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**[[User:Austenasia|Austenasia]] ([[User talk:Austenasia|talk]]) 15:31, 24 July 2020 (UTC)
**[[User:GDC Navārdia|GDC Navārdia]] ([[User talk:GDC Navārdia|talk]]) 19:29, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
*'''[[Federal Republic of Francisville]]'''
*'''[[Federal Republic of Francisville]]'''
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Before nominating an article, nominators may wish to receive feedback by asking an 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. A user should only nominate one article each month. 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. A nomination with several blank "support" votes and only a few "oppose" votes may still be rejected if those "oppose" votes make very good arguments against it.

Following the seven day period, an 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 initial criteria. If an article is rejected, the articles does not satisfy the initial 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.

In the last week of each month, nominations which have been approved by an administrator either that month or the previous month will be voted on by the community. The approved nomination with the highest number of votes (with admin consensus providing a deciding vote in the case of a tie) will officially be listed as a Good Article.

Good Article status is thereby reserved for the very best of the best articles, with no more than one per month being granted the status.


Please familiarise yourself with the following criteria prior to voting. 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.
  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.

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Union of Millania and New Granada

Nomintator: Nicolás Millán 10:54PM, 6 February 2020 (CST)
  • SUPPORT (Please if you support consider giving feedback) Very well-written and expanded upon, a generous amount of references, and a nice amount of images. There is some minor sentences which could be phrased better and in my opinion all I would add is another image or two but it is not needed. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zarel I) (talk) 23:07, 6 February 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Austin Jaax (talk) 11:48, 6 February 2020 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Tsar Stefan I (talk) 10:44PM, 6 February 2020 (EST)
  • SUPPORT FTFcz (talk) 12:38, 7 February 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Aenopia (talk) 19:36, 9 Febuary 2020 (UCT)
  • SUPPORT Has a perfect amount of information, and at some parts which are kinda short, it has separate articles for, so that can be excused Anthony Dickson (talk 05:52, 10 February (EET)
  • OPPOSE A generally good article with many pictures and detailed sections. The issue is, with a page as expansive and detailed as this, it only has 14 references, half of those (7) are statements relating to documents, bodies, and areas which the reader does not have access to. William I (talk) 09:18, 11 February 2020 (CST)
  • SUPPORT The page looks fine the way it is, plenty of description, not too much, it's a great one. Sluke91 (talk) 03:04, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Új Repülő

Nominator: Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zarel Smith  My Talk Page  Contribs  01:44, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Good information, used it as a template for my Hui City article. SovietWeeb (talk) 15:15 February 2020 (CST)
  • SUPPORT Very well written and engaging as per usual Zarel, I also used this to help me create the New Llandudno article. Aenopia (talk 19:54, 9 February 2020 (UCT)
  • SUPPORT really nicely written, good information and images too. -Anthony Dickson (talk) 05:52, 10 February (EET)
  • SUPPORT FTFcz (talk) 07:26, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Looks great, anything New Eiffelic is great NickRandouler (talk) 11:59, 12 February 2020 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Well structured. Emperor Anthony I (talk) 05:58, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Well designed with great layout. Plenty of information to understand the nation Sluke91 (talk) 03:05, 20 July 2020 (UTC)

Commonwealth of Naveria

Nominator: GDC Navārdia (talk) 16:03, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

I’ve been considering nominating my article for several months, but I decided to take time to improve it (particularly after all that happened as a result of the dissolution of Phokland). I’ve done all I can to improve it, at least for the time being, so I’m ready to nominate! GDC Navārdia (talk) 16:03, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Commonwealth of Dracul

Nominator: --Guess I never Miss (talk) 06:16, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Sluke91 (talk) 06:53, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Lack of sources and doesn't consistently use 'academic-style' prose which should be used in a wiki page. Certian sections, for example the President and Vice President sections, should have their own pages, as the information stated is enough to secure that those particularly new pages aren't stubs. --Billiam Bilson 17:07, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
    • COMMENT Sources are not a requirement for GA on MicroWiki, additionally many other GA's have more detailed sections then this one... seems a bit brash to oppose a page because it's TOO descriptive. Guess I never Miss (talk) 09:21, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT The history section is somewhat outdated but that’s any easy fix. Overall, a pretty good and detailed article in my opinion! —GDC Navārdia (talk) 19:04, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE It needs easy fixing however it might take some time so I have to oppose it for now: it is far too descriptive, like 'Awards and Certificates', 'Foreign Relations' and sections of 'Government' like 'President' could be added into their own articles. Having the lyrics of your National Anthem also reads weirdly. Furthermore, 'Geography' and 'Economy' are pretty short, merging 'Economy' with 'Business' could work. And also, remember to add links to various pages on MicroWiki and Wikipedia. Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zarel Smith  My Talk Page  Contribs  3:24 pm, 14 July 2020 (UTC+1)
    • COMMENT We are in the process of modifying these suggested issues and hope it will be corrected within the allotted time Sluke91 (talk) 03:06, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
    • COMMENT We have made various revisions as of 22 July 2020. We are still continuing to make the corrections. Sluke91 (talk) 11:34, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Flag of Aenopia

Nominator: --Aenopia (talk) 14:08, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

For while I feel like it isn't 100% complete, please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions on what needs improving.

  • SUPPORTGuess I never Miss (talk) 09:26, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE It is good so far however I feel like it needs a slight touch of grammar - and like you said, it is not complete, however if it is made longer (because I feel like you can squeeze in a lot more info) it could well meet the criteria. Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zarel Smith  My Talk Page  Contribs  3:28 pm, 14 July 2020 (UTC+1)
    • COMMENT I have improved the page a bit with some more stuff to bulk it up a bit longer and bigger. Aenopia (talk) 21:53, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Seems a little cluttered with graphics and tables and stuff, and I think it could be just a tad bit longer. aydan (talk) 03:22, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE I think micronations, not flags, should be nominated. It is also very cluttered. Timonocitian Flag.png/Coat of arms of the Timonocite Empire.png Emperor Eshaan I  My Talk Page  Timonocite  23:32, 15 July 2020 (SGT))
    • COMMENT Any article can be submitted, regardless of whether it's a Micronations page or not. Hence why there are pages about Coat of Arms, Micronationalists, Territories, Surveys and even journalism scandals. Aenopia (talk) 10:49, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
    • REJECTED--Guess I never Miss (talk) 11:06, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

Federal Republic of Francisville

Nominator: --FrancisvilleArchive (talk) 18:44, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

State of Sandus

Nominator: aydan (talk) 08:41, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORTGuess I never Miss (talk) 09:27, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSEAenopia (talk) 10:40, 13 July 2020 (UTC) Despite being very in-depth which I must credit you for, there lack of references and images/interactive graphs (climate graphs, boxes, ect.) lets it down.
  • OPPOSE Like Aenopia cited, there is indeed a lack of content, such as 'Administrative divisions' and 'Cooperatives' being completely empty. And for what is there, there is a number of redlinks, and although some sections read perfectly (see culture for example), the grammar could overall be improved in some parts. Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zarel Smith  My Talk Page  Contribs  3:35 pm, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

Free Republic of Florania

Nominator: aydan (talk) 15:45, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Trust me, the history section could not be any longer. This micronation is only a few days old. If there is anything I could add, such as a Transportation section or something like that, please let me know. aydan (talk) 15:45, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE If the micronation is only a few days old, then it CERTAINLY does not deserve GA status. It looks good, dont get me wrong but wait a few months till you have more meat to add and trust me, your page will thank you for it. --Guess I never Miss (talk) 15:50, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
    • COMMENT Hey @MissEDconexion: 1) time is not a criteria; 2) I mean it's in the name "good article", the articles are not necessarily judged on quantity but rather its quality, how good it is. If it's a good article, I don't see why it shouldn't receive GA status. New Eiffel Main Route 1 is a prime example of this. aydan (talk) 15:54, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE It is true that short articles can be accepted as long as they fully meet the criteria, however I have to agree with MissEDconexion that it should have a little more time to be expanded upon, as some sections are rather short, like 'Media and Culture'. I would say adding 'Climate' and 'Territory' into a 'Geography' section and perhaps including things like 'Natural history' could help. Also improving 'National symbols' to perhaps include the flag and other symbols if possible. Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zarel Smith  My Talk Page  Contribs  3:41 pm, 14 July 2020 (UTC+1)
  • OPPOSE per previous commenters Jaydenfromcanada (talk) | Sent from Mail for Windows 10 | 15:12, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

Saspearian Declaration of Independence

Nominator: aydan (talk) 09:31, 16 July 2020 (UTC): I have fixed some critical mistakes, and I believe that now this article is more than worthy of GA status.

New Leeds

Nominator: Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zarel Smith  My Talk Page  Contribs  2:34 am, 23 July 2020 (UTC+1): Feedback appreciated just like your supports.


Nominator: Baránokflagnew.png/Baránokcoat of arms.jpeg Founder of Baránok I. Kvajda  My Talk Page  Contribs  12:58 am, 23 July 2020 (UTC+1)

Aenderian Coast Guard

Nominator: Jaydenfromcanada (talk) | Sent from Mail for Windows 10 | 06:05, 24 July 2020 (UTC)

1st Cupertino Alliance Ministry

Nominator: Jaydenfromcanada (talk) | Sent from Mail for Windows 10 | 06:35, 24 July 2020 (UTC)


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