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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.


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.


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: 7:05, October 12, 2014 (UTC)



Our recipient for the disgustingly overdue Featured User interview is none other than long-time veteran User Murphyshane. When asked his thoughts on being Featured User once again, he said "Pretty good. It's always an honour." Now, let's not keep this interview waiting any longer, and get to the meat of it.

# 1. Q) To you, what is the most iconic Sonic game?

A) Well, to me, the most iconic Sonic game will always be Shadow the Hedgehog. It was my first Sonic game, which I played when I was 10. It got me interested in the series, and if it were not for that game, I'd likely have never joined the SNN. Shadow was also kinda like a role model to me growing up. I wanted to be just like him.

# 2. Q) What's your favorite Mobian species (counting the comics and other non-game materials)?

A) Never put much thought into that. Though it's not really a species, I've always like the robots in the games. I've always liked Emerl, Gamma, Beta, Omega, Gemerl as well as several other robots in the series. We laugh at Eggman for his fails, but to give the guy credit, he can work up some cool machines, of course with a few exceptions.

# 3. Q) What are your thoughts on Message Walls vs Talkpages?

A) I follow the phrase "If it's not broke, don't fix it". Wikia has taken so many twists and turns over the years, mainly the eradication of the Monaco skin. The wiki I grew up gone. In any case, the Message Walls are another example of a change. I'm not completely against them, but I do prefer talk pages.

# 4. Q) Where do you think the wiki could stand to improve?

A) Hm, good question. Honestly, I think we are improving. Little by little. Rome wasn't built in a day, and a top wiki is a process. I think that this wiki improves just a small bit everyday, giving it no real field that it lacks in.

# 5. Q) Do you think the wiki should have a section for fanon and manmade materials again?

A) I do not. The Sonic Fanon Wiki serves this purpose. They seem to be a slight distraction.

# 6. Q) Despite Shadow and Silver having unique powers on top of super speed, Sonic manages to keep up with or even outdo them; why do you think this is?

A) I never looked at it that way. In stories, we often see that a pure, brave heart turns out to be the winner. In other words, the underdog is the one that achieves. Sorta like a David & Goliath story. In this case, Sonic is the pure hearted hero, who has more will to win than the others. On top of this, Sonic makes the best of what he can use and does not take his opponent for granted. Finally, Sonic always has his friends behind him when undertaking a serious task. The evil side is normally alone, a single great power, but the heroes form a team and work together. I can think of a couple of scrapes Sonic's been in where he would've been defeated if it wasn't for the help of his friends.

# 7. Q) What character do you think has the most potential, if SEGA would just make more use of them?

A) I think Espio would fit this description. Espio has some decent fan support, and in my opinion, he's a pretty cool character. But we never really see Espio make a large appearance in the games. His most dominant appearance was likely in Sonic Heroes. Honestly, I think he's hindered by Charmy and Vector. Perhaps if Sega put him in another solo mission like in Sonic Rivals 2 he may become a more interesting character.

# 8. Q) Say SEGA makes a Sonic game set in an entirely new genre; what do you think would be the best choice?

A) I suppose a third person shooter would be rather interesting. Now, that sounds rather "heavy" for a Sonic game, but it doesn't necessarily have to be a lethal shooter. Star Fox Assault is an example of a third person shooter which was not lethal. Weapons used were lasers and whatnot. The Sonic games could do something similar. And besides, we've had guns in Sonic games before. Like in Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Adventure 2.

# 9. Q) Thoughts on the Sonic Boom games and TV series, based on the up to date info?

A) I haven't paid much attention to Sonic Boom at all. It doesn't really interest me.

# 10. Q) Would you read a Sonic-based novel?

A) I suppose I would. I don't normally read novels, but I enjoy manga. Perhaps if a Sonic manga was created, I'd read it.


Who should be the next Featured User?

The poll was created at 07:05 on October 12, 2014, and so far 150 people voted.


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 come up with an alternate origin story for any Sonic characters from the video games (or an origin story period, in cases such as Rouge and Sonic himself), what would it be?

Answer here!

Also, please take the time to read up on the wiki's Question of the Month for Halloween! Please, take the time to answer!

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

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