Wikipedia:Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight

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The Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight (ACOTF) is an ongoing collaborative effort to raise the quality of a selected article of Australian significance. The aim of this initiative is to fill gaps in coverage of the Australia and Australia-related topics on Wikipedia by developing individual articles one-by-one through extensive co-operation.

During the collaboration or soon after, the article will hopefully attain or near featured standard. The collaboration also serves to give users a focus and something to be proud of.

Recent collaborations[edit]


Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight

Anyone who is a registered user prepared to devote time to collaborate on an article, not just Australians, can nominate an article and vote for articles already nominated.

The article is selected using approval voting. Every second Sunday, the votes are tallied, and the winner will be promoted for two weeks to potential contributors. The next winner will be selected on Thursday, 22 July 2010, 12:00 (AEST)

Previous selected articles that have gone on to become featured articles can be found at /Features. All previous selected articles can be found at /History. Failed nominations can be found at /Removed.


New nominations can be made at any time and should be added at the end of this page. Please use the template in the comment.

If the page you are nominating already exists, please add {{WP Australia | collaboration-candidate=yes |...}} to the top of its talk page. The "collaboration-candidate=yes" part automatically adds the talk page to the category Category:Australia collaboration candidates.

Considerations for nominations[edit]


Please vote for as many of the following candidates as you like. Please add only support votes. Opposing votes will not affect the result, as the winner is simply the one with the most support votes (see Approval voting).

Only registered users should vote. Any Wikipedian can vote on this page. You do not have to be an Australian.

To enter your votes, simply edit the appropriate sections by just inserting a new line with "# ~~~~". This will add your username and a time stamp in a new numbered list item.

Potential voters should consider when voting whether they are prepared to contribute to that article if it is selected. The ACOTF can not be effective if people vote purely in the hopes that someone else will improve an article. The purpose is to draw together a group of interested people for a time.


In case of a tie, the tied candidate that was nominated first will be selected.

Article selection[edit]

If the article is selected as the ACOTF, enter the article's complete title at Template:Collab-australian. The template {{WP:Australian Collaboration of the Fortnight/Current}} should then be placed at the top of the selected article.

When the article is no longer ACOTF, please add the following template to the talk page: {{WP Australia |past-acotf=dates}}


Nominations will be moved to /Removed if they do not attract attention. An item will be allowed to remain up for voting two weeks per two votes it receives.

NOTE: If the turnover of collaborations slows down as it did in September/October 2006 or February and August 2008, the expiry dates should be taken with a pinch of salt for a while and allowed to relax to ensure popular choices are not pruned merely due to nobody actually selecting a new collaboration topic.

Items may also be removed if they are inappropriate for nomination (see Considerations... above)

Nominating an article[edit]

Current Nominations[edit]