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Former good article Morocco was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Morocco/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Hi! I will be reviewing this article for GA status, and should have the full review up shortly. Dana boomer (talk) 23:57, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
    • The lead needs to be expanded. For an article of this length it should be three to four paragraphs long, fully summarizing the article without presenting new information. References are generally not needed in the lead, except for extremely controversial statements, but this is up to the discretion of the individual editor.
    • The History section should be trimmed. It should be shortened to a maximum of 7-8 paragraphs and the excess information moved to the sub articles.
    • There are too many short sections that relate to politics, the judiciary and foreign relationships. These should be combined, and sub-sections should be utilized where appropriate.
    • The Transport section needs to be expanded - it cannot be simply a link to a main article.
    • The Affiliations section and Bilateral and multilateral agreements should be combined with the International organization affiliations section.
    • The Geography section has three very short subsections that need to be expanded or combined.
    • The third external link (Public Services) deadlinks.
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    • The major issue that this article has is the lack of references. Entire sections are lacking references, including many areas of specific facts and non-widely known information. Correcting this with reliable sources will take a significant amount of time and work.
    • Other language Wikipedias, such as the Persian (current ref #9) and Turkish (current ref #10) ones, are not acceptable references for an English language Wikipedia article.
    • Current ref #21 (Profile on Morocco) deadlinks.
    • Current ref #28 (Genetic structure of north-west Africa revealed by STR analysis) deadlinks.
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    • See the comments on sections that need to be expanded in the first section above.
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
    • The main editors may want to check the significant editing that was done by IP editors recently.
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:

I'm afraid I'm going to have to fail this article's GA nomination. There is too much work that needs to be done with organization and referencing. The article has potential, but needs a large time investment before it can be of GA status. If you have any questions, please bring them to my talk page. Dana boomer (talk) 00:41, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Article states Morocco is (with spain , portugal and france) one of four countries to have coastline on both the med and atlantic. Well it is 1 of 3 as Portugal has no med coast only atlantic[edit]

see title explains it all, Portugal is not on the med — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.165.230.36 (talk) 16:51, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

Article states Morocco is (with spain , portugal and france) one of four countries to have coastline on both the med and atlantic. Well it is 1 of 3 as Portugal has no med coast only atlantic[edit]

see title explains it all, Portugal is not on the med — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.165.230.36 (talk) 16:52, 5 October 2016 (UTC)

True, but the UK (Gibraltar) does. This should probably be revised. Arnoutf (talk) 18:19, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
Gibraltar is not part of UK but is a British Overseas Territory, so UK has no Med. coast.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.153.44.249 (talk) 21:51, 6 October 2016 (UTC) 

Tourism Addition[edit]

On the English page in the tourism section, it mentions how important tourism is to the Moroccan economy, but does not go as in depth as the French page. Including specific numbers demonstrating how Morocco compares to the other top 4 countries in tourism in Africa, would allow readers to put numbers to words in order to enhance their understanding of how large of a role tourism really plays.

In 2014, Morocco welcomed 10.28 million tourists, whereas Egypt had only 9.63 million, South Africa had 9.55 million, Tunisia welcomed 6.07 million, and in 2013 Algeria had 2.73 million.


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Tb12345 (talk) 19:05, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 November 2016[edit]

Hi, here is an edit to make the Sports section slightly more specific with a little bit more information and some sources.

Spectator sports in Morocco traditionally centered on the art of horsemanship until European sports—football, polo, swimming, and tennis—were introduced at the end of the 19th century. Tennis and golf have become popular.[citation needed] Moroccan tennis players such as Karim Alami, Younes Aynaoui and Hicham Arazi were often classified among the first thirty or even twenty best tennis players in the world. [SOURCE 1] Major competitions attract golfers from all over the world, the most famous being the annual Hassan II Trophy is played at Royal Golf club, Dar Es-Salam at Rabat. Golf courses in Tangier, Cabo Negro, Fez, Meknes, Ben Slimane, Mohammedia, Casablanca, El Jadida, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Agadir, and Rabat.

Several Moroccan professional players have competed in international competition, and the country fielded its first Davis Cup team in 1999. Rugby came to Morocco in the early 20th century, mainly by the French who occupied the country.[115] As a result, Moroccan rugby was tied to the fortunes of France, during the first and second World War, with many Moroccan players going away to fight.[115] Like many other Maghreb nations, Moroccan rugby tended to look to Europe for inspiration, rather than to the rest of Africa.

Kickboxing is also popular in Morocco.[citation needed] The Dutch Badr Hari, heavyweight kickboxer and martial artist, is a former K-1 heavyweight champion and K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 and 2009 finalist.[SOURCE 3]

SOURCE 1: http://www.embassyofmorocco.us/sport.htm SOURCE 2: https://www.africaguide.com/country/morocco/leisure.htm SOURCE 3: http://www.badr84hari.com/personal-career

Bdavid990 (talk) 02:08, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. JTP (talkcontribs) 20:46, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Introduction edit request[edit]

Hi,

I have noticed that in many articles about countries the introduction contains a brief summary of the country's history. I would suggest that the same would be done for Morocco. I was thinking about something like this:

"A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours: since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 789, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid and Almohad dynasty, spanning parts of Iberia and North-Western Africa. Under the Marinid and Saadi dynasty the struggle to protect the Moroccan heartland from foreign domination would continue, resulting in Morocco to remain the only North-African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, the current ruling dynasty, seized power in 1666. In 1912 Morocco would be divided into a French and Spanish protectorate, with an international zone in Tangier, only to regain its independence in 1956." — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maghribi1994 (talkcontribs) 20:35, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Since no one objected, I added this to the lead (with removal of some unnecessary words). Vanjagenije (talk) 10:06, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
    • ^ ↑ a, b et c Africa Tourism Monitor [archive] afdb.org October 2015