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First month[edit]

Okay, maggosh and Shard were nominated for this before they were promoted, so I think it should still count, especially since we don't have any other nominations. I've already been watching the edits from these guys for this month, so I know how I want to vote. Other staff (excluding maggosh and shard, obviously) we really need to meet on the IRC to decide the winner and give the award.Glorious CHAOS! 22:28, August 30, 2010 (UTC)

I'm on right now, so I can tell you who I would like to vote for. Ultima 17:42, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
So would this be an organized meeting? Or something where people randomly drop in? The former would make more sense, I suppose... --Neumannz, The Dark Falcon 18:13, August 31, 2010 (UTC)
I am on right now. But, with school starting, if we do organize a meeting on the IRC, can it we make it on the weekend? I'm up to my nose in school work and it's barely the 2nd day ._. -Azul81677 22:46, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

Weekend as in which time block ? TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 22:47, August 31, 2010 (UTC)

I'll have to keep an eye on the timezone now. BLUER一番 00:27, September 1, 2010 (UTC)

GMT/UTC ? We set a time frame ? TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 13:56, September 1, 2010 (UTC)

Cool, you guys got this thing rolling. I will keep an eye on things, but I will abstain from voting because of my Beauro...Buauer...super-awesome editing status, and in case a neutral party is needed. If for some (unlikely) reason there's an issue, I will do my best to help sort it out. BebopKate 23:21, September 1, 2010 (UTC)

I'm gonna follow BK's footsteps and abstain from voting. Although while she's the neutral bureaucrat, I'm the evil bluercrat RAWR. BLUER一番 03:34, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

I don't know if I'm supposed to be here, but, according to the wiki, it is already September 2... KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

Uh, guys ? Someone please help set up this box for the homepage ? TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 08:30, September 2, 2010 (UTC)


How about this:

Featured User

This month's featured user is maggosh! maggosh is a moderator here on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki and has made great contributions to this wiki. Give a hand to September's featured user, maggosh!

Maggosh has made 12,352 edits on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki!

KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

How about this.

Featured User

September 2010 Featured User Medal.png

This month's featured user is maggosh, who has made a total of 12,352 edits! maggosh rules over a medium-sized dukedom here, and also, is a Hollow. He appreciates candlelight dinners, long walks on the beach, and swords bigger than your house. He's the angriest gamer you've ever heard, and he loves the Power Glove. It's so bad. And I mean, BAD. YEAAAARGHHH!


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FA icon.png I sorta get the idea, though I wonder if I can scratch up something with the new Paint. I'll see what I can do...

I'm as good as new! All my functions have been restored! TroisNyxÉtienne — 23:34, September 2, 2010 (UTC)

It looks good! Nice work, Inexistent. Haha, I like the AVGN references. Chitalian8

That, uh, as Kryten tells me, is temporary. maggosh 00:42, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Come on, we gotta do something...... TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 00:44, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Could you write something, TNE? Kryten asked me to do so, but I think it'd be better if a third party did it... maggosh 00:45, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Euh...

This month's featured user is maggosh, who has made a total of 12,352 edits! He's an angreh gamer with an insatiable thirst for KH-related news, and of late, he has been doing gnoming (?) work and such on the wiki articles. As of late August, he is the Fresh Prince of Rollback (but believe me, both the candidates nominated for this month became Staff, so no can do :P). It's so bad. And I mean, BAD*(the second half of this word has been intentionally cut off)*. YEAAAAAARRRRGH !

Gotta love Kryten's touch. ^_^ TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 00:50, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, TNE. : ) Now's about the drawing... maggosh 00:58, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Nathaniel on Paint will easily take some 20mn. But it's a small sketch - I'll see if I can pull off something. TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 01:03, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Merci beaucoup, mademoiselle. maggosh 01:05, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

I tried fixing the medal image, so that the medal would be on top of the ribbon and so that the ribbon was actually symetric, but the file won't update. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

The "It's so bad" line in mine is actually from Nintendo's movie "The Wizard", which features maggosh's splendiforous Power Glove. So, if you guys didn't catch the reference...that's the reference.
Also, any admins who have not gotten me their votes yet (everyone but me, TNE, and Neumannz), just e-mail me your vote. We were really supposed to have been done with this before the end of the month, and honestly, it's a bit disrespectful of us to leave the nominees hanging. I'm going to have to go ahead and call it by Monday, so please hurry.Glorious CHAOS! 03:27, September 3, 2010 (UTC)
Okay, so it's Monday. Maggosh is our first featured user!Glorious CHAOS! 19:52, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

Second Month[edit]

Do we start October now? Cause I've got my nom for a certain user already written out... KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

I believe we should. What about the box ? TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 00:39, September 3, 2010 (UTC)
It looks good, TNE. Should we archive the former noms? KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

Yes, we should, though I wouldn't recommend archiving until three months down the road. Just like the previous noms are shown on Featured Media for a time. It at least gives us a sort of guideline. TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 00:55, September 3, 2010 (UTC)

Okay, to avoid the fiasco again, should we start designing the box for October yet, even though it's only the sixth? Only Lapis has been nominated, and most of the people that voted last time already voted this round... Here is the link to the next medal if anyone wants to make the next box: File:October 2010 featured User Medal.png. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

Am I jumping the gun?:

Featured User

October 2010 featured User Medal.png

This month's featured user is LapisScarab, who has made a total of 6,882 edits on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki! Lapis specializes in design, and is a good friend to everyone here. Now returning after a brief hiatus, Lapis has been gnoming and playing BbS. He is one of the most seasoned users on this wiki, although he still doesn't know whose line it is... -_^

Previous Featured Users

KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

Might as well, if you ask me. I handle KHFR's boxes either on the day of the announcement or a day earlier, depending on whichever I can stay up for. TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 05:12, September 30, 2010 (UTC)

Name change?[edit]

I suppose we don't have to, but I've been playing BBS and all, and the "Million Dream Award" is awarded to the most exemplary citizen. That kind of sounds like what the Featured Users are considered. Should we change "Featured User" to "Million Dream Award"? Just a thought. --VenCharm.pngLegoAlchemistVenCharm.png 00:06, September 13, 2010 (UTC)

It's actually the "Million Dreams Award". Good idea, though. KKDf51ce887-d120-4b89-8cff-afbff03976aa_zps7f114bcc.png

I'm all for the idea. ^_^ TROISNYX Symbol - Bell.png AMDG 05:10, September 30, 2010 (UTC)

Month 3[edit]

Wow, this could be the last featured user on wikia. Huh. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.


Improvements?

Featured User

November 2010 Featured User Medal.png

This month's featured user is NinjaSheik, who has made a total of 23,450 edits on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki! Ninja specializes in reverting vandalism. In fact, she is part of the KND, the Kind Ninja Division, whose sole purpose is to prevent vandalism from oppresing young wikians. Ninja is a huge kingdom Hearts fan, and loves writing fanfics.

Previous Featured Users

I couldn't think of anything. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

Fourth Month[edit]

Who'll it be? I can't think of a nomination, anyone got any ideas? Way to the Dawn KHII.pngChitalian8Wayward Wind KHBBS.png 22:30, November 4, 2010 (UTC)

It's kinda dissapointing, pretty much each month only one user is nominated. Way to the Dawn KHII.pngChitalian8Wayward Wind KHBBS.png 01:53, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

I wish I could have nominated two people at once. Someone nominate LevL. He and IZerox were the first two I thought of, but I went with IZerox because he's been more active recently.LapisLazuliScarab02:14, November 7, 2010 (UTC)

So... the little description is going to have to do with images... what else does he like to do/ edit? KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

How about Erry for getting some image? he also made quite the improvement on Re:coded Abilities section The17Gull Wing Keychain KHII.pngMaster

If you want Erry to be the featured user, nominate him, don't ask us about it on the talk page. Way to the Dawn KHII.pngChitalian8Wayward Wind KHBBS.png 14:20, November 21, 2010 (UTC)

So I guess I'm this month's featured user. That's pretty sweet I didn't even know I was nominated. Though I guess I'll pay more attention to featured user nominations now. So I guess you guys want a bit of info for a box like the rest eh? I'll think about it I guess. =)--Terra-Ansem.pngiZeroxLea Frisbee.png 04:43, December 2, 2010 (UTC)

Fifth Month[edit]

As much as I like seeing the good users on the wiki be recognized so ovewhelmingly, it's no fun if there's no competition! I can only nominate one person, but two others I had in mind were KingdomKeyDarkside, for his work on ability articles, welcoming users, working on templates, and, of course, the Mirage Arena. The other is JFHavoc, who is also extremely good at helping newbie users, creating templates - specifically talk bubbles - and has made a very helpful guide for making them. Someone nominate these guys please! If anyone else comes to mind, nominate them too, either way, let's make the vote for the new year interesting!LapisLazuliScarab21:11, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Although I agree with them being excellent editors, I disagree in the sense that some of those people have not been all that active in the past month. Isn't the featured used for the best, most active editor in that month? For example, I have not seen LevL contribute all that much this month. Way to the Dawn KHII.pngChitalian8Wayward Wind KHBBS.png 21:19, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Then you can always nominte someone else. They don't have to have been active recently, it's just preferable that they are. We need to take their overall work into account as well.LapisLazuliScarab21:31, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

User of the "Month", to me, implies they did good work this month. --Ag (Silver) - 47 107.8682 amu ~Crono Vsymbol1.png 21:36, December 1, 2010 (UTC)
Look at the guidelines on the page. Special focus should certainly be placed on this particular month, but their overall edits need to be taken into consideration as well. And again, these are just my choices. If you have others, just nominate a different user.LapisLazuliScarab21:43, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

I think that the main deciding factor should be the month's edits, while the overall edits would be more of a lesser, guiding factor. Way to the Dawn KHII.pngChitalian8Wayward Wind KHBBS.png 23:49, December 1, 2010 (UTC)

Actually, I think the deciding factor should be who the community thinks should be the Featured User, through their nominations, votes, and experiences with said user. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.


I think it's more like a half-and-half thing. Half of the consideration should go into their good edits for the previous month. The other half of the consideration should go into their overall accomplishments and likability. We wouldn't nominate for an extremely great editor if they only edited once last month or an great editor in the last month who is very rude and made some bad edits (not vandalism, just bad edits) before. Of course, that's just my opinion. Heartless Emblem.png If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be Heartless Emblem.png

The half-and-half idea sums just about everything up, from my point. I will comment about the community deciding though, but before I do I want to make one thing clear: I do NOT mean to sound mean to anyone or their opinions. Now to the point... I have no problem with the community interacting through means of voting/discussion. I do have a problem with the community voting/discussing certain matters without thinking. Users who are nominated/elected for the "User of the Month" award should be users who are great editors first and good friends second. The main point of a Wikia is to edit about a subject you love and to provide others with helpful, quality information about it. A Wikia is NOT a place to come and socialize about trivial matters/things meant to be discussed on the IRC/Facebook. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of great editors on here who are good people whom we're all friends with; however, when it comes to awards of who's been an awesome editor and who's been an awesome friend, we need to choose who's been an awesome editor. Although we all need an awesome friend, a Wiki needs an awesome editor. Just remember the true reason to edit a Wiki when you vote on the nominated users.--Xion4ever 23:24, December 4, 2010 (UTC)

Yeah I guess you're right, Xion. Still, the users on this wiki are close enough to interact as if it was a facebook. Sure, it's just a place to edit, but somehow it's become more like a community. We all know you, for example, as an awesome editor and an awesomer friend. :) Even if the KHWiki was only meant to be edited, it's become something else. and you can't stop it. :DHeartless Emblem.png If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be Heartless Emblem.png

Well I suppose that I may have implied friendship as a contributing factor, Xion, I never said it was the main form of interaction. You see, I moreso meant instances when someone makes an edit revert, but explains it in the edit summary. That kind of explaination can prevent a whole bunch confusion, and shows that the editor cares enough to give a reason. There are other times when someone makes a perfectly legitimate edit, but then it is undone by the person, who never gives a reason. That would be a negative interaction, in my opinion. And before this discussion turns back into the talk page warning and IRC usage thing, I ask you, don't bring that here, please. You made your point, and now I have stated mine. Well what you said is surely true, it was not fully what I meant by "interactions". And, on a side note, just because someone doesn't go nuts on the mainspace doesn't mean that they don't have an in depth knowledge of policies. If, say, I were to subtract about 23000 of Kryten's edits, and replaced 80% of the remaining edits with forum and talk page edits, he would still have a clear knowledge of the running of the wiki and its information. That would allow him to fully contribute to the wiki, even if his edit count was dominated with conversation. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON.

Month's over, New Year's begun, shall we put the new Featured User on the Main Page? Chitalian8 15:20, January 1, 2011 (UTC)

Rules[edit]

Alright, so I'm just cleaning up the wording/ rules a little bit, as some of the rules are a tad outdated with the way things are being done, so here is what I was thinking...


Guidelines

So, what makes a user eligible for nomination? Here are the guidelines:

  • The user should be obviously hard-working. Any sort of edits, from spelling corrections to full page rewrites are acceptable, as long as the user makes quality edits.
  • The user should not vandalize, or maliciously violate the policies of this wiki. You don't have to be perfect to be nominated, but any unhappiness you may have shouldn't disrupt the voting process.
  • Nominations should put emphasis on the user's edits for the last month. While a user's lifetime edits should certainly be taken into account, it should be possible for a hard-working "newbie" to be the Featured User, if they outshine other editors in that month.
  • Any editor who currently holds a staff position is ineligible for this award.
  • It's probably a good idea to be an editor of this wiki.

Nominating

So, there's an editor you think should be recognized. How do you make it happen?

For the first 21 days of a month, just post the name of the user, and sign under your nomination with your signature. If someone has already nominated the user you support, just second their nomination using the # symbol. To find a user's contributions, along with a complete breakdown of the namespaces that they have contributed to, simply enter their name into the edit count page.

On the first of the following month, the winner will receive a Featured User medal, which can be displayed on their user page, and the winner will be showcased on the wiki's front page along with a commemorative, custom description of the winner.

To keep any one person from sweeping the awards, any editor can only win once. Furthermore, to prevent sockpuppeting and other forms of cheating, only registered users may vote. If it is discovered that someone is being a poor sport and attempting to sockpuppet, their votes for the current election, as well as the next two, will be negated.


Voting

Each registered editor can make one nomination or seconding; they must put their vote and signature, (~~~~) underneath the nominee of their choice. If you want to explain what it is about the user that makes you agree with the nomination, just add a comment as if you were posting on a talk page. Please don't vote for yourself.


So, overall, not that much was changed, but I wanted it here so that anyone else could add/ modify the rules if needed. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 22:09, December 26, 2010 (UTC)

Should there be some kind of a restriction on consecutive nominations? Like say someone loses to someone else one month, can they be nominated again the following month? Chitalian8 04:32, December 31, 2010 (UTC)

I was thinking to do so, but I wasn't sure if I should. I'll add it now. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 15:26, January 1, 2011 (UTC)


Excuse me, monsieur (ew. did i just make a French Revolution reference? uggh my history teacher has such power) but I believe KKD's username was misspelled as KingdomKeyDarknside. Heartless Emblem.png If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be Heartless Emblem.png 23:10, January 1, 2011 (UTC)

Merci, it is fixed. ^_^ KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 02:23, January 3, 2011 (UTC)

Month Whatever-this-is[edit]

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LapisScarab - Xemnas (card).png You accept darkness, yet choose to live in the light. So why is it that you loathe us who teeter on the edge of nothing? We who were turned away by both light and dark - never given a choice? Nobody.png
TALK - That may be... however, what other choice might we have had?
Interdiction KHD.png This is mainly in response to a comment Erry made in his vote, but it's not directed at him exclusively; it should apply to everyone. All of the users nominated right now are completely eligible to be nominated. RoxasXIIILK's edits are just as legitimate as Crono, Inexistent, and Chitalian's. Votes should mention something positive about the person you want to vote for, not suggest that the other candidates are inferior. If you'd care to read the nomination guidelines above, you'd see that the critera are 1) Hardworking, 2) No vandals, and 3) The user is preferably active this particular month.

The word "mainspace" doesn't appear anywhere in there. Hard work. Not "Hard work except the userspace cause that doesn't count". Just "hard work". Yes, the mainspace should be paramount, but helping other users is also a very big part of it. Roxas does hard work making images and working coding for other users. He's helpful. If you think another user is more deserving right now and want to vote for them instead, just do that. Vote for that person without denouncing the competition, 'mkay?

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SilverCrono Well, I can tell who you are. "Oh, you mean I was supposed to lie."

"Lea, we don't have time for this." — 20:41, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

Isa_bbs.png I see where you're coming from, but in my view, Featured User is meant to promote and reward a use for helping and benefiting the wiki, and as a principle, should follow all unspoken guidelines for a good user. Now, let's think about the main purpose of a wiki here. The point of a wiki, even the slogan, is A free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

Now, it's a free encyclopedia. Have you ever seen an encyclopedia where people get credited and acknowledged for talking? For helping the people? It's like dedicating a movie to the intern who gets you coffee everyday. It just doesn't happen.

No, simile aside, think of the wiki. Do we want to reward people for helping the wiki and editing, generally being useful? Or do we want to put the wiki-princess on a silver platter, and therefore encourage users - new and old - that this is model behavior? Remember, if you will, that this wiki is about Kingdom Hearts, a game series aimed at children. Children are impressionable and easy to manipulate/influence. If they see Roxas as the Featured User, they'll think this is okay. They'll think this is what we want, not ever editing and just talking. Is that what we want? No. No, it's not.

Some of you reading this may think this is a personal attack against Roxas. No, it is not, by any means. Roxas is great, he's a great guy. I don't hate the player, I hate the game. It's not Roxas I have a problem with, it's his behavior. Thank you for reading.


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The Inexistent - All the world's a puzzle, and I the one who made it so...
TALK -
EVIL has come... at last...
While my opinion would be more in favor of mainspace, I am going to look at this in an unbiased manner. Look, for instance, at TNE. While, yes, she has made over 3000 mainpace edits, they account for a meager 20% of her edit count. YET, she is one of the most liked and helpful users here. While, yes, only three mainspace edits is a bit pitiful, it should not be the damning factor for a user. If a user has proven themself in a plethora of other manners, I would fully support them in their endevors and nomination.
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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png I agree one-hundred percent with what Crono said.


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Chitalian8 Say... — And here's me, playing the world's tiniest violin.

Your face is priceless. — 22:05, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

20px-Pin_000.png As do I, though I agree to it without any bias.
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DoorToNothing Heartless Emblem.png — I dreamed last night... I got on the boat to Heaven!

And by some chance, I had brought my dice along! — 22:14, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

Keyblade-Blk.png I second, or rather fourth, the comments made by SilverCrono. I cannot justify, at all, the featuring of a WikiPrincess as an honorable user that can be thought of as a "model user." A wiki cannot run on WikiPrincesses; arguably, some are necessary to keep a thriving base of readers alive, but they are in now way, shape, or form a model for user behavior.

And for everyone who is saying that mainspace mains nothing in voting for a featured user:

  • "The user should be obviously hard-working. Any sort of edits, from spelling corrections to full page rewrites are acceptable, as long as the user makes quality edits."

This quite honestly implies that mainspace is a major, if not the most important factor in choosing a featured user. Hard-working does not mean chatting on the user talk pages, which for your information makes up over 70% of Roxas's edits. From what I can tell, the other ~30% is distributed between making talk templates, uploading images for talk templates, and editing his own profile to make it extremely... aesthetic, so to say. It shouldn't even need to be said, but talk templates and extravagant user pages are not necessary for any wiki. There are wikis that don't even have talk template, and they are getting along just fine.

Hard-working, by the definition of the Featured User voting, is edits from the low level of gnoming to the large level of rewriting pages like a WikiKnight. The second sentence above specifically pertains to the two levels of editing in the mainspace, not the two poles of WikiPrincesses and WikiKnights. Also, I will never, ever find user talk page chats quality edits that help the wiki grow toward becoming a fully, entirely comprehensive database.

I mean not to directly attack the nominated user, but rather the, in my opinion, ridiculous amount of support for a user based on activities that have no reason to be "featured."


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EVA Unit XIII - The beginning and the end share the same moment.
TALK - I've been waiting for this moment... 01:13, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
If, as a quite new user, my opinion matters, I must second what LapisScarab has said. You all have good points, but he is still a user worth being freatures. Have any of you been helped by him? If so, you would have known that he does the work of an editer much more pleasant, even being a company to many of them. I dont really care about that of a "WikiPrincesses". What if he is? He is still getting more votes than any other candidates. And, what is the point of voting in the first place, if now you guys are complaning about who are we voting for? I dont meant to be rude, nor I disrespect the hard work that Chitalian, SilverCrono, and The Inexistent did. I fact, I admire that. But the voting is "Featured user", not "Featured user for collaborating in the main-space. And his "activities" have a reason to be featured. Why? Because the ones who voted for him know how helpfull to everyone he is. To be "featured" is to be "distinguished" for somenthing. And he can be distinguished for being somenthing most of us editors somentimes dont look like: Humans.
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LegoAlchemist - They changed "Snipe Magnet" to "Magnet Grab"? Who's translating this game, 4kids?
TALK - Friendships are in direct contravention of mercenary conduct as delineated in your contracts, and on a personal note: I am very, very, disappointed with you.
Vsymbol.png Dark Enigma: Look at it this way: We don't want Wiki-princesses to be featured, especially when there are not one, but three more qualified editors on the nominations list, because they're more likely to win, as people are voting for that person not because they deserve it, but because they want to vote for their friend. This, I believe, is biased, and unfair to the editors who actually deserve to be featured.
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Chitalian8 Say... — Only by allowing strangers in can we find new ways to be ourselves.

Life's little crossroads are often as simple as the pull of a trigger. — 01:31, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

20px-Pin_000.png But what's to be done about Roxas's nomination? Removing all of his votes, in my opinion, does seem a little heartless, though I must agree that he isn't exactly FU material.


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Roxas Talk! Roxas's Symbol small.pngNobody.png "Who are you talking to? Me, or Sora?" Nobody.pngRoxas's Symbol small.png

"Hey you're that pick-pocket!" twobecomeoneright.png — 01:37, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

OathOblivTalkPic_zps6eebf78e.png You know what guys I don't even care at this point just get rid of it. I'm really done reading this. Those users did not vote for me because I am their friend. In fact As If I have never even talked to before. They voted for me because of the extreme hard work and dedication I always show them and anyother user that asks me for help. So please do not say I am getting favoritism votes. As I said I'm done with reading about this. Since you guys seem to have such an issue with this and say I am not featured user material then by all means go ahead. OathOblivTalkPic_zps6eebf78e.png


Dark-EnigmaXIII - I am what is left... or perhaps all that ever was...
TALK - My name is of no importance. 01:38, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
Even then, allow me to quote myself in this "... what is the point of voting in the first place, if now you guys are complaning about who are we voting for?". I perfectly understand what you are trying to say, but I think, users should decide by themselves. If not, then, why dont you DIRECTLY pick up the candidates based on their edits on the main space? That should make all of you happy (Im not being rude, if it sounds like that) but for now, people are wanting Roxas to be the featured user. There's nothing you can do about it. Now, if he wins, or not, is another subject. About it being "unfair"... dont take it wrong, but you are not the ones to decides who deserves and who not deserves to be featured, is a voting because of that.


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RoxasNobody - I didn't know this before, but as it turns out, Tyrannosaurs can really haul ass.
TALK - Wizardry aside, it's tough to beat a gun for discouraging men with baseball bats. -01:43, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
EDIT CONFLICT: Why is Roxas not FU material? He's helped most of the users on this wiki, and that helps this wiki, if not just as much than damn sure close, as editing the mainspace. Why can't we recognize users who work on the other side of the wiki?
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Chitalian8 Say... — Only by allowing strangers in can we find new ways to be ourselves.

Life's little crossroads are often as simple as the pull of a trigger. — 01:45, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

20px-Pin_000.png Well, he has not helped most of the users, for one thing, he's a relatively new user, before Roxas, there was JFHavoc. Back to the point, aside from his excellent talk bubble and image skills, he does not help people do much that is constructive for the actual wiki. Please forgive me, Roxas, if I'm coming off harsh.



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RoxasNobody - You make a good other.
TALK - No one would miss me. -01:50, February 3, 2011 (UTC)
Also, this is a community decision, so shouldn't we let the community decide?


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Roxas Where's Sora? ssymbolsmall.png 20pxnobody.png"I'm going to set Kingdom Hearts free! Then everything can go back to the way it was!"20pxnobody.png ssymbolsmall.png

"I want Xion back. I want my life back!" twobecomeoneright.png — 02:07, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

OathOblivTalkPic_zps6eebf78e.png Ok this is ridiculous I agree with what Enigma is saying at this point. I work my butt off all the time. My grades even slipped a little because I spend so much time helping users and Chitalian I help people with a lot of coding as well I do my best to upload images to the wiki such as the Oathkeeper & Oblivion transparent image. Point being I dedicate myself as much as I can and isn't that the message. Shouldn't we be promoting to develope an extreme dedication to what you do? The fact that you are all being so down on me (and don't say you aren't being down on me because guess what, saying you don't like my behavior is the samething.) So either take me off or just enough. I'm so tired of reading this crap. If someone calls me a wiki princess one more time I will get angry because basicaly you're taking all the work I've done and saying gee that's not good enough. You know what whatever ok whatever. It's not really the fact I wanna win cause frankly I could care the hell less. But it's the fact that you guys are going into a complete frenzy to say I'm not FU material so you no what if that's it then whatever you guys go do what you need to friggin do. But realize all of the people that voted for me genuenly feel I 100% deserve it so think of how they could possibly feel that way and no it's not because I'm their friend. OathOblivTalkPic_zps6eebf78e.png
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SilverCrono Well, I can tell who you are. "It wasn't a compliment."

"From where I stood the only thing you drew was a big L on your forehead for "Loser," "Lame," "Laughable"..." — 02:14, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

Isa_bbs.png You guys aren't understanding. Did you read my post at all? None of this has to do with Roxas. This discussion could be about any month. Stop defending Roxas because he's Roxas. It's like defending a child molester because he gave you candy. (Not that Roxas is a child molester... it's just all I could come up with.)

We're trying to say that being a wiki-princess shouldn't merit being a Featured User. And to you guys saying He's helped most of the users on this wiki, and that helps this wiki, if not just as much than damn sure close, as editing the mainspace., no. you are wrong. Most of the users Roxas converses with are also wiki-princesses.

Gah. Gah. GAH GAH GAH!

You guys...just don't get it at all! We don't hate Roxas. Nobody said his edits were useless. (Okay, maybe that was said, but that's not what I mean at all.) Dammit! Did any of you read my post at all? All I'm saying is that he's not Featured User material. Not that he's a bad user, dammit, he's not featured user material.

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The bottom. Dark-EnigmaXIII, As If, and RoxasNobody. You guys are pissing me off. Why are you coming to his aid like this? This isn't a fight. Gah, I don't even know how to voice my feelings right now. I guess what I'm trying to say is that nothing is wrong with Roxas. He just doesn't make the kind of edits we are trying to promote.

But whatever. I'm through. If you guys, myself included, make such a big-shebang out of this, it's too far gone for me. If Roxas wins? Yay, good for him, sugar and rainbows. If now? Yay, sugar and rainbows. But no Crono. Not either way. I'm through with this.

Excuse me while I go edit without expecting rewards from now on. Have fun, and sorry for that outburst.

I am not a crook.

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Chitalian8 Say... — Every Player had to give up something. Everybody makes sacrifices.

It was me. All of it. — 02:20, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

20px-Pin_000.png Crono, you have said what I could not, thanks for that. I shall also leave this whole ordeal, hopefully next month won't be so difficult.
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DoorToNothing Heartless Emblem.png — I dreamed last night... I got on the boat to Heaven!

And by some chance, I had brought my dice along! — 02:28, February 3, 2011 (UTC)

Keyblade-Blk.png Okay, this has to stop now. This started out as a conversation about wiki-princesses in general, using Roxas as an example. Now this has blown into a complete attack on the user, including the subject's friends trying to redeem him for the help he provided them. We are obviously not going to reach any kind of consensus in this kind of debate. In fact, all that has been achieved is that several nominated users have essentially lowered their chances of receiving votes from users who may view this conversation.

I'm locking this page, it will be re-opened March 1st.


If I win or tie with Roxas, can I abstain? I apologize to everyone, but please understand, it's a personal thing - I want to win in May so I can be displayed on my birthday month. :) (June >_>) --Ag (Silver) - 47 107.8682 amu ~Crono Vsymbol1.png 15:50, 14 February 2011 (EST)

Very well then. ^_^ TamboursTonnerre Ensemble ! 15:53, 14 February 2011 (EST)

Mid-voting ineligibility[edit]

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Infinity KHD.png SilverCrono was made a moderator before the featured user was decided. The rules very clearly state that staff members cannot receive the award, so Crono is ineligible. Chitalian pointed out that during the first month, maggosh won despite being made a staff member just like Crono. However, this is because both of the only two nominees, maggosh and ShardofTruth, were made staffers at the same time, and we needed to pick a winner. That is not the case this time. As much as I think Crono would deserve being the Featured User, the nomination rules explicitly bar staff members from winning.
LapisScarab Xemnas (card).png Good tidings, friends. Today is a momentous day. I am pleased to announce that a new comrade has been chosen to wear the coat. — 13:40, 25 February 2011 (EST)


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Chitalian8 Say... — And here's me, playing the world's tiniest violin.

Your face is priceless. — 16:20, 27 February 2011 (EST)

20px-Pin_000.png I guess it makes sense, though I do think that Crono should be made the FU. Also, according to a new rule made by Kryten, now the Featured Users must have constructively helped the wiki in some way. Therefore, Roxas would also be considered ineligible. If Crono's nomination is rendered null, then the win would go to Inexistent.


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TALK - Can hold my body down...
This is getting too complicated. Next time someone see's Kryten on the IRC, ask him who should win. Doorsey's on right now, so I'll ask him to comment here.

Never mind, I got the logs. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 16:45, 27 February 2011 (EST)

How Many Times Could a Featured User Win, if a Featured User Was So Good?[edit]

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OPXion4EverIcon.png I'll get straight to the point: How many times can a person be nominated/win the award? Before I continue I want to stress that I do NOT have anything against any past, present, or future user who in in the position I stated above. I simply want to get this matter straight and acknowledged for future reference. In this month's case, we have a user nominated again for the award. No big. However, this user has already been previously nominated AND won the award months previously. Should we create a policy for a strict limit the amount of times a person can win this award? (Yay politics!)

I don't see much point in having the same user/group of users to be shuffled about in the nominations varying months only to win the award multiple times. Not saying they aren't great editors who deserve to be acknowledged, but it's time to give other's a chance. Are there other users who are just as good (in their own way)? Sure. Are there other users who don't have such caliber? Of course. When I say "in their own way," I don't mean they're awesome pals who don't know much about Wiki editing/writing, but know how to make talkbubbles, or they're the quiet hard worker who can write a full article on their own. I'm talking about users who have their own strong points: Lapis with his appearance article sections, Kryten/Neumannz/others for their all-around great editing, Guardian Soul/Erry/Shard of Truth/others for their image skills, etc.

Back to repeated winning users: We all know which users are noteworthy and good. Visitors to the Wiki can find such people through the past Featured Users page as well as user conversations here on the Wiki. We're supposed to show our amazing editors, right? How can we effectively "show off" if we use the same users over and over? Or, do we not have as many amazing editors as we thought? (I know this last question is a lie, I can think of multiple users who qualify as amazing).

So, I propose this: Remove/focus less on the "X user helped out during Y month and did a great job!" and instead focus on the overall work they've done. A user could be an amazing user, yet not be as active in that month. Also, I say we limit the number of times a user can be nominate/win this award. Listen, guys: We all know who the hard working and Wiki-Princess editors are.

Xion4ever Who am I? — 17:58, 1 May 2011 (EDT)


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Chitalian8 Say... — And here's me, playing the world's tiniest violin.

Your face is priceless. — 18:16, 1 May 2011 (EDT)

20px-Pin_000.png Inexistent didn't win that month, Crono did.
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OPXion4EverIcon.png You are correct. I apologize for my ignorance. However, I still keep my propositions in tact, both for future reference and in the case it should ever occur.
Xion4ever Who am I? — 18:19, 1 May 2011 (EDT)


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TALK - The great transition.
To start:
  • Nominations should put emphasis on the user's edits for the last month. While a user's lifetime edits should certainly be taken into account, it should be possible for a hard-working "newbie" to be the Featured User, if they outshine other editors in that month.

This rule is one of the originals, and has never been revised. Edits for the month are emphasized in order for the newer editors to still have a chance. I don't really understand what benefit would be gained by focusing on lifetime edits only, or just mainly. This has been discussed before, and you voiced your opinion in favor of dividing worthiness between the month's edits and lifetime.

  • Any editor who was nominated one month prior to this voting session is ineligible to be nominated this month.

This rule, on the other hand, has been revised. I had originally written it so that a user nominated this month would be ineligable for two monthes following, as opposed to only one. As I've seen, the only editors that have been nominated a second time have won the second time through (ex. Soxra, Chitalian). Either way, this prevents someone being nominated 10x over until they get no votes (the Room Coar effect). AND, in the event someone was nominated every other month for a year, I would then leave them a message to discontinue the practice for a while (I will add a rule now).

  • To keep any one person from sweeping the awards, any editor can only win once.

This is like every other featured system on this wiki. A media or article can only be featured once, and so can a user. It was an honest mistake, because that month was confusing (with the talk page locked, four nominees, and a separate featured user on this wiki and on the wikia).

  • Any editor who currently holds a staff position is ineligible for this award.

This is perhaps one of the most important rules. If it wasn't in place, honestly, somebody like Kryten would win every month.

  • We all know who the hard working and Wiki-Princess editors are.

This argument also occured, and resulted in the talk page being locked. Roxas, unfortunatly, is now gone, because he couldn't take the constant he's a wiki- princess crap. In all honesty, in the way it was happening, it was cyber bullying, and therefore I will never use that term to refer to anyone ever again. He helped users more than anyone else, and yet we drove him away. I know this really has nothing to do with your statement, but it had to be said.

I hope that this answers all of your questions and concerns. If you have any more, please don't refrain from asking.

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OPXion4EverIcon.png Wonderful explanation, Inexistent. Thank you for the nice summary. It is greatly appreciated. ^_^
Xion4ever Who am I? — 17:32, 2 May 2011 (EDT)


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The Inexistent - The end...
TALK - is not so near when I am here...
Anytime.

This month...[edit]

Could someone please write the description for this month, please? I don't really feel comfortable writing one about myself... KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 10:54, 31 May 2011 (EDT)

Featured User

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This Month's Featured User is The Inexistent, who has made a total of 10,589 edits on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki! The Inexistent has contributed greatly to the Wiki's re-synching, performed a great deal of general gnome work, and organizes the Featured User awards. The Inexistent is fond of music and hanging out with the mighty and ancient Table.

Previous Featured Users

This work?LapisLazuliScarab15:55, 31 May 2011 (EDT)

That is AWESOME! Thanks! KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 19:39, 31 May 2011 (EDT)

July[edit]

So, I will be gone until roughly July 2nd, so could someone please put this up on the first? Thanks.

Featured User

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This Month's Featured User is UnknownChaser, who has made a total of 7,952 edits on the Kingdom Hearts Wiki! He has recently contributed vastly to the wiki's Command articles and userbox image hosting. In his spare time, he enjoys drawing custom Keyblades on his deviantART. UnknownChaser is also an avid fan of the Super Sentai series.

Previous Featured Users

Thanks. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 22:34, 15 June 2011 (EDT)

Add this last line please T_I, if you can:
In his spare time, he enjoy drawing custom Keyblade on his deviantART, UnknownChaser is also a avid fan of the Super Sentai series. User:UnknownChaser/Sig2 22:43, June 15, 2011 (EST)

Done. KRCCFNF is tired of being STEPPED ON. 22:59, 15 June 2011 (EDT)

I found out about me being nominated for this month, but so how long i have to wait? Kunoichi101 (talk) 05:56, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Sorry about that. We tend to forget these things. It won't take long now. TheSilentHero 08:56, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Question![edit]

Hey, uh, I was gonna nominate someone, but uh...lol, which month do we go with? The guy I wanna give a shout out to has been kicking ass throughout September, but we've skipped August entirely - another month where he kicked some ass! Also, can I nominate someone who's already been featured before? --Ignis (talk) 04:29, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

We always nominate for the next month, so that person had a full month of being featured. So in this case, you would nominate for October. You can't nominate someone who already had been featured, though. TheSilentHero 07:44, 24 September 2016 (UTC)