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Michigan State University[edit]

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Michigan State University Campus of Michigan State University - History of Michigan State University - Michigan State Spartans - Michigan State University academics

I'm nominating this topic as a featured article removal candidate per criterion 6, which says the following;

"Each article should be of a good quality, including references. Not all articles need be featured class, but several should be. The rest must be all Good Articles or A class except where achieving such a class is impossible."

While there are two FAs there, the 3 other articles aren't of at least GA / A quality, and I feel that they could achieve such a class if given work. Remove per my reasoning. LuciferMorgan 20:30, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

  • Remove 3 out of 5 articles not at least GA. We can't call that a featured topic. Jay32183 02:55, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Comment I don't know if it makes a difference, but "Sparty", MSU's mascot, is a good article. Lovelac7 03:49, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Thanks Lovelac7, This may help keep MSU on the Featured Topic Section!! Max 08:47, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
    • I have just rewritten the lead section of Campus of Michigan State University and nominated it under the education section of WP:GA/N. Lovelac7 06:02, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
    • The Academics article is probably more or less GA quality too. --Spangineerws (háblame) 05:05, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
      • I'd say, right now it's less since the website refs don't have accessdates. When you use {{cite web}} fill in all the parameters you can. Jay32183 17:19, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
        • Done. I checked the pages, made sure the links still worked, and added access dates. Lovelac7 02:56, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Keep - The non FAs are moderatly long, nicly written, and very well referenced. I think they all of high enough quality to keep this topic featured. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 04:24, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Wait - I know that things are supposed to stay here for 14 days, but lets make sure that it stays for at least that time, to give the Campus article time to go through GAC, and hopefully academics at least nom'd. If we can get all but spartans up to ga+ before the review ends, I'd say keep, with no prejudice against renominating it for removal if spartans doesn't get improved pretty soon after. --PresN 18:40, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
    • I think it's fair to wait for any articles currently at GAC. Why remove its FT status if it'll be nominated again in only a week? Jay32183 19:21, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
    • That's reasonable. This debate should stay open pending the result of the GAC noms. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 22:35, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
    • I have also put the Academics article up for peer review. Please give me any feedback there. As for the Spartans athletics article, I'll see if I can work on it this week. Lovelac7 08:25, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Ok cool. Can you please also clean up the citations for the two FAs? The current style is very mixed and needs a brush up. LuciferMorgan 23:46, 12 April 2007 (UTC)
Done. I've checked the references for all 5 FT articles. They should be up to snuff now. Lovelac7 02:56, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Keep The Articles "Campus of Michigan State University", "Michigan State Spartans" and "Michigan State University academics" are current good article candidates. Wait to see What happends with the articles before removing the MSU section.
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5 articles
Featured article Michigan State University
MSU South Campus skyline.jpg
Campus of Michigan State University
Featured article History of Michigan State University
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State University academics

Max 07:25, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

  • De-list if at least one of the other articles isn't either a "Good Article" or in a review by the 21st (14 days after de-list nomination). I think that the featured topic idea is really great, but, even counting that the non-recognised articles are nicely done... they need to be held to the same standard as the other topics. —ScouterSig 14:34, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
    • I would like to get all of these to FA. In the mean time, we have two three articles in GAC. Feel free to review them if you have time. Lovelac7 23:12, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
If this gets delisted you can always renominate it as an FT. LuciferMorgan 08:52, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
The "Men's basketball" section of Michigan State Spartanas has a few external jumps. LuciferMorgan 16:40, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
  • "Campus" is now a GA. One down, two to go. Lovelac7 20:13, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Keep—improving to current FT standards. — Deckiller 21:44, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Keep - Academics is now a GA, leaving only Spartans as B-class, and a current GACandidate. --PresN 15:48, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Closing discussion as keep - This topic may now have some issues with gaps, but the original reason for FTRC nomination was that there were not enough GAs and FAs. Since then articles have been promoted, and consensus seems to agree that the issue has been dealt with. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 06:18, 1 May 2007 (UTC)