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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 54 good articles out of a total of 14,582 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=21 January 2019}} 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

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)
  • OPPOSE Unfortunately I don't think it's quite up to scratch yet. "Greek" and "English" aren't capitalized, a sentence is repeated in the Etymology section, and due to the fact that you seem to have copied Austenasia's History section (I don't mind, just be careful so you avoid mistakes like this!) the article states that in your first two months so far you have had "the most rulings passed during any era" - quite obvious, given it's your only one! This was just from going through the first few paragraphs, so I'm going to have to oppose this time around. Austenasia (talk) 11:31, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Thank you for going over my article, I will try to fix all the mishaps and edits caused by copy and pasting. Is there a specific nomination deadline? HM King Cameron I (talk) 12:14, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

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)
    • REJECTED (it's coming along well, though! Fix the red links and nominate it again and it'll probably pass next time) Austenasia (talk) 11:31, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Royal coat of arms of Baustralia

:Nominator: His (Imperial) Majesty, John I by the Grace of God of Baustralia, and the Dominions, Emperor of Tentacion 18:23, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

  • SUPPORT Well written, grammar is perfect and all in all, a great article Vulture001 (talk) 1:26, 15 December 2018 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Made some minor edits; overall a very good article. Austenasia (talk) 11:36, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Federal Kingdom of Arkonia

Nominator: PrimeMinisterArkonia, the First Prime Minister of Arkonia. 14:29, 9 January 2018 (CST)

  • COMMENT I have lots of pictures and text. I am open to any comments. Prime Minister A. Dillman of Arkonia. Vote Patriot Party this November! 16:37, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE First thing I saw upon opening the article was a "Work In Progress" template. Looking through it, there are too many red links and empty sections. Austenasia (talk) 11:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

New Florence

Nominator: Anthony Clark (Talk) 16:03, 10 January 2019 (GMT)
  • SUPPORT A very well-written article. Austenasia (talk) 11:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Niko (dog)

:Nominator: His Majesty, Cameron I by the Grace of God of Ikonia, King. 10:13, 16 January 2019 (EST)

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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