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Accepted Nominations 2006

The Pearl

  • Nominated by: Peephole
  • I think it's an excellent article. Lots of information, neatly organised and with lots of pretty pictures. --Peephole 07:24, 17 July 2006 (PDT)
  • Front page text:
The Pearl is DHARMA Initiative station number 5, it was discovered by Locke and Mr. Eko in episode 2x21, "?", who were in search of the question mark at the center of the Blast Door Map. The task of this station, according to its orientation video, was to monitor The Swan station via a Remote Viewing system, in a psychological experiment.
However the work the Pearl staff was conducting was in fact useless, as the notebooks in which the observations were to be noted only ended up on a dump after being sent through the designated pneumatic tube. It seems the Pearl personnel themselves and not the Swan's inhabitants were the actual subjects of the experiment.
  • Yes: Nicely presented and more importantly very well structured in comparison to other station articles, with well thought-out subheadings, categorisation etc. If accepted, please use the Pearl DHARMA logo for the frontpage (looks very cool) --Nickb123 (Talk) 16:23, 17 July 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes: Very good layout, interesting information, and appropriate images. --Phmall 12:35, 18 July 2006 (PDT)
  • Endorse: great article, well structured, a good representation of how an article on lostpedia should look. --kaini. 13:09, 21 July 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes: looks good, loads of pics, highlights all the necessary points about the subject matter in a short manner - BlahDeBlahblah 17:48, 23 July 2006 (PDT)

Box

  • Nominated by: GodEmperorOfHell
  • This article is a rare example of an almost deleted entry that quickly rose into prominence. Its tongue-in-cheek style exemplifies one of the virtues that makes LOSTpedia unique among other similar databases; the ability to poke affectionate fun at our favorite show. THe Featured Article Of The Week should sample the enormous diversity of the LOST universe, the Parody articles should be represented by a genuinely funny entry and I feel this is it.
    • Yes: --†††GodEmperorOfHell††† 12:23, 30 July 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Great example of the lighter side of Lostpedia and overanalysis. --Aero*Zeppelin 12:52, 30 July 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: the funniest article here on lostpedia imo, and a great collaborative effort. overanalysis at its best! --kaini. 18:55, 30 July 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Best parody ever. --Phmall 19:58, 30 July 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: This is a funny article. Works nicely in tandem with the Christmas theory. --Scottkj 22:25, 30 July 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: This type of article is ok to have featured during the summer break. Someone needs to write a one paragraph intro for the main page.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 23:07, 30 July 2006 (PDT)

"A Box is a highly variable receptacle. When no shape is described, a typical rectangular box may be expected. Nevertheless, a box may have a horizontal cross-section that is square, elongated, round or oval; sloped or domed top surfaces, or non-vertical sides. Many critics have praised LOST for the way it stretches the concept of a box

What does an ordinary box have to do with Lost? Many things; It is said that the box will play a big part in Season 3, it is rumored to be the reclusive Him, and over-anaysis suggests that the box is a new DHARMA Initiative Station. (Read More)"

Originally Submitted by Phmall. --†††GodEmperorOfHell††† 04:25, 31 July 2006 (PDT)

Black Rock (ship)

  • Nominated by: Jabrwocky7
  • I recently read this article while flipping through random pages. It has been updated recently with new information from The Lost Experience.
    • Yes: I think this is a worthy article for the article of the week. --Jabrwocky7 17:05, 29 July 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes. Has some interesting info. --Scottkj 22:25, 30 July 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Providing you put that black and white pic on the frontpage cause it looks very cool. Overall a good article, and I think shows how Lostpedia has pieced all the given info together to solve bits of the mystery surrounding it such as its origin etc --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:38, 31 July 2006 (PDT)
  • Can someone put together some sample text? Looks like this will be the article for next week.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 12:49, 3 August 2006 (PDT)

How's this? --Phmall 14:18, 3 August 2006 (PDT)

The Black Rock is a British slaving ship that was found about a mile inland on The Island. Its history and reason for being on the island is shrouded in mystery. From documents revealed in The Lost Experience, it was found that the ship was owned and run by the British trading group the New World Sea Traders, a company owned by the grandfather of Alvar Hanso, Magnus Hanso.
The Black Rock disappeared in 1881, on a return voyage from a gold mining operation in the South Indian Ocean. According to the manifest, The Black Rock initially sailed from (and was supposed to return to) slip 23 in Portsmouth, Britain - but no shipping company claimed ownership. A crew of some 40 men, along with an uncounted number of slaves, were presumably lost at sea. (Read More...)

Libby

  • Nominated by: Nickb123 (Talk)
  • I think this article is extremely well formatted, with theories categorised exceptionally. Libby is arguably the most mysterious of LOST characters, and notably was a topic of much discussion at Comic Con - showing her popularity and importance.
  • Sample text: An assertive and enigmatic young woman, Libby was one of the tail section survivors of Flight 815. Notably the only main character to have had no flashback, Libby's life before the crash, as well as her strange connections to other characters like Hurley and Desmond, remains but a mystery. Indeed, during the LOST Q&A at Comic Con, Libby's backstory was a topic of much debate, with the writers themselves hinting that she is one to watch out for... (Read More)
    • Yes: For my above reasons (Jabberwock voted for him/herself, so so can I lol) --Nickb123 (Talk) 09:28, 4 August 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes. Very well done article, and possibly will become the source for a lot of answers. --Aero*Zeppelin 17:02, 7 August 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Well structured. --Phmall 19:47, 9 August 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Ditto the above comments. I also appreciate that the spoilers are completely inviso-texted out, which works much better than shoving text below a spoiler template banner.  Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 01:51, 10 August 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Agree with rationale above. --Jajasoon 19:01, 10 August 2006 (PDT)
  • Can someone do the short write-up?    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 09:50, 11 August 2006 (PDT) Nevermind...I just missed it.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 09:51, 11 August 2006 (PDT)

Sri Lanka Video (renomination)

  • Nominated by  Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 02:40, 17 September 2006 (PDT)
  • As per discussion in original August 12 (04:28) nomination by kaini., we have waited until the video has been completed. The article has now been extensively rewritten and reorganized to reflect the goal of describing a completed video rather than documenting a game-in-progress. However the record of how the game proceeded is notable and important and has been retained in the article for historical interest, in the form of the video and transcript listed by segment; this information is now appended at the end of the article. Theory bullet lists have been rewritten as prose. All in all, it's a completely overhauled article compared to the original version at the time of the last nomination. Now that the video is complete, TLE is drawing to a close, and S3 is about to begin in a few weeks, this article is keenly appropriate as a summary of this summer break.
  • Yes It definitely deserves AOTW now. Great example of Lostpedia teamwork to get to something that no other site has really achieved. I think Henry Gale's article could be nominated anytime after this, but this is a unique time to showcase the Sri Lanka video (before S3).--PandoraX 20:10, 17 September 2006 (PDT)


DJ Dan Live Broadcast

  • Nominated by Nickb123 (Talk)
  • I know I've already nominated for something but I feel this page deserves some kind of recognition. Users have worked tirelessly for this page, it demonstrates our commitment at Lostpedia to be the ultimate resource. It shows we have users willing to give up hours of their time for the good of this site. And it above all highlights how we work together as a group. Testify!
    • Big Yes This was really a fabulous group effort to produce the first transcript of the 2 hour event on the web. Highlights what we do best. --Jajasoon 09:15, 14 August 2006 (PDT)
    • Weak Yes: This article is a really great example of the community working together, however the article itself is just a transcript. --Phmall 15:40, 14 August 2006 (PDT)
    • Big Yes Just the amount of time that people spent on this article was just amazing. C'mon, if we put all of the time it took to write it, it would be at least a day. EDIT: And it's not just the transcript it's about, it's about the show. This was a pretty important clue in the game, as it showed us the way to two glyphs, and answered some of our questions too. --Marik7772003 16:04, 14 August 2006 (PDT)
    • No As a TLE non-follower, I find this article to be confusing in its organization of information, as well as its writing style. IMHO One of the senior editors should take a broad overall look at this article and competely rework the information in an efficient, non-colloquial way. Then I'll change my vote to a Yes. I'm confused between "Parts" and "Segments", and given that the transcripts themselves seem to be the meat of why the Lostpedia community works hard and is great, I find that the transcripts are buried as obscure (and easily missed) links deep in the article, rather than highlighted near the top. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 17:36, 14 August 2006 (PDT)
    • No: The topic is ok but the article is not well written. See if you can get a peer review from a TLE follower. I don't like the idea of placing signature credits in the main article page. Some sections could be re-written in paragraph form instead of as bullets.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 15:22, 15 August 2006 (PDT)
      • The sigs thing was basically because it took each user about four hours to transcribe their sections. Thus, the amount of effort that went into the article was beyond any other Lostpedia has to offer. I agree a small rewrite is needed however, and will try and work on it tomorrow (its late over in the UK right now) --Nickb123 (Talk) 15:30, 15 August 2006 (PDT)
      • I don't want to make light of your hard work, however I don't think we should make a trend out of this. Perhaps giving credit on the talk page or as a small footnote without the /sig templates would be better.    Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 16:02, 15 August 2006 (PDT)
      • I put the sigs/thanks there, as the work pulled off so quickly deserved major recognition. I agree it shouldn't be a precedent, nor as prominent as it is. I like the footnote idea on the main page. --Jajasoon 18:03, 16 August 2006 (PDT)
        • Need a decision cause the week is up and we need a new feature --Nickb123 (Talk) 04:41, 21 August 2006 (PDT)

Fan Theories

  • Nominated by: Nickb123 (Talk)
  • I really like that we've collected all our fan theories, and think the page deserves credit. It divides all theories by school of thought also which is really a unique perspective. It catalogues them in a way I haven't seen on any other Lost site at all. Definitely something worthy for the front page.
  • Yes.  :) Hope I am not biased because some of my theories are there, but I read some other people's theories as well, and I think we have a lot of good variety in there from humor to serious science/literature. --PandoraX 16:32, 26 August 2006 (PDT)
  • Awesome: I'm glad to see you guys enjoy this page so much. Thanks for featuring. --Scottkj 08:40, 28 August 2006 (PDT)
  • No -- SilvaStorm 01:20, 29 August 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes: this is probably the best out of the choices as of August 30th. The words flow, and the information is somewhat informative.

Automobiles featured in Lost

  • Nominated by: Phmall
  • This article has an amazing amount of information about a subject not exactly relevant to the lost mythology, but still interesting and well laid out and organized.
  • Nope: Not yet, mate. Needs quite a bit more work. --SilvaStorm 03:42, 31 August 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes: Even though I nominated another, I'll give the nod to this as well. Santa's been busy, and has done a lot of good research on quite a few of these list pages. --PandoraX 21:47, 1 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes: More than one yes...no alternatives...I will now feature it. Uno momento --Nickb123 (Talk) 03:11, 4 September 2006 (PDT)

The Staff

Shannon Rutherford

Possible Sample:
Known for her intelligence and manipulative predisposition, Shannon Rutherford was one of the Middle Section survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. Her prominent personality and selfish attitude lead many to underestimate her cunning nature and dismiss her as just Boone’s little rich stepsister. However, she soon proved herself vital to the survivor’s rescue attempts and "special" in a lot of ways…(Read More)
    • Yes: I think this is a worthy article for the article of the week. --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 15:02, 20 September 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Excellent. This is what I like to see, bullets converted sensibly to prose, and flotsam removed. I haven't read through the text with a fine-toothed comb yet, but it looks ideal, and what a LP character article should be. This format is what the Henry Gale article below needs a bit more work towards. I saw you nominated the all-bullet Desmond Hume article for a cleanup, I might take that on, using the Shannon article as a model. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 15:57, 20 September 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Disclaimer: I'm a little partial since I re-wrote it, but besides that I think its a good article for people to read so that they don't forget the deceased characters as they are still important to the storyline. --NSHS07 17:44, 20 September 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: for reson above John LockeBIGGEST fan
  • No: While it's good to not forget the deceased of Lost, I think it's not relevant to the current events happening to the Losties. ---Slyce23---
    • Current events are only part of the rationale for AOTW. (Lostpedia has various Lost News blocks on the front page portal for that purpose). IMHO not being a "current" event is insufficient reason for a "no" vote. On the other hand, the actual quality of the article has (usually) been a more important criterion. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 16:26, 22 September 2006 (PDT)

Henry Gale

  • Nominated by --Marik7772003 05:52, 15 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Reasons: I know that we've already had Mr. Friendly as AOTW, but this is a very good article. It explains a lot about one of the most mysterious people on the island. It is a well-written article with neatly organized information and theories. It is a model article. It has been recently rewritten (by me) and it isn't dominated solely by bullets anymore. True, a few sections have all bullets, but those have to be dominated by bullets, I believe.
  • Yes: This is a model article. --Marik7772003 16:54, 20 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes: This is a good article. --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 18:52, 16 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes: for the same reason above John LockeBIGGEST fan
  • Yes: Awesome article, reads like an encyclopedia, perfect example of what we have to show here. --Aero*Zeppelin 19:20, 16 September 2006 (PDT)
  • No - Too many sections dominated by bullets. It just scrolls and scrolls-- despite the quality of the other secitons, these bulleted sections simply do not lend themselves to reading. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 23:28, 16 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Not Yet Good article, but I think it could use a little work, I'd like to renominate it later. --PandoraX 20:12, 17 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes Worth an Featured Article status Blue eagle islander 02:07, 18 September 2006 (PDT)
  • No: Too confusing, needs a little cleanup before it can be shown here.--Gracielou01 06:09, 24 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes Really great article. - Mr Mcgee
    • Little is known about the oblique Other known as Henry Gale, the stranger who infiltrated the Losties' camp and got under the skin of Locke, among others. His position among The Others was highly questioned until the end of Season 2, when he presented himself as "the man behind the curtain". But many wonder, who exactly is "Henry Gale"? Is he really the leader of The Others? Is he Kelvin's former partner, Radzinsky? Is he possibly Enzo Valenzetti? We shall get our answer eventually, but not without more questions arising. --Aero*Zeppelin 22:42, 1 October 2006 (PDT)

The Lost Experience revelations

  • Nominated by --Jajasoon 04:34, 24 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Rationale: Given that the Lost Experience is ending, it is important to share what we have learned that directly relates to Lost, especially with the 3rd season on its way. This article is designed as a summary for non-TLE players to get up to speed with how we spent our summer vacation... (article will obviously be updated & cleaned-up following DJ Dan's final podcast)
  • Not yet: I think this would be a better article for next week (40) after the new DJ Dan podcast, so that ALL the revelations are included; and the new season doesn't start for another week and a half anyway. --NSHS07 13:33, 24 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Next Week: Assuming it's written well. --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 13:45, 24 September 2006 (PDT)
  • Next Week also: Let the final revelations come in and give it some time to be touched up and the like. ---Slyce23---
Oops - I meant for next week, leading into the new season & post-TLE. Not sure when the "week" changes... --Jajasoon 18:56, 24 September 2006 (PDT)
It changes on Monday. --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 13:06, 28 September 2006 (PDT)
I think the article needs putting into prose personally. Could someone maybe do this before Monday? I would do it, but I've done a lot of character rewrites this week and couldn't face lol --Nickb123 (Talk) 09:56, 30 September 2006 (PDT)
  • What's the word on this? We need someone to write the summary for the front page so this can be up tomorrow. --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 19:38, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
  • What about Henry? How come he isn't going up? --Marik7772003 19:41, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
  • You're correct. TLE definitely needs to have one last article before season 3. --Marik7772003 19:51, 1 October 2006 (PDT)
  • TLE Folks - looks like you missed the boat this week. Please have a writeup ready this week if you still want this featured. The USS AOtW leaves the Pala Ferry on Mondays at 12:00 AM PST. --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 09:00, 2 October 2006 (PDT)
    • Oops again - serves me right for being busy. How about this:
The Lost Experience may be over, but its importance lives on. Even if you didn't follow the exploits of Rachel Blake this summer, The Lost Experience revelations will unlock many of the island's great mysteries: What does DHARMA stand for? What do the numbers mean? What is the black rock? Read on to discover the truth that the Hanso Foundation wants hidden.
And what do people think about rewriting the entry into prose, or keeping it bullet-pointy? --Jajasoon 12:26, 6 October 2006 (PDT)
I think it needs something added to it to make it look more interesting (photos maybe?), because right now it looks pretty dull for an AOtW --NSHS07 12:33, 6 October 2006 (PDT)

Jack

  • Nominated by: jasoncarubia
  • Jack's article is extensive in both facts and theory and Jack is able to be linked to many Lost characters in many ways. He is one of the largest characters in the show with recent flashback episodes. There is a great amount of detail here.
    • Yes: --Jasoncarubia 20:54, 10 October 2006 (PDT)
    • Support: - as much as i dislike the character, it's crazy that he hasn't acquired AotW as an integral part of the show. Locke next week, then? --kaini. 21:21, 10 October 2006 (PDT)
      • John Locke needs some serious work before it will become AotW. How about it Kaini? :) I'm kidding I'll help too...--Jasoncarubia 14:43, 12 October 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes It is a very well written article that most rewrite should be based on. This was a monster of a page, but now put in to prose, it really looks fantastic. --Marik7772003 23:42, 10 October 2006 (PDT)

Stephen King

  • Nominated by --MightyRearranger 07:43, 9 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Reasoning: I think that as long as we have an article devoted to King on Lostpedia, this is the prime opportunity to make it an AOtW. The section on similarities is unique to this website (as far as I've seen) and the mention of two King books in the Season 3 premiere more than makes this an article of note primarily for week 41. It will also provide more traffic on a page that is hardly ever viewed by new users, possibly initiating more additions to the similarities section. I'm not sure how to go about making a write-up for him, so let me know if there is any editing necessary (are there too many bullets?) and I'll be more than happy to redo the whole article if asked...
  • No / not yet - I would love to see this article as AOTW, but the article itself is poorly written. Yes, some/all bulleted sections need to be converted to prose. Also, the text that is already there within the bullets is full of problems: Incomplete sentences and inconsistent style that was obviously written by different writers. Someone knowledgeable needs to go in there with a eye to consistency and a sharp knife for removing irrelevant details, or redundancies, as well as being open to completely restructuring the article, or portions of the article. I will consider change my vote to yes if the article improves significantly. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 11:59, 9 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Completely understandable, I was a little doubtful about nominating it in the first place. I'll take some time today to really put some work into it and make it flow a bit better. I'm just debating with myself about how to neaten up that similarities section.--MightyRearranger 03:09, 10 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Thanks for your efforts! There is great content here, and it could be a great article, and one that would distinguish our wiki from other Lost wikis. You seem to have thought about it a lot, so that's good! It's such a jumble, feel free to make major reorganizations and see what happens from there. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 03:17, 10 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Does it look a tad better now? I'm really struggling with a set up for the similarities and I personally like it in it's list format. I will rewrite the Supporting Characters piece in The Dark Tower, but from there, I'm not qute sure what to do. Also, thank you for your encouragement. I'm looking forward to helping with future articles that may need something that is unique to my interests.--MightyRearranger 16:47, 12 October 2006 (PDT)
    • The subsections to me seem to be in a nonsensical order. That really disrupts the flow of content for me. It's not just the order of these sections, but the wording of the titles, as well as the selection of these categories themselves: can some categories be subcategories of the other ones, or eliminated altogether? It seems to me that all of the five major sections are not really equivalent peers to each other. Also that section (King's refs to Lost) with all the pre tags (or initial spaces) is really difficult to read, visuall speaking. If I step back and look at the article as a whole, the organization of the sections is confusing and not conducive to giving the reader what they are looking for: "Why does Lostpedia have an article on Stephen King?" Much improved however, we're getting there!-- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk 10:49, 13 October 2006 (PDT)

Can someone do a write-up for this and leave a message on my talk page so I can post on the front page? Thanks, --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 08:33, 23 October 2006 (PDT)

Electromagnetism

  • Nominated by: Scottkj
  • A detailed page about many effects that played a large role in Season 2, and may continue to be important in Season 3. A touch of cleanup by a talented wikian would be good, but the content is fully present. --Scottkj 00:24, 20 October 2006 (PDT)
    • Big Yes: I remember editing this article right when I first came to Lostpedia - and since then it has expanded into a fantastic article, good text with images very well integrated. However, please ditch/change that template at the top, its very overblown. --Nickb123 (Talk) 12:04, 21 October 2006 (PDT)
    • Yes: Excellent choice for AOtW. Very well presented and organized. --NSHS07 (talk) 12:17, 21 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Major Yes: Great article. Also makes a step away from the obvious choices for AotW. Man I go away from Lostpedia for a couple weeks and suddenly we have insanely well written articles. ---Slyce23---
  • Yes Only finished reading it a little earlier today, and really enjoyed it. It is easy to read and well structured, but more importantly, it gives fact-based answers to many vital questions in the storyline. Well done--Nomad 18:41, 23 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Possible Intro: Invisible yet powerful, Electromagnetism is one of the most mysterious and important forces on the Island. Odd events after the crash of Oceanic 815 hinted to unusual electromagnetic forces, but what the survivors finally discovered inside the Swan station led to the most violent and destructive events yet seen on LOST...(Read More)
  • Big YES Defnitely, the best article on this wiki if you ask me. --Blue eagle islander 00:38, 24 October 2006 (PDT)
  • YES This is the type of article that separates the Lostpedia wiki from other lost wiki's. This is a great reference for what a well written and formated Lostpedia article should look like. Nice work! I may be inspired to do a little editing on this article tonight.--Jasoncarubia 13:53, 24 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes I agree with Jasoncarubia, this is one of the best articles on the site. Totally deserves to be article of the week.--Gracielou01
  • Yes I'm all for it. Educational, interesting, and above all, well-organized page. -PandoraX 08:40, 26 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Possible lame intro: Electromagnetism was first mentioned on Lostpedia in response to Sayid's compass which pointed in the wrong direction during Hearts and Minds. Since then, however, electromagnetism has exploded as one of the most incentric themes to the island itself and its mysteries. With an electromagnetic anomaly in the Swan station, attributed to bringing down Flight 815, electromagnetism is an aspect of the show that may continue in importance throughout Season 3... --Nickb123 (Talk) 13:12, 27 October 2006 (PDT)
  • Yes No doubt in my mind. --Marik7772003 11:02, 29 October 2006 (PST)

The Hydra

  • Nominated by: Jabrwocky7
  • This article has recently gone through a re-write and is in great shape to be an AoTW.
    • Yes: --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 09:52, 30 October 2006 (PST)
    • Not Yet: Its a spoiler to me and the rest of the UK fans. Re nominate it in 2 weeks or so. --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  10:00, 30 October 2006 (PST)
    • Yes: A good article now that locations have been sorted out. So that's three DHARMA stations that have been AOTWs now lol? --Nickb123 (Talk) 10:00, 30 October 2006 (PST)
    • Yes: I love how we have the DHARMA stations as AoTW, and this certainly follws the trend. Plus, it is a great mystery, and it does look great. --Marik7772003 10:01, 30 October 2006 (PST)
    • Yes The rewrites and merging made it a great article and its a current topic -- Paladine<c.t> 10:34, 30 October 2006 (PST)
    • Yes: A well written article, with perfect timing for nomination as season 3 airs. I just have a suggestion of spreading the Images kept below in the Gallery all over the article. This would make it more visual, as well as to conform to Fair Use. For dee4leeds, on my behalf, I greatly appreciate your liking of this portal and suggest maybe to pass viewing this article and similar ones for now, untill the season is aired in the UK, and still continue to contribute to other areas.-- 12:27, 30 October 2006 (PST)
    • Not yet I'm going to go against the grain on this one. Although it would keep the site focused on current mysteries we just don't know much about this station the history and the function. I feel the article while topical lacks the references to other lost areas of discussion and reference specifically to new views of the site. Let's go for another article like electromagnetism. Which has substance in theory and facts. A great article should appeal to new lost fans as well as lost-aholics alike. Maybe if we get a better re-write of the article I may change my mind however.--Jasoncarubia 14:49, 1 November 2006 (PST)
    • Yes: This would be a wonderful addition to the other DHARMA Initiative stations articles that have been featured. -- Liz
    • Yes Central to the show's plot at the moment, and a great article --Blueeagleislander 15:02, 1 November 2006 (PST)

UK

  • Nominated by: --Nickb123 (Talk)
  • OK so not the most amazing article but its still a good read, and the main reasoning is the drama and relationship Lost and the UK has actually had. It surprises you when you read. Season 1, that amazing choreographed trailer. Season 2, an early start and commercials that caused complaints. Season 3 and the hostile takeover, as well as the destruction of all C4's engagement (blog, podcast). It'd be a good send-off to Channel 4 as well as a good bit of interesting meat for people to read about.

"Yes: Well written. Fantastically dramatic for a TV show outbidding! -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  14:52, 6 November 2006 (PST)

Yes I like. A good country article. A bunch of info. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jasoncarubia (talkcontribs) .

Not Yet (Please note that my vote is entirely independent of your vote on my article below) A very interesting article, specially that it talks of a strong Lost fan base. However, I do feel that now, being very close to the end of the 1st part of season 3, this is our chance to invest that in featuring articles more related to the storyline, while it is on everyone's mind. I give this article my vote as a good choice to feature later in this long break, which we have till the 2nd part starts on Feb.-- 07:45, 10 November 2006 (PST)

Yes: Per Nickb123's reasons. --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  08:50, 10 November 2006 (PST)

DHARMA logos

  • Nominated by: jasoncarubia
  • A fantastic representation of fact and theory. This article is a great starting point to other areas and truly demonstrates the in-depth reasearch that distinguishes lostpedia wiki.--Jasoncarubia 17:53, 1 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes --Jasoncarubia 21:06, 4 November 2006 (PST)
  • Big yes: Very well structured article, and a joy to read. Great timing as well to feature it.-- 08:07, 2 November 2006 (PST)
  • Big Yes: Very well written and perfectly structured. It's articles like these that make Lostpedia so great! Definitely deserves to be AOTW -- Gracielou01
  • Yes: An excellent article for the dharma logos! Perfectly Structured! --Airwaver 08:04, 4 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes: Hours of hardwork deserve rewarding here. This article is extremely well suited for the job; --Gateboy42 17:27, 5 November 2006 (PST)
  • Overall decision: per voting I will happily make this a featured article, BUT, it will not be the next one after the Hydra as its too similar a topic after the last article being a DHARMA one. After a week interval with some other article, this page will definitely be featured, I promise you --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:14, 6 November 2006 (PST)

Sayid

  • Nominated by: --
  • A well written and organized article of a prominent character, that is not featured yet. After massive rework, the article of Sayid became an exemplary character article in terms of structure and style. Able to link to many other Lost characters and themes, the article serves as a great introductory to the past 2 seasons through the story told, while focusing on an integral character in the current events. Now that we are taking a week off from DHARMA-related articles, I think Sayid makes a perfect break before we return back.
    • Not yet: I like the article but think aspects of it are a bit verbose. Its difficult to find the balance, but sometimes bits on characters are not needed. For instance, the Kate article was previously a mess as it illustrated every last detail about her time on the island, which wasn't necessary. I feel parts of this article have the same problem --Nickb123 (Talk) 06:21, 10 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes -- 10:32, 12 November 2006 (PST)
  • Change to Yes - the article is now more concise --Nickb123 (Talk) 07:06, 11 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes --PandoraX 07:08, 12 November 2006 (PST)
  • Big Yes One of the most comprehensive articles here thanks to Nomad's contributions --NSHS07 (talk) 16:19, 12 November 2006 (PST)

Sample text: A courageous man, Sayid Jarrah is a Middle section survivor of Flight 815, highly regarded by his peers for his vital skills. In the past Seasons, Sayid maintained a conservative manner which reflected both his strength and spirituality, but also revealed his attempts of redemption for a tormenting past. From the French castaway, who is trapped for 16 years, to the electromagnetic anomaly and recently the existence of the eyepatch man, Sayid's skills was always used as a plot device in revealing more of Lost's secrets. Learn about Sayid's dilemma, and discover how the skills of a prominent character are employed in the development of the storyline...(Read More)

Mid-air break-up

  • Nominated by: --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 10:19, 12 November 2006 (PST)
  • This is a very informative and well-researched article. Theory sections have been presented in a format laying out pros and cons of each argument.
    • Yes: I think this is a worthy article for the article of the week. --   Jabberwock    talk    contribs    email   - 10:19, 12 November 2006 (PST)
    • Almost, but not quite: The material in the article is definitely well-written, but the ordering needs to be changed. I think the table of (actual) mid-air breakups should be towards the bottom of the article, it moves the focus away from Lost. -PsychoYoshi 18:28, 13 November 2006 (PST)
      • The article looks a lot better now, I've changed my pick to yes. :) -PsychoYoshi 22:49, 30 November 2006 (PST)
    • Almost. I have to agree entirely with PsychoYoshi. It could also use some layout tweaking, particularly with the images. Don't mean to nitpick. The content is informative, I liked it.--EvilSmoke 17:07, 18 November 2006 (PST)
    • Yes I think it's a nice page; not sure what exactly about layout could be improved, but I say, go for it if you can think of something (with comment explanations to the side sof the edits), or drop Rennerboy a line about why you are changing it since he made the whole thing. I personally would like to see Blast door map become AOTW first, but after that, then this one. --PandoraX 20:39, 29 November 2006 (PST)
    • Yes A great article, I definitely give it my vote-- 00:47, 1 December 2006 (PST)

Blast Door Map

  • Nominated by: Liz
  • The Blast Door Map was a major clue concerning the Island in Season 2 and will probably shed some light as to what may happen in future episodes. The article also links to other sub-articles containing more indepth infomation about the blast door map. -- 27 October 2006
  • Yes For the article of the week. -- Liz
  • Yes It's one of the most important thing that happened in season 2 John LockeBIGGEST fan
  • Yes In my opinion, not only is it a big mystery itself, but it sparked even more mysteries to the Lost world --Blueeagleislander 14:56, 6 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes. The map was deliberately planted so we could speculate on lots of the island's mysteries. The article makes a great job of organizing the info and relaying to different pages and links.--EvilSmoke 17:12, 18 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes Again another impressive DHARMA-related article (DHARMA's fan base seems to be the most devoted now)! This one in particular is in fact a great portal to the stations' world.-- 07:01, 22 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes A major event during season 2 --   Dee4leeds  talk  contribs  all  07:57, 22 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes Looks pretty unanimous to me.--PandoraX 20:40, 29 November 2006 (PST)
    • Decision: Yeah its unanimous but I'm gonna do it for next week as we have DHARMA articles every week, so just taking a little time out with Sayid and mid-air break-up. I'll stick it up next week. In the meantime, feel free to do a sample text --Nickb123 (Talk) 03:40, 3 December 2006 (PST)
  • Yes A major event in S2! It's very important! --Airwaver 08:59, 4 December 2006 (PST)

Economics

  • Nominated by: Slyce23
  • Rationale: Well-written article and is what separates Lostpedia from other websites.
  • Yes. This is one of my favorite Lostpedia articles. It's not just speculative theory/observation, but takes facts from the show and analyzes them in an organized, intelligent manner. Not only that, but it sparked conversation between me and my friends about which LOST characters would be best-suited to an Ayn Rand novel. (We already have Sawyer as Francisco d'Anconia!) Anyway, I'm rambling. Sorry! I am very fond of this article and give a wholehearted YES to its nomination! --Amberjet11 08:40, 14 November 2006 (PST)
  • Yes. I was very entertained with this article even before I saw it nominated. I still think it is missing something but I can't quite put my finger on it. But it still makes AotW for me.--EvilSmoke 17:33, 18 November 2006 (PST)
  • Not yet: For me, what this article is missing is two things: 1. Few images, making it more illustrative by displaying a little the characters it speaks of, maybe in scenes related to the topic. 2. Less bullets, if possible. The article has great content, yet is currently not the easiest read. I'll strongly give it my vote if both are solved.-- 07:07, 22 November 2006 (PST)
  • Change to Strong Yes - The article has been significantly enhanced since the comments above were made. Not only that it is a very enjoyable analysis of the different directions in the survivors community, but also a great and an original reference in understanding the origins of possible future struggles on Leadership within the community. This article is an added value to Lostpedia!-- 08:22, 9 December 2006 (PST)
  • Yes I found it to be a fascinating read. I think since Nomad's suggestions above, some notable improvements and reorganizations have been made on the page. Quality. --PandoraX 07:08, 9 December 2006 (PST)
  • Yes I think it makes an interesting change from the usual 'factual' articles that are AotW. This gives a fascinating commentary, and is a very interesting concept that is well explored. --   Lost Soul   talk  contribs  07:16, 9 December 2006 (PST)
  • Yes --Marik7772003 21:29, 13 December 2006 (PST)
I haven't read the article and don't credit myself with any knowledge on the subject, so can someone in a better position write a sample text please? --Nickb123 (Talk) 13:07, 10 December 2006 (PST)

Stash

Like any small society, the survivors of Flight 815 must tackle the problem of how to fairly allocate and distribute limited resources among their group, also known as Economics. Learn how the conflicting motives, personal philosophies and leadership styles of Jack, Sawyer and Locke may symbolize broader governmental schools of thought in this fledgling community. (Read More...)



^^ Just wrote this. Tell me what you guys think, and give feedback. --PandoraX 13:48, 10 December 2006 (PST)

  • I think the sample text is pretty good. Don't know about the image though, I think the article's intro image [1] makes a better job in displaying those who represent the different economics schools, mentioned by the text.-- 07:41, 11 December 2006 (PST)
  • I agree with Nomad, I like the pic on the article head. Having them stand in a triangle like that sets them up for conflict. I'm glad we're talking about putting this one on AotW finally! This article in particular is what hooked me on Lostpedia! I really like the way you summed up the article, but the first sentence feels a little awkward outloud. I think it's the "Also known as" that's bugging me. How about: "Like any small society, the survivors of Flight 815 must tackle the problem of how to fairly allocate and distribute limited resources among their group, by exploring various forms of Economics. Learn how the conflicting, yada yada..." ?-BearDog 09:43, 11 December 2006 (PST)
  • Even better! the way BearDog has put it keeps the transition of ideas in the sample more seamless.I'm up for this suggestion as well -- 17:49, 11 December 2006 (PST)

Desmond

  • Nominated by: ---Slyce23---
  • Rationale: It looks like a very official article. The pictures are integrated well, well written, and noone else is nominating anything else.
    • Yes. Good article, well-written, nice fotos. Desmond is also one of the more interesting characters. Rennerboy 10:42, 17 December 2006 (PST)
    • Yes I agree Desmond has become one of the most interesting characters on the show, with his future seeing capability, his connections with the Widmores and what he knows about the island that he hasn't mentioned yet.--Jabadibah 05:20, 19 December 2006 (PST)
    • Yes Aside from being well written, presented, IMO the importance of this article borrows from the prominent role its character has grown to fill, in less than 10 episodes. So far, Desmond's thread was coupled with 2 of the most interesting plots; the Hatch & and the Crash, yet holds potential for more future expansion. In addition to the char.'s addictive qualities, which made "brother" almost a trademark of Lost! Thus, more exposure to the article will surely be beneficial-- 00:41, 22 December 2006 (PST)
    • No - Storyline summary reads like a play-by-play (i.e. like a script summary) in too much detail; it is still very haphazard and does not read like a biography of events. Therefore I wouldn't like to feature this yet. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  21:27, 22 December 2006 (PST)
      • In comparison to previously featured character articles; Jack, Shannon..etc, I don't see how this article is much different. On the contrary, our article on Desmond stands out as more encyclopedic, while preserving a high quality, than the sole article which circulates on other wikis, borrowed from WP. IMO, some narrative parts will remain unavoidable in bios, which still appear even in the recently reworded Kate. However, I have reworded different parts of Desmond's today which I thought may project this problem. Feel free to introduce any further amends you may feel required.-- 07:00, 23 December 2006 (PST)
        • I would agree with you; those other character articles also need more work. See Kate for suggested edits along these lines to move away from a script summary and more toward a biography. AOTW selection is still an evolving standard, and I'd rather not used those past selections to justify the more articles that, in our evolving standards on articles, now are seen to need more work. For example, Libby was a bulleted list article back in Week 33, a standard of quality we would not accept today, but was fine for that point in time.-- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  13:27, 23 December 2006 (PST)
  • Comment: I've already done a sample and stuck Desmond in the weeklies, so debate is futile :-) --Nickb123 (Talk) 07:04, 23 December 2006 (PST)
Well said :)-- 07:07, 23 December 2006 (PST)
  • IMHO the debate is regarding the quality of article in general, and not this article for this week. See my comment above, regarding Libby's article and AOTW. For an illustration of what this issue, read the old version of Kate, and a first draft rewrite of the entire article. It's easier to read both versions separately, rather than using the "compare history" function. It appears that the quality of the article reflects conversion from bullets to prose, and retains content from haphazard bullets, and totally lacks any biographical analysis. I fully agree that conversion to prose from existing bullet content is essential. Hoewver this should only be the first step, the next being taking a step back to look at the "forest", i.e. how it reads as a biography. At this point, major changes in direction and focus are usually obvious. While the existing main character articles are clearly a huge improvement from bullet-based articles, IMHO they are still do not represent the best writing to be found in Lostpedia. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  13:46, 23 December 2006 (PST)
  • Couldn't agree more, the evolution of articles quality should never stop at turning it into prose indeed, but as you say it should be then looked again to ensure its compliance with the article's purpose. If I may add, I think this process should be iterative, cause surely the more we add to the article in time, the more it can go out of hand, and the more it may need a routine tiding. I once suggested that we may need to keep around a guide of general guidelines to what defines our standards of quality for articles of different types, cause surely the standard would differ for each, but don't know though if the current proposed MoS cover that..
-- 13:56, 23 December 2006 (PST)
  • Agreed, you raise another problem: As information is added to articles as new episodes are aired, the harder it becomes to maintain the quality of the article (when in fact Lostpedia itself has been changing). Whether or not the key is the "institutional memory" of a core group of editors, or a change in a MoS document may be of debate. In general, I think Lostpedia is still so young that the MoS is simply used 1) as a justification to backup one editor's disagreement of editing with another editor, or 2) the text of the MoS is simply changed to suit that editor. This may be why the MoS, and other similar "charter" articles such as Lostpedia:Canon are still classiifed as "proposed". Anyways, I believe the more that the core editors continue talking out these issues, we don't have to worry; it's an exciting time here at Lostpedia's growth. -- Contrib¯ _Santa_ ¯  Talk  14:03, 23 December 2006 (PST)

DHARMA_Initiative

  • Nominated by: -- Plkrtn  talk  contribs  email  08:49, 31 December 2006 (PST)
    • Yes and going in: I know we do a lot of DHARMA articles, but they are one area we love here at Lostpedia, and its definitely a good article --Nickb123 (Talk) 08:54, 31 December 2006 (PST)

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