Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Baseball! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Baseball 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 Baseball}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Baseball articles by quality and Category:Baseball articles by importance. The quality and importance ratings serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. (Index · Statistics · Log)

Frequently asked questions edit

How can I get my article rated?
As a member of the WikiProject Baseball, you can do it yourself. If you're unsure, list it in the requesting an assessment section below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of WikiProject Baseball is free to add—or change—the rating of an article, but please follow the guidelines.
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.
Where can I get more comments about my article?
Contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball who will handle it or assign the issue to someone. You may also list it for a Peer review.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
Relist it as a request or contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball who will handle it or assign the issue to someone.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), 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, or to contact the Wikipedia:WikiProject Baseball directly.

Instructions edit

Quality assessment edit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Baseball}} project banner on its talk page: {{WikiProject Baseball|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 Baseball articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Baseball articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Baseball articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Baseball articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Baseball articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Baseball articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Baseball articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Baseball articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Baseball 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 Baseball articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Baseball articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Baseball articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Baseball articles)   FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Baseball articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Baseball articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Baseball articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Baseball articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Baseball articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Baseball articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Baseball articles) ???

Quality scale edit

Note: A B-class article should have at least one reference.

Importance assessment edit

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

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

Importance scale edit

The criteria used for rating article importance 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). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of baseball. Importance does not equate to quality; a featured article could rate 'mid' on importance.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated. Rate international region/country-specific articles from the perspective of someone from that region.

Statistics edit

Current status edit

Requesting an assessment or reassessment edit

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use the peer review department instead.

Add articles here! Newest requests on the BOTTOM

  1. No-hitter - assessment request, as it is likely well above C-class now.
  1. ^ For example, this image of the Battle of Normandy is grainy, but very few pictures of that event exist. However, where quite a number of pictures exist, for instance, the moon landing, FPC attempts to select the best of the ones produced.
  2. ^ An image has more encyclopedic value (often abbreviated to "EV" or "enc" in discussions) if it contributes strongly to a single article, rather than contributing weakly to many. Adding an image to numerous articles to gain EV is counterproductive and may antagonize both FPC reviewers and article editors.
  3. ^ While effects such as black and white, sepia, oversaturation, and abnormal angles may be visually pleasing, they often detract from the accurate depiction of the subject.