Wikipedia:WikiProject Lighthouses/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the Lighthouses WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles on Lighthouses. 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 Lighthouses}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Lighthouses articles by quality and Category:Lighthouses articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any contributor to the Lighthouses WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
How can I rate an article?
Check the Grading and Article importance schemes below, and select the level that best matches the article; then, add the ratings to the project banner on the articles' talk page. Example: {{WikiProject Lighthouses |class=stub |importance=low}}
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.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, 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.

Grading schemeEdit

Members of this WikiProject should follow the Wikipedia standard grading scheme. An articles' assessment grade is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Lighthouses}} project banner on its talk page:

Article importanceEdit

The criteria used for ranking article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the object or person is from the perspective of someone from that region.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Subject is a "core" topic of the utmost importance for Lighthouses, or is generally notable to people other than pharologists. They define and determine the subject of the Lighthouses WikiProject. Very few subjects will carry this ranking. Lighthouse, Pharos of Alexandria.
High Subject is notable in a significant and important way within the field of lighthouses, but not necessarily outside it. Lighthouses with a recognized and lasting effect on lighthouses worldwide. Few subjects shall carry this ranking. Includes higher ranked heritage lighthouses such as World Heritage Sites, National Historic Landmarks, National Historic Sites of Canada, Grade I, Category A listed, Category I listed and Historic Civil Engineering Landmark lighthouses. Kõpu, Eddystone
Mid Subject is relatively important to the project. Many pharologists are knowledgeable of the topic. Subject may or may not be commonly known outside of the region or country. Provides more specific areas of knowledge than a serious reader would need to understand. Includes other heritage registered lighthouses such as those included on the National Register of Historic Places, Canadian Register of Historic Places, Grade II*/II/B/C listed, National Inventory of Architectural Heritage, Riksantikvaren, Rijksmonument, Bien de Interés Cultural, Monument historique or similar. Cordouan, Peggys Point
Low Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within the field of lighthouses. May be peripheral knowledge, or of mainly highly-specialist or regional interest. May have been included primarily to achieve comprehensive coverage of another topic (such as all lighthouses in a country or region). Most subjects shall carry this ranking. Includes lighthouses without any heritage listing. Lazaretto Cairn, Carcel lamp
NA Subject importance is not applicable. Generally applies to non-article pages such as redirects, categories, templates, etc.
None Unassessed, importance still to be determined

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 request an assessment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Lighthouses. Thanks!