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Yeah, maybe we should have a Project of the Week and try to bring some of those articles up to full strength for future FAs. We'd have to pick the more recent players I suspect, because for a lot of the older one we don't have any more than the scores. Soo 22:31, 8 April 2008 (BST)
Yes I could start that project right now, we need to decide how often to change the featured article. One thing I noticed is that the <ref></ref> doesn't seem to work on here, or doesn't that matter? As for players with games, there's me, Ben and Conor that all have round details. I will think more about which players have round details as well, and of course series and CofCs are another good source of FA's. Mglovesfun 13:35, 9 April 2008 (BST)
  • Graham Nash - there's now a photo and the articles a lot longer with more detail. Mglovesfun 17:25, 29 April 2008 (BST)
  • Mark Tournoff is another possible one, although we nearly have enough for a year already. My next project will be to get the Paul Gallen article up to the same standard. Mglovesfun 15:35, 3 May 2008 (BST)
  • I've done a lot of work to Series 60, which might well make it feature worthy. Also, I'm not particularly notable but I've savoured my vanity and given my contestant page a bit of a going over! As an aside, has anyone spotted my suggestion of a featured article symbol on Countdown talk:Featured articles? -- Crispy 13:26, 27 June 2009 (BST)
  • It's only just over a week until the start of November, so its time to decide which article should next appear on the front page. I've crossed out those mentioned above which have already been featured, which leaves Martin Gardner, Harvey Freeman, Graham Nash, Mark Tournoff, Paul Gallen, Series 60 and, erm, Chris Philpot. Joking aside, which of these - if any - does the community back for featured status? It would also be nice to think ahead and see if we can have a vaguely Christmas themed FA next month. Thanks in advance, Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 19:36, 23 October 2009 (BST)
I vote for Mark Tournoff, because he is still very much involved in Countdown, and has just attended CoLei2, so it seems a good time to feature him. Vande 19:58, 23 October 2009 (BST)
I've given the copy on Mark Tournoff's page a bit of TLC, so this is feature ready for November. Any ideas for a Christmas special? -- Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 22:08, 24 October 2009 (BST)
  • It's nearly time for our festive featured article - who or what should be on the front page in December? -- Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 19:19, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
Christmas Philpot! -- Vande 19:23, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
Am I sufficiently notable? How about Christmas Wills? -- Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 18:56, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Ah, but is Chris Wills willing to dress up in a Santa Claus hat for a page of festive fun?
Anyway, it's no more than you deserve for reviving the front page articles in the first place! -- Vande 19:04, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Should I pose for a new photo in a Santa hat, then? On a related note of good humour, are there any other ways we could make the homepage a little more festive over September? -- Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 09:34, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
There seems to be tumbleweed blowing round here at the moment! Yeah, at least doing something fun and festive like that might generate some more interest in the Wiki again. I'll have a think about anything else, but you seem to have a pretty good imagination. Vande 11:10, 26 November 2009 (UTC)
Chris Wills has been suggested a few times now. Even if it isn't for Christmas. --The Doctor 17:13, 30 July 2010 (BST)
  • January 2010 It would probably make sense to have Christmas Davies as the featured article next month - as it is still officially Christmas into January, but more importantly because he has just won the latest series of Countdown. I have written a few words to start with, but they will need to be tidied up, and a lot more added if we are going to use it. --Vande 18:04, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Seems sensible, and topical. Drawoh 22:50, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
Harvey Freeman has been suggested a couple of times now, and his article contains an excellent amount of detail for a pre-2000s player. I think he's a real possibility for an upcoming month. Just to spice things up, other articles which have been passed over for promotion in the past include Martin Gardner, Graham Nash, Paul Gallen and Series 60. It's a little early in the month to be making decisions, but nonetheless are there any thoughts? -- Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 23:13, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I completely forgot about the need to do this and am snowed under at the moment running an RSL radio station. Could someone else step in to help me out? Thanks in advance, Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 18:43, 6 March 2010 (UTC)
What a shame nobody else felt capable of doing this! - Co:Lon (Countdown in London) on 22 May 2010. --Vande 10:03, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
  • This is a quite weird proposal! You may want to go for Scott Mearns; he only lost 1 game, and he came back to win his series final.The Doctor 17:01, 11 May 2010 (BST)
If I want Scott Mearns, we need round details of all his prelim games bbut the first one. The Doctor 18:34, 13 May 2010 (BST)
  • I suggest Nita Marr as a featured article because her page is fairly complete and includes a link to her experience. She has taken part in all the major Countdown events (heats, finals, CoC, Supreme, Masters and a special). JohnnyCanuck 22:45, 11 May 2010 (BST)
  • BTW it's june now Matt Smith
Is that you kindly offering to stand in for Crispy while he is busy? --Vande 17:46, 4 June 2010 (BST)
Just to confirm, I'm now a lot freer as summer sets in for us grotty student types, and so there will be a new featured article and DYK from 1 July. Meanwhile, Scott Mearns has come on a long way, though as has been said before it's a shame it's difficult to find round details for more of his games. That said, Nita Marr is up next and I've judged that as FA-worthy on the quality of her article as opposed to the ones it links to (again, many are skeletal), and so I don't see any reason why The Doctor's work can't be put on display in the not too distant future. -- Chris 'Crispy' Philpot 09:18, 28 June 2010 (BST)
  • Right. Now that most of the suggestions on the list have been crossed off, I thought I would write a list of the suggested ones - here.
*Martin Gardner
*Series 60
*Paul Gallen
*Scott Mearns*
  • OK. We need some more. How about Kate Ogilvie, or someone from the pre-2000's.
  • My new project is to do Series 42, probably ready by Christmas. --The Doctor 17:08, 6 September 2010 (BST)

*I am going to add another section to this now.

The Doctor, 1643, 07 July 2010. BTW I would like to pass a tribute to the people that died 5 years ago today, in my home city.

The Doctor 11:50, 12 July 2010 (BST)

Yours with 4 tildes,

The Doctor 08:56, 14 July 2010 (BST)


Crispy, or an admin, pick some facts and an FA, because it's October! The Doctor 20:17, 1 October 2010 (BST)

  • I suggest John Hastings as a featured article because I gave him a big markup on Monday. The Doctor 16:47, 13 October 2010 (BST)


  • OK, November's article? The Doctor 19:46, 27 October 2010 (BST)
  • I've done a bit of work ojn the page for Rachel Riley. Featured article possibility?
  • I did a major markup for Pete Cashmore. Could we make him (or at least someone) July's featured article? We haven't had one for almost a year. JohnnyCanuck 14:11, 27 June 2011 (BST)
  • Has Allan Saldanha been featured yet? Also, I don't know if anyone saw my above proposal for Pete Cashmore. JohnnyCanuck 03:02, 16 October 2011 (BST)
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