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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 50 good articles out of a total of 12,026 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=24 February 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)

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)

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
  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 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