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This thread is for nominating and discussing featured articles to go on the Featured source template. It is not necessary to vote on quality, only to determine if the article has a good description of the source material, some background information, and a complete contents and/or index of what it contains. An administrator will choose a featured source that meets these criteria.

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Article Name
The name of the nominated article. This should be a direct link to the article.
Nominated by
The editor who originally nominated the article for feature status.
Disclaimer
Please note if you wrote the article yourself or otherwise had a strong hand in it.
Pros
Give a dot-point list of reasons why the article should be featured.
Cons
Give a dot-point list of reasons why the article should not be featured.
Requests
List anything you feel should be done to the article that would make improve and/or make it worthy of featured status.
Verdict
The final result of the vote: 'approved' to be a featured article; 'pending' or blank if it's still under discussion; or 'refused' if it's currently irredeemable without major reworking. The verdict will be decided by an administrator after thorough checking.

For Nominated, just list your user name: [[User:__]]. For Pros, Cons, and Requests, give a reason following by a short signature. Your user name will do.

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Realms of the Dead — Approved![]

Nominated by
Moviesign
This could be a "Featured Source", if you think it more appropriate.
Disclaimer
I have not read this book. – Moviesign
Pros
  • Long, detailed summaries. Tie-ins to almost every corner of the Realms. Work spans every edition. – Moviesign
Cons
Requests
Verdict
  • Well, having left it too long, I needed a featured source in a hurry, and this was the closest. Accepted, for now. — BadCatMan (talk) 14:09, June 29, 2013 (UTC)

City of the Spider Queen — Approved![]

Nominated by
Eli the Tanner
Disclaimer
I have added a rather large amount to this article recently in an effort to get it up to standard.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 15:12, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
Pros
  • One of the most renowned 3rd edition adventures. Extensive Indexing and a summary. Pretty much complete topic. Realms-centered.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 15:12, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
  • I really like the Index section that Eli added. Red links are not a problem, they will go away eventually. This is more properly a Featured Source, not a Featured Article. —Moviesign
  • Excellent, just what we need for these Featured Sources. — BadCatMan (talk)
Cons
  • Possibly a few more entries need to be added to the Index. Still some red links. Submitted primarily to help fill Featured source/article quota.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 15:12, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
  • I'd like to see it either all in past tense or all in present tense. I will vote for it once we decide how it should be. —Moviesign
  • I added a line at the beginning to provide a formal introduction to the article, as standard. — BadCatMan (talk)
Requests
  • Advice on in-universe vs out-of-universe summary for products like this. Currently has a hybrid of the two.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 15:12, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
    • Since this is an adventure, events will happen differently for every group that attempts it, so a high-level discussion of the major plot points is all you can really expect for this type of article. I think this could be written in present tense and the mix of in-universe and out-of-universe terms is okay. Perhaps make it sound like an extended version of the quote? —Moviesign
  • Present tense is fine, as the article talks about what is in a still valid, extant book. The whole article should be out-of-universe, and, indeed, it is. "Players" would be acceptable. — BadCatMan (talk) 08:55, January 12, 2014 (UTC)
Verdict

Realms of Valor — Approved![]

Nominated by
BadCatMan
Disclaimer
Pros
Cons
Requests
Verdict
  • Approved as a Featured Source

Dungeon magazine 75 — Approved![]

Nominated by
BadCatMan
Disclaimer
Pros
Cons
Requests
Verdict

Darkwalker on Moonshae[]

Nominated by
BadCatMan
Disclaimer
Pros
  • The first Realms novel, the page has a summary, an index, and some background information. Darkwynters and Mortaned and others have done good work making a lot of articles based on this novel. — BadCatMan
  • Looks good! Index is awesome. — Moviesign
  • Looking very nice. Looks quite complete with a well-formatted and organised index.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 21:56, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
Cons
Requests
  • I'm currently reading it (for the first time!), and am working to add more links to the index and to organise it. — BadCatMan (talk) 02:29, April 27, 2014 (UTC)
  • Do you know if the Index is complete yet or are you still adding more links?--Eli the Tanner (talk) 21:56, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
I'm a little over halfway through, unfortunately, and a few chapters behind in mining it for index links. Mostly, they're of a fairly minor nature. I'm also seeing that many of the articles we do have are rather stubby, those we don't are a lot of red. I don't intend to expand those articles or write new ones about this, however, just expand this page to feature-level indexing and background. — BadCatMan
Index is looking nicely fleshed out now BadCatMan. Great work!--Eli the Tanner (talk) 12:27, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
Verdict

The Gathering — Approved![]

Nominated by
BadCatMan
Disclaimer
I wrote this.
Pros
  • The wiki's first comics page, for the first FR comic. It's completely indexed with articles made or started for most topics, fully detailed, and has an introduction and background material. — BadCatMan
  • Looks great. We need to get this on the front page. — Moviesign
Cons
Requests
  • How are the comics organized? Would a Table of Contents be useful? Are there titles to the different sections? It's conceivable that we might start referencing comic content by section title like we reference Dragon magazine articles. Just a thought. — Moviesign
    • Comics aren't really big enough to warrant all that. There's no table of contents like in a Dragon magazine. There's the TSR Worlds column (which I mentioned). The background material isn't really named, just "The Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Comic". Some issues they don't appear, others have different columns, or the names may change (like "Unforgettable Runes" for the Forgotten Realms series). So, I don't want to be too specific with something too light or inconsistent. A custom reference or note would be sufficient if one were required. — BadCatMan
  • Can you make the comics link on the front page be blue instead of red? :) — Moviesign
    • Argh. I plan to, one day, but would like to get more familiar across the field first, and get the basics started before working my way up. — BadCatMan
Verdict

Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land — Approved![]

Nominated by
Eli the Tanner
Disclaimer
I added the index and expanded the infobox on this article.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 12:18, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
Pros
  • An adventure focused on Elminster's home town, involving a wide variety of factions and famous events/figures. Large index.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 12:18, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
    I agree with both points. ~ Lhynard (talk) 16:23, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
Cons
Requests
  • A consensus on referencing indexes, take a look at The Twilight Tomb for an example? There is also a discussion about it at Forum:Book page layout.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 12:18, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
    My vote is to add a reference for every link in the index. ~ Lhynard (talk) 16:23, April 27, 2015 (UTC)
  • I think each article on any wiki should have a lead sentence or paragraph. If you want, I can take the second paragraph of the quote and rewrite it, merging in some of the infobox info.
Verdict

Storm of the Dead[]

Nominated by
Eli the Tanner
Disclaimer
I added and fully linked the index. Expanded the infobox and format.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 17:11, August 22, 2015 (UTC)
Pros
  • This is the first fully indexed book where every link has a chapter reference.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 17:11, August 22, 2015 (UTC)
  • Deals with some pivotal events and revelations concerning both the drow and the Underdark.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 17:11, August 22, 2015 (UTC)
Cons
Requests
  • Approval of this article will help us fill up another featured source slot. Should completeness alone suffice until we have more?

Discussion[]

Bumping this. We need a few more (like 3) so this can update every 2 months. —Moviesign (talk) 16:31, January 1, 2014 (UTC)

I've submitted the City of the Spider Queen partly to try out a new format for sourcbook article and also to help get the number of article up. Hope this is what you had in min Moviesign. I noticed Realms of the Dead is a featured article too so I've post this over there also.--Eli the Tanner (talk) 15:12, January 3, 2014 (UTC)
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