One:Guide to accepting an article

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GM process to accepting an article has a few important phases, and each phase has some important details:

  1. Vetting:
    1. Ensure that the article author is not the same as the first link creator. If this is the case, deny further vetting, move writer along to writing a different article.
    2. If missing from submitted article, prompt article author to provide link information at the end. You can do this via the Google Group or the author's Talk page.
    3. Ensure that the minimums and maximums are met:
      1. Maximum of 2 entirely new phantoms created in any article.
        If this is unclear, prompt the author to provide the information more clearly. If the author needs help or there is dispute, check each phantom to make sure it's new to the article in question by following the link to the unwritten article and using the Toolbox > What links here link to find out what pages are linking to it. For entirely new phantoms there should only be two links: 1 from the article itself and possibly 1 from the index. For ones that might have been created by another author/article first, there will be other links from other articles. Use article history and timestamps to resolve questions of close timing.
      2. Minimum of 2 phantoms (new or previously linked) in every article.
      3. Minimum of 1 link to an existing article in every article.
  2. Populate Article Metadata:
    1. Edit the article's Discussion page.
    2. Ensure that the metadata uses the Template:SimpleBox1-One template.
      Usage of a template is outlined in the template itself, but invoke this one by using the syntax:
      {{SimpleBox1-One|Title=Article Metadata|Auth=Otter Jenkins|FL=Otter Jenkins|TC=Before Time Began|SoureArt=Main Page|Phant1=Phantom Article 1|P1FL='''(FL)'''|Phant2=Phantom Article 2|P2FL='''(FL)'''|BackArt=Existing Article 1|WC=100|Notes=These are my sample notes.}}
    3. Replace the fields with appropriate values for your article.
    4. Ensure that all data in the template is accurate. Populate fields per the template's help (on the template's page).
    5. For links not accounted for in the template, add a section to the Discussion page titled "== Additional Links ==" and describe the links' roles (e.g. "Links to existing articles", "Links to previously created phantoms", "Links to external sites") and present them in a clickable format (e.g. [[One:Article|Article]] or [ Pre-excession news site])
  3. Populate Index:
    1. Use, where possible, the Template:IndexInline-One template.
    2. Most links will use types "FL", "FL-Dib", "FL-Sub" and "FL-Acc". In the case of entirely new articles not derived from previously linked phantoms, use types "Dib, "Sub" and "Acc" instead.
    3. There are two types of authors in the template: DibAuth is the author of this article that you are linking about. FLAuth is the author who created the phantom link for the article.
  4. Mark article as accepted:
    1. Once metadata exists in the article's discussion page, you can delete the following info from the main article page:
      1. Author signature
      2. Listing of links (phantoms, citations) unless part of the text or part of in-article footnote references
      3. Word count
      4. The submission category ([[Category:WCA-Submissions]])
    2. Accept an article formally by adding two categories:
      1. [[Category:What came after]]
      2. [[Category:What came after/Turn ?]] where you replace ? with the current turn letter.