alike and just missed remember knowing my bad memory I'm not willing to say I didn't.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:40, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Why are you implying I'm touchy? I'm merely making a point. As for the template, seems unnecessary to me. The Featured Article Nominations page may simply require more attention. Template:Sig/SG79 02:38, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Your just being more on the forceful side today for some reason bad day or something.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:40, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

@Sonamy: I think we have a Template like that already. Specifically, the "Incomplete" Template. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 02:41, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

That's not the one I'm talking about I'm talking about a new one that can be placed on pages to try to get people to clear up grammar mistakes and false info to help the wiki in general.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:42, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Nobody's perfect. I find a template such as that pointless, due to consistent grammar mistakes popping up all over the place. Template:Sig/SG79 02:45, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Okay maybe we could update the nomination template to say something different if no else agrees I say we closed this forum then.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:48, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

The Incomplete Template puts a statement on the article that says, and quote, "This article or section is incomplete and in need of attention. Please follow the guidelines in the Manual of Style and help the Sonic News Network by expanding this article. Remove this message when finished." You're asking for a template that can be used to garner attention to an article's lack of quality so it can be taken care of and acquire a better chance at getting Featured. Going by the statement in the Incomplete Template, isn't it basically asking what you're asking for? Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 02:46, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Somewhat yes but I was thinking more a slightly different worded version for pages that are complete for the most part but need some dusting hypothetically speaking.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:48, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Well, any problems that are present an in articles quality can be addressed in the Featured Article nominations page if any are nominated, should any Users feel that there are some things in said articles that can be worked on. I know at least one User who's normally quite thorough in checking FA nominations out. Lloyd the Cat"I don't die. I just go on adventures." 02:51, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Okay well that covers just about everything then I guess we can close this then right unless anyone else wishes to add to it.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 02:53, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Per Sacor's first comment, seriously why should we ban Featured Articles just because your favorite page won't get it. Pacmansonic138 (talk) 18:50, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

That wasn't the point behind it Pac.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 18:56, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
By the way from what I remember, Amy became a Featured Article already last year. Pacmansonic138 (talk) 19:03, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Nope is she was then there would be a little Master Emerald on her page.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 19:05, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
What the!? I could of sworn she was a FA once, but whatever the article shouldn't really be a FA yet IMO. Pacmansonic138 (talk) 19:07, November 12, 2012 (UTC)
Hey man when I made this I was thinking the same thing about Shadow.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 19:08, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Completely unnecessary. No offense, but this is a very pointless forum. Template:SolaceSig 18:59, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

Non taken man.Sonamyfan666 a Amy Rose Expert and fan (talk) 19:00, November 12, 2012 (UTC)

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