Wikipedia:WikiProject Singapore/Article Assessment

Welcome to the assessment section of the SGpedians' notice board! This section focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Singapore-related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment, 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 assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Singapore}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Singapore articles by quality and Category:Singapore articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions edit

See also the general assessment FAQ
How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{WikiProject Singapore}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of WikiProject Singapore 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.
What is the purpose of article assessments?
The assessment system allows a WikiProject to monitor the quality of articles in its subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. The ratings are also used by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content.
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.
Can I assess articles that I have written or contributed significantly to?
For the most part, yes—in fact, you are encouraged to do so. If your article falls within the Stub- to C-Class range, by awarding the rating yourself you are helping to prevent the assessment requests process becoming overloaded. However, B-Class assessments are generally undertaken by an independent editor (requests for a review can be made here).
How can I make a request for someone else to assess an article?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
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.
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.
Where can I get more details or feedback about an article?
The peer review process is one that results in a more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for review there.
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!
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 department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page.

Quality assessment edit

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

{{WikiProject Singapore|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 Singapore articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Singapore articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Singapore articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Singapore articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Singapore articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Singapore articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Singapore articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Singapore articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Singapore 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 Singapore articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Singapore articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Singapore articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Singapore articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Singapore articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Singapore articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Singapore articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Singapore articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Singapore articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Singapore articles) ???

Quality scale edit

Importance assessment edit

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

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

Importance scale edit

Specific topics edit

These are sample guidelines on how to rate the importance of specific topics relating to Singapore. They are not completely set in stone and may be subject to editorial discretion. Feel free to disagree on how specific topics may be rated on the talk page or boldly edit this section if a guideline has not been suggested.

  • Elections: Usually high to top importance. General elections after independence are top importance as they are usually noticed internationally. City and municipal elections before independence in which only a select few can vote are considered mid importance. For presidential elections, uncontested elections are usually high and contested elections are considered top.
  • Members of Parliment: At least mid-importance as they are elected public figures. MPs holding Cabinet appointments may be elevated to high-importance.
  • Planning areas and subzones: At least mid-importance, sometimes high.

Requests for assessment edit

If you have made significant contributions to an article and would like to have a quick reassessment for a new rating, please feel free to list it here. A willing editor who has seen the request may offer to reassess the article based on the above quality and importance guidelines.

Alternatively, you may also blank the assessment rating on the article's talk page, i.e. {{WikiProject Singapore |class= |importance= }} and indicate in the edit summary that you would like the article to be reassessed (e.g. 'Requesting reassessment from WikiProject Singapore'). Note that this may only work for WikiProject Singapore as there are currently a few active editors who are willing to rate unassessed articles to keep the count low. (as of July 2020)

If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please list it at Wikipedia:Peer review instead.

Reviewers: After reviewing an article, please strike it off so that other editors will not waste time going there too. Comments are not mandatory and should be left at the article's talk page.

Current requests edit

Completed requests edit

  • National Junior College
    Any idea on where to retrieve the date where the article was last assessed? 12:44, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Dear all, I am new to Wikipedia but like to support Singaporeans and local talents, I have worked (am still working) on three articles on different Singaporeans (each with their own occupation and merits):

  • Please help me review these articles if possible! Tried to pull out as much relevant information I got online. Appreciate it. : ) Superwifi (talk) 11:35, 2 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • I'm new to Wikipedia so I will need some help to review this article. Thanks! (Phantrix (talk) 03:16, 10 April 2016 (UTC))Reply[reply]
  • I've added additional contents to the two articles. Would appreciate if you can re-access the quality rating to see if it can be increased to C or above. Feel free to add comments in the talk page so as to improve the articles(Yhjow (talk) 09:00, 5 September 2013 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Anchorvale (talk) 04:26, 29 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. -1.02 editor (talk) 08:58, 30 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Hi, I've made some changes to the ICA page. Please do check it out

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority

Done. Updated rating but I think it can be higher (I normally rate up to start only as I like other established editors to rate higher.). You can request for a peer review to get more feedback and possibly get a higher rating. Xaiver0510 (talk) 06:28, 13 June 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Xavier0510 and R22-3877: reassessed to C class. 1.02 editor (C651 set 217/218) 11:01, 27 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Hi there, I am one of the editors improving many of the Singaporean articles, but lately some anonymous editors made edits that contain a high grammar/proofread mistakes and I spent that hassle on rewriting the articles to improve quality. These are the articles so far that I request the editors to help us reassess the article and check for improvements:
  1. 2010 in Singapore
  2. 2011 in Singapore
  3. 2012 in Singapore
  4. 2013 in Singapore
  5. 2014 in Singapore
  6. 2015 in Singapore
  7. 2016 in Singapore
  8. 2017 in Singapore
  9. 2018 in Singapore
  10. 2019 in Singapore

Thanks for helping! (Sculture65 (talk) 10:25, 28 April 2019 (UTC))Reply[reply]

  • @Sculture65: Article assessment is where articles are assessed and categorized based on their quality, and from what i interpret, you seem to be requesting that someone review and improve the article for which you should get a peer review or someone from the Guild of Copy Editors to copyedit the article. Article assessment is where articles are assessed and categorized based on their quality. Also, the articles above are lists and there are no further quality assessments that can be given unless you nominate the article and pass the Featured List criteria. Thanks-1.02 editor (C651 set 217/218) 11:43, 28 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh I See. anyway where should I post so that I could get these articles reviewed (and make quality improvements)? (Sculture65 (talk) 12:37, 28 April 2019 (UTC))Reply[reply]

Assessment log edit

Singapore articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

A automatically generated log of assessment changes is available here.