Wikipedia:WikiProject Metal/Assessment

One of the main tasks of the Metal WikiProject is to assess the quality of Wikipedia's Heavy Metal articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to help in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. They also play a role in the WP:1.0 program, which the WikiProject uses to help automate some of the assessing process.

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Metal}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Heavy Metal articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. WP:1.0 also produces a statistics page, and a log of articles assessed.

How to AssessEdit

An article's assessment is generated on its talkpage from the class parameter in {{WikiProject Metal}}, the WikiProject's banner. To add the banner, add the following to its talkpage:

{{WikiProject Metal|class=?}}

To add an assessment, simply fill in the class parameter with the appropriate letters. The following values may be used:

Articles automatically assessed as stub class by a bot are added to Category:Automatically assessed heavy metal articles.

Where to find unassessed articlesEdit

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Heavy Metal articles. The criteria for the different classes is below.

Quality scaleEdit

WikiProject Metal uses the same criteria for grading articles as set out by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. If you are not sure what class an article falls under, leave a note on the WikiProject's talkpage, and someone will help you out.


An importance parameter has not been added to the project tag for talk pages.