Before nominating an article, nominators may wish to receive feedback by asking James Wilary or another appropriate editor. 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 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.
Following the seven day period, James Wilary 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 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.
Please familiarise yourself with the following criteria prior to voting. A good article is one that is:
- Well-written: its prose is engaging, coherent, clear and concise, and the spelling and grammar are correct.
- 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.
- Accurate: it is well-researched and its claims are verifiable and not in dispute.
- Neutral: it represents viewpoints fairly and without bias.
- Illustrated: it should, where possible, be illustrated with appropriate images with succinct captions.
- 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.
Remove "Good Article" status of the 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)