Table:Spotlight ("let's make this FA")

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This page is for nominating spotlight articles.
Be aware that any article may be vetoed by an administrator (just as any article may be passed by an administrator).


Wouldn't it be cool having an article every week or fortnight with a Main Page spotlight? Taking a random, okay article and push people to try to make it perfect? Best case scenario, it's standard to have that article be featured a few weeks later. What say you? - akitalk 15:16, 15 June 2011 (CEST)

Wikipedia has a number of collaborations where an article is nominated and the community works to improve it. I can't see why we couldn't do one per week. -- DeepSpaceHomer 15:37, 15 June 2011 (CEST)
Agreed. <joe>LET'S DO IT!!!</joe> - akitalk 19:01, 15 June 2011 (CEST)
Infosphere:Spotlight article now exists. As a first article I choose Lord Nibbler, because I have been trying to make it perfect myself for the past few days. So, well, basically, it has a chance of being awesome by the end of the week, which would make up for a great start. :) Any suggestions of future spotlight articles? - akitalk 19:31, 15 June 2011 (CEST)
How about Calculon? It could use some refinement seeing as the quotes section is a lot longer than like, the rest of the article. -- DeepSpaceHomer 19:37, 15 June 2011 (CEST)
Ah, yes, the Calculon article would certainly need some work. Approved! Any more suggestions now that we're on it?
Btw, I made a template to have on the top of the current spotlight article. Check the top of Lord Nibbler. - akitalk 19:41, 15 June 2011 (CEST)
What about Dwight Conrad? - akitalk 19:55, 15 June 2011 (CEST)
That's a good one. I'll nominate Hutch Waterfall. -- DeepSpaceHomer 19:57, 15 June 2011 (CEST)
Ah, good one. I didn't realise it was so small an article. Added. Now we're stored up until week 28! - akitalk 20:00, 15 June 2011 (CEST
What about Cornwood? It's the only article remaining on the potential candidates list. Teyrn of Highever 01:41, 16 June 2011 (CEST)
Added. - akitalk 02:25, 16 June 2011 (CEST)
This is a great idea! This way, we can nominate pages that are out of date or stubby, and they can become awesome! --Buddy 00:15, 16 June 2011 (CEST)
Yay! People agree with me! - akitalk 01:24, 16 June 2011 (CEST)

What about URL? It's really small and messy, and it would be nice to have it clean before the release of "Law and Oracle". - akitalk 16:07, 16 June 2011 (CEST)

My parents used to tell me the exact same thing about my room. Let's add it. -- DeepSpaceHomer 16:21, 16 June 2011 (CEST)
Leela's article. While not short, it is underdeveloped for a major character. Teyrn of Highever 19:21, 16 June 2011 (CEST)
Sounds excellent. Most of the primary articles unfortunately are. - akitalk 20:32, 16 June 2011 (CEST)
If we are going to do URL, we might as well do Smitty at or near the same time. Teyrn of Highever 15:27, 19 June 2011 (CEST)

So how are people supposed to know which article has a spotlight? Is there supposed to be something on the main page that hasn't been implemented yet or am I just missing something? Teyrn of Highever 00:52, 19 June 2011 (CEST)

I experimented somewhat on that, but couldn't find a good way. In short, it should be mentioned on the main page but it isn't yet. It shouldn't really outshine the featured article. Do you have any ideas of design? - akitalk 01:07, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
Not really. I'm not the person to ask about design; I'm more of the mindless repetitive tasks person. Teyrn of Highever 01:29, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
I see. I might get onto it tonight or tomorrow, but not right now. If someone else wants to, they can do it. - akitalk 13:45, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
Maybe DeepSpace has some ideas. Teyrn of Highever 15:26, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
Well, the only thing I can think is move the Featured Article above "Upcoming episode", and place "Spotlight" right under the FA. At least from a design perspective, it would focus the attention on the idea of the Infosphere as a database by making the FA and the Spotlight more prominent. And anyone who is just coming here to find out the next episode shouldn't have any problem scrolling a little bit. -- DeepSpaceHomer 16:17, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
What say you guys of this example? - akitalk 16:55, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
I like it. -- DeepSpaceHomer 17:03, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
Um, isn't "week's" misspelled? Teyrn of Highever 17:13, 19 June 2011 (CEST)
Uh, yeah. :| So, I implement this now. :D - akitalk 17:23, 19 June 2011 (CEST)

So, new week and URL is the new spotlight article. I think the Lord Nibbler article went really well, FA quality? - akitalk 01:13, 20 June 2011 (CEST)

I'd say the experiment was a success. On a related topic, what do you think about Smitty being a spotlight? I asked earlier but I don't know if you saw it. Teyrn of Highever 01:28, 20 June 2011 (CEST)
Ah, I totally missed that, sorry. I think it's a good idea, but maybe not so tight after URL? - akitalk 01:46, 20 June 2011 (CEST)
When isn't really an issue. As long as we improve some articles. Teyrn of Highever 02:37, 20 June 2011 (CEST)
What about the Robot Devil article, it isn't very developped. --Superbender 18:07, 2 July 2011 (CEST)
Sounds good. - akitalk 15:25, 4 July 2011 (CEST)



Making a subsection for the new month, to keep things somewhat organized. 15:42, 4 July 2011 (CEST)

I suggest Sally. Not a bad article, but extremely small considering that she's had a few semi-major roles, for example in "Yo Leela Leela". - akitalk 12:45, 22 July 2011 (CEST)
How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back is pretty weak for an episode article. It could definitely be improved. -- DeepSpaceHomer 00:29, 28 July 2011 (CEST)

Joey Mousepad is a pretty short and uninteresting article. I reckon it should be improved . - UnrealLegend 05:20, 30 July 2011 (CEST)

Booked up for week 36! - akitalk 20:49, 8 August 2011 (CEST)


The latest one (Hutch Waterfall) was a big fail, but at least it's not a that important article. Next up is Turanga Leela, which is important. I'll get right to it. - akitalk 20:49, 8 August 2011 (CEST)

Given that I'm the one who nominated it, I don't know why I didn't work on it. Laziness, I assume. In any case, they can't all be winners, so I figure no reason to despair yet. -- DeepSpaceHomer 21:38, 8 August 2011 (CEST)
Don't worry, it's not like anyone has to work on the articles. I should have too, but I was busy this week (and I will be busy this week as well, unfortunately). If you want, you can recommend it to be spotlight for week 37 or something as well. - akitalk 01:38, 9 August 2011 (CEST)
Sure, why not. Let's give it another go. -- DeepSpaceHomer 01:51, 9 August 2011 (CEST)
Done. - akitalk 17:00, 9 August 2011 (CEST)
Neat. I'd also like to nominate Metropolitan House of Opera. I don't know how much work needs to actually be done on it, but it could stand to have some. -- DeepSpaceHomer 17:09, 9 August 2011 (CEST)
Neat. It's been added. - akitalk 17:21, 9 August 2011 (CEST)
Dr. John A. Zoidberg article could really be improved, and after The Tip of the Zoidberg, I guess we'll have to do even more. --Superbender 18:30, 9 August 2011 (CEST)
Done. - akitalk 18:32, 9 August 2011 (CEST)

How about the Planet Express ship article? A lot to be discussed there, but the article seems both confusing and lacking in content. --Sviptalk 20:28, 24 August 2011 (CEST)


I suggest The Lesser of Two Evils. It's a bit too brief and not very much detail. -UnrealLegend 06:24, 3 October 2011 (CEST)

Since there were no objections, I added Planet Express ship and The Lesser of Two Evils. Also, I nominate List of physics references for a second turn. Sanfazer 19:48, 10 October 2011 (CEST)
No objections. Added List of physics references. Nominate Tube Transport System. Sanfazer (talk) 19:38, 17 October 2011 (CEST)
No objections. Added Tube Transport System. Nominate Buggalo. Sanfazer (talk) 19:15, 24 October 2011 (CEST)
I object! Because you shouldn't just be talking to yourself here. But I second Buggalo. Mixed signals. --Buddy (talk) 19:57, 24 October 2011 (CEST)
You're right. I shouldn't. (And I wasn't. I was talking to UnrealLegend. [Sanfazer coughs.] [coughing] Indention!) I should be getting some feedback. That's right, Infosphere. I'm looking at you. Sanfazer (talk) 23:22, 24 October 2011 (CEST)
Added Buggalo. Nominate Hattie McDoogal. Sanfazer (talk) 22:45, 31 October 2011 (CET)

You guys are awesome keeping this alive when I'm being all antisocial. I'll buy sodas all around! - akitalk 00:29, 3 November 2011 (CET)

Make mine a triple soda. 'Cause I happen to love my soda. (Welcome back!) Sanfazer (talk) 20:30, 3 November 2011 (CET)


No objections. Added Hattie McDoogal. Nominate Zapp Brannigan. Sanfazer (talk) 19:42, 7 November 2011 (CET)
No objections. Added Zapp Brannigan. Nominate Blernsball. Sanfazer (talk) 18:46, 14 November 2011 (CET)
No objections. Added Blernsball. Nominate Lightspeed Briefs. Sanfazer (talk) 18:12, 21 November 2011 (CET)
No objections. Added Lightspeed Briefs. Nominate Elzar. Sanfazer (talk) 19:14, 28 November 2011 (CET)


No objections. Added Elzar. Nominate Dr. Ogden Wernstrom. Sanfazer (talk) 18:16, 5 December 2011 (CET)
No objections. Added Dr. Ogden Wernstrom. Nominate Robot Hell. Sanfazer (talk) 19:12, 12 December 2011 (CET)



No objections. Added Robot Hell. Nominate LaBarbara Conrad and Fat-bot. Sanfazer (talk) 23:57, 19 January 2012 (CET)
No objections. (I know that it's only been four days!) Added LaBarbara Conrad and Fat-bot. Nominate Ndnd. Sanfazer (talk) 18:12, 23 January 2012 (CET)
No objections. Added Ndnd. Nominate 7¹¹. Sanfazer (talk) 22:18, 30 January 2012 (CET)


No objections. Added 7¹¹. Nominate Raoul Inglis. Sanfazer (talk) 21:46, 6 February 2012 (CET)
No objections. Added Raoul Inglis. Nominate Thog. Sanfazer (talk) 22:42, 13 February 2012 (CET)
No objections. Added Thog. Nominate Pawnbroker. Sanfazer (talk) 20:13, 20 February 2012 (CET)
No objections. Added Pawnbroker. Nominate Xmas. Sanfazer (talk) 21:47, 27 February 2012 (CET)


No objections. Added Xmas. Nominate Robo-Rooter. Sanfazer (talk) 21:16, 5 March 2012 (CET)
No objections. Added Robo-Rooter. Nominate Gladys Lennox. Sanfazer (talk) 20:42, 12 March 2012 (CET)
No objections. Added Gladys Lennox. Nominate Victor. Sanfazer (talk) 22:43, 19 March 2012 (CET)
No objections. Added Victor. Nominate Masked Unit. Sanfazer (talk) 21:15, 26 March 2012 (CEST)


No objections. Added Masked Unit. Nominate Internet. Sanfazer (talk) 22:24, 2 April 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added Internet. Nominate Cubert J. Farnsworth. Sanfazer (talk) 21:46, 9 April 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added Cubert J. Farnsworth. Nominate Number 1.0. Sanfazer (talk) 22:53, 16 April 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added Number 1.0. Nominate Farnsworth's grandmother. Sanfazer (talk) 00:05, 24 April 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added Farnsworth's grandmother. Nominate Francis X. Clampazzo. Sanfazer (talk) 22:08, 30 April 2012 (CEST)


No objections. Added Francis X. Clampazzo. Nominate Greeting card. Sanfazer (talk) 20:42, 7 May 2012 (CEST)

No objections. Nominate Jesse Ventura's head. Battlestar (talk) 10:10, 8 May 2012

Since this is your first nomination, it doesn't really make sense for you to say "no objections".
I think Jesse Ventura's head is a bad choice - because, even though the article has the expansion template in it, the character's only appeared in one episode and for a brief period of time and there isn't much to be done other than some cleanup.
No objections. Added Greeting card. Nominate Popplers. Sanfazer (talk) 21:06, 14 May 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added Popplers. Nominate Fing-Longer. Sanfazer (talk) 19:24, 21 May 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added Fing-Longer. Nominate 7¹¹ clerk. Sanfazer (talk) 19:52, 28 May 2012 (CEST)

Nominate Old Filthful. (talk) 12:22, 29 May 2012 (CEST)

I think Old Filthful is a bad choice as well - for the same reason I thought Jesse Ventura's head was a bad choice. If you exclude the cleanup part, that is. Sanfazer (talk) 20:57, 4 June 2012 (CEST)


No objections. Added 7¹¹ clerk. Nominate Thermostadt. Sanfazer (talk) 20:57, 4 June 2012 (CEST)

Nominate MomCorp ( 21:57, 4 June 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added MomCorp. Nominate Diamondium ( 21:57, 11 June 2012 (CEST)
No objections. Added Thermostadt. Nominate Pauly Shore (character).
Removed MomCorp. It should only be added next week. Decline Diamondium - because I don't see how it can be improved.
You can sign your comments by clicking the penultimate icon on your edit toolbar or typing "--~~~~". Sanfazer (talk) 21:09, 11 June 2012 (CEST)
Declined "Pauly Shore" for the exact same reason Diamondium was declined; I don't really see a way to make it better. -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by before 01:41, 13 June 2012 (CEST).
Well, the Pauly Shore character has had four appearances - but his article only contains information from one of them. It can certainly be improved.
Do you have another reason why Pauly Shore (character) should not be a spotlight article? Sanfazer (talk) 01:41, 13 June 2012 (CEST)
Not really, but I don't think I really need one. One of his appearances was cameo, and the other one was at the Proposition Infinity rally, so I don't think it's fair to use his four appearances as a reason. There simply isn't much to do; all that would have to happen would be to add a sentence or two. ( ( 21:57, 4 June 2012 (CEST)
In my opinion, adding information from his last three appearances - which were all cameos - would be a great deal of improvement. Sanfazer (talk) 21:10, 13 June 2012 (CEST)



No objections. Added Pauly Shore (character). Nominate Kug. Sanfazer (talk) 08:35, 16 September 2013 (CEST).
No objections. Added Kug. Nominate Holophonor. Sanfazer (talk) 02:13, 23 September 2013 (CEST).
No objections. Holophonor has been added. Nominate Ron Whitey. (Articles that no one has objected to are now added automatically.) Sanfazer (talk) 02:11, 30 September 2013 (CEST).


No objections. Ron Whitey has been added. Nominate Orbiting Meadows. Sanfazer (talk) 19:57, 7 October 2013 (CEST).
No objections. Orbiting Meadows has been added. Nominate Penguins Unlimited. Sanfazer (talk) 08:29, 14 October 2013 (CEST).
No objections. Penguins Unlimited has been added. Nominate Angleyne. Sanfazer (talk) 14:03, 21 October 2013 (CEST).
No objections. Angleyne has been added. Nominate Hypnotoad. Sanfazer (talk) 12:05, 28 October 2013 (CET).


No objections. Hypnotoad has been added. Nominate Harold Zoid. Sanfazer (talk) 11:39, 4 November 2013 (CET).
No objections. Harold Zoid has been added. Nominate Warden Vogel. Sanfazer (talk) 13:45, 11 November 2013 (CET).
No objections. Warden Vogel has been added. Nominate Wong Ranch. Sanfazer (talk) 11:05, 18 November 2013 (CET).
No objections. Wong Ranch has been added. Nominate Dr. Perceptron. Sanfazer (talk) 21:37, 25 November 2013 (CET).


No objections. Dr. Perceptron has been added. Nominate Brett Blob. Sanfazer (talk) 21:41, 2 December 2013 (CET).
No objections. Brett Blob has been added. Nominate Curly Joe. Sanfazer (talk) 19:06, 9 December 2013 (CET).
No objections. Curly Joe has been added. Nominate David X. Cohen's head. Sanfazer (talk) 17:28, 16 December 2013 (CET).
No objections. David X. Cohen's head has been added. Nominate Jackie Anderson. Sanfazer (talk) 18:11, 23 December 2013 (CET).
No objections. Jackie Anderson has been added. Nominate Father Changstein El-Gamal. Sanfazer (talk) 17:53, 30 December 2013 (CET).



No objections. Father Changstein El-Gamal has been added. Nominate Dandy Jim. Sanfazer (talk) 22:25, 6 January 2014 (CET).
No objections. Dandy Jim has been added. Nominate Amphibios 9. Sanfazer (talk) 22:53, 13 January 2014 (CET).
No objections. Amphibios 9 has been added. Nominate Lake Mutagenic. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:37, 20 January 2014 (CET).
No objections. Lake Mutagenic has been added. Nominate Everybody Loves Hypnotoad. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:57, 27 January 2014 (CET).


No objections. Everybody Loves Hypnotoad has been added. Nominate Dr. Ben Beeler. Sanfazer: [talk] 20:11, 3 February 2014 (CET).
No objections. Dr. Ben Beeler has been added. Nominate Hedonismbot. Sanfazer: [talk] 20:19, 10 February 2014 (CET).
No objections. Hedonismbot has been added. Nominate George Takei's head. Sanfazer: [talk] 19:33, 17 February 2014 (CET).
No objections. George Takei's head has been added. Nominate Barbados Slim. Sanfazer: [talk] 23:39, 24 February 2014 (CET).


No objections. Barbados Slim has been added. Nominate Robot 1-X. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:33, 3 March 2014 (CET).
No objections. Robot 1-X has been added. Nominate Whale biologist. Sanfazer: [talk] 23:17, 10 March 2014 (CET).
No objections. Whale biologist has been added. Nominate Human-horn dealer. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:39, 17 March 2014 (CET).
No objections. Human-horn dealer has been added. Nominate Djambi. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:53, 24 March 2014 (CET).
No objections. Djambi has been added. Nominate Charles de Gaulle's head. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:15, 31 March 2014 (CEST).


No objections. Charles de Gaulle's head has been added. Nominate Sportsbot 5000. Sanfazer: [talk] 20:11, 7 April 2014 (CEST).
No objections. Sportsbot 5000 has been added. Nominate Rosie the Robot Maid. Sanfazer: [talk] 23:35, 14 April 2014 (CEST).
No objections. Rosie the Robot Maid has been added. Nominate Maxi-Padlock warden. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:51, 21 April 2014 (CEST).
No objections. Maxi-Padlock warden has been added. Nominate Starbabe's Cocoffee. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:53, 28 April 2014 (CEST).


No objections. Starbabe's Cocoffee has been added. Nominate Secret White House. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:07, 5 May 2014 (CEST).
No objections. Secret White House has been added. Nominate eyePhone. Sanfazer: [talk] 23:23, 12 May 2014 (CEST).
No objections. eyePhone has been added. Nominate Todd. Sanfazer: [talk] 22:33, 19 May 2014 (CEST).
No objections. Todd has been added. Nominate Planet Vinci. Sanfazer: [talk] 21:39, 26 May 2014 (CEST).


No objections. Planet Vinci has been added. Nominate Center-square man. Sanfazer: [talk] 21:47, 2 June 2014 (CEST).