Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Peer review

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Article development path

  1. Start a new article
  2. Develop the article
  3. Check against featured article criteria and good article criteria
  4. Get feedback from WikiProject
  5. Get broader creative feedback
  6. Apply for featured article or good article status
  7. Featured articles and Good articles

The peer review department of the College football WikiProject conducts peer reviews of articles on requests. The primary objective is to encourage better articles by having contributors who may not have worked on articles to examine them and provide ideas for further improvement.

The peer review process is highly flexible and can deal with articles of any quality; however, requesting reviews on very short articles may not be productive, as there is little for readers to comment on. Generally, most reviews will be conducted before nominating an article for good article or featured article status.

All reviews are conducted by fellow editors—usually members of the College football WikiProject. You do not need to be a member of the WikiProject to review an article.


Requesting a review[edit]

  1. Add peer-review=yes to the {{WikiProject College football}} project banner at the top of the article's talk page.
  2. From there, click on the "currently" link that appears in red in the template. This will open a page to discuss the review of your article.
  3. Place === [[Name of nominated article]] === at the top.
  4. Below it, write your reason for nominating the article and sign by using four tildes (~~~~). Also specify if you are going for Good article, Featured article, or neither as this may require different levels of scrutiny.
  5. Add {{Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Peer review/Name of nominated article}} at the top of the list of requests on this page.

If an article is listed for a second (or third, and so forth) peer review:

  1. Move the existing peer review subpage (Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Peer review/Name of nominated article) to an archive (Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Peer review/Name of nominated article/Archive 1).
  2. Follow the instructions for making a request above (editing the primary page, which will be a redirect to the archive, into a new request page).
  3. Be sure to provide a prominent link to the last archive at the top of the request (e.g. "Prior peer review here.").

Responding to a request[edit]

Everyone is encouraged to comment on any request listed here. To comment on an article, please add a new section (using ==== [[User:Your name|Your name]] ====) for your comments, in order to keep multiple responses legible.


Reviews should be archived after they have been inactive for some time, or when the article is nominated as a featured article candidate. To archive a review:

  1. Replace peer-review=yes with old-peer-review=yes in the {{WikiProject College football}} project banner template at the top of the article's talk page
  2. Move {{Wikipedia:WikiProject College football/Peer review/Name of nominated article}} from this page to the current archive page.

Related items[edit]

If there are no articles below, or you want more articles, see Wikipedia:Good articles/Candidates#Sports for articles currently Good article candidates. You should not approve any article that you were involved heavily in editing or reviewing here, but you could help another article reach GA.


Maryland Terrapins football[edit]

I'd like to have this article peer reviewed, with the goal of getting it up to GA standards. Strikehold (talk) 06:11, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Edwin Sweetland[edit]

My goal is to get it to Good Article (I would be happy to move it from a Start to a B). I have put lot time into the article, but need to step away and have some new set of eyes take a look at it. Also, any ideas on additional images that would be added would be helpful. 09er (talk) 20:24, 11 February 2008 (UTC)