Welcome to the assessment department of the Poland WikiProject!

The goal of this department is to accurately rate the quality and relative importance of Poland-related articles on Wikipedia. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. The ratings are modeled after the WP:1.0 program guidelines and are expected to play a role in it.

The assessment is done by entering relevant parameters in the {{WikiProject Poland}}, the project banner; this causes the articles to be automatically placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Poland articles by quality and Category:Poland articles by importance.

1. How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{WikiProject Poland}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else. However, we would certainly appreciate if you could rate the article according to the guidelines below and leave a short summary of your rationale on the talk page. This is as easy as using {{WikiProject Poland|class=|importance=}} and filling the class and importance parameters with the keywords discussed below.
2. What is the purpose of the article ratings?
The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles we are interested in and helps to prioritize work. Please note, however, that these ratings are meant for the internal use of the project, and do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
3. How can I get an article rated?
For B-class assessments, post your request at Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Reviews and copy it to WT:POLAND; for others, just post to WT:POLAND.
4. Who can assess articles?
Any Wikipedian, who has familiarized themself with the guidelines below, is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
5. 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.
6. What if I don't agree with a rating?
Post at WT:POLAND, and someone will take a look at it.
7. Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are subjective, especially concerning importance. However, it's the best system we've been able to devise. And it works pretty well for many different WikiProjects. If you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
8. What if I have a question not listed here?
Ask questions on the talk page.
9. Why bother with assessment?
Assessed pages are fed to our automated tools such as article alerts and news, and generate useful stats such as Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Popular pages. They also tell us which articles need extra attention.
10. How do I do a B-class review?
To assess an article to B-class or above, we have a somewhat more standardized protocol. See Category:Poland articles with an incomplete B-Class checklist for a list of articles to be assessed to B-class and B-Class criteria for what we are looking for. Then post a short commentary on article's talk page on whether it has passed or not, note it was a review for our project, and update the B-class checklist (which is quite easy, and the instructions are present in each assessment template - click show to the right of the "This article has not yet been checked against the criteria for B-Class status" line). It is quite easy, see an example.
11. How do I request a B-class review?
Post your request at Wikipedia:WikiProject Poland/Reviews and copy it to WT:POLAND
12. How do I do or request an A-class review?
Our project currently does not support a dedicated A-class review, so A-class rating is not given by our project, unless it is just to confirm that we agree with an A-class review done by another project (see A-Class criteria). We would like to start doing A-class reviews, but for that we need more activity and interest (if you'd like to see us do those reviews, post at WT:POLAND!).





An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Poland}} project banner on its talk page: {{WikiProject Poland|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 Poland articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Poland articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Poland articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Poland articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Poland articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Poland articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Poland articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Poland articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Poland 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 Poland articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Poland articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Poland articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Poland articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Poland articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Poland articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Poland articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Poland articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Poland articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Poland articles) ???



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

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

Quality scale


Importance scale


We recognize that importance is a relative term. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another. Any importance ratings applied by this project, only reflect the perceived importance to this project. The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather it should serve as a guideline for project participants to determine which article should receive more attention.