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Welcome to the assessment department! assesses the quality and importance of cat-related articles. The article ratings recognize excellent contributions and identifying topics that would benefit from further work. The ratings are recorded through the parameters in the {{WikiProject Cats}} project banner, which also lists the articles in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Cats articles by quality and Category:Cats articles by importance.

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 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!

Instructions edit

An article's assessment is generated from the class= and importance= parameters in the {{WikiProject Cats}} project banner on the article's Talk page, as shown below as if in Edit mode:

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Quality assessments edit

One of the following values must be used for the class= parameter:

Articles that have been quality assessed, reassessed or removed can be found listed under Cats articles by quality log

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

Importance scale edit

One of the following values must be used for the importance= parameter:

Importance parameter values (Category:Cats articles by importance)
Value Meaning Examples Category
Top "Key" articles, considered indispensable The family Felidae down to species level e.g. Tiger, Lynx, Cat. Top-importance Cats articles
High High-priority topics and needed subtopics of "key" articles, often with a broad scope; needed to complement any general understanding of the field All of the subspecies belonging to the species above. Key cat articles e.g. Cat anatomy, Felid hybrid, Working cat. Prehistoric taxa from below subfamily down to species. High-importance Cats articles
Mid Mid-priority articles on more specialised (sub-)topics; possibly more detailed coverage of topics summarised in "key" articles, and as such their omission would not significantly impair general understanding Individual cat breeds and landraces. Prehistoric species. Key subtopics e.g. Cat senses. Mid-importance Cats articles
Low While still notable, these are highly-specialised or even obscure, not essential for understanding the wider picture ("nice to have" articles) Individual cats and groups of cats; populations of species or subspecies. Any veterinary-related topics. Cat registries and cat-show-related articles. Cat care equipment and paraphernalia. Low-importance Cats articles
NA Subject importance is not applicable. Generally applies to non-article pages such as redirects, categories, templates, etc not applicable not applicable
?? Subject importance has not yet been assessed not applicable not applicable

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.

To improve an assessment above B class, the evaluation needs to be done through set channels. Information on the Good Article (GA class) is here, and Featured Articles (FA class) is here.

  • Please place your requests here