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Article Assessment

The WikiProject Judaism article assessment system is used to rate and improve articles under WP Judaism. We use the standard Wikipedia rating system, as follows.
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Frequently asked questions edit

See also the general assessment FAQ
1. What is the purpose of the article ratings?
The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. It is also utilized by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. Please note, however, that these ratings are primarily intended for the internal use of the project, and do not necessarily imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{WikiProject Judaism}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{WikiProject Judaism}} template on an article, but it doesn't seem to be within the project'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 project talk page (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
4. Who can assess articles?
Any member of WikiProject Judaism is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Editors who are not participants in this project are also welcome to assess articles, but should defer to consensus within the project in case of procedural disputes.
5. How do I rate an article?
Check the quality scale and select the level that best matches the state of the article; then, follow the instructions below to add the rating to the project banner on the article's talk page. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
6. 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.
7. What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can ask any member of the project to rate the article again. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
8. 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 a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

Instructions edit

How To Assess an Article edit

An article's assessment is generated from the class parameter in the WikiProject Judaism project banner on the article's talk page. Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Judaism articles. At present, there are over ? Judaism articles that need assessment (e.g., that need to have a class inserted in the class parameter of the template).

Judaism articles to be assessed have some aspects of the template on their talk page, but the template may be incomplete. First, select an article from the list at Category:Unassessed Judaism articles. Then, look over the article in anticipation of filling out the parameters of the Judaism template. Next, replace the WikiProject Judaism template on the article talk page with the following:

{{WikiProject Judaism 

The above {{WikiProject Judaism}} template has all the answers that you will need for most situations. From your review of the article, delete those answers and parameters that do not fit the article. Then, fill in the listas parameter (e.g., last name, first name), then save. And, you are done!

Class parameter edit

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

{{WikiProject Judaism|class=???}}

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

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

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

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

Importance parameter edit

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

{{WikiProject Judaism|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Judaism articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Judaism articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Judaism articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Judaism articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Judaism articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Judaism articles)  ??? 

Quality scale edit

Importance scale edit

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 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 Judaism.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

WikiProject Judaism Assessment Statistics edit

Judaism article rating and assessment scheme
(NB: Listing, Log & Stats are updated on a daily basis by a bot)
Daily log of status changes
Current Statistics

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. Please note that an importance rating may not be given in some cases if the reviewer is unfamiliar with the subject.

If you assess an article, please strike it off using <s>Strike-through text</s> so that other editors will not waste time going there too. Thanks!

Submit new requests here:


  1. @B0x3rg1r1: assessed as c-class. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 06:13, 22 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

#Australian_Jews_in_Israel Hi! I have added a substantial amount of information to this article page and would appreciate an article reassessment. Thank you! B0x3rg1r1 (talk) 22:15, 16 November 2020 (UTC)[reply]

  1.  Done C-Class seems like an accurate assessment, I GA-reviewed the page and left suggestions there. theleekycauldron (talkcontribs) (they/them) 02:04, 22 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Smorgon family Hi! I have added 3000 words to this article and would appreciate any feedback and an article assessment. Thank you! Dovederecho (talk) 15:53, 30 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  3. The Jean and Samuel Frankel Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit - completely rewritten. Thank you! Yamfri (talk) 04:00, 12 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]
  1. ^ For example, this image of the Battle of Normandy is grainy, but very few pictures of that event exist. However, where quite a number of pictures exist, for instance, the moon landing, FPC attempts to select the best of the ones produced.
  2. ^ An image has more encyclopedic value (often abbreviated to "EV" or "enc" in discussions) if it contributes strongly to a single article, rather than contributing weakly to many. Adding an image to numerous articles to gain EV is counterproductive and may antagonize both FPC reviewers and article editors.
  3. ^ While effects such as black and white, sepia, oversaturation, and abnormal angles may be visually pleasing, they often detract from the accurate depiction of the subject.