Quality assessment edit

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

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

Quality scale edit

Article progress grading scheme
Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience
Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles. Definitive. Outstanding, thorough article; a great source for encyclopedic information. No further editing necessary, unless new published information has come to light.
Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article. It should be of a length suitable for the subject, with a well-written introduction and an appropriate series of headings to break up the content. It should have sufficient external literature references, preferably from the "hard" (peer-reviewed where appropriate) literature rather than websites. Should be well illustrated, with no copyright problems. At the stage where it could at least be considered for featured article status, corresponds to the "Wikipedia 1.0" standard. Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject matter would typically find nothing wanting. May miss a few relevant points. Minor edits and adjustments would improve the article, particularly if brought to bear by a subject-matter expert. In particular, issues of breadth, completeness, and balance may need work. Peer-review would be helpful at this stage.
The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards. This should be used for articles that still need some work to reach featured article standards, but that are otherwise good. Good articles that may succeed in FAC should be considered A-Class articles, but being a Good article is not a requirement for A-Class. Useful to nearly all readers. A good treatment of the subject. No obvious problems, gaps, excessive information. Adequate for most purposes, but other encyclopedias could do a better job. Some editing will clearly be helpful, but not necessary for a good reader experience. If the article is not already fully wikified, now is the time.
Has several of the elements described in "start", usually a majority of the material needed for a completed article. Nonetheless, it has significant gaps or missing elements or references, needs substantial editing for English language usage and/or clarity, balance of content, or contains other policy problems such as copyright, NPOV or NOR. With NPOV a well written B-class may correspond to the "Wikipedia 0.5" or "usable" standard. Articles that are close to GA status but don't meet the Good article criteria should be B- or Start-class articles. Useful to many, but not all, readers. A casual reader flipping through articles would feel that they generally understood the topic, but a serious student or researcher trying to use the material would have trouble doing so, or would risk error in derivative work. Considerable editing is still needed, including filling in some important gaps or correcting significant policy errors. Articles for which cleanup is needed will typically have this designation to start with.
The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack a table. For example an article on Queen Elizabeth might cover her personality well, but be weak on back story. Has at least one serious element of gathered materials, including any one of the following:
  • a particularly useful picture or graphic
  • multiple links that help explain or illustrate the topic
  • a subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
  • multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
Not useless. Some readers will find what they are looking for, but most will not. Most articles in this category have the look of an article "under construction" and a reader genuinely interested in the topic is likely to seek additional information elsewhere. Substantial/major editing is needed, most material for a complete article needs to be added. This article usually isn't even good enough for a cleanup tag: it still needs to be built.
The article is either a very short article or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level. It is usually very short, but can be of any length if the material is irrelevant or incomprehensible. May be useless to a reader only passingly familiar with the term. Possibly useful to someone who has no idea what the term meant. At best a brief, informed dictionary definition. Any editing or additional material can be helpful.
The article does not exist and needs to be created.    

Importance assessment edit

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

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

Importance scale edit

Importance must be regarded as a relative term. If importance values are applied within this project, these only reflect the perceived importance to this project. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another. 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).

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top High probability that non-Somalis and Somalists would look this up. Limited to about 20-50 articles, with core articles being limited to 5 central articles. Includes major languages and ethnic groups. Somali language
High Must have had a large impact on Somali history or culture or plays an important role today, and/or had importance outside of Somalia or the Somali Peninsula (Horn of Africa). Ajuuraan State
Mid Significant impact on Somalia's history or culture, or high regional importance. Maydh
Low Low notability. Local importance or of high importance for a small group. Burjiko