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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 36 good articles out of a total of 6,990 articles in MicroWiki. A small green star (This star symbolises 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

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=28 August 2014}} 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

Tiana

Nominator: the manthe myththe legend 07:15, 4 August 2013 (GMT)

Overturn GA status of State of Berin

Nominator: User:Celestia 10:29, 29 March 2013 (GMT +1)

The article has a lot of grammatical errors as well as spelling mistakes and lack of well structured and developed paragraphs. I was surprised to find out that it is a "good article". In my opinion, this is definitely not a good article.

  • OPPOSE. Grammatical errors are very minor, and I don't see where you're coming from witht he lack of developed paragraphs thing. the manthe myththe legend 20:27, 13 August 2013 (GMT)

Schalamzaar Empire

Nominator: Schalamzaar Empire (talk) 16:34, 4 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. Needs more text. --Luxor (talk) 16:32, 9 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. A lot of it is awkwardly worded, and there's not enough content. Austenasia (talk) 16:33, 9 June 2014 (BST)

Derskov-Viadalvia

Nominator: User:Kolkaria 01:21, 10 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. "Inderpendent". May be one of the worst nominations I've ever seen, also it's pretty much copy-pasted from the Ashukov Federation article. --Joseph Kennedy (talk) 15:52, 10 June 2014 (BST)

State of Bysalia

Nominator: User:Kit 15:27, 10 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. Needs more text, numerous grammatical errors. --Joseph Kennedy (talk) 15:52, 10 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. Not enough detail. Überstadt (talk) 05:18, 17 June 2014 (BST)

Würtige Empire

Nominator: Wurdigeland 17:24, 10 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. Scanty and not particularly detailed. Überstadt (talk) 05:18, 17 June 2014 (BST)

Region of Clyro

Nominator: Regional Dominion of Burnham 16:42, 11 June 2014 (BST)
  • SUPPORT. There were a few grammatical and stylistic errors, but I've corrected them, and can't see anything else wrong with it. Could maybe do with a few more pictures, though. Austenasia (talk) 10:13, 17 June 2014 (BST)

Republic of Aedeland

Nominator: Aedeland (talk) 08:47, 17 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. The content's rather good in terms of structure and grammar, but it's clearly all fictional. Austenasia (talk) 10:13, 17 June 2014 (BST)
    • REJECTED. --Joseph Kennedy (talk) 04:21, 18 June 2014 (BST)
    • COMMENT: Thank you for your consideration. Aedeland (talk) 05:30, 18 June 2014 (BST)
    • COMMENT: This nation is within the meaning of micronation on this site. All nations exhibited here are fictional. Categorically, this nation is an exercise in creative fiction and a vehicle for the promotion of a personal agenda. As for the accuracy of claims made, while fictional, they are consistent with reality and are therefore accurate. The criteria do not require a Good Article be non-fiction. Aedeland (talk) 16:27, 17 June 2014 (BST)
      • a) Not all nations here are fictional. The majority are real places with real people which one could actually go and visit. b) The criteria do require articles to be accurate - "its claims are verifiable and not in dispute". Austenasia (talk) 18:14, 17 June 2014 (BST)
        • The ambiguity of terms like fictional and accurate are problematic. Fictional may be intended to mean fantastical, derived from fictional stories, unrecognized, or simply made up. Most, if not all, micronations could be characterized as fictional under one of these meanings. Regardless of this, the criteria for a good article do not specify that the article be non-fiction. The claims made by the article are verifiable and are not disputed. As a duly appointed representative of the Republic Aedeland, I verify that this entry accurately describes its subject and the article makes no misrepresentations. Aedeland (talk) 21:22, 17 June 2014 (BST)
          • So if I went to your country, people would all say it was founded in the Tenth Century? I doubt it. Also, your logic is a bit shaky. "I said it's true so it must be true!" By verifiable we do not mean that you can confirm it- that would be useless as you are the one who wrote the article. By verifiable, we mean we could actually go there and find out which of your claims are true. Überstadt (talk) 00:10, 18 June 2014 (BST)
            • The article describes a model nation and that is what is claimed. All subsequent claims in the article are an exercise in creative fiction providing context for the model. As a model, there are no citizens for you to talk to. If my reasoning falls short, it is not due to faulty logic but rather the ambiguity of the criterion. As the creator, I can verify the claim that this micronation is a model and the accuracy of the article in describing the model. Disqualifying fantastical, extraterrestrial, magical, or otherwise unbelievable claims as unverifiable is reasonable but the criterion, as presently intended, is arbitrary and has nothing to do with quality. If the criteria developer(s) intent is to exclude micronations without verifiable territorial claims, perhaps the criteria should be rewritten to specify this. Would further explaining the model itself (an exercise of a single individual with a fictional legendary context) within the article bring it into good article standing? Aedeland (talk) 01:07, 18 June 2014 (BST)
              • Mate, I don't think you're getting it. All the Micronations in the 'Good Article' section have to be ones you can visit, with multiple, human citizens. It's that simple. You've already said that Aedeland is an exercise in creative fiction, and that all of your citizens are not human. What part of this do you not understand? We all understood it when we got here. Regional Dominion of Burnham (talk) 11:16, 19 June 2014 (BST)

Ashukov Federation

Nominator: JosephKennedy (talk) 04:30, 18 June 2014 (BST)
Hey, Joey, we're meant to wait a week, remember? :P Austenasia (talk) 17:19, 26 June 2014 (BST)
Oops :D --JosephKennedy (talk) 03:19, 30 June 2014 (BST)

Overturn GA status of Foreign relations of Indokistan

Nominator: Austenasia (talk) 20:32, 18 June 2014 (BST)

This article has numerous spelling and grammar mistakes; I understand that English isn't the first language of the author, but with so many people available to help with the article if asked that's hardly an excuse. Many parts of it are also out of date, and there are several red links as well.

United Holy Kingdom of Beaulosagñe and the Knights Templar of the Holy Grail

Nominator: user:HolyLand 23 June 2014
  • OPPOSE. Horribly and awkwardly written, possibly false content. --JosephKennedy (talk) 23:35, 23 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. It's not the first time I've encountered this. What Joseph said - no way. Flying Toaster.png DAAtomic AgeTelegraphBantramTM 04:08, 24 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. Most of the content seems to be dubious. I agree with Joseph and Sirocco.--AuxiliusvonImperium (talk) 16:44, 24 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. For reasons stated above. Austenasia (talk) 17:18, 26 June 2014 (BST)

Huro-Atlantica

Nominator: User:Huro-Atlantica 11:36 PM EST 28 June 2014
  • OPPOSE. Numerous errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and what are almost certainly fictional claims. Austenasia (talk) 08:59, 30 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. For the reasons stated above. --JosephKennedy (talk) 08:18, 3 July 2014 (BST)

Kadistan

Nominator: User:Kolkaria 01:10, 29 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. Numerous errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Austenasia (talk) 08:59, 30 June 2014 (BST)
  • OPPOSE. For the same reasons I opposed the Derskov-Viadalvia article. --JosephKennedy (talk) 08:18, 3 July 2014 (BST)

State of Ariana

Nominator: Ariana state (talk) 06:26, 1 July 2014 (BST)
  • COMMENT: A rather good article, not much wrong here. However, before I support, there are some changes I'd like to see. First of all, most of the dates are in the incorrect format of "March 31, 2014" - remember, Day Month Year, as mandated in the Manual of Style. I've corrected a lot of them myself, but there are still several instances left. Also, the history section is rather... "dry". It's not that it's too long, but it's written more in the style of a timeline than a historical overview. Perhaps you could make a separate "History of Ariana" page for the version currently on your main article, and replace what's there now with a more concise, easier to read version? Other than that though, there's not really anything wrong with this article. Nice work. Austenasia (talk) 07:40, 6 July 2014 (BST)
  • Format of dates and realignment of state history done. Separate article for history and foreign relations still seem premature at this point of time, but in a few months more, it will be more ideal. Thank you for your encouraging input. Ariana state (talk) 07:00, 7 July 2014 (BST)
  • No offense to the noble administrators, but the policy for GA decision is a span of one week. Surely it is of no doubt that it has been a month now since the revisions required are laid. Still waiting for encouraging response. Thank you. Ariana state (talk) 07:45, 8 August 2014 (BST)

Adam I of Überstadt

Nominator: Überstadt (talk) 04:55, 12 July 2014 (BST)

Archives

Statistics

Article Author Nominator Nominated Approved Votes[1] Approver
Federal Republic of St.Charlie Cajak Fishy 2010-09-16 2010-09-27 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 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
  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 3 2
Billyneil 1
BraydenYates 1
Cajak 4 3
Dozzer X 1
Fishy 2 4
Flandrensis 2 2
Havnegade-Amager 1 1
Irojas 1 1
James Wilary 3 9
Jeremy Oakes 1
JosephKennedy 1 1
Kaznia2 1
Mokke 1 1
Nabil nordamdie 1
Parker I 1 1
Puggy 1 1
QuentinWyvern 1
Rsmall 1 1
Ramtak619 1
SerCenKing 2
SiroccanGov 2 1
Theodia 1
Überstadt 1 1
Vitcash 1 1