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Nominations without objections

Luther Sloan

Collaborative nomination (I guess, since it's not solely myself). Zsingaya and I, as well as a couple of others, participated in a lengthy peer review discussion on it and I think it's ready to be featured. One of the darker elements of the DS9 universe, and one of the most intriguing to me. Sloan 19:37, 20 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Ferengi

Self-nomination/Re-nomination. This will be the third nomination for this article. The first time it failed deservedly so, the second time I'm less sure because some objections were far more vague than we've recently allowed or were addressed and fixed. This time, however, it has been through the peer review process which has lead to more in-depth content, pictures, etc. and feedback from multiple users. I believe it meets all tangible criteria for FAs in that it is thorough, complete, well-written and stable. It's a significant species with a lot of content from all four post-TOS series and, to me at least, is informative and entertaining. I submit that unless you just don't like the Ferengi there is very little reason not to support this nomination. Logan 5 19:41, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Support. An excellent and wholly comprehensive article. — THOR =/\= 21:19, 19 Nov 2005 (UTC)

V'Ger

I worked to expand this article extensively, adding a lot of information, as well as background material. Ottens 17:33, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Oppose for now. I'd like to support this article because it's one of my favorite Trek concepts, but I think it's incomplete right now. There isn't much information regarding its threat to Earth and narrow escape, there's no mention of the fact that V'Ger was not satisfied just getting an answer from the creator but wanted to physically join with the creator and forced this to happen. There's also no indication of Decker's love for Ilia being one of the reasons he joined with V'Ger, and in reference to the size of the construct I particularly like McCoy's assesement that it could hold a crew of tens of thousands, or a crew of thousands 10 miles tall. Also, the content needs to be a little better organized. Specifically, there is some information in "at the heart of V'Ger" that really belongs in the re-programming section and the background info is great but exceedingly long and hard to get through so I think some sub-headers or other separators there would be a big benefit. Logan 5 20:00, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Support. I tried to address a lot of my own objections. I don't know if this keeps the article from being stable but I think it's good now. Logan 5 20:33, 16 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Nominations with objections

Star Trek: Nemesis

A good, short summary with interesting and extensive background information. --Defiant | Talk 15:12, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • Why is there a link to http://www.linux.org ? It seems unrelated to Star Trek, since a "Linux and Star Trek" link like the one below it is far more relevant. I haven't read over the article yet, but other than that, it looks good at a glance. --Vedek Dukat Talk | Duty Roster 15:46, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)
    • I noticed that too. Someone's doing a little religious ('cause that's how strongly they feel about it) proseltyzing. Plus, the article needs a little format fixing. --9er 19:25, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • OK, I cleaned up some formatting, added links, and smoothed out some writing in the summary. But for now I have to vote Oppose. The summary needs a little bit more about Shinzon's motives. And the first mention of his plan to kill all humans comes a bit too late in the summary. It reads like whoah, where'd that come from?. If that's fixed I can support this. --9er 21:33, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Shuttlepod (22nd century)

An informative article with helpful pictures. --Defiant | Talk 23:56, 7 Nov 2005 (UTC)

  • Comment I'd like to see it expanded just a little before supporting. Specifically, I'd like to see a reference to the Shuttle's use during the Terra Prime incident. And is there any info on this type of shuttlepod being used by Columbia that we can cite to bolster the evidence for this being a more widely used craft? Logan 5 01:27, 8 Nov 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose pending question. Shouldn't a lot of the information and events described in the History section be transferred to the individual shuttlepod's pages? The information in that section that pertains to shuttlepods in general seems to be limited to (1) how their function is affected by adverse weather ("Strange New World"), (2) their capacity for taking medium-to-large-arms projectile weapons fire ("Storm Front"), (3) their possession of transponders ("Storm Front"), (4) and the unique design of shuttlepod NC-05 ("Home"). I would think that these bits of information should be added to the article as being indicative of this design of shuttlepods in general; and the rest of the "action logs" be cut and moved to the shuttlepod to which the events can be attributed. — THOR =/\= 19:04, 18 Nov 2005 (UTC)

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