Welcome to the assessment department of the Caribbean WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about the Caribbean, its governments, people, geography, and history. 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 Caribbean}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Caribbean articles by quality and Category:Caribbean articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions edit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Caribbean WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
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.

Instructions edit

Quality assessment edit

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

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

Quality scale edit

Importance assessment edit

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

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

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

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 the Caribbean.

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.

Requesting an assessment 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.

Assessment log edit

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.


April 15, 2024 edit

Reassessed edit

  • Marcus Gayle (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to B-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)
  • Trivante Stewart (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t)

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April 14, 2024 edit

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April 13, 2024 edit

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  • Nicole McClure (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)

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April 12, 2024 edit

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April 11, 2024 edit

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  • Curaçao is the Best (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Stub-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Mid-Class. (rev · t)

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April 10, 2024 edit

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April 9, 2024 edit

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Worklist edit

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

This page was once used by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. It is preserved because of the information in its edit history. This page should not be edited or deleted. Wikiproject article lists can be generated using the WP 1.0 web tool.