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Suitable articles at the Article nomination board are likely to appeal to a wide variety of editors, and have sufficient potential for improvement: Stub-Class, Start-Class and C-Class articles are ideal for nomination.

Articles and lists nominated here can be about any topic on Wikipedia. To encourage diversity, nominations are listed under the following topical areas:

Be bold! Articles here can can be edited at any time by all users, regardless of project membership status. As such, this page also functions as a general noticeboard for English Wikipedia. All nominations will be automatically archived by MusikBot once they are closed, and successful nominations are automatically listed at the Articles for improvement page.


This week's article for improvement is:

Grey market

Previous selections: Växjö · Astronomical object · Secondary school

Instructions[edit]

Nominations[edit]

Sport[edit]

Applied sciences and technology[edit]

Gadget[edit]


Start-Class article Gadget – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  1. Support - per nom. Definitely.  – Corinne (talk) 16:07, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Arts[edit]

The ClueFinders[edit]


Start-Class article The ClueFinders – (page view stats • edit • talk • history) - 87 daily hits

Here's a trip through memory lane of those who grew up in the 1990's. A highly popular and successful edutainment franchise with an article that is sorely lacking.--Coin945 (talk) 02:57, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

  1. Support - per nom. --BabbaQ (talk) 22:34, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. Leaning oppose – It's unclear what this developed article is "sorely lacking", other than needing more sources. North America1000 09:11, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Reader Rabbit[edit]


Start-Class article Reader Rabbit – (page view stats • edit • talk • history) - 101 daily hits

One of the most popular an successful edutainment video game series of all time. It sold over 6 million copies and won almost 200 awards. The article is really terrible at the moment. See Madeline (video game series) for an example of what this article could look like (baring in mind that Madleine is comparitively less popular/successful than Reader Rabbit).--Coin945 (talk) 02:57, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

  1. Support - per nom. --BabbaQ (talk) 22:33, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Comment - BabbaQ, I know nothing about this area, but I looked at the Madeline (video game series) article and thought, aren't some sections in that article rather long? Then I looked at the Reader Rabbit article and thought, the layout is similar, but it is much shorter. To me, it doesn't look terrible, but if you think more could be added to the article, I believe you. I just think the Madeline article may illustrate the idea that the longer the article, the better it is. What do you think is "terrible" about the Reader Rabbit article?  – Corinne (talk) 15:19, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
In my personal opinion the article could need some prose improvements. And there are definitely some potential for expansion, and adding of better sources. I think you should make your own mind up, but now you know my stance. Regards.--BabbaQ (talk) 22:51, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Comment @Corinne:, I recently did a massive overhaul of the Reader Rabbit article so now it is in a much much better place. It used to look like this at the time of my nomination. After my expansion there is less of a need for this article to be chosen for TAFI.--Coin945 (talk) 05:57, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Comment Coin945 I see the work you did, mostly on 6 February. If you still think the article could, and should, be expanded significantly, and better sources could be added, then it makes sense to leave it here as a nominee. If you think it is mainly the prose that needs work, you could withdraw it as a nominee here and put in a request for a copy-edit at GOCE. What do you think is best, or what would you like to see happen?  – Corinne (talk) 15:51, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  • I think there's still more work to be done which justifies its inclusion in this list.--Coin945 (talk) 04:47, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Everyday life[edit]

Rice and beans[edit]


Start-Class article Rice and beans – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • A common staple food in many areas of the world; can be expanded and improved. North America1000 09:14, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  1. Support - per nom. Redolta📱 Contribs 07:21, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support - per nom.  – Corinne (talk) 15:58, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Floor[edit]

A wood floor

Start-Class article Floor – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • Fairly developed, but only has one primary source reference, and can be expanded and improved. North America1000 07:17, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
  1. Support - per nom. I can think of two areas that could be expanded: modern flooring materials and history of flooring.  – Corinne (talk) 15:57, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Geography[edit]

History and politics[edit]

Sri Lankan Civil War[edit]


C-Class article Sri Lankan Civil War – (page view stats • edit • talk • history) - 978 daily hits

  • This article has numerous tags at the top of the article, some of which have been there since 2013. I think we can do better than a C-class for an article that gets 978 hits per day. The article also seems a little long to me.  – Corinne (talk) 19:03, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
  1. Support - per nom.--BabbaQ (talk) 02:12, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. Support - per nom. Redolta📱 Contribs 07:09, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
Comment I just looked at the page statistics to be sure I had selected the right figure, and I see that today the average daily page views total 1,026!  – Corinne (talk) 16:01, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Mathematics and computer science[edit]

Natural sciences[edit]

Mechanically interlocked molecular architectures[edit]


Stub-Class article Mechanically interlocked molecular architectures – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • A relatively new area in the chemical sciences, these fascinating molecules have been considered for a plethora of applications. The chemistry behind the concept is relatively straight forward and should be accessible to anyone who studied chemistry at A level (or international equivalent). Material on the subject can be found readily online for free. EvilxFish (talk) 14:21, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Language and literature[edit]

People/Companies and organisations/Products[edit]

Yaa Asantewaa[edit]


Start-Class article Yaa Asantewaa – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Fatou Bensouda[edit]


Start-Class article Fatou Bensouda – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Martha Karua[edit]


Start-Class article Martha Karua – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Chinwendu Ihezuo[edit]


Start-Class article Chinwendu Ihezuo – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Nassima Saifi[edit]


Start-Class article Nassima Saifi – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Support I think this would be an excellent short-term project for us, kind of like the editing blitzes at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes. It would also show that we are committed to making Wikipedia a little less Euro- and US-centric and more globally balanced.  – Corinne (talk) 16:05, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

  • @Anthere: This format cannot be parsed by the bot. Please remove the above and follow the directions, nominating each article separately. Thanks! MusikAnimal talk 20:31, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
    • Ok. That's weird because when I tried to put an entry, it lead me to the visual editor and this did not give the directions that I now see in the regular editor. Well. I go try fix that. Thanks Anthere (talk)

Anna Tibaijuka[edit]


Stub-Class article Anna Tibaijuka – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. It is listed as a stub but does not look like a stub to me at the moment... Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti[edit]


C-Class article Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Flora Nwapa[edit]


C-Class article Flora Nwapa – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Asmaa Mahfouz[edit]


Start-Class article Asmaa Mahfouz – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

  • 16 African Women Biographies will be proposed in a translate-a-thon to be held from the 20th of Feb till the 07th of March. Some of them are already of fairly good quality, others are less so. Help to improve those before translation will be welcome. This article is one of the 16. Anthere (talk) 22:14, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

Philosophy and religion[edit]

Development of religion[edit]


Stub-Class article Development of religion – (page view stats • edit • talk • history)

Absolutely vital article on a deeply fascinating concept. Currently a stub.--Coin945 (talk) 06:40, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

  1. Support - per nom. --BabbaQ (talk) 22:33, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
  2. Oppose - There is already a well-developed article History of religions. At the top of that article there is a link to another well-developed article, Religious studies. Throughout this article there are links to other articles, including, for example, Sociology of religion, which is well developed but has a tag at the top saying that more citations are needed. Perhaps this stub should be deleted.  – Corinne (talk) 20:10, 5 February 2017 (UTC)
This article has a different scope. It's about how a religion gets developed and evolves over time, rather than an overview of the history of all religions. At least that's my understanding.--Coin945 (talk) 05:07, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
You may be right. I don't know. But I found several other articles that might cover this topic: Evolutionary origin of religions, Evolutionary psychology of religion, Cognitive science of religion, in which the first line reads: "Cognitive science of religion is the study of religious thought and behavior from the perspective of the cognitive and evolutionary sciences", Theories about religions, Sociology of religion, and Anthropology of religion.  – Corinne (talk) 15:05, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Society and social sciences[edit]