MicroWiki:Good articles/Nominations

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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 110 good articles out of a total of 36,401 articles in MicroWiki. A small blue symbol (This symbol symbolizes good content on MicroWiki.) on the top right corner of an article's page indicates that the article is of good quality.

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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

</noinclude> 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. Neither will a simply majority be considered; broad consensus needs to be reached, which will be decided at the discretion of the administrator who closes the vote.

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 criteria, and it will officially be listed as a Good Article. If an article is rejected, the article 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, and only if improvements have been made to improve the article since.

In the last week of each month, all Good Articles approved that month or the previous month will be voted on by the community. The approved Good Article with the highest number of votes (with admin consensus providing a deciding vote in the case of a tie) will be Featured on the Main Page for at least the first fourteen days of the new month (the Featured Article for the remainder of the month will be a previously approved Good Article decided by consensus of the admins, to ensure articles are not only ever Featured once).


Criteria

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.

Nominations

Commonwealth of Ballinfoyleburg

Nominator: A Thomas Jacobs (talk) 17:14 Friday 19 August 2022 (GMT)
  • OPPOSE The wording is great, but other aspects of the article could use a bit of work: in etymology it should explain what berg means; the historical affiliations box is fairly large and includes a large portion of unused space to its right—I would recommend adjusting this in |width=; most of the sections after '2022 presidential election' consist of a single sentence or two—these should either be expanded if possible or merged into other sections; can 'Politics and government' be expanded at all? Perhaps expand on what powers and responsibilities the positions hold, such as the presidential offices and the differences between the council of ministers and federal assembly. You could also explain how the Order Police maintains the order, such as what methods they use to enforce the law etc.; in 'micronational recognition', it is not explained what "special status" or "partial recognition" is, which may be confusing to most readers; 'States' and 'Territories outside of Galway' are also rather short, perhaps they can be expanded slightly with some introductory-type information about each state, and the sections could be added as subsections to 'Geography and climate'. The other sections are good, and I particularly like 'Geography and climate' and 'National Symbols'. Although this is quite a bit of work, there is definitely GA potential here! ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 16:22, 27 August 2022 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE One singular reference for the entire article, and it's for the weather data. Needs to be expanded and cited properly, echoing many above concerns. -- President Devin Purcell  Penn Federal Republic 11:34, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
REJECTED AtomCZ (talk) 16:18, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Grand Unified Micronational election, August 2022

Nominator: Horatioeden (talk) 22:23, 7 September 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment by nominator: I think this is a sufficiently accurate, comprehensive and sourced accounting of the events of the August 2022 election which meets the requirements for a GA. Since I wrote most of it I don't want to say too much more (clearly I have some degree of bias) but I think its pretty good lol
  • OPPOSE: the biggest concern for me is the lack of content which thus compromises the article's expansiveness and scope—the lead is way too short in its current state, not summarising key points from the article; "Campaign" is incredibly short, and "Results" is made up of too many quotations where shorter excerpts would prove more encyclopaedic; additionally, "Aftermath" could be expanded to include reactions to the results of the election. "Background" is sufficient and a good example of what the other sections should ideally look like. Although a few years old and probably not worthy of GA if it had been proposed today, Abeldane federal election, August 2017 may have some good suggestions on how to format this article's aftermath section :) ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 17:57, 10 September 2022 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE For such a high-profile election, the article is very poor and the lede needs to be expanded and properly cited. -- President Devin Purcell  Penn Federal Republic 12:13, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
REJECTED AtomCZ (talk) 16:18, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Sprinske Empire

Nominator: Emperor Aaron I of Sprinske (talk | edits), 11:37, 23 September 2022 (UTC)

I’ve been consistently editing this article since June 2022, but now I believe that it is ready to be added to this list, i’d be happy to hear feedback on what there is to be improved about the article and overall you’re opinions on it,

OPPOSE Unencyclopedic article, article is biased to the government. Just one example is "...one of the nation’s citizens vandalised the nation’s MicroWiki page and was deported, he then formed a terrorist organisation..." -- President Devin Purcell  Penn Federal Republic 12:24, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
OPPOSE The History of the Micronation wikipage is ≠ to the history of the nation. Improve and I'll reconsider. Mtonna257, President of  Melite and  Fgura 12:34, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
@User:Mtonna257 I’m looking at the article’s history right now, what used to be different to the way the article is now? Also, if you’re referring to the section about the civil war and how a few things have changed, that’s because I spoke to the leader of West Sprinske and he told me that the information I put in the article was wrong because during the civil war, he had been deliberately giving me the wrong information, Emperor Aaron I of Sprinske 12:42, 23 September 2022 (UTC)
REJECTED AtomCZ (talk) 16:18, 2 November 2022 (UTC)

Federal Union of Wegmat

Nominator: UDCTC logo.svgBrian Griffin.png Prime Minister Cole Baird Brian Griffin.png My Talk Page  My contributations Flag of the Federal Union of Wegmat.svg 01:04, 30 September 2022 (UTC)

OPPOSE Looks good, but there are a few minor things that need to be addressed before I conduct a full review:

  • Technically speaking we could uncontroversially regard private property as de facto autonomous regions, however Wegmat claims territory which it does not administer nor control, such as national parks, forests and other private land. For instance Bushwood, which claims Wegmat Intermicronational Stadium, is owned/administered by the Cook County Land Bank Authority, with the stadium actively seating less than fourteen individuals to avoid trouble with the United States Law Enforcement. Furthermore, Golfia claims a golf course that I doubt Wegmat has established de facto control over. Recommend rephrasing.
  • There are two citation needed tags that need to be addressed.
  • Leon Montan will have to be changed per MicroWiki:Pseudonyms.
  • Lots and lots of errors with the citations!! Remember that they should all follow the same citation style. The template of citation 11 is broken while citations 4, 20, 22–25 are bare URLs. Some of the URL titles citing Wegmat General Broadcaster differ from their news article titles when these should be identical. Citation 6 ("Pictures of visit to the Conch Republic") might be a permanent dead link. 17 ("27th November quorm") has been successfully archived. I would implement these myself but I am not sure what citation style they should be in; the author usually decides this.

Other than my aforementioned concerns I have fixed the capitalisation of section headers. This article is definitely GA worthy with just a few edits after this. Please let me know once you have addressed the above concerns and I will get to writing a full review :P Additionally, I have an active GAN myself, J25, and would appreciate your two cents! ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 13:08, 2 October 2022 (UTC)

@Wegmat: Are you able to take this yet? ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 16:18, 21 October 2022 (UTC)
The article has been updated:
  1. Wegmat as its whole is considered a de facto autonomous region because of its claims of public land. Only the land of Cenwister and parts of Gliffork and New Finland are owned by Wegmat Government members according to US law. Bushwood is the only piece of private land where a person might be charged for trespassing to enter. All other land is public land of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, which is mentioned many times. National Parks and National Forests mentioned in the article are Weg entities administered by WNFA and WNPA. A reasonable American reader would understand they are no national parks of forests in Northern Illinois, especially in an urban area where Wegmat is located. Because Golfia is operated by a private company, it is an autonomous province, not a province, it's stated in the article. When referring to Golfia geographically it is just called a golf course because it is easier to read Golfia rather than the full legal name Golfia Autonomous Province.
  2. Fixed citations
  3. All citations fit the same format, citation six is an Instagram post and may require users to sign in.
  4. The article is also up to date with information regarding the new presidency and recent foreign affairs

In my personal opinion, I believe this article is eligible for GA status. UDCTC logo.svgBrian Griffin.png Prime Minister Cole Baird Brian Griffin.png My Talk Page  My contributations Flag of the Federal Union of Wegmat.svg 14:59, 26 January 2023 (UTC)

J25

Nominator: ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 21:52, 1 October 2022 (UTC)
Happy October! Following my last line of boring GANs how about something different and more exciting—a road! Okay… but it has eight citations, lots of images (we see the entire road), is well-written and I am very happy with how I stylised the article. I plan on nominating some other New Eiffelic transport-related articles while I study more of MicroWiki's history and plan on what future articles to either copyedit or create next in relation to the discipline. Thanks for understanding, ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 21:52, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

Elarian-Alarian Conflict

Nominator: Ela'r'oech Charles (talk) 15:28, 21 October 2022 (UTC)

Just trying to make sure that this article is of any good quality. I've worked a lot on this article and it's related stubs/articles/etc. Overall, the goal here is to get advice on how to expand upon it or if there's anything I should do to help adjust it. I don't believe it will become a GA, I just hope it can look nicer overall after I nominate it and maybe one day I can get my second GA. Ela'r'oech Charles (talk) 15:28, 21 October 2022 (UTC)

Republic of Juniperia

Nominator: Iêsan Jéan 8:34 Wednesday November 2 2022 (PST)
  • OPPOSE @Westavia: Empty sections need to be expanded (GAs cannot have these). The first two sections of History are quite short, and if they cannot be expanded I would remove the section headers and just keep the text. Perhaps expand Under Westavia with more information on the "later stories" Juniperia was mentioned in, and in Under Mogunesia, elaborate more about what the Sack of Nesia was and how it impacted Mugunesia's decision regarding a possible military expedition in Juniperia. The lead of Politics and government could possibly be expanded with an elaboration of how Juniperia became a stern follower of Monroism and Ergatism, and if it has had any role in influencing said ideologies? As all offices in Government Offices are vacant I would remove the table and convert it into a simple text-only list; also, elaborate on what each office does—its functions, responsibilities, powers, etc. There are two Economy sections?? The article keeps referencing legends and myths, but they do not appear to be mentioned anywhere. I would love to hear more about them under Culture and media. Geography and climate is a decently lengthy section, and try to aim for all sections—where possible—to resemble it as a point of reference :) Citations should not be bare URLs. Outside of that, there are issues with improper capitalisation and incorrect punctuation that needs to be addressed, for example "…it into Gapla via a Special Autonomous Region, Following [should he lowercase] an executive order in August." I hope you will continue to work on this article! Also, I have seen you around MicroWiki these past few weeks, so thank you for your contributions :3 Additionally, I have two active GANs myself (J25 and Dead Tree Lane), and would appreciate your two cents! Goodluck, ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 22:57, 6 November 2022 (UTC)

Dead Tree Lane

Nominator: ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 00:17, 5 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Comment @ZabëlleNB: Now, I believe a full opposition to this article would be too harsh, as its a wonderful one. Maybe explain more about how the dissolution of New Eiffel affected the traffic on the road, as well as add in who or what traveled on the road. Otherwise I think, with the necessary revisions this article would be in tip-top shape for being a GA. And thank you for your contribution Mr Skye.
@Westavia: Thanks for the feedback! I believe I have addressed your concerns. ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 03:20, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Very comprehensive list of intersections. The map making is very good. There are also rich and clear pictures.Xuanyi (talk) 12:58, 20 November 2022 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Please for the love of God, stop making roads! Devinpurcell (talk) (contribs) 15:35, 26 January 2023 (UTC)

Rank Republic of MMBS

Nominator: G.Márton (talk) 19:58 sunday 06 nov 2022 (GMT)
COMMENT @G.Márton: This was really fun to read; thanks for writing it! Here are some of my points—I really like the lead, but it concerns mostly the legal and political aspects of the MMBS—I would add some short, summarised sentences regarding its history, culture and maybe demographics; most of the subsections under Before micronational history are fairly short—I recommend removing them all and converting the text into a paragraph or two; the "The Age of War" section is really short, perhaps you could expand upon it by summarising some info from Újborókaföld civil war; "Provinces" is really long and contains way too many subsections—the text is copied verbatim from the area's eponymous MicroWiki entries. The text should be made much shorter by summarising only the key points of each area—readers will look at their separate MicroWiki articles if they are looking for more info on them; the three instances of Rank Republic of MMBS in bold text in "Demographics" is not necessary; the subsections under "Important ethnicities" are not needed—not every new subject has to have its own subsection, this will clog up an article for readers; same point for Holidays, perhaps combine the holidays with little information on them into single paragraphs (i.e. "Second Saturday of April" is quite long, so it can justifiably be its own paragraph); under "Operation of the state", can "Legislation" be expanded at all?; merge "Domestic policy" into "Operation of the state". That is all for now—these are my largest concerns overall. This definitely has the potential to achieve GA status; for instance, every other section in Culture aside from the aforementioned Holidays is fantastically written and formatted, with each section having abundances of only relevant information on them. This is a good section to use as a guide for the rest of the article. Please ping me once you have addressed all of my concerns, and do not be afraid to politely refute any of my points or ask me any questions on my talk page! Have a good day, ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 05:30, 26 December 2022 (UTC)
Changing to SUPPORT. Nice work on the changes! ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 03:53, 9 January 2023 (UTC)
NEUTRAL Minor things here and there, such as grammar and number usage, but for a presumably non-native English speaker it is nice. Devinpurcell (talk) (contribs) 15:37, 26 January 2023 (UTC)

Commonwealth of Ballinfoyleburg

Nominator: OberstIrish (talk) 08:30 friday 11 nov 2022 (GMT)
COMMENT@OberstIrish: For starters, a lot of the sections outside of History and a few others have a very small amount of text, such as Women's rights and Economy. In addition, Geography and climate, Military, Foreign relations and Administrative divisions have a small amount of text and wayyy too many tables, images or templates for their size. As an example, Conflicts and wars has a table listing several conflicts that Ballinfoyleburg was involved in; why not add short information summarising each of them into a single paragraph instead? IMO as a rule of thumb, sections should contain at least as much text as Culture and media in order to justify their existence. Women's rights, for instance, is very short and seems unnecessary as women in Ballinfoyleburg have equal rights as men. History is a pretty good example of what the other sections should look like. However, the text is well-written, relevant and formatted correctly. This definitely has GA potential; the sections just need some adjustments than I will be happy to support this. Cheers, ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 05:46, 26 December 2022 (UTC)

Republic of Yusienia

Nominator: Xuanyi (talk) 13:03, 20 November 2022 (UTC)

  • Comment by nominator: I know it's far from being a good article, but I want to bring it up to par. So I'm here for advice.
  • COMMENT Visa Policy section is atrocious, don't list forty different nations like that. Miscellaneous grammar and spelling throughout. Devinpurcell (talk) (contribs) 15:39, 26 January 2023 (UTC)

Prince Zabëlle I Road

Nominator: ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 05:01, 26 December 2022 (UTC)

Commonwealth of Ballinfoyleburg

Nominator: Tom (talk) 18:28 Wednesday 25 January 2023 (GMT)

Has improved greatly since November 2022, should be considered again.

  • OPPOSE Article is very cluttered with images, most of which don't need to be there. For example, under Foreign Relations you have a picture of a chair and a dresser that belongs to another micronation. A lot of the subsections under military are stubby and should be expanded. If you can clean it up a bit I'll reconsider. Devinpurcell (talk) (contribs) 15:34, 26 January 2023 (UTC)

Petoria

Nominator: Devinpurcell (talk) (contribs) 15:17, 26 January 2023 (UTC)

Comment by nominator: I spent a whole ten minutes or so on this but its perfect. Devinpurcell (talk) (contribs) 15:17, 26 January 2023 (UTC)

  • Comment are there any sources available on the background of how E. Peterbus Unum was written/by whom? Maybe also add when the episode was aired and on what channel. Additionally, could Influence on micronationalism perhaps be expanded at all? Lastly, I have two other concerns—the sentence starting "Many of Peter's friends obtain various goods" should be split or avoid using however twice; job titles like Mayor, Officer etc should not be uppercase. ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 22:51, 27 January 2023 (UTC)

ǃkhās Street

Nominator: ZabëlleNB ♥︎ (formerly Z Luna Skye) (talk | edits) 23:01, 27 January 2023 (UTC)

Comment by nominator: This is technically not a road!!

Featured article voting

Please cast a vote for one of the Good Articles listed below which you think would look best as a Featured Article on the Main Page. The GA with the highest number of votes (a tie will be broken by the admins) will be featured on the Main Page for two weeks at the end of October 2022, and go on a list to hopefully be featured again some point in the future.