Put a star on it!

This is where we determine whether an article is ready to be classified as Star status. Even though the criteria are fairly objective, it's good to get some additional eyes to look over a page and confirm that it's ready before elevating it to Star. For reference, here's the general description, from Project:Article status:

The article is essentially complete. It meets all of the above criteria. It follows the manual of style exactly or is the exception that proves the rule. Prose is not only near-perfect grammatically but also tight, effective, and enjoyable. It has appropriate illustrations, such as photos and a map. Enough breadth and depth of material is presented that anyone familiar with the subject of the article would have little to point out as absent. Future changes to this kind of article would reflect changes in the subject (e.g. a museum closes, a hotel price changes, a new airport is built) more than they'd require improvements in the coverage.

Objective criteria for Star status varies depending on the kind of article it is. For more concrete guidance on this, see:

If you feel that an article currently at Star status is no longer worthy, or never was to begin with, this is also the place to nominate to de-star an article.

NominateEdit

Star articles: Last minute checklist

  • The article must be complete — See definition above.
  • Grammar and spelling must be perfect — See definition above. Prose should be stylistically superior and effective.
  • Illustration: the article should be appropriately illustrated with pictures and a Wikivoyage-style map, with all attractions marked.
  • Listings should be in alphabetical order — geographical order is also acceptable if it is deemed better.
  • No duplications: a listing should appear under one section only — if there is ambiguity, put it under the section that it most applies to.
  • Time and date formats: Use: M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa, Su; and check our manual of style for latest and complete policy
  • Section introductions are not mandatory but should be present when they serve to improve a section.
  • Use "—" (mdash) for breaks in thought.
  • Use abbreviations for addresses, e.g., St, Ave, Sq, Blvd

You can nominate any "guide" quality article you think is ready to be declared a "star". Please do not nominate an article if you know that it falls short of the criterion above — refer to the info box for a last minute checklist. If there are other nominations on this page, add yours to the bottom of the list. The basic format of a nomination is as follows:

===[[Article name]]===
This has everything we're looking for,
plus a swell kitchen sink. ~~~~

Having done this, please add the tag

{{starnomination}} 

at the beginning of the article, after the {{pagebanner}} tag.

You may also post a note at Requests for comment to publicize your nomination — remember to tell people that partial critiques and even just a few quick words of support are welcome. These steps help draw attention to the article's nomination, improving the discussion as to whether it should be awarded star status.

DiscussEdit

Please comment on whether you agree that the nominated article is ready, with a bullet point (*) and your signed opinion. If you think it's ready, a simple "Support" will do. If not, explain what you think is missing or not up to standards. You don't have to leave a detailed critique to vote on the star — partial critiques are welcome, and feel free to just voice your support for the hard work someone else has done.

===[[Article name]]===
This has everything we're looking for, plus a swell kitchen sink.  TravelNut 25:25, 31 Feb 2525 (UTC)
* The sink isn't properly formatted, and there are no "budget" places to sleep. ~~~~

After three weeks of discussion, if a consensus is reached, then that article becomes a star, and the discussion should be archived. A consensus means that all outstanding objections should have been addressed and dropped; if issues remain then the discussion should be left open for two months to allow time to fix the article and reach a consensus. If the outstanding issues cannot or will not be addressed in reasonable time, the article should be added to the slush pile. Regardless of the outcome, it is useful to copy the nomination discussion to the article's talk page.

Successful nominationsEdit

  • Remove the nomination discussion from this page to Project:Star nominations/Archives
  • Copy the nomination discussion to the talk page of the new star article
  • Add the article to Star articles (and change the map on that page)
  • Remove starnomination template from article
  • Update the article status template on the article from guide to star
  • Add |star=yes to the Pagebanner at the top of the article (see also Template:Pagebanner if more than one icon is required)
  • If the article is currently being nominated at Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates, update the article status parameter in the nomination template.

Failed nominationsEdit

Articles should only be renominated when they address criticisms from the previous nomination.

Nominations for Star statusEdit

Number of articles currently in review: 2

For an archive of previous successful nominations please see Project:Star nominations/Archives.

Please add {{starnomination}} to the top of the article being nominated. This will add it to Category:Star article nominations.

Norfolk IslandEdit

This is an excellent article (OTBP in 2020) thanks to the work of a number of contributors. This is an opportunity for our first star-rated rural area article. I can't see that anything is missing, and it appears to have what is expected of a star article, though I may have missed something. --Comment by Selfie City (talk | contributions) 15:00, 15 June 2021 (UTC)

  • Support - It looks nice to me, and if I ever go there, I don't think I'll be needing anything else apart from someone local to help me. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 07:50, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
@SelfieCity: it's been 21 days now, and would that mean it's ready to be promoted to a star? SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 03:57, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
You can't call 2 opinions a consensus. I'll try to look at this soon. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:00, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
Very true. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 04:01, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Nearly - It looks good but there are a few points that should be looked at. (It is usual for article to take 21+ weeks to get promoted on this page, and I would expect more opinions.) AlasdairW (talk) 22:09, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
    • The article should have a Covid box - at the moment visitors need to have a Travel Pass applied for 24-72 hours in advance.
    • By plane need updating - Air New Zealand aren't flying until 30 August, with Quantas flying until then. Air Chatham have changed the days of flights.
    • Visas and Immigration Control has "There are quarantine restrictions on the movement of many items of food, including meat and fresh fruit, between the island and the mainland. The restrictions are not the same in both directions." This needs expanding, or a link to an official site that says exactly what you can bring from Australia and (if different) from New Zealand.
    • Understand should have something on the island's economy - how important is tourism to the island.
    • By Taxi has phone numbers that need formatting, and Uber may now be on the island.
    • There is nothing about the time zone.
    • The governance changes in 2016 could be expanded upon, as the WP article suggests that this doesn't have local support.
    • See and Do should be cross-checked with tourist info.
Uber isn't on Norfolk just yet per https://www.uber.com/global/en/cities/. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 08:18, 16 July 2021 (UTC)

BrewarrinaEdit

In my opinion, this article is looking better than Menzies and Innamincka, with all three being limited in sees and dos. It's probably one of our best Aussie outback articles, and I ain't seeing anything missing, although I often miss things quite easily. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 06:51, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

My feedback would be to slow down on these nominations. Traditionally, we've only had maybe four or five in a whole year. It would be fine if they were all getting consistent levels of interest, but with Sydney Harbour and now Norfolk Island you've started to see "Star nomination fatigue" set in with fewer participants commenting less frequently. I think this drop-off in interest that you can see is inevitable with any process that is time- and energy-consuming; people need time to recharge, and space to pursue their other projects on Wikivoyage.
Personally, the last thing I want to do right now after the successful nomination for Stratford and the slushed one for Eastleigh (which in particular took a large amount of time and attention of many users, only for the main author to inexplicably walk away when the finish line was in sight), and before that Caldas da Rainha, is wade in to another two nominations. Others may feel differently, of course, but I don't want to participate on this page at all for at least the next three months.--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 09:04, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
I'll preface this by saying that I have no idea about how things are in the Australian outback, nor do I have any experience with star nominations at WV. So please excuse me if my comments are off the mark. But since you asked for it, here's my somewhat naive feedback:
  • The very long introductory sentence could be split up into an introductory paragraph.
  • The history section briefly mentions the "long Indigenous Australian history" and then moves on to give a detailed account of what happened after the western settlers planted themselves in the area — that feels a bit unbalanced to me. Maybe it's not a good idea to claim that Brewarrina has an indigenous history when the town itself didn't exist before the westerners arrived? Maybe better write something about the area having a long indigenous history?
  • The history section feels overly detailed with lots of dates and numbers that do not seem to be relevant nor particularly interesting to the average traveller. An then the records abruptly stop in the late 1980s, as if nothing worth noting had happened since then.
  • Maybe add one or two more images that capture the general feeling of being in Brewarrina?
Hope that helps, --El Grafo (talk) 09:14, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
@El Grafo: Thanks for the feedback. For your second point, while we know that it's rich in culture and there was significant Aboriginal history, we don't know much about it, and having studied about Aboriginal history before, there's been a lot of things damaged by European settlement (such as getting arrested for speaking your own native language which is damaging the culture, or doing traditional meetups), so we don't know too much of what's happened in this area. Also, the town didn't exist before westerners arrived, but it was a meetup spot for the Kamilaroi people. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 13:03, 24 June 2021 (UTC)
On a quick read this looks like a good usable article, that is maybe approaching guide status. Few of the listings have much of a description, and the two photos don't give any feel for the place. What do you see at the fish traps - are they regularly used by locals?, can visitors use them to catch dinner? The comparison with Stonehenge for the museum is ridiculous. Come back in 2023 when others might be able to visit, and to give the article time to mature with other's edits. AlasdairW (talk) 23:41, 24 June 2021 (UTC)

Maintaining statusEdit

Tasks and checks:

Article needing attention or maybe de-star nomination candidates.

  • Menzies - listing not been updated for some time (apart from coordinates). Quick look at Google Maps suggests that there are new facilities.
  • Walt Disney World has a number of districts with no coordinates on listings.
  • Washington, D.C. has a number of districts with no coordinates on listings.
  • Nusa Lembongan and Ubud needing some attention and checking if listings still relevant.
  • Big Bend National Park needs an update.

Nominations to remove Star statusEdit

Number of articles currently in review: 0

Whenever possible, articles should be fixed rather than de-starred. Only nominate articles which cannot be easily elevated/restored to "star" quality. Add to the article {{destarnomination}}. Vote "Star" or "Not Star".

No current nominations

On de-star decisionEdit

  • Remove the nomination discussion from this page and paste it to both Project:Star nominations/Archives and to the talk page of the article;
  • Update the article status template on the article from star to guide if decision is to de-star;