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To serve as a way to celebrate and formally recognize the contributions of Sonic News Network's most dedicated users, the featured user system places the spotlight on a veteran user each month. Featured users are among the users who have made the most revisions to Sonic News Network ever since their arrival. As voted on a poll by the viewers, a new featured user is chosen at the end of each month. The new featured user is featured on the main page with an accompanying interview consisting of a ten-question inquiry for the allotted timeframe.

Criteria

Users are chosen for the featured user poll based solely on the number of contributions they have made to Sonic News Network. To see which editors have made the most revisions to the site, see Special:Top/community and Sonic News Network:Editcount.

The featured user poll is to include only the "top" eight editors. The current featured user and the preceding three users are to be excluded from the poll to ensure that a diverse group of users are given a chance to be featured user. Users who have neglected to make significant contributions in over a month's time as well as users who have formally announced their absence are also to be excluded from the poll.

Interviewers

The following users are responsible for updating the featured user poll each month. If either of the following users have failed to update the poll, please send each of them a friendly reminder on their respective talk pages.

Current Featured User

  • Since: 8:26, August 14, 2014 (UTC)

Interview

Slug-Drones


This interview has been a long time coming and long-delayed. As some of you may know, our "current" Featured User, Drones, has departed from the wiki for parts unknown after 5 years of dedication and participation. I will not bother going into detail concerning the circumstances of her departure (circumstances some of you may be aware of), only that she will be missed and remembered. Moving on from that somber note, let us take the time to read her final interview for this wiki.

#1. Q) What's your fondest memory of your time on SNN?

A) All I can remember is contributing to the site and participating in forums that were regarding new implements on the wiki. My favorite part of the wiki is the Site Discussion forums. Although I have been on SNN for 5 years now, I only got into it socially two months ago after getting familiar with newer users like Krazy and Toxice on the chatroom. So, if there was a time I actually enjoyed, it was when the chat was really fun.

#2. Q) Who would you say are your friends amongst SNN's active populace?

A) I get along with Kray,Murph, Tox, Sacor Gen best and, although he's not active anymore, I don't want to leave out Bullet Francisco.

#3. Q) What are your thoughts on the Sonic Boom games?

A) I'm not too interested in Sonic Boom. There's nothing in it that quite appeals to me. The art direction is cliche, the graphics are mediocre, and so far the gameplay looks like some poor platformer. Most people would defend against my criticism because the studio consists of veterans from Naughty Dog. I think it's a very poor excuse, because they are only referring to a few members from the studio. Naughty Dog releases good games as the whole thing, not just out of a few veterans. It's a bigger, richer company than BRB. They cannot be compared. I think the hype comes from the fact that there are multiple playable characters. I am not against the idea but, I just don't find it exciting.

#4. Q) How do you feel about Super Smash Bros. 4?

A) I have never played Smash Bros. so I am not too interested in the game. Honestly, Smash Bros. never looked like a fun game to me. It's cool to have Nintendo characters in a fighting game [so I understand it's popularity] but I wish Nintendo could focus more on creating new IPs instead.

#5. Q) Are you looking forward to the Sonic Boom TV series?

A) I will certainly give it a try because Sonic is more of a hobby to me but I still wouldn't say I'm hyped about it. Despite that, I think this is the only cartoon that actually looks good in 3D. I love the redesigns for Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy. And I think the new character, Sticks is a good addition to the team. I am able to enjoy a cartoon for what it's intended to be, and so far, Sonic Boom looks like it can be good as a kid's show.

#6. Q) Are you an Archie Sonic fan? If so, how do you feel about the current direction of the series?

A) No, I have never been into the comics. I am more of classic Sonic gamer.

#7. Q) What is your favorite non-Sonic game franchise?

A) I don't stick to a franchise. I am more interested in playing IPs I have never played before. I'm also not much of a 'hardcore' gamer either. But if we're still talking about franchises I tend to like Zelda, Portal, Mario, Ratchet and Clank and Assassin's Creed games. Zelda is way up there for me. Despite that, I still prefer to play new IPs.

#8. Q) If you could change absolutely anything about SNN, what would it be?

A) This is a tough question. I can't think of anything I would change. Maybe the appearance? I've tried that a few times until I lost interest. SNN could use more mature users, but I wouldn't expect alot from a website about Sonic.

#9. Q) How do you feel about SNN's current direction?

A) I think it's fine. The wiki is running smoothly and it's still the #1 source of everything Sonic. Sure, there have been some conflicts with users but I wouldn't expect absolute harmony.

#10. Q) What are your other past-times besides being on SNN?

A) I like doing alot of activities on my own. I like videogames, not just in playing them but understanding the game itself and the industry it's a part of. I study programming, coding and psychology as a hobby. I also like studying on religions, I explore them when given the opportunity. I watch movies and anime. I read magazines and manga. I love makeup, I like styling my hair and collecting makeup accessories. Lastly, there's art. I love drawing and painting.

Poll

Who should be the next Featured User?
 
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The poll was created at 08:29 on August 14, 2014, and so far 52 people voted.

Question

Each month, the designated featured user interviewer is to ask a question for the community to answer. Monthly questions are asked at Board:Question of the Month.

Current question:

If you could pick one character to make a "Mecha" version of, who would you pick? It can't be anyone who already has a Mecha/Metal version (Tails Doll doesn't count in this case).

Answer here!

HOWEVER, since the delay caused someone else to make a Question of the Month for August, I'm also going to provide a link to said thread so that you can offer an answer there as well: Answer here (too)!

Keep up the good work, and please continue to contribute to the Sonic News Network!

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