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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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Fifth Aenderian Republic

Nominator: User:Jaydenfromcanada 6:28PM 2 January 2019 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Tsar Stefan I (talk) 3:20PM, 5 January 2020 (EST)
  • OPPOSE For such a large page I would expect more citations. There are areas I feel could be condensed and others that could be expanded greatly, such as an expansion of the foreign affairs section and condensing of the history section User: Gb555 8 jan 2020 3:32pm
    • COMMENT Hey, thanks for the feedback! This is quite the average amount of citations for a page of that size in MicroWiki at least, but at the final note it is your opinion and I will respect that. Regarding the expansion of the foreign affairs section, it is that short for a certain reason; Aenderia does not have many diplomatic affairs with other nations (though we are improving!) and for the history section, Aenderia has a lot of information; a majority of the information in the history section is already condensed. Thank you through for the feedback! -User:Jaydenfromcanada 12:11AM 8 January 2020 (ET)
  • SUPPORT --ThatMLGDorito (talk) 05:08, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT --Simmascoppe 05:09, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE So close! Just a few spelling mistakes and things I would phrase better. For example, "It failed pretty badly and thus was unsuccessful" could simply be "The impeachment was unsuccessful", and if it was a known event for being a failure you could state so after that. I forgot which part it was in otherwise I would fix it, but somewhere it says "undemocratic-ally" but undemocratically is a word. Other than that, sources? Check. Images? Check. Nicely expanded? Check. So close!
    • COMMENT Hey, thanks for the feedback! All issues should be fixed. User:Jaydenfromcanada 11:48PM 17 January 2020
  • SUPPORT Chau Khang (talk) 11:04am, 22 January 2020 (ICT)
  • SUPPORT --Emperor Anthony I (talk) 07:44, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT meets the criteria. -ricky sup? 18:50, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Definitely a good article, I just find the formatting around some places to be quite awkward. I would remove the history in the etymology section, make the formatting of images in the Lycon's First Term, the Second Aenderese Political Crisis: Resigning Crisis, the The Fifth Republic and the Degense sections a bit better, look for a way to better represent text conversations in Discord (an example of a template I'm working on for conversation with MSN messenger is located here), remove the history in the Parties and Election section, replace the "Коммунистическая Партия Республики Андерии" name with a translation and that in small next beneath it, merge the Official Name, English Name, French Name, Vietnamese Name, Russian Name and Spanish Name columns into one, remove the Special Administrative Region and Federal Dominion sections and make the National Holidays section a bit better. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 15:15, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
    • COMMENT Thanks for the feedback, will definitely take a look at some of your recommendations. Regarding your statement with the Коммунистическая Партия Республики Андерии party, that is the official name. It does not uses an English name. User:Jaydenfromcanada 22 January 2020
    • APPROVED Austenasia (talk) 10:34, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Arms of the Aenderese Republic

Nominator: User:Jaydenfromcanada 6:28PM 2 January 2019 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Tsar Stefan I (talk) 3:20PM, 5 January 2020 (EST)
  • OPPOSE I will say that I love the design of the Arms very nice! However I would expect more information and citations if you're going to do a page like this. User:Gb55 8 Jan 2020 3:33pm
  • SUPPORT --Simmascoppe 05:11, 15 January 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Chau Khang (talk) 11:04am, 22 January 2020 (ICT)
  • OPPOSE while it is a well-written and well-structured article, some of the formatting makes it look rather awkward and there just isn't enough content to fill all the sections properly. -ricky sup? 18:50, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE as above Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 15:16, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Grand Republic of Cycoldia

Nominator: User:Summi Imperatoris 17:20 07 January 2019 (CST)
  • OPPOSE: There is not enough citations on the page. The whole page needs fine tuning and expansion. The section regarding 'Entry into the Nation' is no needed and can be Incorporated into other areas of the page. Also the pages formatting needs a re-tweak, it doesn't flow very well. I do appreciate the infobox that is very well put together. But overall not worthy of GA status in its current form User: Gb555 8 Jan 20 3:26pm
  • SUPPORT: Nice article, good amount of references and information. Would add a photo in the history section if possible. -User:Jaydenfromcanada 2:30AM 10 January 2020 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Tsar Stefan I (talk) 4:15PM, 10 January 2020 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Good article, non-biased, straight to the point, and written clearly -User:Luke825015
  • SUPPORT meets the criteria. -ricky sup? 18:50, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Excessive details in some places and awkward formatting in others. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 15:18, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Republic of Viadalvia

Nominator: --A chap from Phokland (talk) 14:55, 9 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE: Nice amount of photos and information, but there are no references, a photo is broken, and a few grammar mistakes. User:Jaydenfromcanada 2:24AM 10 January 2020 (EST)
  • OPPOSE: A bit too much red links Tsar Stefan I (talk) 4:13PM, 10 January 2020 (EST)
  • OPPOSE Red links, grammar mistakes, and none of the sentences even have periods. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zarel I) (talk) 15:31, 11 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Enough red links to even drive me off, grammar issues, and around enough periods only to supply one chap for 5 milliseconds. HIM Christina I of Cycoldia (talk) 23:08, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE: It looks as if it was poorly translated from another language, too many red links and whomever wrote this must have some sort of full stop phobia. Aenopia (talk) 20:36, 13 January 2020 (UCT)
  • OPPOSE as above. -ricky sup? 18:50, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 15:18, 22 January 2020 (UTC)

Empire of Aenopia

Nominator: Aenopia (talk) 22:05, 9 January 2020 (UCT)
  • SUPPORT: Nice amount of information and photos. Work on your references, otherwise it is a pretty good article! -User:Jaydenfromcanada 2:26AM 10 January 2020 (EST)
  • SUPPORT Tsar Stefan I (talk) 4:13PM, 10 January 2020 (EST)
  • OPPOSE There isn't exactly a bias as such, but sections of the article don't read neutral. I would also like to see an expansion of the History and Government sections. User:Gb555 12 Jan 20 10:20am
  • SUPPORT Good article. There are a few areas I'd change but that are fully allowed within the criteria. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 15:20, 22 January 2020 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Small changes needed, overall very good. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zarel I) (talk) 20:49, 22 January 2020 (UTC)


Nomintator:User:Jaydenfromcanada 3:00AM, 10 January 2020 (EST) a behemoth amount of information for a state lasting less than 5 seconds

Union of Millania and New Granada

Nomintator: Nicolás Millán 4:38PM, 12 January 2020 (CST) I believe we're ready.


--MissED the mark (talk) 23:31, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
NOTE: this will be my last proposal for a while.


Nominator: Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zarel I) (talk) 04:06, 20 January 2020 (UTC). Comment: Made a lot of changes since the last nomination.

Repeal of GA status of Grand Unified Micronational

Nominator: User:Jaydenfromcanada) 8:03PM 24 January 2020 (EST). Am I legally bilnd or is there no references?
  • OPPOSE Articles do not require references. And in any case, references can easily be added; removing and re-adding GA status would just be an unneeded hassle. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zarel I) (talk) 01:38, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Ari Telford (talk) 02:22, 25 January 2020 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE: References are not required. Tsar Stefan I (talk) 9:58PM, 24 January 2020 (EST)
  • OPPOSE as above -ricky sup? 08:13, 25 January 2020 (UTC)