Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Cycling! This department focuses on assessing the quality and importance of Wikipedia's cycling articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work, and are also expected to play a role in the WP:1.0 program,

An assessment is applied to an article through the Class and Importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Cycling}} project banner placed in the article's talk page, which causes the article to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Cycling articles by quality and Category:Cycling articles by importance.

See also the general assessment FAQ.

Purpose edit

What is the purpose of article assessments?
The assessment system allows a WikiProject to monitor the quality and importance of articles in its subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. The ratings are also used by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content.
Are these ratings official?
Not really. These ratings are meant primarily for the internal use of the project, and usually do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.

Assessing articles edit

Who can assess articles?
In general, anyone can add or change an article's rating. Please note however, the WikiProject bears ultimate responsibility for resolving disputes.
How do I assess an article?
Consult the quality scale and/or importance scale below to determine the rating that best applies to the article. Append the WikiProject banner template on the Talk page with either the class and/or importance parameter and the intended rating. For example, to rate an article as "B-Class", use |class=B appended to the project banner template.

Common concerns edit

Someone put a project banner template on an article, but it's not really within the WikiProject's scope. What should I do?
Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the article's talk page (or directly with the person who tagged the article). Essentially, we believe that all articles within Category:Cycling and its sub-categories should be included in WikiProject Cycling, and that articles should be found a place within it. If one has been mis-categorized, be bold, remove the category and the project banner!
What if I don't agree with a rating?
Feel free to change it—within reason—if you think a different rating is justified. In the case of major disputes, the WikiProject as a whole can discuss the issue and come to a consensus as to the best rating.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are somewhat subjective, but it's the best system we've been able to devise. If you have ideas to help refine the rating scales, please don't hesitate to let us know!
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.

Importance scale edit

The following criteria should be used when assessing the importance of an article's subject. The level of quality or completeness of an article should not be a factor when assessing the importance of its subject matter.

Quality scale edit

The following criteria should be used when assessing the quality of an article. The importance of the article's subject matter should not be a factor when assessing the article's quality.

Statistics edit

  • 2.8% List-Class
  • 69.2% Stub-Class
  • 23.7% Start-Class
  • 3.1% C-Class
  • 0.8% B-Class
  • 0.4% GA-Class
  • 0.1% FA-Class