Wikipedia:Featured topic candidates/Michigan State University/addition1

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Michigan State University (1st supplementary nomination)[edit]

Reason for nominating the new articles: Both Sparty(mascot of Michigan State University) and John Clough Holmes (responsible for the establishment of Michigan State University) are GA class and should be apart of the Featured topic. The Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band is a great page and I think it will be making GA class any day now, have a look, I would not be heart broken if this last one douse not make it, but I feel it could have a place on the list. Max ╦╩ 05:17, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

This topic is already featured. It is being re-nominated to add additional items. See Wikipedia talk:Featured topics/Michigan State University/archive1 for discussions of the topic's previous nominations. The additional items are:

  1. Good article John Clough Holmes
  2. Good article Sparty
  3. Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band
Main page Articles
existing topics: Michigan State University Campus of Michigan State University - History of Michigan State University - Michigan State Spartans - Michigan State University academics - new topics Sparty - John Clough Holmes - Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band
  • Support/nominat Max ╦╩ 05:17, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Weak support oppose - These are clearly related to the topic. The two GA's are long enough and well referenced. The marching band one needs some work, but I think it's complete enough. However, the Michigan State University navigation template has a lot more articles in it. I'll have to look through it to make sure that this topic isn't cheery picking. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 15:41, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
    • I'm changing my vote to weak oppose due to the cherry picking. The topic in it's current state has all of the main articles about Michigan U. If we are going to add minor articles about it, we would have to add more of them. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 17:23, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
  • What Why can I not "cheery pick" the best Articles MSU has to offer? The rules say nothing about this. Max ╦╩ 16:49, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
  • It's the first one there. "The articles should have a clear similarity with each other under a well-defined topical scope that does not arbitrarily exclude items." You shouldn't just pick the good ones there; you should pick the ones that are the most crucial and relevant to the topic. ShadowHalo 20:23, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose for now. Let's improve some more articles first, then we can come back with an expansion. Lovelac7 02:13, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
  • nominat on Hold Max ╦╩ 15:33, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
    • All three GA bids have ended. There is no longer any reason to keep this nomination on hold. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 04:09, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Most of the articles are now GA, great to expand the topic. Judgesurreal777 18:51, 1 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Articles are cherry picked. --Maitch 08:11, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose, as above. Why don't you list List of Michigan State University people for a peer review and GA? I see it failed Featured list recently, but it is, IMHO, an article that would fit very well into the current FT. It is a full article of a chapter in Michigan State University after all. Witty Lama 22:22, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
  • Fail - After a month there is no consensus to promote. You've improved a few articles to GA status, so it looks like the only issue left to fix is cherry-picking. An expansion that includes all of the minor MSU articles should pass no problem. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 15:53, 14 May 2007 (UTC)