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===[[ARTICLE NAME]]===
*'''Writer —''' {{Name|USERNAME}}
*'''Nominator —''' {{Name|USERNAME}}
*'''Date of Creation —''' Month Day, Year
*'''Date of Nomination —''' Month Day, Year
*'''Description —''' Describe the Good Article candidate in an effective way with as few words as possible.
*'''Why —''' In your opinion, why should this article be granted the honor of Good Article status?
*'''Status —''' The present status of the article as a Good Article candidate (FOR JUDICIARY PURPOSES ONLY!)

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Joseph-122

  • Writer — Falkeno
  • Nominator — Falkeno
  • Date of Creation — June 22, 2019
  • Date of Nomination — June 17, 2020
  • Description — An expansion of Joseph-122, a spartan who has mostly gone untouched in the community, has a habit of hurting his legs.
  • Why — It's probably my best article, but I don't know if it's actually good unless I throw it in at the deep end and see if it floats.
  • Status — Nomination Failed

Voting

  1. Support.png Support — You need to move the feedback template to above the lore expansion template. Examining Joseph-122 under a microscope, I noted some minor concerns but do not really take away from the quality of the article. The quotation at the top uses blockquotes rather than the quote template {{Quote|quote|source}} favored by most of the site. The intro paragraphs feature some run-on sentences that could be cut down. Your info box mentions Special Warfare Group 3 but I should point out a distinction that they're not under the UNSC Navy but under Unified Special Warfare Command, under UNICOM. Other GA members will probably not like that the Halopedia link color isn't uniform with internal site links but I don't think it's a big issue. I liked the developments that Joseph goes through with Daisy and Ralph, a nice change from other S-II archetypes that tend to forget or accept their role as Spartans. Yeah, the runaways were kind of the other end of the spectrum but I enjoy Joseph's role in the middle ground and as a sad manipulator of sorts. The good build-up for character development later which I assume reflects in your story tied to Joseph as well. Some biography sections seem rather short compared to others, and while I understand the reasoning behind some like small battle sections, I might recommend fleshing them out more or combining some to prevent smaller sections from sticking out. I feel that one of the biggest problems for Joseph-122 is a lack of images spread through the article. The images that are present are certainly full of detail but it would be a good idea to add more in my opinion. Overall I think Joseph is moving much in the right direction, it has my support. Distant Tide: Hunter - Killer
  2. Support.png Support — Requirements appear to check out. One thing I'd recommend changing is the opening quote, as it seems a bit silly to have Halsey peg him for a specific role at the age of six based on one trait, not accounting for his personality or having any proof of his real aptitudes. If you or anyone else is doing a read-through for revision, I'd look particularly at comma placement, as a few seem misplaced or result in run-on sentences like the second sentence in the intro. Might want to use a Quote template under Escape. I'm glad the Escape section is fleshed out so much (since it's the one canon thing we know about the character, making the most use of it justifies the article as an Expansion), especially with the reactive events in its aftermath. I think, however, that same section goes a bit too far into play-by-play detail for an article. You might try to shorten it up a bit with more general recountings of events in the spots less critical to the events. Joseph's reaction to Daisy's death was of particular interest, though it again goes into a level of detail you might want to reserve for a prose story (which it would definitely be suitable for as a subject). I think the length of those two sections are the only issues I really take with the article, but they do feel significant. The rest is done in more easily-digestible lengths, but those two are so important to the character I really want to see those cut down a bit (maybe not to as general as the rest of the article, since they're so significant) to make a consistent level of detail before approving this for GA. Refine those two a bit, and I'd happily Support it. Changes made have been satisfactory for my reading. Takes the few things we know about him in canon and expands them into a story that tells us more interpersonal conflict went on between the S-IIs than Nylund let on or John might've known, and I'm all for that. That Damn Sniper 03:31, July 26, 2020 (UTC)
  3. Oppose.png Oppose — This one is a close call for me. The article falls into the all-too common Spartan trap of feeling more like a list of military engagements than a character story. The effort to detail Joseph's relationships with his fellow Spartans alleviates this a bit -- a good amount of effort is put into showing how his relationships with his teammates evolves over time. Unfortunately I noticed a few grammatical tics throughout the article, specifically multiple instances of apostrophes used to designate plurals ("Spartan's" rather than "Spartans"). I'd also recommend a full proofread to free up some awkward phrasing. Passive voice is hard to avoid in article format but a few sentences are due tightening up. Formatting-wise the article looks fine, though I'll repeat my now-tired pet peeve that the images are a bit too small. If the aforementioned plural issue gets changed I'll change my vote to Support. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together
  4. Oppose.png Oppose — This is also a close one for me. I recommend using the Template:File to help with sizing your pictures and alignment. I like how you go into depth about the escape and the aftermath of each character. Where you mention Carris, Ralph and so forth, brings a different angle to a SPARTAN-II story I haven't seen before. Going into the content, I agree with Actene on the character having a list of military engagements. I also noticed how the article speed through sections, which can make them a drag to read. All in all, you have a great start. I hold more concerns around the grammar and military engagements; which I feel is holding the article back. I will be more than willing to work with you on identifying these concerns on Discord or Joseph's Talk Page. Work on the two things I mentioned and you should get the GA next time. ThePeteFiles (talk) 15:44, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
  5. Oppose.png Oppose — Like several of the others, this was tough choice, but I ultimately think that this doesn't quite meet the standards for GA, though it's very close and could easily be brought up to GA quality with some fairly easy changes. The biggest issues that stood out to me as holding the article back would be the short personality section (especially compared to the physical attributes section; the personality description should always be longer than any physical description of the character) and especially the fact that all of the relationship sections have large amounts of identical text in every single one of them. In the latter case I can respect that these are probably because these are a work in progress, but I'd be more comfortable having sections be left blank or incomplete rather than seeing repetition of the same text, especially if it's word-for-word like it is here. If those were to be fixed, however, I'd have no issue with this page receiving GA status. DemonsofHope.png »Anonymous ONI agent« [COMMS] [SERVICE RECORD]

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Allison Spurgeon

  • Writer — LoyalHaloFan
  • Nominator — LoyalHaloFan
  • Date of Creation — October 25, 2018
  • Date of Nomination — July 17, 2020
  • Description — A controversial Naval officer who led one of the rare large-scale military offensives against the Covenant.
  • Why — I was originally going to wait until I finished writing her before nominating her, but now that I've fallen behind on her I've decided to get it over with now and see what people still think of her a year later.
  • Status — GA Status granted.

Voting

  1. Support.png Support — For a time, I remembered there was a real incentive by users on Halo Fanon through 2018/2019 to create high-ranking naval officers with legendary tales of adventure. Of those that survived into 2020 due to any number of reasons, Spurgeon is certainly the most I recall though I think it may have to do with LHF's brief discussions with me regarding Spurgeon and the Interstellar Nuclear Kill Vehicle concept. Looking back at the article now, I can only remain impressed with the polish in regards to the areas that are completed. I admit I would have liked to see more post-War content and more completed section given all the evidence that much more was planned out but nothing goes finished on this site anyway so it's not like I can seriously detract from it when what's already there is more than a solid case for GA. I could comment on the link coloring inconsistency but that's just semantics of conformity to be honest. I like the article, good work - has my support. Distant Tide: Hunter - Killer
  2. Support.png Support — Up to length, image, and redlink requirements. One section I'd look at is the mention of the Carver findings; 'paired with' is a bit vague on how Allison's seeing things, or what meaning her conclusions have. Maybe make it so she writes a paper for an assignment on how TREBUCHET's details lend credence to the Carver Findings? I'd remove the simile "as if a train had hit her", since it sticks out in an article. Also, you might consider listing her role on-ship in her list of postings, as Weapons Systems Engineer on the Kepler and Communications Liaison on the Hopeful, since it'd kind of plot her rise in station through the course of her career as it tracks what ship she was on. Overall, though, my complaints are pretty minor. There's a well-expanded bio tied into effects of canon events, a sizeable chunk of content in other sections (including separating out Personal Life from a bio focused on her military career, a neat adaption of format you'd see on real-world military officers' Wikipedia entries), and a healthy but well-balanced amount of images, tables, and more. I'm for it. That Damn Sniper 04:35, July 27, 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support.png Support — As I read Spurgeon, I couldn't help but realize how easy and understanding the interstellar battles were written. What you have is great, I do hope you expand more on the character when you can. There are a few touch ups in terms of grammar. It has my support. ThePeteFiles (talk) 19:34, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
  4. Support.png Support — I'll get one pet peeve out of the way first: I'm not a fan of articles getting nominated for GA when they have a list of unfilled sections as long as my arm. It leaves the article with an unfinished quality even more glaring than if the unfilled sections weren't there at all. With that said, an absolutely superb article from LHF. The article structure and layout is phenomenal and one I plan to refer to for future articles of my own. I particularly like the concept of the "Controversies" section -- which further highlights my frustration that such a promising section is left unfilled. A hearty vote for support with the caveat that I hope to see more work on this article soon. Actene: If This Is To End In Fire, Then We'll Burn Together

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