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Revising score for voting

About 5 days ago, I started a thread on the forums at here in which I suggested reducing the score for voting of "specialist supporters" from 3 to 2.

The following users have commented on my proposal in that thread: Hayford Pierce, Drew Smith, Howard Berkowitz, Daniel Mietchen and Peter Schmitt. Neither they nor anyone else objected to reducing the vote score for "specialist supporters". Some of those commentors also suggested that "specialist supporters" be limited to only 1 vote when voting for an article which they created.

Accordingly, I am changing the rules so that "specialist supporters" have a vote score of 1 for articles they created and a vote score of 2 for articles that they did not create. Milton Beychok 20:24, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Glad to see some wholesome initiative here! Hayford Peirce 20:26, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the swift change Milton.Drew R. Smith 07:32, 25 June 2009 (UTC)


As there was a tie this week I assume torture will automatically get AOTW next week?Drew R. Smith 07:32, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

It would appear that Torture will win next week easily now that it has gathered more votes.
As for this current rule: The remaining winning articles are guaranteed this position in the following weeks, again in alphabetical order. No further voting would take place on these, which remain at the top of the table with notices to that effect. Further nominations and voting take place to determine future winning articles for the following weeks.
It is simply too cumbersome and too involved. Especially that bit about no further voting on the article that was tied but didn't win. I am thinking of just removing that rule altogether and letting the votes speak for themselves. That would be much simpler and more straightforward. Milton Beychok 17:07, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Approval and acclamation

I'd like to propose a change, which may serve us well until the happy day when masses of articles are being approved.

When an article, such as Led Zeppelin, is approved, I would like it to become, immediately, the Article of the Week. If there are non-approved articles in the list, their vote becomes deferred for a week.

I have some nominees for AOTW, but I am reluctant to nominate them until I see that the triumph of this article, including Meg's content leadership and Joe's organization, is properly honored. Howard C. Berkowitz 16:40, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Yes, this seems reasonable under certain controlled conditions. I don't think it can be the rule that any approved article if nominated has to become AOTW -- or else that will make it too easy to manipulate. By the way, the correct title of non-approved articles is supposed to be Draft of the Week, but this seems to have been lost in the last year. I suppose some clearer formal rules would help. Martin Baldwin-Edwards 19:20, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
I was under the impression that "Article/New Draft of the Week" are "sleeping" at the moment. Hardly anyone paid attention. Perhaps it should be "of the Month" until interest increases again? Peter Schmitt 20:00, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

Transclusion doesn't look right on homepage...

The current transclusion of the lede of articles into the homepage doesn't look at all right, especially on a small screen. Look at the homepage currently with the transclusion of cryptography. So utterly broken. Instead of transcluding the lede, why not just transclude the rpl-template? It would look nicer, would be more minimal, wouldn't break the layout so much and it'd be quite clear what is going on. Currently, the homepage is just a total mess because of AotW.

Indeed, I've suggested this before - that we get rid of AotW and just have a rolling log of current good articles - it'd just have 5 or 10 articles - either approved or developed - that have been through a nomination process broadly like that of the Article of the Week. --Tom Morris 10:39, 2 May 2010 (UTC)