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Welcome to the WikiProject Good articles. This wikiproject is designed to maintain the Good articles list and oversee all other GA related tasks. If you are only interested in a certain part of the GA process consider joining the appropriate task force instead.
WikiProject Good Articles: Open Tasks
This project identifies, organizes and improves good articles on Wikipedia.
Good article criteria | Statistics | GAN Report | Changes log
Nominations list: 500 articles (23 of them are on hold) as of 11:17, 24 December 2014 (UTC) | edit
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Scope[edit]

Wikipedia:Good articles (shortcut WP:GA) is a list of articles which are well written, broad, referenced, neutral and accurate, beyond those which have been rigorously reviewed and identified as the very best of Wikipedia by the featured article process. As the list contains thousands of articles, this project exists to assist in its maintenance. Tasks which members of this project may wish to assist with include:

  1. Keeping the list at WP:GA in sync with Category:Wikipedia good articles
  2. Updating the numbers in the table on WP:GA
  3. Sweeping through listed entries to ensure they meet the criteria for listing
  4. Reviewing nominations at WP:GAN and adding them to the list if they meet the criteria
  5. Encouraging Wikiprojects to review articles for accuracy where expert input is desirable
  6. Identifying good content and nominating it to WP:GAN
  7. Organizing GAN backlog elimination drives
  8. Promoting the Good articles list
  9. Reviewing articles listed at WP:GAR and give recommendations for consensus

Task forces[edit]

Tools[edit]

Structure[edit]

A good article will share many characteristics with featured articles, and like featured content it must:

  1. be well written
  2. be factually accurate
  3. use a neutral point of view
  4. be stable (that is, not subject to any ongoing edit wars)
  5. be referenced, and
  6. where possible, contain images to illustrate it. The images should all be appropriately tagged.

Good articles may not be as thorough and detailed as our featured articles, but should not omit any major facets of the topic.

Templates[edit]

Templates for use by WP:GA include the following:

  • {{GA}} - added to the talk page of listed articles; automatically places them in Category:Wikipedia good articles
  • {{Good article}} - added to the article page (mainspace) of listed articles; automatically places a small GA logo in the upper right corner of the page.
  • {{DelistedGA}} - added to the talk page of delisted articles. An explanation of why an article has been delisted should always be left as well.
  • {{FailedGA}} - for articles that fail the self nomination
  • {{ArticleHistory}} - combines the features used by the aforementioned templates into one, single template, which is also designed to work with the peer review and featured article processes as well.

There is also an open tasks template for this project: {{WikiProjectGATasks}}

Newsletter[edit]

A monthly newsletter is being published and distributed via user talk pages. The first issue was published in November 2007. If you have any ideas or suggestions for content, leave a message here.

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Participants[edit]

Here is a list of members of WikiProject Good Articles, together with some of their interests. To join the group simply add yourself to the list of participants, being sure to maintain alphabetical order.

  1. -revi (talk · contribs)
  2. 12george1 (talk · contribs) Mostly improving and reviewing tropical cyclone articles.
  3. 97198 (talk · contribs)
  4. AaronY (talk · contribs)
  5. ACBest (talk · contribs) i will have a go ;)
  6. Admrboltz (talk · contribs)
  7. Afaprof01 (talk · contribs) Christianity, Theology, and most all others
  8. AGK (talk · contribs)
  9. Agne27 (talk · contribs) I enjoy helping out and working with other editors to improve articles.
  10. Airplaneman (talk · contribs)
  11. Allens (talk · contribs)
  12. Alvin6226 (talk · contribs) I will update the nomees and nomees queue pretty much every day.
  13. Ancient Apparition (talk · contribs) History, Technology and Arts related topics, I might also review whatever takes my fancy/grabs my interest.
  14. AndyZ (talk · contribs)
  15. Anti-Quasar (talk · contribs) - Mathematical Physics, Astrophysics. The Development of the Mathematical Methods for application to problems in the Physics, Space and Motion.
  16. Anubhab91 (talk · contribs)
  17. Apterygial (talk · contribs)
  18. Argos'Dad (talk · contribs)
  19. Arsenikk (talk · contribs)
  20. Artem Karimov (talk · contribs)
  21. Aua (talk · contribs)
  22. auntieruth55 (talk · contribs)
  23. Backslash Forwardslash (talk · contribs)
  24. Bernstein2291 (talk · contribs)
  25. Bethling (talk · contribs) At the suggestion of another user, I'm joining.
  26. bibliomaniac15 (talk · contribs) About time.
  27. BigDom (talk · contribs) Writing and reviewing sports articles
  28. BigK HeX (talk · contribs) Interested in learning the GA process, and eventually contributing
  29. Binksternet (talk · contribs)
  30. Bladeboy1889 (talk · contribs) - Interested in football (soccer), horror films, indie music
  31. BlackJack (talk · contribs)
  32. Bob rulz (talk · contribs)
  33. Burningclean (talk · contribs) Review music articles.
  34. Canyouhearmenow (talk · contribs) Being an historian of music, film and television, I feel I can help in those areas. I mainly patrol to see where I might contribute.
  35. Carbonrodney (talk · contribs)
  36. Cavie78 (talk · contribs)
  37. Cirt (talk · contribs)
  38. Canadian Paul (talk · contribs)
  39. CaroleHenson (talk · contribs) - biographies, art and architecture
  40. Cedars (talk · contribs) Good idea and I have a script to maintain the GA page.
  41. Chrisisinchrist (talk · contribs)
  42. Cielomobile (talk · contribs)
  43. Climie.ca (talk · contribs) I've already done a lot with peer reviewing for the Military History Project, so I'll probably continue to work in that field for GA reviewing.
  44. Cocoaguy (talk · contribs)
  45. Coemgenus (talk · contribs)
  46. ComputerGuy (talk · contribs) - Willing to review articles about Roads.
  47. Corvus coronoides (talk · contribs)
  48. Crest of London (talk · contribs)
  49. CTSWyneken (talk · contribs)
  50. Cyclonenim (talk · contribs)
  51. czarkoff (talk · contribs)
  52. Dana boomer (talk · contribs)
  53. David Fuchs (talk · contribs) I can help out as needed where needed
  54. Davodd (talk · contribs)
  55. DCI2026 (talk · contribs) More than happy to help out, particularly as a reviewer as I've been in the past.
  56. Ddstretch (talk · contribs)
  57. DickClarkMises (talk · contribs)
  58. Diego Grez (talk · contribs)
  59. Dirtlawyer1 (talk · contribs) Academic leaders, college & universities, college athletes & coaches, college sports, history, political leaders . . . would gladly accept the assistance of other good writers, researchers and editors on my Pet Projects.
  60. Divide et Impera (talk · contribs)
  61. Doh5678 (talk · contribs)
  62. Dom497 (talk · contribs)
  63. Drewcifer3000 (talk · contribs)
  64. Drilnoth (talk · contribs)
  65. Dureo (talk · contribs)
  66. Dvandersluis (talk · contribs) I created the bot that creates the Good article nominations report; I also do reviews occasionally.
  67. Ealdgyth (talk · contribs)
  68. Ed! (talk · contribs)
  69. Edmund Patrick (talk · contribs) A great way to discover things!
  70. Epipelagic (talk · contribs)
  71. EuroCarGT (talk · contribs)
  72. Euryalus (talk · contribs)
  73. Evan (talk · contribs)
  74. EyeSerene (talk · contribs) Should probably have signed this a while ago, but better late than never.. ;)
  75. Faizan (talk · contribs)
  76. Feitlebaum (talk · contribs) I'll help with backlog by reviewing articles.
  77. Felixboy (talk · contribs) I'd love to look for nominations and maintenance.
  78. Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs)
  79. Fourth ventricle (talk · contribs)
  80. Fox (talk · contribs) Happy to help when I can.
  81. Fr33kman (talk · contribs) I write prose well and like to copy-edit also. I find biographies, either living or dead, to be quite fulfilling and also like articles on technology and history. I'm up on nobility and heraldry also.
  82. Freakmighty (talk · contribs)
  83. GamerPro64 (talk · contribs)
  84. Garbolia (talk · contribs)
  85. Gen. Quon (talk · contribs)
  86. Gilderien (talk · contribs) Happy to review articles of Scientific, Mathematical, or Geographical subject matter.
  87. Gosgood (talk · contribs)
  88. Grapple X (talk · contribs)
  89. H.Brian Griffin (talk · contribs)
  90. Hadger (talk · contribs) I will review articles and try editing articles so they can reach the good article status.
  91. Hahc21 (talk · contribs)
  92. Hamiltonstone (talk · contribs)
  93. Hildanknight (talk · contribs) There are three ways I will help the WikiProject. Firstly, I will spot and nominate articles which deserve Good Article status but have not been nominated yet. Secondly, I will spot articles which are close to Good Article standards, and Peer Review them, and collaborate with other editors to improve them to Good Article standards so I can nominate them for Good Article. I sent Yahoo! and Neopets to Peer Review to collaborate with other editors to make them Good Articles, but have not received much helpful response. Lastly, I will participate in discussions about Good Articles and suggest ways of promoting awareness of Good Articles, and improving the Good Articles process.
  94. H1nkles (talk · contribs) I'm into reviewing articles for GA status right now.
  95. Hirohisat (talk · contribs) I'll stop by when ever I'm bored :)
  96. Hunter Kahn (talk · contribs)
  97. Ipodnano05 (talk · contribs)
  98. Itfc%2Bcanes%3Dme (talk · contribs)
  99. J Milburn (talk · contribs)
  100. jamesyboy2468 (talk · contribs)
  101. JohnnyAlbert10 (talk · contribs) I'll help with U.S. Roads.
  102. jackturner3 (talk · contribs) - I've been working reviewing some GAs off and on for a while, so I thought I should formally join.
  103. jackyd101 (talk · contribs)
  104. Jayron32 (talk · contribs) Will work on reviewing articles when I have the time.
  105. Jay Starz (talk · contribs)
  106. Jburlinson (talk · contribs) Will review 3 articles for every 1 article I nominate.
  107. Jclemens (talk · contribs)
  108. Jeancey (talk · contribs)
  109. Jennavecia (talk · contribs) Most of my participation will be in WP:GAPQ.
  110. Jezhotwells (talk · contribs) have reviewed over 600 articles for sweeps and GAN, should be listed here!
  111. Joe Gazz84 (talk · contribs) Will assess and reassess GA's and GA candidates. Will randomly sweep articles.
  112. John Cline (talk · contribs) I am primarily interested in music related articles.
  113. Johnfos (talk · contribs)
  114. Joyson Noel (talk · contribs) Interested in improving Organized crime articles, especially the neglected ones, to good article status.
  115. Jtg920 (talk · contribs)
  116. Juliancolton (talk · contribs) Reviewing and nominations
  117. Junipers Liege (talk · contribs)
  118. Just Feel It (talk · contribs) Reviewing the articles.
  119. Kakofonous (talk · contribs) Reviewing articles quite frequently, just haven't added myself to the list.
  120. Kbthompson (talk · contribs) Seeking to improve articles I work on. Interested to see how others do it
  121. Kensplanet (talk · contribs)
  122. King of Hearts (talk · contribs)
  123. Kilo-Lima (talk · contribs)
  124. Kironide (talk · contribs)
  125. LAX (talk · contribs)
  126. Legoktm (talk · contribs)
  127. Lemsterboy (talk · contribs)
  128. Limetolime (talk · contribs)
  129. LordHarris (talk · contribs)
  130. Lord Roem (talk · contribs)
  131. LAAFan (talk · contribs)
  132. Majoreditor (talk · contribs)
  133. Maralia (talk · contribs)
  134. Mastrchf91 (talk · contribs) Concentrating in the arts section.
  135. MatthewDBA (talk · contribs)
  136. Matthewedwards (talk · contribs)
  137. Mattythewhite (talk · contribs)
  138. MBK004 (talk · contribs)
  139. Mcadwell (talk · contribs) I can do relevant research of articles as well as spelling and punctuation error editing. I've been doing this for years actually but just now signed up.
  140. Mediran (talk · contribs)
  141. Metamagician3000 (talk · contribs)
  142. Million Moments (talk · contribs)
  143. Miranda (talk · contribs)
  144. MPJ-DK (talk · contribs) Focusing on my area of knowledge, wrestling - strict, fair and definitely not a part of WP: Pro Wrestling.
  145. Mm40 (talk · contribs) My best asset is probably CE. I'll do anything you ask me to. I should also point out that I'm on The FA Team and that I'm 12 years old. Also, please add newsletters here. Thanks. Me what do u want? Your Hancock Please 11:38, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  146. Moisejp (talk · contribs)
  147. Moni3 (talk · contribs)
  148. Monowi (talk · contribs) I'm interested mostly in sports-related articles
  149. Moswento (talk · contribs) Attempting to review at least 5 articles per week.
  150. Music2611 (talk · contribs) All I do on wikipedia is trying to create GAs, so I figured I might as well join. I mostly work on television and film-related articles.
  151. MusikAnimal (talk · contribs)
  152. MuZemike (talk · contribs)
  153. Nasty Housecat (talk · contribs)
  154. NCurse (talk · contribs) I made reviews in articles related to medicine, biology.
  155. Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs) I'll assist in reviewing articles and nominating a few myself when I have the time, hopefully at least one a week.
  156. NickGibson3900 (talk · contribs) I review sports articles.
  157. Nikki311 (talk · contribs)
  158. North8000 (talk · contribs) Varied types, but ping me if help needed on a technical one
  159. NJA (talk · contribs)
  160. Newjerseyliz (talk · contribs) Interested in sociology, anthropology, history and popular culture.
  161. O (talk · contribs)
  162. Oddbodz (talk · contribs)
  163. OhanaUnited (talk · contribs)
  164. P-Chan (talk · contribs)
  165. Parent5446 (talk · contribs)
  166. Peter cohen (talk · contribs) I intend to supply a steady trickle of my own work for assessment and to assess as many nominees as I generate. I've been active interminently at the review page.
  167. PGPirate (talk · contribs)
  168. Polymathematics (talk · contribs)
  169. PrairieKid Politics, politics, politics
  170. Pratyya Ghosh (talk · contribs)
  171. PresN (talk · contribs)
  172. Pyrotec (talk · contribs)
  173. Protonk (talk) I'll probably largely review business and economics articles, but I'll stray around to help alleviate backlogs.
  174. Pursey (talk · contribs) I should probably be on this since I've been doing them for over a year... heh.
  175. Queenieacoustic (talk · contribs)
  176. Raime (talk · contribs)
  177. Rankun (talk · contribs) Ive already adopted seton hall and live earth and would love help
  178. Realist2 (talk · contribs)
  179. Redmarkviolinist (talk · contribs)
  180. Redtigerxyz (talk · contribs)
  181. Remurmur (talk · contribs)
  182. Resident Mario (talk · contribs) I think that my place hee on Wikipedia is in WP:GAN articles and reviews.
  183. RJN (talk · contribs)
  184. Robert Skyhawk (talk · contribs)
  185. Rohith goura (talk · contribs)
  186. Rosiestep (talk · contribs)
  187. Royalmate1 (talk · contribs)
  188. Royroydeb (talk · contribs)
  189. Rp0211 (talk · contribs)
  190. Ruby2010 (talk · contribs) I mostly edit television, film, and European history-related articles (and will nominate and review those subjects accordingly).
  191. Rusty Cashman (talk · contribs) I will try and review an article a week or so. I will also try and comment on some of the disputes.
  192. Sa.vakilian (talk · contribs)
  193. Sainsf (talk · contribs) Always around to review and nominate antelope, fungi, fauna articles.
  194. Sasata (talk · contribs) Mostly reviewing science-related articles for now
  195. Sasuke Sarutobi (talk · contribs)
  196. Saukkomies (talk · contribs) I write and rework articles that could be published in peer-reviewed journals. My focus is in history and the earth sciences. I'll help here whenever I can.
  197. Sayantan m (talk · contribs)
  198. SBC-YPR (talk · contribs)
  199. SeanMack (talk · contribs) probably nominating mostly, as I wander around the articles.
  200. Secret of success (talk · contribs)
  201. Secret Saturdays (talk · contribs)
  202. Shaun9876 (talk · contribs)
  203. Shengfu10 (talk · contribs)
  204. Shenhemu (talk · contribs)
  205. Shirulashem (talk · contribs)
  206. Shruti14 (talk · contribs) This WP is a good idea.
  207. Shudde (talk · contribs)
  208. Sjones23 (talk · contribs)
  209. Slambo (talk · contribs) specializing in rail transport article validation
  210. SMasters (talk · contribs)
  211. SMcCandlish (talk · contribs)
  212. SNUGGUMS (talk · contribs)
  213. Son (talk · contribs)
  214. Sp33dyphil (talk · contribs)
  215. Srikeit (talk · contribs)
  216. Starstriker7 (talk · contribs) Nominating deserving articles, and improving them accordingly. Also, reviewing is an interesting prospect for me.
  217. Steven Walling (talk · contribs) With five reviews under my belt, I figure it's time to join up.
  218. Sushant gupta (talk · contribs)
  219. Swarm (talk · contribs) I mainly do reviews but will occasionally work on nominations that are on hold and need attention.
  220. SyG (talk · contribs) I will review chess-related articles.
  221. Talkstosocks (talk · contribs)
  222. TBrandley (talk · contribs)
  223. Tea with toast (talk · contribs)
  224. Thefourdotelipsis (talk · contribs)
  225. TheGrappler (talk · contribs)
  226. Themcman1 (talk · contribs)
  227. The Rambling Man (talk · contribs)
  228. TheQ Editor (talk · contribs)
  229. TheSpecialUser (talk · contribs)
  230. TheTito (talk · contribs)
  231. ThinkBlue (talk · contribs)
  232. Thurgate (talk · contribs) Mainly the history articles.
  233. Tinucherian (talk · contribs)
  234. TomasBat (talk · contribs)
  235. Tom Morris (talk · contribs)
  236. TonyTheTiger (talk · contribs)
  237. TotallyNotEtreo (talk · contribs)
  238. Ugog Nizdast (talk · contribs)
  239. Unionhawk (talk · contribs)
  240. Universal Hero (talk · contribs)
  241. Vensatry (talk · contribs)
  242. Walkerma (talk · contribs) I can help out with Chemistry articles
  243. Warrior4321 (talk · contribs)
  244. Weebiloobil (talk · contribs) I'm on the Doctor Who WikiProject assessment committee, and have been reviewing here for a while; particularly interested in culture, society and film
  245. Wilhelmina Will (talk · contribs)
  246. Will381796 (talk · contribs)
  247. Wizardman (talk · contribs)
  248. WonderBoy1998 (talk · contribs) - Concentrating specifically on music-related articles
  249. WorldTraveller101 (talk · contribs) - I'm trying to help various aviation articles that are B-class obtain GA-class.
  250. Yamanbaiia (talk · contribs)
  251. YellowMonkey (talk · contribs)
  252. Zad68 (talk · contribs) - mostly interested in medicine and natural sciences
  253. Zscout370 (talk · contribs)

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