Wikipedia:WikiProject Puerto Rico/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment section of the Puerto Rico WikiProject! This section focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about Puerto Rico. 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 Puerto Rico}} template; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Puerto Rico articles by quality, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions edit

See also: 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 {{PuertoRicoproj}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{PuertoRicoproj}} 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 talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
4. Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Puerto Rico WikiProject 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. I recently rated an article, but the Puerto Rico assessment table wasn't updated. What gives?
The table is automatically generated by a bot. Wait until the bot does its daily run around 3:00 AM (UTC), or visit this web form and run the bot right away. Once you set the bot please be patient, it takes several minutes to update the table.
7. Can I request that someone else rate an article?
Of course! To do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
8. 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.
9. Where can I get more comments about an article?
You can obtain comments by contacting a project participant, posting your article in the article department of the project, or request a peer review.
10. 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. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
11. 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!
12. What if I have a question not listed here?
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page for this page; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page, or contact a project member directly.

Instructions edit

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

{{WikiProject Puerto Rico|importance= |class= }}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

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

Quality scale edit

Importance scale edit

Priority/importance can be a divisive issue in some subject areas, and may need to be handled carefully when established. Please read the following guidelines thoroughly before assessing. You may also want to read the project's talk page, as it might contain consensus on more specific issues.
Status Meaning
Top This article, list, template, file, or category is of the utmost importance to WikiProject Puerto Rico. It is either intrinsic to the functionality of the project or documents a subject of the utmost importance to Puerto Rico, its people, or the international community.
High This article, list, template, file, or category is fairly important to WikiProject Puerto Rico, as it covers a general area of knowledge, is highly notable, or documents a subject of high importance to Puerto Rico, its people, or the international community.
Mid This article, list, template, file, or category is relatively important to WikiProject Puerto Rico, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas or documents a subject of relative or current importance to Puerto Rico, its people, or the international community.
Low This article, list, template, file, or category is of little importance to WikiProject Puerto Rico, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge, an obscure piece of trivia, or documents a subject of low importance to Puerto Rico, its people, or the international community.
NA It is not necessary to describe the importance of this article, list, template, file, or category.
??? This article, list, template, file, or category is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be assessed.

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 Puerto Rico.

Some examples:

  • Articles about metropolitan areas in Puerto Rico may receive a higher assessment than other towns in the island because of their high notability, both locally and internationally. So currently, articles like San Juan might get a higher assessment than articles like Maunabo.
  • Articles of highly notable persons or positions might receive a higher assessment than other notable persons, such as internationally renowned Puerto Rican artists versus artists who are equally popular but only at a local level.

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

Importance scale conventions edit

The following is a list of conventions within WikiProject Puerto Rico for assessing the importance of Puerto Rico-related articles, for which any and all editors wishing to assess an article should adhere to. As discussed above, the importance of an article is completely subjective, based on the community's views on the subject. Therefore, these conventions may change just as consensus changes within the community. Note: These do not apply to assessing articles outside the scope of the project.

  • Any editor can assess or re-assess an article. However, editors are encouraged to include a brief description of the reasons for assessing an article in either the edit summary or in the article's talk page.
  • If a re-assessment is disputed, editors are encouraged to discuss the reasons for the dispute in the article's talk page or on this project's talk page. Please do not revert a good faith re-assessment without consulting with the editor or the community. Edit warring, or rather "assessment warring" will not be tolerated within the project.
  • Top-importance is mostly but not necessarily exclusively used on articles which form the basis of all information related to the project and is highly visible within and outside the Wikipedia community. Therefore, this assessment is mostly used on articles that represent the core topics of Puerto Rico, including:
  • Articles that branch off directly from the Puerto Rico article using the {{main article}} template should be assessed as either Top or High importance. Those that branch off directly from the Puerto Rico article using the {{see also}} template might be better assessed as either High or Mid importance. This does not necessarily apply to articles included in the See also section.
  • Current event articles directly related to Puerto Rico are not automatically of Top or High importance, even while the event lasts. Although recent notability of an article both within and outside the project may merit added attention from experienced project editors, the duration of such notability is highly subjective, and the article should be assessed based on its lasting importance towards the project, and not its current status.
  • Artists, athletes, and sportspeople should be assessed with their corresponding scale. For example, Ricky Martin might be assessed as high importance due to his international renown while Ivy Queen might be assessed as mid-importance. When in doubt ask yourself: how would Ricardo Alegria assess this person as culturally and historically significant to Puerto Rico?

Assessment log of Puerto Rico articles edit

See main subpage at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Puerto Rico articles by quality log.

The WikiProject Puerto Rico and the WP:01 assessment team maintain a log of any and all changes made to articles within the project (i.e., articles whose talk pages are tagged with the {{PuertoRicoproj}} template). You may wish to review the page to see which articles were recently assessed or re-assessed. Unfortunately, due to the increasing size of the log, it cannot be directly transcluded here. It can, however, be viewed in its own subpage.

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 them on the project's talk page.