Wikipedia:WikiProject Skepticism/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the Skepticism WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Skepticism related articles. 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 Skepticism}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Skepticism articles by quality and Category:Skepticism articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Skepticism WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
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.
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.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, 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!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


Quality assessmentsEdit

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

{{WikiProject Skepticism|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 Skepticism articles)   FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Skepticism articles)   A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Skepticism articles)   GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Skepticism articles)   B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Skepticism articles)   C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Skepticism articles)   Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Skepticism articles)   Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Skepticism articles)   FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Skepticism articles)   List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Skepticism articles)   Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Skepticism articles)   Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Skepticism articles)   Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Skepticism articles)   Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Skepticism articles)   File 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Skepticism articles)   Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Skepticism articles)   Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Skepticism articles)   Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Skepticism articles)   NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Skepticism articles)   ??? 

After assessing an article's quality, comments on the assessment can be added either to the article's talk page or to the /Comments subpage which will appear as a link next to the assessment. Adding comments will add the article to Category:Skepticism articles with comments. Comments that are added to the /Comments subpages will be transcluded onto the automatically generated work list pages in the Comments column.

Quality scaleEdit

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessmentEdit

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

{{WikiProject Skepticism|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

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

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Importance scaleEdit

Requesting an assessmentEdit

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 it below.

Assessment logEdit

Skepticism 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.

August 4, 2020Edit



  • Acupressure (talk) reassessed. Importance rating changed from High-Class to Mid-Class. (rev · t)
  • Adam Savage (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to C-Class. (rev · t)
  • Julia Belluz (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Stub-Class. (rev · t)
  • Mae-Wan Ho (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to C-Class. (rev · t)



August 3, 2020Edit



August 2, 2020Edit