Wikipedia:WikiProject Awake/A-Class review

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Welcome to WikiProject Awake's A-Class review (ACR) center. Here, we decide which articles in our scope are to become A-Class articles. A-Class articles are almost at featured quality, which exemplifies Wikipedia's best work, but the article will require a little more work, or copy-editing to get to that status. All editors are welcome to review nominations, according to the A-Class criteria. The Awake WikiProject also allows lists for A-Class status quality! So, go ahead and nominate your lists.

Before nominating an article, nominators may wish to receive feedback by listing it at peer review. 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 efforts to address objections promptly. An article should not be on featured article candidates, peer review, or good article nominations while on ACR. Please do not split ACR pages into subsections using header code (if necessary, embolden headings).

The WikiProject Awake coordinator, TBrandley—or his delegate, TRLIJC19—determines the timing of the process for each nomination. For an article to be approved for A-Class status, consensus must be reached that it meets the criteria. Consensus is built among reviewers and nominators; the coordinator or delegate determines whether there is consensus. A nomination will be removed from the list and failed if, in the judgment of the coordinator or delegate:

  • actionable objections have not been resolved;
  • consensus for approval has not been reached;
  • insufficient information has been provided by reviewers to judge whether the criteria have been met; or
  • a nomination is unprepared, after at least one reviewer has suggested it be withdrawn.

The coordinator or delegate will update the article talk page after the article is approved or the nomination failed; the delay in listing the article as A-Class can range from minutes to several days, and the {{A-Class-Awake}} template should remain on the talk page until a delegate or the coordinator updates {{ArticleHistory}}.

Nomination procedure

  1. Before nominating an article, ensure that it meets all of the A-Class criteria and that peer reviews are closed and archived. The toolbox (at right) can help you check some of the criteria.
  2. Place {{subst:A-Class-Awake}} on the talk page of the nominated article and save the page.
  3. From the ACR template, click on the red "initiate the nomination" link or the blue "leave comments" link. You will see pre-loaded information; leave that text. If you are unsure how to complete a nomination, please post to the talk page for assistance.
  4. Below the preloaded title, complete the nomination page, sign with ~~~~ and save the page.
  5. Copy this text: {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Awake A-Class review/name of nominated article/archiveNumber}} (substituting Number), and edit this page (i.e., the page you are reading at the moment), pasting the template at the top of the list of nominations. Replace "name of ..." with the name of your nomination. This will transclude the nomination into this page. In the event that the title of the nomination page differs from this format, use the page's title instead.

Supporting and opposing

  • To respond to a nomination, click the "Edit" link to the right of the article nomination (not the "Edit this page" link for the whole ACR page). All editors are welcome to review nominations.
  • To support a nomination, write *'''Support''', followed by your reason(s), which should be based on a full reading of the text. If you have been a significant contributor to the article before its nomination, please indicate this. A reviewer who specializes in certain areas of the A-Class criteria should indicate whether the support is applicable to all of the criteria.
  • To oppose a nomination, write *'''Object''' or *'''Oppose''', followed by your reason(s). Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to address the objection, the coordinator or delegate may ignore it. References on style and grammar do not always agree; if a contributor cites support for a certain style in a standard reference work or other authoritative source, reviewers should consider accepting it. Reviewers who object are strongly encouraged to return after a few days to check whether their objection has been addressed. To withdraw the objection, strike it out (with <s> ... </s>) rather than removing it. Alternatively, reviewers may hide lengthy, resolved commentary in a cap template with a signature in the header.
  • If a nominator feels that an Oppose has been addressed, they should say so after the reviewer's signature rather than striking out or splitting up the reviewer's text. Per talk page guidelines, nominators should not cap, alter, strike, break up, or add graphics to comments from other editors; replies are added below the signature on the reviewer's commentary. If a nominator finds that an opposing reviewer is not returning to the nomination page to revisit improvements, this should be noted on the nomination page, with a diff to the reviewer's talk page showing the request to reconsider.
  • Use of graphics or templates including graphics (such as {{done}} and {{not done}}) is discouraged, as they slow down the page load time.
  • To provide constructive input on a nomination without specifically supporting or objecting, write *'''Comment''' followed by your advice.


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