Template talk:Article of the now

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Post some here. I'm out of ideas at the moment. General guidelines though:

1) no stubs
2) ideally no pages with incomplete sections.
3) Should have a picture
4) Should have more than one section. --Champthom 10:27, 17 June 2009 (CEST)

Srsly, I do need ideas D:. --Champthom 15:43, 26 November 2009 (CET)

I recommend the Game Place article, complete with the blurry photograph of old.--MoarLurk 02:11, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Good idea, that's a better suggestion than the new video. --Champthom 04:37, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
  • MoarLurk brings up a good point - the Article of the Now needn't be whatever the new thing is the reflects The Now, but could provide some sort of background. Ideally brand new articles shouldn't be Article of the Now unless they're really good (and if they're new, they're seldom good). For instance, it's poor style to have the new video with Chris approaching Michael Synder as the Article of the Now - people are going to see this article in Da update on the left, not to mention it's featured in the Picture of the Now. However, The GAMe PLACe is a pretty good article which gives some background into current stuff. In other words, the Article of the Now can help give some insight into current Chris affairs to give people a greater insight. So in other words, an article like The GAMe PLACe is better than, say the new video.--Champthom 04:47, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

For my next suggestion, I propose Nathanael Greene Elementary School.--MoarLurk 19:46, 12 May 2010 (UTC)


This AotN is becoming hella-old. Refresh it, fucko! :3 RachmaninovDESU 01:45, 21 September 2009 (CEST)

Replace image

Could someone please replace Image:Claw of fail 2.png with Image:Claw of fail 2.jpg and delete the png? --Whoreos n' Milf 21:48, 15 November 2009 (CET)


I was gonna make CWCipedia the article of the now but someone beat me to the punch.

Kudos. --Champthom 18:57, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Updating the "Article of the now" every week or two?

Because of the "28 October 2011" article has been "Article Of The Now" for about a quarter of a year (3 months) before it was changed to "Chris and brand loyalty", I was thinking, should we update the AOTN every week or two? We might make some newer or older articles which are not featured before to be featured and we don't need to wait for a few months until we think it's time for the next AOTN. (The longest so far is like 4 MONTHS when I browsed through the history) We can also add three names of previously featured articles (which was what ED and Wikipedia did) so that people can keep track what articles are being featured. Any thoughts? Alan Pardew 08:04, 25 October 2012 (PDT)

I agree with your initiative. My concern is how we judge what should be the AotN. Will it be what's most relevant to recent Christory? Will it be most recently created articles? Personally, I think it should be a combination of all of these. It should only contain articles which have been combed through and well researched though. That's just my opinion. Cheers! Skullhat 08:57, 25 October 2012 (PDT)

Originally, the AotN was mostly to highlight good articles. It later evolved to being whatever is relevant to Chris at the given moment, the "Now." I think that it's not a bad idea to highlight an article that might give insight to current events, Chris wise, but I think given that things are slow, it's not a bad idea to highlight good articles.

But here's my issue - we really haven't had a spat of good articles in a long, long time. There's a lot of reasons for that, and as an admin I am partially to blame. I would even say that articles that used to be good now suck, mostly due to oversperging and that sort of thing. The main reason I haven't updated the AotN is because I really don't think there are many worthy candidates, or at least not rehashing the same articles that have been AotN in the past.

I have no problem updating it every week or two, I think it's silly we have the same article for three months (you sure it was only three months? I'd say it was more like a little under a year it was up) but I don't think we have enough good articles, especially articles that haven't been featured before, that deserved to be featured. --Champthom 09:53, 25 October 2012 (PDT)

In the words of Chris, "I'M WORKIN' ON IT! I'M WORKIN ON IT!" I've been trying to improve pre-existing articles and make them more credible but this takes a while since I primarily do this when I have nothing to do at work. Expansions, citation, and removal of insults (which will lead to more articles fit enough to be showcased) are my main goals but these things take time and every time I read more articles I find more stuff to work on. Skullhat 07:28, 26 October 2012 (PDT)

It's almost a week. I suggest we should have the "Chris and remorse" article as the featured article for now, considering that Chris recently made an apology on Facebook. It's also a good article. Alan Pardew 00:06, 31 October 2012 (PDT)

2014 Anonymous Sweetheart

Plenty of info to make it the 'article of the now', at this point; if anyone's up for it.

April Fools Day, 2020

I have an idea for the article of the now for April 1st. User:Solaris999/Article of the now April 1 2020


I feel this template could be renamed to be more specific about the timeframe an article is featured. Wikipedia calls theirs "From today's featured article" but since we're a smaller wiki a daily change would burn through articles too fast. I think we should rename it to either Article of the Week or Article of the Month. The other Of The Now templates on the Main Page could stay as they are since relevancy of quotes, photos and videos are more ephemeral. Hurtful Truth Level (talk) 09:09, 29 February 2020 (UTC)

  • Looks like your wish has been granted. KingClark (talk) 06:39, 10 August 2020 (UTC)


We have any recently completed articles to toss up in the Article space? Hurtful Truth Level (talk) 16:46, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

I think we can use some of the older articles that have been updated significantly, such as that for Clyde Cash, or the articles on Cousin Al or ChuuChuuRocket. A lot of stuff is being updated despite little activity from Chris, so there are many to choose from. Psycho (talk) 16:50, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Honest Content

I don't think we should be putting Honest (NSFW) Content on Article of the Now. I'm aware that this website isn't the most SFW place in general, but Template:Honest and the Template:NSFW image warnings exist on certain pages for a reason. Regardless of intended audience, we shouldn't be essentially forcing anyone who opens the main page of the CWCki to look at anything NSFW when they aren't expecting it or seeking it out. Anaxis (talk) 23:31, 29 September 2023 (EDT)

I think that it can be fine as long as you aren't using NSFW images. People know what they're getting into when they browse certain pages here long enough, but passers-by probably don't want to be exposed to, say, an image of Chris-Chan surrounded by penises as their first impression. KingClark (talk) 16:49, 23 October 2023 (EDT)