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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.

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.

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Nominations

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)

Uniforms of the Baustralian Armed Forces

Nominator: His (Imperial) Majesty, John I by the Grace of God of Baustralia, and the Dominions, Emperor of Tentacion 23:05, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Really not bad at all. My main concern with this article is that the images can make large gaps in the text between paragraphs; is there any way the formatting could be tweaked to fix this? Also, please make sure to use "its" and "it's" correctly! Austenasia (talk) 09:10, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
@Austenasia: Fixed and expanded upon.
His (Imperial) Majesty, John I by the Grace of God of Baustralia, and the Dominions, Emperor of Tentacion 03:37, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Overturn GA status of Kermadecia

Nominator: Austenasia (talk) 09:23, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

This article has since its approval as a Good Article gone through several revamps and major edits in accordance with the political changes going on in the nation itself; however, these edits were never completed (as there are now quite a few empty sections) and the last I heard, Suzuki has left the community, so I doubt these sections will be completed any time soon. The article is also outdated overall, and I don't feel we should have a Good Article which has had a "please update me" template on it since September 2017. Austenasia (talk) 09:23, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Kingdom of Atovia

Nominator: Connor I of Atovia (talk) 04:30, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Kingdom of Ikonia

Nominator: His Majesty, Cameron I of Ikonia by the Grace of God of Ikonia, King. (talk) 04:38, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment by nominator: I would appreciate some feedback and improvements, I've tried to put as much things on there relating to the Kingdom as I could, feel free to criticize
  • SUPPORT Jmaxx37 (talk) 00:15, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Grammar is near-perfect, everything is nicely expanded upon, it uses the correct formatting, and overall a very good article. Z._Luna_Skye (talk) 1:03. 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Anthony Dickson (talk), 7 March 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE While not a bad page by any means, the page definitely does not deserve to be deemed as a good article in its current state. An example of something wrong with the article is how it used "minecraft" without a capital letter. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 11:57, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Although sometimes I am not in favor of Ikonia's practices, I do have to say that this has qualities which qualifies for a good article. Jaydenfromcanada 11:45, 21 March 2019 (EDT)
  • SUPPORT although it does not use accurate photos, ex- the Masso photo is debatable. Everything else seems perfect, good job. Cookieman1.1.1 (talk) 01:20, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Several one-sentence paragraphs, and contains a few unclear or poorly-worded sentences. I'm glad to see somebody using the date properly, though (26 April 2019 throughout, none of this "the 26th of April" stuff). There also seems to be some confusion under the Administrative Divisions section; it says that your towns are inhabited, but their articles say nobody lives there. The populations listed there also add up to 18, not the 16 as stated on the main infobox. Overall though, this really isn't that bad; I just don't think it's "Good" good yet. Austenasia (talk) 07:18, 26 April 2019 (UTC)
    • REJECTED - Having had a closer look, the article has clearly copy+pasted whole sections of the Empire of Austenasia article. I wouldn't even really mind except that it hasn't been edited to make it fit properly. For example, the Administrative Divisions table mentions "Associated Towns", which so far as I can tell are nothing to do with Ikonia (if they are, it's certainly not explained in the article). Austenasia (talk) 16:30, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Gangsta republic

:Nominator: Real OG (talk) 25 February 2019 (PST)
  • OPPOSE - No. Sez (talk) 13:49, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE It’s definitely way too short in my opinion. The article is also very comical, and largely non-serious. Z. Luna Skye (talk) 13:08 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Gonna have to agree with Z. Luna Skye here. A largely non comical page(and nation in general) should not be a candidate. Also, the page is far too short that even if this page was serious, it would not even be considered.
  • OPPOSE I know it is a joke, but I still have to oppose.--Luxor (talk) 18:32, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

United Territories and Provinces of New Paint

:Nominator: Jmaxx37 (talk) 00:17, 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Comment by nominator: I would like to see some feedback. I worked really hard on that page and nation. Constructive criticism is welcome.
  • COMMENT I would say this is very well written so far. There are slight problems with the punctuation and grammar, however overall it’s a very good article. However, I think you should expand more upon Culture and Demographics before you can nominate it for good articles status again. Z. Luna Skye (talk) 13:04 27 February 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT The way some of the images are formatted, it creates large gaps of white space(especially in the first section). Also, you may want to consider removing some things that only have one peice of information (i.e., the "members of government" with only one person there.). Overall, very good article, but just needs some minor cleanup.

New Eiffel Union of Micronations

Nominator: Prince Zed I (talk) 1:06 am, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

COMMENTWhile a good article, there are some things that could be added. First, you could probably add some more pictures outside of the "Full Members" section. Second, the contact section should probably be moved down to the bottom or deleted and the link put in an "External Links" section. Lastly, some of the sections might need some more expansion. Overall, it is well on it's way to becoming a great article! - Prime Minister A. Dillman of Arkonia. 19:17, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Principality of New Eiffel

Nominator: Prince Zed I (talk) 12:31 pm, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT. I mean, you guys have way too many political parties, but that's not the article's fault :P Well-written, good layout, no reason to object.--Robert Lethler (talk) 16:46, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Anthony Dickson (talk) 15:39, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Same reasons as the Ikonian one. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 08:43, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Aphelia Space Research Nation

Nominator: User:kounotori (talk) 15:42 pm, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Republic of Quebec

:Nominator: Cookieman1.1.1 (talk) 01:09, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE The article is good so far, well written and everything, but I do think there are a few things you could expand upon, such as Quebec Armed Forces and culture. Also, there are a number of red links. Z. Luna Skye (talk) 08:26, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Ideally, there should be no redlinks on a good article, and while there are only a few, a few is not exactly zero, now is it? Also, there are some wiki-formatting things gone wrong - specifically, on the "Quebecois Autobahn". Instead of just putting "also see 'Road System of Quebec'", you could use the wiki formatting {{See also|Road system of Quebec}}. Overall, not bad, but it does need some work.
  • Comment by nominator: Thank you for you feedback, i have taken you advice
  • SUPPORT Lord Governor Boyle (talk) 15:24, 11 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT It has a good amount of information. Jayden Lycon2:08, 13 March 2019 (EDT)
  • OPPOSE --Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 08:41, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Plenty of opportunities to improve (: -Anthony Dickson (talk)
  • Comment by nominator: Please, if you are going to vote, please give me feedback of what needs work, instead of just voting with no response.
  • SUPPORT I rather enjoyed the article and while I agree that red links aren't the best... I don't think that an article should be struck down due to that alone. All in all, I believe that this article should be strongly considered for "good article" status. OwO --People's Republic of Phokland (talk) 05:15, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Too many mistakes with capitalisation, and several more red links than would be ideal. I'm also uncomfortable with the "Scientific beliefs" section; it's certainly interesting, but does it belong on the main article of a nation without any context as to why they're so important to it? Austenasia (talk) 08:05, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Fifth Aenderian Republic

:Nominator: Jayden Lycon 5:22, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

  • OPPOSE It is quite a good article, but it has a few issues. The date format should be styled like 1 January 2006, and there are some minor grammar mistakes, such as unnecessary apostrophes. The history section is also really long, and should be shorten. Also, you can link to Wikipedia articles by typingng this ‘[[w:Vietnamese|Vietnamese] ]’, so you don’t have to type the URL. This is just my personal opinion though, goodluck on GA status! -Prince Zed I (talk) 13:04, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT A Very good article in terms of explaining the country’s history, however there are some slight errors in the tense of the grammar. Overall, this article is of paramount quality in my opinion grammar issues excluded. Keep up with the great work and you’ll get GA status in no time! -JohhnyJohnnyYesPapa 20:00, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE --Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 15:31, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Envardia

:Nominator: K.W. Stapleton (talk) 20:40, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

What I feel is a well-written, detailed page on a planned micronation.

  • SUPPORT It’s very well written, grammar is good, uses images correctly, and it goes into a lot of detail. It also using the correct date formatting, unlike half of all GA nominations. It’s near perfect, there are just some slight grammar errors. Although this is a personal preference, I would like to see some more links, and also rather than calling it a country, you could say micronation or nation for short, but this isn’t a requirement. Z. Luna Skye (talk) 2:30 pm, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
  • ABSTAIN It's absolutely a good article, but it's incredibly poorly sourced. You just need to provide more sources, and it would be more than deserving of being deemed a good article. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 19:02, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
    • REJECTED I can't really approve an article with only one support; that's not "community consensus". Austenasia (talk) 08:05, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Gymnasium State

:Nominator: FTFcz (talk) 14:37, 17 March 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Very well written in my opinion. --People's Republic of Phokland (talk) 20:24, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Overall formatting is good, and it uses correct images, however there are a number grammar and spelling mistakes. The article also sometimes goes into a bit too much detail. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zed I) (talk) 20:54, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
    • COMMENT Thanks for your feedback! I'll try my best to improve it. As I'm not a native English speaker, I have surely made a lot of grammar mistakes, and for the unnecessary details, I'll see what can I simplify. FTFcz (talk) 13:02, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
    • REJECTED Austenasia (talk) 08:05, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Tsardom of Phokland

:Nominator: CAR (talk) 20:27, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Well written, good grammar, 2 red links, but these are justifiable as they are nation pages recognised by a micronational organisation. Article isn't biased and not overly detailed. All in all, just fixing the red links would make this a perfect nomination. --Emosia (talk) 16:05, 3 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT Anthony Dickson (talk) 11:28, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT I've made some edits and think it now warrants Good Article status. Austenasia (talk) 08:05, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

United Kingdoms of Millania and New Granada

Nominator: Nicolás Millán 21:30, 7 April 2019 (CST)

  • COMMENT I have worked on this article for about a year now, and I don't think there's too many problems with it. If there are, please let me know, and I'll fix them swiftly. Nicolás Millán 21:33, 7 April 2019 (CST)
  • SUPPORT No reason to oppose, this is a perfect article in almost every way. The only think I would like to see differently are more images, and sometimes it goes to much into detail, but aside from that, it deserves GA status. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zed I) (talk) 11:27, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT: I love it, superbly created and as far as micronations created by young people go, a fine example indeed. --People's Republic of Phokland (talk) 22:02, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Thanks for the feedback! I've added some photos to the infobox and am searching for more! Nicolás Millán 21:36, 14 April 2019 (CST)
  • OPPOSE Dates need to be put in the proper format, and there's a problem with the reference box at the bottom. Those are my immediate concerns. Austenasia (talk) 16:39, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT While quite well, the multiple languages "show more" button-type thing in the infobox is obscured, and it is hard to see unless you know what you are looking for. Otherwise, great job. A. Dillman, The Most Honorable Sovereign Emperor and Head of State of Arkonia, Ruler of Arkonia City, Anatu, Arkavia, Fürgava, Galym, and Ware. 16:56, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Fixed all of the above! Nicolás Millán 20:45, 3 May 2019 (CST)
  • OPPOSE Not enough sources Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 10:40, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

State of Gradonia

Nominator: William Wilson, President of Gradonia, 1st Archduke of Wilson. 02:22, 28th January 2019 (GMT)

  • COMMENT Looking for feedback, thanks. William Wilson, President of Gradonia, 1st Archduke of Wilson. 02:22, 28th January 2019 (GMT)
  • SUPPORT --People's Republic of Phokland (talk) 04:32, 30 April 2019 (UTC)
  • SUPPORT --Emosia (talk) 21:44, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
    • NOTE If supporting, please note anything you would generally change if you see anything. William Wilson, President of Gradonia, 1st Archduke of Wilson. 09:52, 1 May 2019 (GMT)
  • SUPPORT I have learned from that article, it clearly informs me of what Gradonia is, and of its structures. I see no reason to oppose it; it's everything a good article should be. --the Dragon of Alaurentia, President of Alaurentia, 12:44, 11 May 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE no sources Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 10:40, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT got it, fixed William Wilson, President of Gradonia, 1st Archduke of Wilson. 14:03, 22 May 2019 (GMT)
  • OPPOSE Overall not a bad article at all, but there aren't enough pictures, and a few dates are formatted incorrectly. Nominate it again with this fixed and I'm sure it'll pass. Austenasia (talk) 13:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Empire of Emosia

Nominator: CAR 21:41, 28th April 2019 (GMT)

  • SUPPORT William Wilson, President of Gradonia, 1st Archduke of Wilson. 01:45 29 April 2019 (GMT)
  • SUPPORT CAR 19:42 29 April 2019 (GMT)
  • SUPPORT Cookieman1.1.1 (talk) 23:52, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE stub Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 08:16, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT If there's anything wrong with the article, please explain the problem. Thanks. --Emosia (talk) 22:03, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Several formatting issues (albeit relatively minor ones), especially with dates and capitalisation. I feel that some sentences are awkwardly worded, too. Please remind me and I'll go over this article and make some adjustments. Austenasia (talk) 13:36, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Flag Model of Theodian history

Nominator: /swɛ́na/ 💬 20:29, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

  • COMMENT I pre-reviewed this with Austenasia. While it will likely never fully satisfy me, it does seem to meet the requirements for Good Article status. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions.
  • SUPPORT Not exactly my style of Wiki page, but great nonetheless! - William Wilson, President of Gradonia, 1st Archduke of Wilson. 01:30, 10 May 2019 (GMT)
  • SUPPORT I actually grow fond of the article; it is well written and has much originality indeed. - the Dragon of Alaurentia, President of Alaurentia, 12:35, 10 May 2019 (GMT)
  • STRONG SUPPORT Detailed and clear page. If anything, it's surprising it's not a good article yet. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 21:22, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Tsardom of Nolland

Nominator: --MissEDconexion (talk) 00:08, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

  • COMMENT They have been around for a while and are pretty well known within the comunity, I believe that their page meets the criteria for good article status.
  • OPPOSE WIP, unfinished paragraphs and red links. Not worthy of good article by any means. Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 09:15, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE It is absolutely well written, and very thorough - I can tell much time and effort has been put into it. However, the article is not finished, it is very incomplete. If I may suggest, I would advise you to try again in a month, when it will be fully completed; I am sure it will be a fantastic article then! the Dragon of Alaurentia, 12:35, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE While well written and thorough, I think that in some sections it is too in-depth. Particularly the history section, include dates, names and places but make seperate pages if people wish to learn more or need more references. William Wilson, President of Gradonia, 1st Archduke of Wilson. 14:56 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Alaurentia

Nominator: --the Dragon of Alaurentia, 11:06, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

  • COMMENT I have already reviewed and improved this article with the gracious help of the President of Gradonia, and I feel it is now ready to be submitted for nomination. --the Dragon of Alaurentia, 11:09, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE no sources Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 23:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
COMMENT Agreed, will address this, but I am not sure this is a criterion for good article status; check Tsardom_of_Phokland, and Royal_coat_of_arms_of_Baustralia, which have been approved but also cite no reference sources. --the Dragon of Alaurentia, 1:09, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

4th National Congress of the Erusian National Communist Party

:Nominator: Malinovia (talk) 21:06, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Article is of substantial length, with lots of pictures and a detailed infobox. Grammar is near perfect. Malinovia (talk) 21:08, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Article does not include correct date format. William GF Wilson 04:06, 21 June 2019 UTC
  • OPPOSE Improper formatting Mahuset (Emiel Sebastiaan Hardy, also known as Oxocero) (talk) 16:24, 22 June 2019 (UTC)
    • REJECTED I feel justified in stepping in early in this case. Erusia was a fake nation exposed as such in 2010. I've no idea why somebody's chosen this seemingly random page of theirs and qualified it for Good Article status. Not only does it fail on a lot of counts ("lots of pictures"? There's not a single one!) but the only reason it hasn't been deleted is because of its significance for the history of the community. Austenasia (talk) 06:27, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

New Cymru

:Nominator: New Cymru (talk) 19:52, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  • COMMENT Article has been refined to a point where I feel like it's at a point to put in a nomination. Any constructive criticism will be accepted. Bearing in mind this follows British spellingNew Cymru (talk) 19:55, 23 June 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Incorrectly formatted. Malik Empire (talk) 03:09, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
  • OPPOSE Spelling/grammatical and formatting errors. No sources except the climate data. William GF Wilson 06:46, 25 June 2019 (UTC)