Wikipedia:WikiProject Albums/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Albums. This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's album articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Albums}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Album articles by quality, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist (Index · Statistics · Log).

How to nominate a pageEdit

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please place it at the bottom of the section for assessment requests below, using the syntax:

# {{la|ArticleName}} ~~~~ 

with an edit summary of "Nominating [[ArticleName]]". Please note that articles can only be given a rating up to B-class here. For Good Article class and higher, more formal reviews are needed (see table above for details).

How to review an articleEdit

  1. Check that you have logged in; anons may not review articles.
  2. Choose an article to review, noting:
    • You cannot choose an article if you have made significant contributions to it.
    • Nominations near the top of the lists are oldest, and should be given higher priority.
  3. Read the whole article.
  4. Place the {{WikiProject Albums| class=}} tag at the top of the article's talk page if it does not already exist.
    • Read the quality scale and set the class parameter to B, C, start, stub or NA.
  5. Save the talk page. If you wish to leave detailed comments about your assessment, there is an option to do so on the project banner.
  6. Remove the article from the section for assessment requests using the edit summary "Assessed [[ArticleName]]".

Frequently asked questionsEdit

Why can articles only be assessed up to B class here?
Higher classes need a more formal assessment so that standards are maintained.
  • Good article nominations are processed here.
  • A-class reviews are not performed by the albums Wikiproject at the moment. As an alternative, you may request a peer review.
  • Featured articles candidates are processed here.
Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessmentsEdit

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

{{WikiProject Albums| ... | class=??? | ...}}

This optional parameter records the Project quality assessment rating currently assigned to the particular article on whose talkpage the project banner appears.

If unassigned, or an invalid value is given, the parameter defaults to "unassigned" and the template places the talkpage into Category:Unassessed Album articles.

The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

After assessing an article's quality, comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Valid values for this parameter, their associated meanings and categories are given in the table below. Values should be typed as shown (e.g. |class=GA ):

Class parameter values (Category:Album articles by quality)
Value Use for Adds article to the category What it looks like
For articles
FA Featured articles FA-Class Album articles   FA
FL Featured lists FL-Class Album articles   FL
A A-class articles A-Class Album articles   A
GA Good articles GA-Class Album articles   GA
B B-class articles B-Class Album articles B
C C-class articles C-Class Album articles C
Start Start-class articles Start-Class Album articles Start
Stub Stub-class articles Stub-Class Album articles Stub
List List-class articles List-Class Album articles List
Future Articles on future topics, for example an album yet to be released. Future-Class Album articles Future
For non-article pages
Category or Cat Categories Category-Class Album articles Category
Disambig or Dab Disambiguation pages Disambig-Class Album articles Disambig
Draft Drafts that are part of the project. Draft-Class Album articles Draft
File Image, sound, and other media files File-Class Album articles File
Portal Pages that are part of the Albums Portal namespace. Portal-Class Album articles Portal
Project Pages that are part of WikiProject Albums namespace. Project-Class Album articles Project
Redirect Pages that exist only as redirects. Redirect-Class Album articles Redirect
Template Templates that are part of the project and portal. Template-Class Album articles Template
NA Any other pages that are not articles or where assessment is unnecessary. NA-Class Album articles NA

Quality scaleEdit

This scale describes specific criteria for album articles. For the main Wikipedia Version 1.0 WikiProject article progress grading scheme, go here.

Note that there was an importance assessment for several years, but this was removed by consensus in early 2023. You may still find talk page tags that include importance=foo, but this is not functional.

Requesting an assessmentEdit

To get an article in the scope of WikiProject Albums assessed on quality, you may list a request.

  1. Built to Spill Plays the Songs of Daniel Johnston (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) voorts[1] 02:01, 23 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment logEdit

An automatically generated log of assessments is available at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Album articles by quality log. Please don't change anything in the log manually.

Popular pagesEdit

List of top articles with the most frequent views, at Wikipedia:WikiProject Albums/Popular pages, updated monthly.

  1. ^ See talk page.