WikiProject Arthropods manages lots of articles related to Arthropods. This section is an attempt to categorise some of the main ones as to quality level and address which ones need work the most.

This is an ongoing task and your help would be appreciated. Have a read of some of the existing classifications so you know what this is about, and please do read the instructions before starting, as there are a few tweaks and other jobs we can do at the same time as classifying with minimal extra effort and good returns!

Article Assessment Department


Welcome to WikiProject Arthropods' Article Assessment Department. The bot providing the classification information runs once a day at about 6:00 UTC, so most of the time the data presented here have a lag of one day.

How to grade

  • Locate ungraded arthropod related articles which are within the scope of the project. Those we know about reside in Category:Unassessed Arthropods articles and Category:Unknown-importance Arthropods articles
  • Grade the article using the grading and importance scheme below.
  • Once graded, the {{WikiProject Arthropods}} template needs to be included (not subst'd) on the Talk page with the correct parameters. (most articles will have it already, but with no parameters).
  • Edit the /comments subpage to add comments about why you rated the article the way you did. Please sign and date your comment with ~~~~ as usual.
  • Apply small fixes on the spot (or big fixes if you have the time and inclination).
  • While you are there, check that the article is in at least one (and usually only one) arthropod category.
  • If the article is graded better than a stub but it has a stub template, remove the stub template(s) from the article.
  • * If the article in serious need of some 'tender loving care', add it to Wikipedia:WikiProject_Arthropods#Adopt_an_article
  • Add stubs to the "articles to expand" section of the To Do list, add cleanup candidates to that list too.
  • If the article needs a photo, put a {{image requested}} template onto the article's talk page and add it to the "photos needed" list on the To do page
  • If an article might be in need of either merging or splitting, please note the article first and, for merge proposals, any articles you would suggest merging the article into. update this



Place some examples of the template usage/grading procedure here.

  • For example, change {{WikiProject Arthropods}} to {{WikiProject Arthropods|B|Low}} if you think it's a low importance B class article... then explain why on the comments subpage which you can get to by clicking on the edit link in the WikiProject Arthropods box.

Grading scheme


Codes and meanings


Article progress grading scheme


For a more detailed description of the different grades, see {{Grading scheme}}.

Status Template Meaning of Status
Stub-Class {{Stub-Class}} The article is either a very short article or a stub that will need a lot of work to bring it to A-Class level.
Start-Class {{Start-Class}} The article is longer than a stub, but is still very short or poorly referenced.
C-Class {{C-Class}} The article has a reasonable amount of detail, which is properly referenced. Articles which pass the criteria for a Did you know? entry are at least C-class.
B-Class {{B-Class}} The article is "almost there" but it may be missing one of the following: references, balance of content, NPOV or an important section. Alternatively, the English may need a comprehensive rewrite to make it flow.
A-Class {{A-Class}} The article provides a well-written and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a Great Article. It includes a well-written introduction to the topic, and an appropriate series of headings to break up the article. It should have sufficient external literature references, preferably from the "hard" literature rather than websites. It should be well illustrated, with no copyright problems.
GA-Class {{GA-Class}} Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Good Article" status, and meet the current criteria for Good Articles. Article should be at or around A-class to receive this tag.
FA-Class {{FA-Class}} Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status, and meet the current criteria for featured articles.

Article importance grading scheme

Status Template Meaning of Status
Top-Class {{Top-Class}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information. (eg. article Arthropod)
High-Class {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge. (eg. arthropod orders)
Mid-Class {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas. (eg. commonly known arthropod species)
Low-Class {{Low-Class}} This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia. (eg. obscure arthropod species)
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.



Worklist categories


See also