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Good articles are considered to be the best articles on MicroWiki as determined by MicroWiki's editors. Before being listed as a good article, articles must be nominated and voted upon for accuracy, neutrality, comprehensiveness, structure and style. This project is designed to help improve article quality on MicroWiki and reward good article editing and creation. At present, there are 51 good articles out of a total of 14,183 articles in MicroWiki. A small green star (This star symbolizes good content on MicroWiki.) on the top right corner of an article's page indicates that the article is of good quality.

Criteria

A good article is one that is:

  1. Well-written: its prose is engaging, coherent, clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct. There should be a minimal number of red links.
  2. Comprehensive: it neglects no major facts or details, is of substantial length but does not go into unnecessary detail, remaining focused on the main topic.
  3. Accurate: it is well-researched and its claims are verifiable and not in dispute.
  4. Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without bias.
  5. Illustrated: it should, where possible, be illustrated with appropriate images with succinct captions.
  6. Well-structured: it should have a concise introduction that summarises the topic and a system of hierarchical section headings with a substantial but not overwhelming table of contents.

Process

Before nominating an article, nominators may wish to receive feedback by asking Austenasia, Joseph Kennedy, or another administrator. Nominators must be sufficiently familiar with the subject matter to deal with objections during the GA process. Nominators who are not significant contributors to the article should consult the author and/or regular editors of the article prior to a nomination. Nominators are expected to respond positively to constructive criticism and to make an effort to address objections promptly.

If a nominator feels that an article satisfies all the criteria, the article can be nominated by any user on the nomination page making sure that they provide the title of the article, a link to it and the signature of the nominating user. The article will then be reviewed by the community and voted on over a period of seven days after being nominated, with nominators and authors of the article being encouraged to respond to constructive criticism and to address objections promptly. While the number of votes in support or opposition are the main thing taken into account, the arguments on each side will also be considered.

Following the seven day period, Austenasia, Joseph Kennedy, or another administrator will determine consensus of the community and it will either be approved or rejected. If an article is approved, the community deems that it satisfies the criteria and it will be listed as a good article. If an article is rejected, the articles does not satisfy the criteria and an explanation of why will usually be provided by the reviewing users. Rejected articles should only be nominated again after one month following the previous nomination, if progress has been made to improve the article since.

Template

To use the good article template, add {{GA|revision=123456|date=15 December 2018}} to the top of the article. The correct revision and date are the ones that are most recent, just prior to the article being approved. For help on how to use the template correctly, contact an administrator.

Nominations

Baustralia

Nominator: H.M. John I of Baustralia (Talk) 15:32, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
COMMENT: Article improved on since last nomination. Infobox also spruced up a little. HM John I of Baustralia (Talk) 15:32, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE: I don't believe that this article matches the criteria for a Good article. However, although this may not be a Good article in the sense of the criteria above, it is undoubtedly a good article with serious potential to be improved.
There are grammatical mistakes throughout the article, including in the lead section, and the tone is not always appropriately formal. For example, the first sentence reads "Baustralia, or officially the Third Kingdom of Baustralia is micronation founded on 17 October, 2017, after the implementation of a constitution, bill of rights, and a basic Justice and Law Act." Firstly, there should be a comma after "Third Kingdom of Baustralia," as it is an embedded clause. Secondly, "X is micronation" is not correct; it should read "X is a micronation." Thirdly, although this is sometimes considered a matter of personal preference, I would not use a comma before "2017" in the date, especially when it is immediately followed by a comma. Additionally, the second list item should read "a bill of rights" in line with the use of an article in the other two list items. The tone is also a little too casual. A revised first sentence might read "Baustralia, officially the Third Kingdom of Baustralia, is a micronation founded on 17 October 2017 with the agreement of the Constitution of Baustralia and the signing into law of a Bill of Rights and the Justice and Law Act 2017."
The second sentence is also, from the perspective of crafting "engaging, coherent, clear and concise" prose, flawed. From where was the capital moved? Why is this information relevant in the lead section? The article's lead section needs rewriting to more adequately summarise the contents of the article. I would recommend looking at WikiProject Countries on Wikipedia for ideas about how to structure the article. I would be happy to help you myself, too, but I'm not an expert in Baustralia so you'd have to give me more information. These issues of tone are repeated throughout the article; "allowed us" is used in the History section where "allowed the Government" or similar should be used, which makes the article appear to be the work of the Government and not of the encyclopedia; in the Law and order section, the first sentence is structured "Until ...., all citizens are," which changes tense (it should say "Until...., all citizens were"); similar issues are found throughout the article.
Finally, the article is just too short. It has almost half the content of Matthewsgate controversy, an article about an argument that caused someone to sulk off. This lack of content also causes it, in my opinion, to fail the illustrated requirement, as with the exception of the infobox and some images of airport logos, there are no photos. What does the country's territory look like? Are there any official Government files or photos of Government activities? How about notable politicians? The two go hand-in-hand - there just isn't enough there.

I really do think this article is on the way to GA status, but I can't vote in support of it yet. It doesn't seem like a finished article; more like a draft that shows promise but still needs work. - Will Campbell (talk) 10:02, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

REJECTED Austenasia (talk) 10:36, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Matthewsgate controversy

Nominator: Will Campbell (talk) 19:19, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE It's a good article in content and is extensively detailed, but this page has so many red-links I got tired counting them. Admittedly I never learned how to count higher than three, but really on a good article there shouldn't be any. Bob Christ (talk) 20:34, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
  • COMMENT All redlinks have been replaced with blue links, so the above criticism is removed. :) Will Campbell (talk) 10:26, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
REJECTED Austenasia (talk) 10:36, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Principality of Andany

Nominator: Pablo Macías (Talk) 23:57, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

SUPPORT - It was written by a 12 year old. Need i say more, well punctuated and very well written. Should be approved. User:Sakasarian Federation

SUPPORT - The detail put into the article is outstanding. There is a well-needed lack of red links, and I am especially euphoric to see how well the infobox is designed. My only issue, and a personal one at that is of the short name in the infobox. It is a multicoloured image instead of a simple typed word. I believe this can be overlooked, however, and I can see this article obtaining approval. - Nicholas Kaos 02:58 UTC, 8 April 2018

OPPOSE - Reluctantly and for now. Clearly a great deal of effort has gone into the article, but I have a couple of concerns, namely a) the article, particularly in the economic section, makes a number of claims that aren’t backed by evidence: it’s the largest exporter of wind products? It exports medical equipment? It has a GDP of $3,600? Without references or anecdotal evidence to prove these claims, it’s difficult to see how they can be accepted without a dubious tag being added. The other problem, b), is that in places, particularly where it refers to an incident with the Kingdom of Imvrassia (and, to a lesser extent, the Andanian Revolutionary War), it uses a conversational tone incompatible with the encyclopaedic nature of the wiki and of a Good Article in particular. For these reasons, I’m personally currently unable to support this submission. Bob Christ (talk) 09:58, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

COMMENT - Hello! I do agree the the Andanian Revolutionary Wat and Imvrassia parts are the smallest of biased. I will change it to completely neutral. Thanks for the notices!

--Andany Gov (talk) 20:41, 8 April 2018 (UTC)


SUPPORT- Awesome article and written by a 12 year old. Well written great detail and really nice and informative. Tom Kap

COMMENT - The last paragraph about Andany's present seems biased.
Example: The Andanian times are creating more efficient articles every day.
I would recommend some fixes before this is a good article. Sez (talk) 23:36, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

COMMENT - I will changed the few things in there as well. Thanks for telling me that!--Andany Gov (talk) 03:59, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
COMMENT - This process should have ended way earlier. Any comments before this comes up to an admin for a final decision?

--Andany Gov (talk) 00:22, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

COMMENT - The final paragraph in history needs editing. Lots of bias. Also, I would delete the Andanian times part, since it is totally unnecessary, and the paragraph itself needs editing. Sez (talk) 02:55, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
COMMENT - Hello! I have edited the last paragraph of the history section. I would gladly appreciate a clearer specification as to where the bias is. Thanks!

--Andany Gov (talk) 03:02, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

COMMENT - I'd like to know if the article is a good article, as this has been on for over a month! :)

--Andany Gov (talk) 20:26, 6 May 2018 (UTC)

OPPOSE - Apologies that this took so long to get round to. Starting out with a brief overview of the article, I thought I would support it after having made some minor edits and corrections, but as I started editing I realized that there is more to correct than I can really do myself, not having an insider's perspective about Andany.
  1. If you have a population of 15, how are there 33 members of the Assembly?
  2. Please make sure that any future edits you make abide the style guide in terms of the formats of dates, i.e. "25 July 2017" rather than "July 25, 2017". I've corrected all instances of this that I found, but just for future notice.
  3. The section on Imvrassia's offer needs rewriting to remove sarcasm and bias. Saying that reception to the idea was "mixed" and going on to say that it was unanimously opposed just isn't encyclopaedic language.
  4. You mention the American federalist system, Native Americans, and the American military in such out-of-context places that I have to assume that you copy-and-pasted large sections of the article from that of the USA on Wikipedia. This has to be fixed and rewritten. I should not be reading about the Andanian military and suddenly be told that US forces can be rapidly deployed by a fleet of transport aircraft.
  5. If Floris has a population of 5, how does it have 14 Representatives?
  6. You are referred to as the "de facto" Prince in places but elsewhere presented as the actual, de jure Prince.
  7. Several claims in the Economy section, such as that "The Andanian economy is also the fastest growing Micronational economy in Europe.", and "Andany is the largest micronational importer of goods and second-largest micronational exporter" simply can't be quantified and should be removed.
REJECTED - Austenasia (talk) 10:36, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

OPPOSE - Lots of fake evidence and data Vulture001 (talk) 09:27, 6 December 2018 (UTC)

Democratic Duchy of Francisville

Nominator: Francisville Archive (Talk) 12:07, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT - satisfactorily fulfills the criteria. It's concise, comprehensive, well illustrated and thorough. ricky háblame 21:40, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT - I've cleared up a few minor grammatical and formatting mistakes (as well as de-italicized a lot of things which I don't know why were italicized), but this article was superb even before I did so. Why can't more articles be like this? Austenasia (talk) 14:14, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Empire of Barbettia

Nominator: King James Turbett of the Empire of Barbettia (Talk)12:37, 2 September 2018 (EST)
  • OPPOSE It is not neutral, especially the military section.
  • OPPOSE I believe the page can use much more text within each section. This includes the plans, military, and economy sections, particularly. Furthermore, the article is not neutral as in the military section it starts off with "The Barbettian military is a strong force." Thirdly, I believe several sections should go under a much broader section to better organize the page. National symbols, explanation of state symbols, and culture could go under one culture section, and government structure and current government officials could go under government. Lastly, I would like to see more references if possible to better back up the information given in sections such as history. - Nicholas Kaos (talk) 21:09, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

COMMENT Hello Emperor Nicholas Kaos. I agree that the military section was not neutral, so I fixed it. I added some text to the military section, and merged the economy section into Government. I also took out the Plans section, as that was not really needed. I merged National Symbols, Explanation of state symbols, and culture into one culture section, and added some more text to the culture section. Government structure and current government officials are now in one section. I added one reference for culture, but I will look to see if I can find some for history. Thank you for your suggestions. - King James Turbett (talk)) 17:53, 6 September 2018 (EST)

COMMENT I would also like to add that I'd like to see more images. We can't have just text for a good article, can we? - Nicholas Kaos (talk) 21:11, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

COMMENT I have found some pictures that add to the quality of the article, and posted them to their appropriate places. I added some images showing the first ever Barbettian Arts and Culture Show. I added some images to show what Barbettian food, literature, and activities look like.

COMMENT Thank you for doing this. I can say that this article is much closer to what a good article should be. - Nicholas Kaos (talk) 02:12, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

    • REJECTED - Austenasia (talk) 05:43, 10 September 2018 (UTC) (It's getting there, though!)

Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Tūrnia

Nominator: Ryan Shane(talk) of the Democratic Republic of Tūrnia 12:59 AM EST 2018-10-15
COMMENT: Based off the structure of the Wikipedia article on the US Constitution, as well as I created a custom info box template Template:Infobox_constitution based off of Wikipedia's.
  • OPPOSE Too many red links! AnthonyClark (talk) 09:00, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I have to agree with Anthony here. Turn those red links blue, and don't just do red-link saviors! Prime Minister A. Dillman of Arkonia 16:52, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
  • COMMENT: Fixed 5+ red links, and added it to a series, which includes the articles on the articles of the constitution and constitutional convention.Codegreen 7:17 PM EST 2018-10-17
  • COMMENT: While this is not an awful article by any means(check out blue army for that), it does need some improvement. Nice job on the infobox and the series, however! Prime Minister A. Dillman of Arkonia 17:12, 18 October 2018 (UTC)

Zenrax

Nominator: --Zenrax (talk) 19:28, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Federal Kingdom of Arkonia

Nominator: -- PrimeMinisterArkonia (talk) 12:26, 5 November 2018 (UTC-5)

Democratic Republic of Seybold

Nominator: Cooper Norfolk (Talk)21:16, 21 November 2018 (UTC)

Woodland Patchwork

Nominator: Again Wilder (Talk)10:22, 24 October 2018 (UTC)



My apologies to the authors/nominators of the above articles, rejected simply due to receiving no votes within the allotted week-long period. Please feel free to re-nominate the artices, but ensure to alert an admin first and ask for their opinion on how an article can be improved. Austenasia (talk) 16:37, 12 December 2018 (UTC)


Kingdom of Ikonia

Nominator: Vulture001 (Talk)11:03, 6 December 2018 (EST)
  • COMMENT I've made some minor improvements in formatting and grammar, and cleared up some ambiguities caused by what I assume was copying and pasting content from a certain other article to use as a template. Also, for some reason the link to Molossia was a link to their article on MicroNations Fandom; in future please be sure to stick to the articles on this wiki. Some points in the article which I feel should be clarified are: 1) you refer to two crown dependencies (Gironia and Pasteque) which are referred to as cities but are not included under the list of cities in "Administrative divisions"; 2) in the "History" section, the date of foundation is given as 19 October in the first paragraph but as 18 October in the second; 3) in the infobox, it specifies that Ikonia is a de jure absolute monarchy, but that doesn't really need to be said unless it is de facto something else. Overall though this article is coming along really well, and I hope this helps! Austenasia (talk) 16:37, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • COMMENT I would like to thank you for your time for going over my article, I will add the crown dependencies page and Gironia and Pasteque page today, I didn't understand the de jure and de facto part and thank you for going over it, and will fix the links and History errors, thank you for your time and I hope you can go over it once again! - Vulture001 (talk) 3:24, 12 December 2018 (EST)

Central Minecraft Region

:Nominator: PackerfanGamer (talk) 23:43, 11 December 2018 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE - Too many red links, not enough pictures, and dates are not in accordance with the manual of style. Austenasia (talk) 16:37, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE - The dates are not as they should be on MicroWiki (see how people sign off the date in these comments), and furthermore the grammar used with your dates is lacking the word "the" in front of them to begin with. Many sections, such as Politics and Government, Economy, and Culture can all be expanded upon. Finally I suggest adding pictures to the Culture and History sections especially in order to brighten up the page more. Nicholas Kaos (talk) 18:53, 13 December 2018 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Thank you for going through my article and giving me criticism! I have made some improvements now (such as the dates and a new picture), but I'm going to get working on expanding the sections Nicholas mentioned. PackerfanGamer (talk) 22:46, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Archives

Statistics

Article Author Nominator Nominated Approved Votes[1] Approver
Federal Republic of St.Charlie Cajak Fishy 2010-09-16 2010-09-27
(Later stripped of GA status)
5/5/0 Fishy
Observergate SerCenKing Cajak 2010-09-16 2010-09-27 5/4/1 Fishy
Þeûdspråxa Theodia Aldrich Lucas 2010-09-16 2010-09-27
(Later stripped of GA status)
5/5/0 Fishy
Students' Isocratic Oligarchy of Yabloko Aldrich Lucas Asam79 2010-09-16 2010-09-27
(Later deleted)
3/3/0 Fishy
Republic of Petorio Ramtak619 Fishy 2010-09-27 2010-10-05 6/4/2 Aldrich Lucas
Cheslovian Federation Kaznia2 Fishy 2010-10-13 2010-10-17
(Later stripped of GA status)
3/3/0 Aldrich Lucas
Technological Federation of Erephisia Billyneil Aldrich Lucas 2010-12-09 2010-12-15 0/0/0 Aldrich Lucas
Kingdom of Überstadt Überstadt Aldrich Lucas 2011-01-24 2011-01-30 5/5/0 Aldrich Lucas
Republic of Secundomia Parker I Parker I 2011-03-24 2011-04-01 4/3/1 Aldrich Lucas
Republic of Ultamiya AuburnAttack21 AuburnAttack21 2011-04-12 2011-04-19 3/2/1 Aldrich Lucas
MicroWiki Influence Survey Aldrich Lucas Aldrich Lucas 2011-04-12 2011-04-19 2/2/0 Aldrich Lucas
Federated Republics of A1 Fishy Aldrich Lucas 2011-04-14 2011-04-26 2/2/0 Aldrich Lucas
St.Charlie Armed Forces Cajak Fishy 2011-04-17 2011-04-26 2/2/0 Aldrich Lucas
Grand Duchy of Flandrensis Flandrensis Flandrensis 2011-04-28 2011-05-08 1/1/0 Aldrich Lucas
Nick Maggiore Cajak Cajak 2011-05-30 2011-06-06 13/13/0 Aldrich Lucas
Riley Small Rsmall Rsmall 2011-07-03 2011-07-11 5/4/1 Aldrich Lucas
Niels of Flandrensis Flandrensis Flandrensis 2011-07-14 2011-07-22 6/4/1 Aldrich Lucas
Declan I, II & V Austenasia Austenasia 2011-07-16 2011-07-23 8/8/0 Aldrich Lucas
Berinese Confederation Irojas Irojas 2011-07-17 2011-07-24 10/8/2 Aldrich Lucas
Prsänëan Credit James Wilary James Wilary 2011-08-09 2011-08-16 6/6/0 Aldrich Lucas
Heinrich Schneider SerCenKing Cajak 2011-08-29 2011-09-07 7/7/0 Cajak
Flag of Berin Mokke Mokke 2011-09-22 2011-09-29 5/5/0 Aldrich Lucas
Havnesgade-Amager Havnegade-Amager Havnegade-Amager 2012-04-02 2012-04-09 7/6/1 SiroccanGov
Union of Nemkhav Communists Vitcash Vitcash 2012-04-07 2012-04-14 3/3/0 Fishy
Juclandia Dozzer X Jeremy Oakes 2012-05-08 2012-06-27 4/3/1 Jeremy Oakes
Grand Unified Micronational Austenasia BraydenYates 2012-06-26 2013-01-01 8/7/0 James Wilary
Prsänëan language James Wilary James Wilary 2012-07-28 2013-01-01 7/4/0 James Wilary
Bowie QuentinWyvern Austenasia 2012-12-17 2013-01-01 3/3/0 James Wilary
Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco SiroccanGov James Wilary 2013-01-02 2013-01-10 6/4/2 James Wilary
National Centre of Computing (Sirocco) SiroccanGov James Wilary 2013-01-02 2013-01-10 5/4/1 James Wilary
Alexander Reinhardt Cajak James Wilary 2013-01-02 2013-01-10 5/4/1 James Wilary
Empire of Austenasia Austenasia James Wilary 2013-01-02 2013-01-10 6/6/0 James Wilary
Foreign relations of Indokistan Nabil nordamdie James Wilary 2013-02-02 2013-02-09
(Later stripped of GA status)
2/2/0 James Wilary
Yablokogate Numerous SiroccanGov 2013-02-02 2013-02-09
(Later stripped of GA status)
1/1/0 James Wilary
Inyo, Prsänëa James Wilary James Wilary 2013-02-03 2013-02-10 1/1/0 James Wilary
Organisation of Active Micronations Fishy James Wilary 2013-02-03 2013-02-10 1/1/0 James Wilary
Tiana Puggy Puggy 2013-08-04 2014-05-29 1/1/0 Austenasia
Ashukov Federation JosephKennedy JosephKennedy 2014-06-18 2014-06-23 1/1/0 JosephKennedy
Adam I of Überstadt Überstadt Überstadt 2014-07-12 2014-07-31 1/1/0 JosephKennedy
Democratic Republic of Leylandiistan Leylandiistan Leylandiistan 2015-01-07 2015-05-25 1/1/0 Austenasia
James Stewart FrancisvilleAdmin Sebastian Linden 2016-01-01 2016-02-24 3/3/0 Austenasia
Jonathan I, Emperor of Austenasia Austenasia Førvania 2016-02-09 2016-05-07 3/3/0 Luxor
Kermadecia DNSgov DNSgov 2016-05-30 2016-06-11 2/2/0 Austenasia
Reylan Imperial Triumvirate Taeglan I Nihilus Kit 2016-06-05 2016-07-24 2/2/0 Austenasia
Deva Victrix Austenasia Austenasia 2016-12-05 2016-12-15 2/2/0 Austenasia
Empire of Pavlov Deniz Deniz 2016-12-15 2017-01-07 6/6/0 Austenasia
Sabia and Verona Ricky Ricky 2016-12-21 2017-01-07 4/4/0 Austenasia
Abeldane Empire MilitarmiaGov Mahuset 2016-12-27 2017-01-07 6/6/0 Austenasia
Kingdom of Florenia Nathan Nathan 2017-01-29 2017-02-20 2/2/0 Austenasia
Democratic Union of British States Bob Christ Bob Christ 2017-05-26 2017-07-05 3/3/0 Austenasia
Empire of Adammia EmperorAdamI EmperorAdamI 2017-07-13 2017-08-01 5/5/0 Austenasia
Abeldane federal election, August 2017 Numerous Ricky 2017-08-31 2017-09-07 4/4/0 Twain
Essian Commonwealth Twain Twain 2017-09-07 2017-09-25 4/4/0 Überstadt
Democratic Duchy of Francisville FrancisvilleArchive FrancisvilleArchive 2018-06-05 2018-07-30 2/2/0 Austenasia
  1. Total/Support/Oppose

Good article authors and nominators

User Authored Nominated
No. Articles No. Articles
Aldrich Lucas 2 5
Asam79 1
AuburnAttack21 1 1
Austenasia 5 3
Billyneil 1
Bob Christ 1 1
BraydenYates 1
Cajak 4 3
Deniz 1 1
DNSgov 1 1
Dozzer X 1
EmperorAdamI 1 1
Fishy 2 4
Flandrensis 2 2
Førvania 1
FrancisvilleAdmin 2 1
Havnegade-Amager 1 1
Irojas 1 1
James Wilary 3 9
Jeremy Oakes 1
JosephKennedy 1 1
Kaznia2 1
Kit 1
Leylandiistan 1 1
Mahuset 1
MilitarmiaGov 1
Mokke 1 1
Nabil nordamdie 1
Nathan 1 1
Parker I 1 1
Puggy 1 1
QuentinWyvern 1
Ricky 1 2
Rsmall 1 1
Ramtak619 1
SerCenKing 2
Sebastian Linden 1
SiroccanGov 2 1
Taeglan I Nihilus 1
Theodia 1
Twain 1 1
Überstadt 1 1
Vitcash 1 1


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