Wikipedia:WikiProject African diaspora/Assessment

In order to better focus our efforts towards improving and maintaining Wikipedia articles related to persons of the African diaspora, WikiProject African diaspora is participating in article assessment. These article ratings not only identify topics in need of further work, but they also help us recognize excellent contributions. Parameters in the {{WikiProject African diaspora}} project banner define the rating of the article and place it in the appropriate sub-category of Category:African diaspora articles by quality and Category:African diaspora articles by importance.

How to assessEdit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject African diaspora}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject African diaspora|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class African diaspora articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class African diaspora articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class African diaspora articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class African diaspora articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class African diaspora articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class African diaspora articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class African diaspora articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class African diaspora articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class African diaspora articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class African diaspora articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class African diaspora articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class African diaspora articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class African diaspora articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class African diaspora articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class African diaspora articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class African diaspora articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class African diaspora articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class African diaspora articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed African diaspora articles) ???

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject African diaspora}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject African diaspora|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance African diaspora articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance African diaspora articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance African diaspora articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance African diaspora articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance African diaspora articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance African diaspora articles)  ??? 


Quality scaleEdit

WikiProject African diaspora uses the same criteria for grading articles as set out by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. If you are not sure what class an article falls under, leave a note on the WikiProject's talkpage, and someone will help you out.

Importance scaleEdit

African diaspora articles are rated on this importance scale. Importance must be regarded as a relative term. If importance values are applied within this project, these only reflect the perceived importance to this project An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another project. The criteria used for rating article priority are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it).