Chalo Chatu:Requirements for Featured good articles

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There are many articles on Chalo Chatu. Some of them are better than others. To mark those articles that can be an example for how articles should be, a template has been set up. This template is called {{good}}. It can be added to articles that meet the requirements listed below, and that have been voted on by the community. In other Wikipedia projects, such articles are called Featured articles.

Requirements for good articles

  1. The article must be about a subject which belongs in Chalo Chatu.
  2. The article must be comprehensive. A comprehensive article is one which does not miss any major facts and details.
  3. The article should be several kilobytes long, not including infoboxes, images, references, other websites, interwiki, and categories. However, this is not a strict rule.
  4. The article must have gone through a few revisions, possibly by different editors. No one writes perfect articles.
  5. The last few revisions should be minor changes (like spell-checking or link-fixing).
  6. If there are any illustrations, they must be pertinent to the article. They must also be properly labelled.
  7. There must be no templates pointing to the fact that the article needs improvement. These templates include {{cleanup}}, {{stub}} and {{unreferenced}}. The article also should not need them.
  8. Content that is from books, journal articles or other publications needs to be referenced. This can either be done with <ref>..</ref><references/> tags, or as a list of publications.

How to make an article good

To be able to mark a certain article good, there is a certain procedure that should be followed.

  1. When the article meets at least 6 of the criteria mentioned above, a named contributor can add it to the Proposed very good articles page. He or she can also add the {{pvgood}} tag at this time. The talk page of the article in question is the place to discuss what the article still needs, or how the work can be co-ordinated.

Making large changes to very good articles

Because the process of becoming a very good article is long, larger edits (beyond spellchecking/link-fixing) to current very good articles should be talked about on the talk page of the article before they are made.

Demoting very good articles

Sometimes a very good article is changed in such a way that it no longer meets the criteria above, or new information may become available about the topic, making the article incomplete. In such a case, the article should be demoted from very good article status. Demotion of a VGA can be done in this way:

  1. A named editor notices that the article no longer meets the criteria.
  2. The editor places the article on Chalo Chatu:Proposed article demotion and adds a special template that shows that the article is currently being reviewed and improved.
  3. For two weeks following the discovery, the article can be fixed to again meet the criteria. If there is agreement that the problem has been fixed during this time, there does not need to be a re-vote; a named editor can remove the tag from the article, and put the "vgood" tag back.
  4. If the problem is not fixed, the article will lose its status after the two week period. When the article once again meets the criteria, it can be re-nominated for VGA status and will follow the full promotion process from beginning to end.