Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Reform
General discussion of these issues should take place on the project's talk page. Firm proposals can then be added to this page.This discussion is open to anyone interested in the GA project. If you wish to be involved in this working party, then add your name to the section below.
Reform goals and process
Concerns and proposals have been raised about the following issues:
The following links to old discussions may also be relevant:
Various aspects of the process need to be discussed, before conclusions can safely be reached. In order to keep the various aspects in some order, the discussion has been broken into various sub-topics.
This working party is not a cabal, but merely a group of editors interested in GA, and who wish to improve the current processes. It is not a closed group. Those involved in these discussions include:
Encouraging new reviewers
Encouraging contributions, enhancing accessibility to the project and providing support to reviewers
Considering if the GA criteria is appropriate, or needs to be altered, expanded or clarified to show standard required, or if subject guidelines need writing
Structuring the review process, to ensure consistency between passes, and a high standard of reviews. Might involve discussion of open reviews, second opinions, validation, pass and fail processes and so forth.
Transparency (incl- subpages)
Making sure people know what went on during reviews. This has been addressed by the introduction of subpages, but some of the nuts and bolts still need working out.
Automation and simplification
Making the process simple to use, for nominators and reviewers. May involve bots, categories and so forth. Difficult to address until decisions have been made about other issues