Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/GAN Backlog Drives/March 2011

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Nominations list: 457 articles (19 of them are on hold) as of 01:00, 5 September 2018 (UTC) | edit

This Good article nominations backlog elimination drive is a one-month-long effort (originally organized by the GAN WikiProject and other users) to reduce the backlog of Good Article nominations. Please make sure that you read the whole Good article review process before starting to review an article. The coordinators for this drive are MuZemike and Wizardman. If you have any questions, leave a message in the drive's talk page. This drive runs from 1 March 2011 00:00 UTC and ends on 31 March 2011 23:59 UTC.

The goal of this backlog elimination drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations to below 50 (we got below 100 last year). Awards will be given out to those individuals who do the most work in helping reduce the size of the backlog.

Basic guidelines[edit]

  1. Log completed GANs here. If you complete a GAN for an article, don't forget to list it here so that you can get credit for the review.
  2. No rubber-stamping of GANs. Be thorough and complete in your GANs, and make sure all the i's are dotted and the t's crossed. Generally Good article nominations tend to result in even better improvements to articles and can go a long way especially when approaching Featured Article standing.
  3. Provide constructive criticism. If you see a problem or problems in a certain article you're reviewing, don't be afraid to point that out and indicate to the nominator what's wrong. Instead of merely pointing to the problems, guide the nominator to possible ways of fixing those problems. Similarly, if the article is not of Good Article quality yet, don't be afraid to fail, but make sure you provide guidance as to how to get the article up to GA quality.
  4. Stick with it. An article isn't improved if it remains on hold for months. Instead, make the smaller corrections, make sure the primary writer is actively editing, and make the pass/fail judgment if concerns are/are not addressed in a timely matter. Watch the talk page and look to see what's being done and if anyone has questions.
  5. Have fun. We're here to help bring these articles up to their fullest potential and hence improving the overall quality of the encyclopedia. If you do not enjoy doing that, then there is no motivation to improve these articles and the encyclopedia as a whole.

For new reviewers[edit]

The March 2011 elimination drive welcome and encourages those who have not yet tried their hand at GA reviewing, or those who haven't done so in some time, to join the drive, even if only to review one or two. If you feel like wanting someone to check over your review and making sure that it's good, the drive coordinators will gladly assist.


There are 55 editors participating in the March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive, which means the following:

  • If everybody reviewed at least 7 more Good Article nomination, we would reach our goal of under 50 outstanding nominations.
  • If everybody reviewed at least 8 more Good Article nominations, we would completely clear out the GAN queue.
GAN backlog elimination drives chart, as of 1 April
GAN backlog elimination ratios chart, as of 1 April
Reports generated from Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Report
Date Outstanding
Change since
previous day[N 1]
Change since
beginning[N 1]
March 1, 2011 378 291
March 2, 2011 358 262 Positive decrease 29 Positive decrease 29
March 3, 2011 345 254 Positive decrease  8 Positive decrease 37
March 4, 2011 339 233 Positive decrease 21 Positive decrease 58
March 5, 2011 304 205 Positive decrease 28 Positive decrease 86
March 6, 2011 289 187 Positive decrease 18 Positive decrease 104
March 7, 2011 282 185 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease 106
March 8, 2011 283 178 Positive decrease  7 Positive decrease 113
March 9, 2011 285 178 Steady  0 Positive decrease 113
March 10, 2011 278 172 Positive decrease  6 Positive decrease 119
March 11, 2011 278 178 Negative increase  6 Positive decrease 113
March 12, 2011 279 170 Positive decrease  8 Positive decrease 121
March 13, 2011 267 155 Positive decrease 15 Positive decrease 136
March 14, 2011 266 157 Negative increase  2 Positive decrease 134
March 15, 2011 256 158 Negative increase  1 Positive decrease 133
March 16, 2011 262 170 Negative increase  12 Positive decrease 121
March 17, 2011 264 169 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 122
March 18, 2011 261 166 Positive decrease  3 Positive decrease 125
March 19, 2011 257 168 Negative increase  2 Positive decrease 123
March 20, 2011 258 165 Positive decrease  3 Positive decrease 126
March 21, 2011 243 146 Positive decrease 19 Positive decrease 145
March 22, 2011 235 145 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 146
March 23, 2011 227 137 Positive decrease  8 Positive decrease 154
March 24, 2011 217 130 Positive decrease  7 Positive decrease 161
March 25, 2011 211 126 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 165
March 26, 2011 208 115 Positive decrease 11 Positive decrease 176
March 27, 2011 208 111 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 180
March 28, 2011 195 107 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 184
March 29, 2011 194 109 Negative increase  2 Positive decrease 182
March 30, 2011 188 111 Negative increase  2 Positive decrease 180
March 31, 2011 179 102 Positive decrease  9 Positive decrease 189
April 1, 2011 171 100 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease 191
  1. ^ a b Change only refers to unreviewed nominations.


Awards will be given out at the conclusion of the backlog elimination drive as follows:

Working Man's Barnstar.png At least 5 GANs reviewed: The Working Man's Barnstar.

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif At least 10 GANs reviewed: The Tireless Contributor Barnstar.

GA Award.png At least 20 GANs reviewed: The WikiProject Good Articles Medal of Merit.

SuperiorContentReviewScribe.png At least 40 GANs reviewed: The Order of the Superior Scribe of Wikipedia.

CRM.png In addition, the person who reviews the most Good Article nominations during the backlog elimination drive will receive the Content Review Medal of Merit. (Unfortunately, because of financial problems, we are not able to give away automobiles at this time.)

And remember, the ultimate winner here is Wikipedia.

Running total[edit]

You can still join! Feel free to start at any time.

Only pass/fail will be recognized as completing a review. If necessary, you can put the article on hold if the article needs to be edited further to be passed. Once you have passed or failed the article after putting it on hold, then include your review below. Quick-fails will not be counted. Please state if the article is a pass, fail, or on hold. Make sure you follow up on holds.

Please log entries in the following format:

{{Div col|cols=3}} 
{{GANdr|GA|John Doe}}
{{GANdr|NoGA|Jane Doe}}
{{GANdr|GAH|John Smith}}
{{Div col end}}
Canadian Paul
Dana Boomer
Grapple X
HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts?
Hunter Kahn
  1. Failed good article nominee Rita Bennett (Review)

  1. Good article Cape Moreton Light (Review)
  2. Good article Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) (Review)
  3. Good article G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Marvel Comics) (Review)
  4. Good article Hue-Da Nang Campaign (Review)
  5. Good article Saegusa-Ito oxidation (Review)
  6. Good article Siege of Badajoz (1658) (Review)
  7. Good article Battle of Bình Giã (Review)
  8. Good article Sotra Bridge (Review)
  9. Failed good article nominee Mince pie (Review)
  10. Good article Archaeoastronomy (Review)
  11. Failed good article nominee Camberwell Public Baths (Review)
  12. Good article Juha Vainio (Review)
  13. Failed good article nominee Sako Chivitchian (Review)
  14. Good article Petitcodiac River (Review)
  15. Good article Imru' al-Qais (Review)
  16. Good article Junko Sakurada (Review)
  17. Good article Nordhordland Bridge (Review)
  18. Good article Megamaser (Review)
  19. Good article Battle of Lang Vei (Review)
  20. Good article Rutherfordium (Review)
  21. Good article Lympne Airport (Review)
  22. Good article Love Sex Magic (Review)
  23. Good article Body of Lies (film) (Review)
  24. Good article Cultivar (Review)
  25. Good article Emilie Autumn (Review)
  26. Good article My Heart Is Calling (Review)
  27. Good article Vlaams Blok (Review)
  28. Good article Indian Camp (Review)
  29. Good article Iranian targeted subsidy plan (Review)
  30. Good article Norwegian Public Safety Radio (Review)
  31. Good article Santa-Fe (Bob Dylan song) (Review)
  32. Failed good article nominee Travel Bug (Review)
  33. Good article Lindenwood University (Review)
  34. Good article 1969 FA Cup Final (Review)
  35. Good article Reaction Engines Skylon (Review)
  36. Good article Hellenic Nomarchy (Review)
  37. Good article Siege of Szigetvár (Review)
  38. Failed good article nominee The River Saile (Review)
  39. Good article Freedom Party of Austria (Review)
  40. Failed good article nominee Ignace Bourget (Review)
  41. Good article Somewhere (film) (Review)
  42. Good article Nazarov cyclization reaction (Review)
  43. Good article Tara (Ramayana) (Review)
  44. Good article Pasty (Review)
  45. Good article Santa Maria de Ovila (Review)
  46. Good article Hellcats (Review)
  47. Good article Battle of Ong Thanh (Review)
  48. Good article 2009 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (Review)
  49. Good article Louis Clément Ngwat-Mahop (Review)
  50. Good article American Arts Commemorative Series medallions (Review)
  51. Failed good article nominee HSR-350x (Review)
  52. Good article Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Homicide: Life on the Street) (Review)
  53. Good article Hillel Slovak (Review)
  54. Good article Joran van der Sloot (Review)
  55. Good article Mir (Review)
  56. Good article Pretty on the Inside (Review)
  57. Failed good article nominee British rhythm and blues (Review)
  58. Good article Stephen Lynch (politician) (Review)
  59. Good article St Peter's Church, Sudbury (Review)
  60. Good article Juliusz Słowacki (Review)
  61. Failed good article nominee Boise Towne Square (Review)
  62. Good article 2011 Tirreno–Adriatico (Review)
  63. Good article Asher Levi (Review)[R 1]
  64. Failed good article nominee Michael Carrick (Review)
  65. Good article Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (Review)
  66. Failed good article nominee Abraham Quintanilla Jr (Review)
  67. Good article Kepler-8b (Review)
  68. Good article Birkebeineren Ski Stadium (Review)
  69. Failed good article nominee Famine in India (Review)
  70. Good article Nuno Mendes (footballer) (Review)
  71. Good article Romeo Void (Review)
  72. Good article Autonomous Albanian Republic of Korçë (Review)
  73. Failed good article nominee Roman Catholicism in Greenland (Review)
  74. Good article St Gallgo's Church, Llanallgo (Review)
  75. Good article One Fierce Beer Coaster (Review)[R 1]
  76. Failed good article nominee Culture of Malaysia (Review)
  77. Failed good article nominee Thomas Jefferson Hogg (Review)
  78. Good article Kepler-9d (Review)
  79. Failed good article nominee Baščaršija (Review)
  80. Failed good article nominee London Fire Brigade (Review)
  81. Failed good article nominee Weather ship (Review)
  82. Good article St Caian's Church, Tregaian (Review)
  83. Failed good article nominee Carmella Cammeniti (Review)
  84. Failed good article nominee Work It Out (Beyoncé Knowles song) (Review)[R 2]
  85. Good article Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome (Review)
  86. Good article Saruman (Review)
  87. Good article No Pressure (film) (Review)
  88. Failed good article nominee The Bad Girls Club (Review)
  89. Good article Mario Balotelli (Review)[R 1]
  90. Good article Vestgrensa (station) (Review)
  91. Good article Lepidoptera (Review)[R 1]
  92. Good article Caesar (cocktail) (Review)[R 1]
  93. Failed good article nominee 2010 Copiapó mining accident (Review)
  94. Failed good article nominee Scream (Kelis song) (Review)[R 2]
Lord Roem
Matthew R Dunn
Reaper Eternal (talk · contribs)
Tea with toast
Thurgate (talk)
Wikicopter what i do s + c cup|former
Wilhelmina Will
  1. ^ a b c d e f Passed after 31 March
  2. ^ a b c d Failed after 31 March



We will spot-check some of the completed GANs for quality control reasons. If a GAN is found not to be of an acceptable standard, it will be reassessed against the criteria.