Wikipedia:WikiProject Lakes/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Lakes! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about lakes. 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.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Lakes}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Lakes articles by quality and Category:Lakes articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the WikiProject Lakes To Do list - Assessment section.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Lakes WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the WikiProject Lakes To Do list - Assessment section, 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!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

InstructionsEdit

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Lakes}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Lakes
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The following values may be used for the class parameter:


Article RatingsEdit

List RatingsEdit

Other Class Types - Non articleEdit

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

Quality scaleEdit

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scaleEdit

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 Lakes.

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 several audiences —but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

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.
High {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge.
Mid {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas.
Low {{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.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

Importance assessmentEdit

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

{{WikiProject Lakes| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
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The following values may be used for importance assessments:

  • Top - The article is about one of the core topics of Lakes. Adds articles to Category:Top-importance Lakes articles
    • List - International lvl - International Country Lists (Lists of Lakes, List of Lakes by X)
  • High - The article is about the most well-known or culturally or historically significant aspects of Lakes. Adds articles to Category:High-importance Lakes articles
    • List - Region lvl 0 - Country Level Lists
  • Mid - The article is about a topic about Lakes that may or may not be commonly known outside the specialists community. Adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Lakes articles
    • List - Region lvl 1 - Administrative Level below country lists (ie. State, Province)
  • Low - The article is about a Lakes topic that is highly specialized and is not generally common knowledge outside the specialist community. Adds articles to Category:Low-importance Lakes articles
    • List - Region lvl 2 - Two administrative levels below country lists (ie. County, District, City)
  • Unknown - Any article which is not assessed on the importance scale is automatically added to the Category:Unknown-importance Lakes articles.

Requesting an assessmentEdit

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 add it to the WikiProject Lakes To Do list - Assessment section.

Assessment logEdit

Lakes articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

May 7, 2021Edit

RenamedEdit

ReassessedEdit

AssessedEdit

May 1, 2021Edit

AssessedEdit

WorklistEdit

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

This page was once used by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. It is preserved because of the information in its edit history. This page should not be edited or deleted. Wikiproject article lists can be generated using the WP 1.0 web tool.