Wikipedia:Proposed article demotion

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Good articles and very good articles are some of the best articles on Simple English Wikipedia. They have certain criteria that they must meet before they can be considered as a good or very good article (see Wikipedia:Requirements for good articles and Wikipedia:Requirements for very good articles). If someone notices that an article meets most or all of those criteria, he or she may list it on the Proposed good articles or Proposed very good articles page. The article is then voted on, and if enough people agree that the article is good or very good, it is promoted to that higher status.

However, sometimes a good or very good article is changed in such a way that it no longer meets the criteria, or new information may become available about the topic, making the article incomplete. In such a case, the article should be demoted from good article or very good article status.

Process of demotion[change source]

Demotion of a GA or VGA can be done in this way:

  1. A named editor notices that the article no longer meets the GA or VGA criteria.
  2. The editor lists the article on this page and adds {{pvgademotion}} (for VGAs) or {{pgademotion}} (for GAs) to the article's page to show that it is currently being reviewed and improved.
  3. Major contributors to the article who helped it become a GA or VGA are notified, along with a note at Simple Talk to let the community know about the proposed demotion.
  4. 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}} or {{good}} tag back.
  5. 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 GA or VGA status and will follow the full promotion process from beginning to end.

Proposals for demotion[change source]

List proposals here, newer ones at the top. Each proposal should list what needs to be fixed. Within two weeks from being listed, an article listed here must be fixed to again meet the criteria, or have its higher status removed.

=== Article name ===
{{la|article name}}
State why the article should be demoted. ~~~~ 

Closed[change source]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Closed as demoted. Recommend changes and resubmission as GA. --Peterdownunder (talk) 11:40, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Hanami[change source]

Hanami (change · talk · history · links · watch · logs · delete)

I saw this article on the main page as the selected article. Just in the small section there, I saw compound sentences, complex words, links to dab pages, and links to Wiktionary. I don't think any of those belong in very good articles here, and two of them violate the requirements for very good articles. Looking at the version of the article that was approved for very good status, I see the same issues. --Auntof6 (talk) 22:33, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Mostly agree with the concerns about this article. Looks like this was promoted over 10 years ago and standards for VGAs have (obviously) changed since then. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 17:24, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
The linking to dab pages should be a pretty easy fix, linking to Wiktionary is actually something we encourage if I recall correctly so that isn't an issue for VGAs. The others though, perhaps some people want to look at them to quickly clean it up instead of demoting it, it isn't that big an article after all. -DJSasso (talk) 11:55, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
What DJ said. A Wiktionary link is inferior to a Wikipedia link, but sometimes it just makes more sense to lay out a definition there than to put a lengthy explanation of a term in the VGA. (Sometimes it doesn't, too, but that goes on a case-by-case basis.) StevenJ81 (talk) 15:08, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
I had not read this recently. The language in the main body of the article is much too complex for this to be a VGA. It should be demoted to GA, and still I would feel the English needed attention. It's an interesting article, however. That saves it for me as a GA. Macdonald-ross (talk) 20:06, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

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