Wikipedia:WikiProject The Beatles/Assessment

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The Beatles WikiProject manages over 5,000 articles related to the Beatles, with a broad and nested hierarchy of categories covering them. This section is an attempt to categorise some of the main ones as to quality level and address which ones need work the most.

This is an ongoing task and your help would be appreciated. Have a read of some of the existing classifications so you know what this about, and please do read the instructions before starting, as there are a few tweaks and other jobs we can do at the same time as classifying with minimal extra effort and good returns!

Article Assessment DepartmentEdit

Welcome to WikiProject The Beatles' Article Assessment Department.

Quick linksEdit

How to gradeEdit

  • Locate ungraded Beatles related articles which are within the scope of the project. Those we know about reside in Category:Unassessed The Beatles articles and Category:Unknown-importance The Beatles articles
  • Grade the article using the grading and importance scheme below.
  • Once graded, the {{WPBeatles}} template needs to be included (not subst'd) on the Talk page with the correct parameters. (most articles will have it already, but with no parameters).
  • Edit the talk page to add comments about why you rated the article the way you did. Please sign and date your comment with ~~~~ as usual.
  • Apply small fixes on the spot (or big fixes if you have the time and inclination).
  • While you are there, check that the article is in at least one (and usually only one) Beatles category.
  • If the article is graded better than a stub but it has a stub template, remove the stub template(s) from the article.
  • * If the article in serious need of some 'tender loving care', add it to Wikipedia:WikiProject_The_Beatles#Adopt_an_article
  • Add stubs to the "articles to expand" section of the To Do list, add cleanup candidates to that list too.
  • If the article needs a photo, put a {{Reqphoto}} template onto the article's talk page and add it to the "photos needed" list on the To do page
  • If an article might be in need of either merging or splitting, please note the article first and, for merge proposals, any articles you would suggest merging the article into. update this


Place some examples of the template usage/grading procedure here.

  • For example, change {{WPBeatles}} to {{WPBeatles|class=B|importance=Low}} if you think it's a low importance B class article... then explain why on the comments subpage which you can get to by clicking on the edit link in the WPBeatles box.

Grading schemeEdit

Codes and meaningsEdit

Article progress grading schemeEdit

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Article importance grading schemeEdit

{{WPBeatles}} instructionsEdit

Articles covered by the projectEdit

Index - The BeatlesEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/The Beatles articles by quality

Index - JohnEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/John Lennon articles by quality

Index - PaulEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Paul McCartney articles by quality

Index - GeorgeEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/George Harrison articles by quality

Index - RingoEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Ringo Starr articles by quality

Index - AppleEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Apple Corps and Apple Records articles by quality

Index - George MartinEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/George Martin articles by quality

Index - Brian EpsteinEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Brian Epstein articles by quality

Index - Yoko OnoEdit

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Yoko Ono articles by quality log

Articles not yet in any categoryEdit

I've created Category:Brian Epstein, although I wonder if it should be Category:Brian Epstein/NEMS or have a subcategory Category:Artists managed by Brian Epstein. Anyway, the category is in place and contains Mr Epstein's bio, his book, and some of the artists he managed. --kingboyk 08:17, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Merge candidatesEdit

Merge proposals:Edit

  • The Beatles' influence on popular culture --> article about Beatles phenomena
    • Leave a redirect. What would the overall article be called, and what other articles would get merged in? I sort of favour leaving this one as is (It already has Mop Top redirecting to it I think)... not strongly though. ++Lar: t/c
    • Of course my merge suggestion was just that: a suggestion. But I think the article is quite short and plain. There are other fashion and culture influences the Beatles have contributed to or been responsible for. I would prefer though, to refrain from suggesting a new article name until the bulk of the work on Beatles articles has been carried out - then we can see what shorter articles and stubs remain and possible be better able to come up with an article at that point (if one is deemed necessary). For that reason, for the meantime, I'd say leave it as it is and discuss it later. --Mal 20:19, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
      • Nod. It's a long and winding road from where we are now to "done". Keep suggesting stuff, the more we have a handle on what should go where, the better off we will be. Besides if we can find a few more items to merge in (the suits they wore on Ed Sullivan started a trend among bands, for instance) to "Beatles style" (or "Beatles stylistic influences" if you prefer) we have a winner... knowing what we want to call it doesn't mean we have to do the work first! whenever is soon enough. (that's a bit eventualist I realise... ++Lar: t/c 21:13, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
  • List of The Beatles' record sales --> Beatles trivia
  • It's not really trivia. It really needs a {{wikify}}. Beyond that, my 'vote' would be leave as is or see if it could be merged into The Beatles discography. It would need to be a slow and painful merge so as not to spoil that nice discography, alas. --kingboyk 05:16, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I think merging it in with discography might be a good idea... ++Lar: t/c 21:14, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
  • I think the article is a bit too black and white... its not 'sexy' enough, if you get me. It needs to be formatted properly so that the (wealth of) information included there is easy for the poor wee human brain to put into context. As it stands, it would make your head spin a bit. Looking back at your comment Kingboy, I think that's probably what you mean by "wikify". Though even then, I'd consider the article to probably be a bit stark. I agree with developing it though, and see how it ends up looking - a decision can better be made after that. --Mal 05:32, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Not sure. It's a long article. If we believe that such detail is necessary, Keep. Otherwise merge as Mal suggested. If we're merging into History of The Beatles it will have to wait. I have serious reservations vis a vis History of The Beatles and its relationship to the flagship article. History of The Beatles as a fork just has not worked. --kingboyk 05:19, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Let's wait and see what comes up in the Albums section. There may be a Decca Sessions album article which we can merge to.
  • Logically speaking, the Decca audition is part of the Beatles history (and also trivia information). Man I which I could remember the rules I was taught at uni regarding databases! The concepts and methodology would definately apply here! --Mal 05:32, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this should stand alone, or if the Beatles in Hamburg should have a larger more comprehensive article (which couold be quite spiffing if we can get photos). --kingboyk 16:12, 5 April 2006 (UTC)

The big onesEdit

Split proposals:Edit

Already mergedEdit

See Wikipedia:WikiProject_The_Beatles/Log#Page_merges


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Worklist categoriesEdit

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See alsoEdit

Articles by quality log - The BeatlesEdit

Articles by quality log - John LennonEdit

Articles by quality log - Paul McCartneyEdit

Articles by quality log - George HarrisonEdit

Articles by quality log - Ringo StarrEdit

Articles by quality log - Apple Corps and Apple RecordsEdit

Articles by quality log - George MartinEdit

Articles by quality log - Brian EpsteinEdit

Articles by quality log - Yoko OnoEdit