Wikipedia:WikiProject Big Brother/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Big Brother! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Big Brother 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 recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{Big Brother project}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Big Brother articles by quality and Category:Big Brother articles by importance.


The categories have been used to generate statistics on the number of articles in each class. The table is udated automatically by a bot, so please do not edit it.

See alsoEdit

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{Big Brother project}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
How can I get my article rated?
Please list it on the WikiProject talk page.
Who can assess articles?
Anyone is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
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?
You can ask on the WikiProject talk page.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can ask any member of the project to rate the article again or ask on the WikiProject talk page.
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 WikiProject talk page.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{Big Brother project}} project banner on its talk page:

{{Big Brother project | class=??? | importance=??? }}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Big Brother articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scaleEdit

Importance scaleEdit

Articles should be rated on the importance scale based on their notability as specified in the 'Notability' column. If this is unclear then the 'Examples' column also gives a general guide on what the importance of an article should be, but bear in mind that articles with exceptionally high or low notabiliy may be classified into a different class depending on this notability.

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, articles with greater popular notability may be rated higher than articles which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to people of a certain geographical area.

When interpreting the examples column, as a rule of thumb, articles should be classified into the class below whatever article could be considered their 'parent article'. If an article could be classified under two different classes (e.g. Bree Amer was both a contestant and Big Brother presenter) then the higher class should be used.

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.

Status Template Notability Examples
Top {{Top-Class}} Article is extremely important, even crucial, to its specific field. Reserved for articles that have achieved international notability within its subject or field. The main article for Big Brother worldwide

Country-specific articles

High {{High-Class}} Article is extremely notable, but has not achieved international notability, or is only notable within a particular continent. Articles relating to Big Brother worldwide

Articles relating to Big Brother in a certain country, e.g. presenters and spin-off shows

Series-specific articles

Mid {{Mid-Class}} Article is only notable within its particular field or subject and has achieved notability in a particular place or area. Articles relating to a series of Big Brother

Big Brother housemates, unless they also come under High class.

Low {{Low-Class}} Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within its field of study. It may only be included to cover a specific part of a notable article. Any articles split from or relating to Mid-Class articles
??? None This article is of unknown notability. This article is of unknown importance to this project. It has not yet been rated.
If you want to lend a hand, feel free to browse the complete listing of unassessed articles.

Example assessmentsEdit

To assess an article, paste one of the following onto the article's talk page.


  • {{Big Brother project|class=FA}} - to rate an article at FA-Class
  • {{Big Brother project|class=A}} - to rate an article at A-Class
  • {{Big Brother project|class=GA}} - to rate an article at GA-Class
  • {{Big Brother project|class=B}} - to rate an article at B-Class
  • {{Big Brother project|class=Start}} - to rate an article at Start-Class
  • {{Big Brother project|class=Stub}} - to rate an article at Stub-Class
  • {{Big Brother project}} - to leave the article un-assessed.


  • {{Big Brother project|importance=Top}} - to rate an article at Top importance
  • {{Big Brother project|importance=High}} - to rate an article at High importance
  • {{Big Brother project|importance=Mid}} - to rate an article at Mid importance
  • {{Big Brother project|importance=Low}} - to rate an article at Low importance