Wikipedia:WikiProject Seventh-day Adventist Church/Assessment

This page discusses the assessment of Seventh-day Adventist articles in terms of editorial quality and also the importance of the content. It is currently a work in progress!

See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Christianity/Assessment, the assessment page for the parent WikiProject, and Category:Seventh-day Adventist Church articles with comments.

Quality scale edit

This section discusses the assessment of article quality for Seventh-day Adventist articles.

Not satisfied with the recent bout of gradings of Seventh-day Adventist articles, largely due to the lack of any clear criteria for both importance and quality. I have included the WP1 grading scheme below as a starting point for quality. It needs to be re-written to reflect specifically Adventist articles. Discussion needs to occur regarding importance. -Fermion 06:21, 30 August 2006 (UTC)[reply]

The following table is transcluded from here:

There is also "List" class. I just added "Image" as well, and "Category". I suggest that templates be given "NA" class for now, as there is only a few of them. Other types could also be implemented – see Category:Articles by quality.

Importance scale edit

This section discusses the assessment of article importance for Seventh-day Adventist articles.

Administration edit

What about articles about the Divisions of the General Conference? A simple solution would be Division = high importance, Union = mid, Local conference = low; but this may be too simplistic. GC itself would also be high (I don't think top is right). Colin MacLaurin 09:21, 24 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Organizations edit

Universities and tertiary colleges edit

I have assigned Andrews University and Loma Linda University "high" importance, as I understand them to be the top two most notable tertiary institutions. Colin MacLaurin 06:01, 31 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Primary and high schools edit

I think most or all of these will be "low" importance – what do you think? Colin MacLaurin (talk) 17:44, 1 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Not quite all, some of them have long histories that make them significant to a larger study of the church. Others, are "just another school" these aren't really significant. Unsigned comment added by User:WikiManOne
They would need to be well argued. I just reverted a rating which put a local school as "high" importance! We need to watch for these false ratings. Colin MacLaurin (talk) 05:09, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I would argue that some, such as those that have graduated large numbers of pupils and have already had their centennial should be given at least "mid" importance. Say if they've graduated over 5000 students and they've been around for 100 years they are given "mid" importance. Some may even be able to claim "high" importance, for example, Mount Vernon Academy, the article currently sucks but they are the oldest Adventist Academy in North America, I think if that article gets improved, it deserves high importance. WikiManOne (talk) 22:59, 8 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Most articles about even Adventist universities have not been rated as "high" importance. Rating must be consistent. Few articles should be denoted "high" or "top", simply by definition. Colin MacLaurin (talk) 07:58, 1 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

People edit

Assistant professor Julius Nam recently listed 19 individuals he sees as the most influential Adventists in America. Note that this list is not his (POV) favourite Adventists, but (NPOV) those he sees as most influential. This input may help article gradings, although it is North America specific. It may also be time related – less accurate in the future. Colin MacLaurin 13:37, 16 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Theology edit

Theology is very important to the Adventist church. Many articles about certain doctrines have been given "high" importance, whereas I have observed many other churches give the same ones "mid" importance typically. I think that "high" importance is justified for major theological topics like Sabbath, conditional immortality and inspiration of Ellen White, given the church's emphasis on theology. I suggest lesser theological topics be given "mid" importance, like the stub (currently) Spirit of Prophecy (Adventist). Colin MacLaurin 09:07, 24 April 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Non-articles edit

I have given non-encyclopedic or self-referential articles and categories "NA" class. Normal categories get "cat" class.