Wikipedia:WikiProject Horse racing/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Horse Racing! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about horse races and race horses. 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.

Quality Scale Edit

Importance scale Edit

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

{{Horse racing| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

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 the English 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 law.

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Status Template Meaning of Status
Top {{Top-Class}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information. The article is about one of the core horse racing topics. Adds articles to Category:Top-importance Horse racing articles
High {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge. The article is about the most well-known or historically significant aspects of horse racing. Adds articles to Category:High-importance Horse racing articles.
Mid {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas. The article is about a topic within horse racing that may or may not be commonly known outside the sport. Adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Horse racing articles.
Low {{Low-Class}} This article is not of great importance to this project, but it covers a specific area of knowledge that is within the scope of the project. Adds articles to Category:Low-importance Horse racing articles.
None None This article has yet to be rated.