Wikipedia:WikiProject Cats/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the Cat WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Cat-related 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 Cats}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Cats articles by quality‎ and Category:Cats articles by importance‎, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist[1].

Frequently asked questionsEdit

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 Cats WikiProject 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.
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.

InstructionsEdit

Quality assessmentsEdit

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

{{WikiProject Cats|class=???}}

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

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

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

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

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

Quality scaleEdit

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessmentEdit

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

{{WikiProject Cats| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scaleEdit

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about Cats. Generally, this is limited to those articles that are listed on {{Cats topics}} A reader who is not involved in Cats will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Cats
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the field of felines. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand felines. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Southern Pacific 4449
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of felines. Few readers outside the feline enhusiast community or that are not within the local area of the article's topic may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of felines, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Jordanhill railway station

Requesting an assessmentEdit

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.


  1. Bicolor cat has yet to be rated, I'd kinda like an idea of what needs improvement since I seem to be the only serious editor paying attention Kuronue 15:13, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
  2. Felidae added some significant additional information Anaxial 21:46, 21 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. Maine Coon Completely revised article, added references. – Ms. Sarita Confer 00:48, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
  4. Dragon Li Revised article, added references, and additional relevant information.221.216.147.246 (talk) 13:28, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
  5. Ocicat has not been rated yet
  6. Tiger of Pilibhit created this new article. Requesting assessment. Regstuff (talk) 06:25, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
  7. Iriomote cat Translated the Japanese article into English and added additional information regarding Yon. Please assess. Bahbahbethsheep (talk) 12:06, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
    Sound like a GA. Does GA status need a vote ? Yug (talk) 21:20, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
    Hello. While I think that Bahbahbethsheep did an excellent job with the article, a GA nomination and review is required to acquire GA status. For the time being I put the article as B-class. Feel free to nominate the article if you feel it's good enough to reach GA. -- purplepumpkins (talk) 23:55, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
  8. Feline vaccination has received major updates with current, international, reputable sources and been re-organized into more readable sections. It could now benefit from a GA nomination and review. (Adelle Frank (talk) 15:23, 8 July 2012 (UTC))
  9. Adverse vaccine reactions in pets could use a general review to see if it qualifies for inclusion in this project and, if so, at what levels of importance and quality. (Adelle Frank (talk) 15:26, 8 July 2012 (UTC))
  10. Barbary lion : revised structure, content and refs, and before including some more new info, I would appreciate a new assessment. -- BhagyaMani (talk) 09:27, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Assessment logEdit

Cats articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

April 6, 2020Edit

AssessedEdit

April 4, 2020Edit

RemovedEdit

March 31, 2020Edit

AssessedEdit