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FPC Coordinators?[edit]

Hi all,
Do anyone feels that we should, here at FPC, should have some coordinators as FAC and FLC have it? Someone like Armbrust (who 24X7 closes our noms), who could make out some clear cut consensus and the like sometimes. How do you all feel? -The Heraldthe joy of the LORDmy strength 05:04, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

  • A title, by any other name, would work as well. i.e. no. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:34, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I don't really understand what the point of it would be. What would change other than giving Ambrust a name for what he already does (and Crisco and yourself on occasion)? I certainly believe that he deserves a lot of credit for the work he's put in over a long period of time as it's a thankless job, but I'm not sure that a title is the way to show it. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 23:42, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/SG-1000[edit]

Could someone take a look at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/SG-1000. It will expired in less than 12 hours, and it's currently failing on quorum. Armbrust The Homunculus 14:46, 28 May 2015 (UTC)


I light of the fact that this FPC didn't even get a single user comment I'd like to propose that in such cases the FPC in question be either reintroduce to the lineup from the top of the page with a time stamp to reflect the new date of closure or moved to the section where more input is required to find consensus. I think it unfair that an FPC should fail do the lack of participation from anyone other than the nominator, and would like FPCs in such case to get at least on person's comment and/ or iVote before being close to help gauge where other people stand on the matter of the nomination. Would anyone here support such a proposal? (and for that matter has this even been proposed before?) TomStar81 (Talk) 06:30, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Or perhaps it meant that nobody felt it worthy of support, yet didn't feel strongly enough to oppose. Personally, the resolution was a deal breaker for me. 320 × 240 pixels isn't anything to write home about. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:09, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
    • But hearing that at least provides some measure by which it is possible to gauge whether or not the image had a chance or not. See in light of that observation from you I would be of the mind not to renominate this clip since there is now officially a flaw in resolution size. But since I know that now, I am aware that a renomination is likely not worth the time or effort at this moment. TomStar81 (Talk) 07:56, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
      • It would be worth hunting down a higher resolution version. We've got a whole gigabyte to play with on Commons, so we could get full HD if something was available.  — Chris Woodrich (talk) 11:48, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
        • That helps my example, but it still leaves others who have had the same experience of nominating an image or flick watch as there nomination sails through without any input. Even if you're not going to support or oppose its not that hard to type a few words on the subject matter, and having at least that would be nice to help editors and nominators gauge where the image stands. Personally, I'd be of the mind to do what they do at afd when this happens and just relist the media at the top until they get some input, but thats me, and I'm out of my league and my mind here. TomStar81 (Talk) 12:09, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
          • Even AFD has limits; a decision has to be made in three weeks at most. It's a bad point of comparison, too, as the goal is to see whether or not an article can stay, not whether or not it is really, really, good. No featured content processes feature such an "automatic rotation". The nominator has to take the initiative to renominate. Heck, at FAC and FLC, there's a two week delay, unless a coordinator says otherwise. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 13:10, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Compare also things like the Rigoletto image of recent: 4 supports, no opposes, very near passing, but nominated at a bad time. Such things happen sometimes. =/ Asking for feedback usually is better if you're not sure why something didn't pass. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:10, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
@Adam Cuerden: But in the case of the Rigoletto image there was some input, and while the image didn't pass it was not for lack of participation, it was for lack on the currently accepted definition of consensus required for passing. What I am looking at are the specific cases in which images like the tear down this wall clip and the Jcpag2012 (talk · contribs) nominated Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Dione (moon) which had exactly zero input across all 10 days of the nomination period. In these very specific cases I feel that closing the nomination that has absolutely no input is a bad idea, hence the suggestion that they be moved to the more input required section or re-listed from the top rather than being closed as no consensus. Personally I favor the former since any kind of comment from someone other than the nominator would qualify as input, which would allow the images to be closed with some feedback to help the nominator better plan his or her next move. TomStar81 (Talk) 16:48, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Image size[edit]

Hi everyone; thanks to an appearance at DYK, I've recently come across Commons user BigHead, who is professional photographer Augustas Didžgalvis. His portraits are fantastic (though he prefers a little less head room than is typically preferred at FPC), and cover some underrepresented topics. However, he uploads his portraits at a size of 1500 by 1000, so they're a little under our size requirements. I assume part of the motivation for this is that it isn't clear why much bigger than that would be helpful for a portrait, unless we're looking to count hairs missed while shaving or pores on the nose. I suppose what I'm asking is whether we feel that these images would be suitable to nominate here; I've included a few highlights below. Josh Milburn (talk) 09:22, 27 June 2015 (UTC)