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==Nominations with objections==
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Self nomination - I attempted to put this article through a peer review but got no replies, so I thought I should go ahead and nominate it anyway. I know it isn't the longest of articles but I believe I incorporated all the necessary detail and relevant images match up with the text. I also believe the format of the article matches the subject matter. Again, I know it is short compared to other FAs but I believe the detail is there. If nothing else, I would appreciate the comments on how to improve the article further. Thanks! --- [[User:TrekFan|TrekFan]] 01:14, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
*'''Support''': An article does not need to be overly long in order to be complete. The formatting is well done, as is the illustration. --[[User:36ophiuchi|36ophiuchi]] 16:21, 15 August 2008 (UTC)
*'''Comment''': This in-flux of nominations is looking more and more like a "mutual admiration club" than anything else, seeing as it really only involving the same few (newer) contributors, where the resulting votes are not really taking an "accurate temperature" of the entire MA community. A featured article is not, by definition, merely a "complete article", especially one that reads like a excerpt of events that essentially read like an abbreviated episode summary. I am not personally in favor of featuring an article than requires very little research or effort in compiling, for the aforementioned reasons. --[[User:Gvsualan|Alan]] 03:07, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
::@ Alan: 1. It is not my fault, that TrekFan and I have obviously been the only ones to put some attention to the nomination for featured articles. 2. 36ophiuchi is my follow-up alias to [[User:BlueMars]], whose first edit was in March 2004!!! I wouldn't call me a "new" user. --> No offense, but you would by well advised to think before you write. --[[User:36ophiuchi|36ophiuchi]] 10:54, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
* '''Oppose''': Echo concerns of Alan. Also this article is way too short, has no external links, and just doesnt provide the kind of "impressiveness" that a featured article should bring. Needs a major expansion, rewrite, and addition of more links and more information. -[[User:FleetCaptain|FC]] 03:26, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
* '''Oppose''', though not really due to length. I agree with Alan: while the article is well written, it is essentially a shortened episode summary. Since all the information comes from one episode, compiling and writing the information probably did not require a ''lot'' of effort. I also agree with FC in that it's just not as impressive as I believe a featured article should be. Featured articles are supposed to be examples of the Memory Alpha community's best work; this isn't it, in my opinion. Again, it's well-written and concise, but it look like it required little effort or research and it lacks the "wow" factor I feel all featured articles should have. --[[User:Shran|From Andoria with Love]] 03:57, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
:'''Comment''': I thank you for your thoughts on the article. Part of the reason I nominated the article was so I could get some kind of feedback, as Peer Reviews don't seem to work. Thanks for taking a look at it, all the same. PS. I do not believe this is "mutual admiration" as Alan put it. Just because I regularly visit the nominations page does not mean I am only supporting other articles because mine have been supporting also. I am simply trying to get involved with the process and the community here at MA. I am sorry that I haven't been contributing for four or five years like some of you here, but there is nothing I can do about that other than to try my best to get involved and ''gain'' the experience. When I see an article I like and I think deserves to be an FA, I nominate it. Simple as that. Just because I regularly nominate articles does not mean I do it for a return vote. -- [[User:TrekFan|TrekFan]] 13:29, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
*'''Oppose'''. I must agree with what has been said so far. It is a well written article, but I don't really get a "Wow" feeling when I read it. As said already, it really isn't much more than an episode summary right now. That doesn't take away from the quality of the writing, but I don't think it qualifies as "featured" material yet.--[[User:31dot|31dot]] 18:42, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
*'''Oppose''' I'm sorry, but this reads simply like a shortened version of the [[Dark Frontier]] summary. Much more work is needed. One thing I have learned is that getting an article to FA status is a very gradual process in which the article, to paraphrase the Borg, evolves to perfection. This takes a long time and many changes/contributions. The last 3 that got approval, if I am not mistaken, took over a year each. &ndash; [[User:Eyes Only|''Watching...'']]<sup>[[User Talk:Eyes Only|<span style="color:#00FF00;"> ''listening...''</span>]]</sup> 19:21, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

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Nominations without objections

Federation history

Having found this article more or less as a stub, I've majorly expanded it. After all, Federation history states one of the most centric topics of Star Trek in my eyes. --36ophiuchi 12:32, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

  • Support: Very nicely laid out article that goes into depth about Federation history and covers, as far as I can see, all points relevant to the article. The images are relevant to the text and nicely chosen. I would also have to say that Federation history is one of the major aspects of Star Trek. -- TrekFan 15:46, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
  • The "fan"-type comments in the background section need to be eliminated. --Alan 03:07, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
  • It'd be really nice to get at least some more feedback.--36ophiuchi 11:32, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Nominations with objections

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