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This is the assessment page for the West Midlands WikiProject. This page focusses on the assessing the quality and importance of the articles within the WikiProject's scope. 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.


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.
Are these ratings official?
Not really; these ratings are meant primarily for the internal use of the project, and usually do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
Who can assess articles?
In general, anyone can add or change an article's rating. However, the "GA" and "FA" labels should only be used on articles that have been reviewed and are currently designated as good articles or featured articles, respectively. Individual WikiProjects may also have more formal procedures for rating an article, and please note that the WikiProject bears ultimate responsibility for resolving disputes.
How do I assess an article?
Consult the quality scale below; once you have chosen the level that seems to be closest to the article, set the class parameter in the WikiProject banner template to the level's name (omitting "Class" from the end). For example, to rate an article as "B-Class", use |class=B in the banner. Again, the "FA" and "GA" labels should not be added to articles unless are currently designated as such.
Someone put a project banner template on an article, but it's not really within the WikiProject'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 article's talk page (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
What if I don't agree with a rating?
Feel free to change it — within reason — if you think a different rating is justified; in the case of major disputes, the WikiProject as a whole can discuss the issue and come to a consensus as to the best rating.
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!
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.

Quality scaleEdit

Importance scaleEdit

Label Criteria
Top Articles with UK or international importance
Examples: Cities (Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry), NEC, NIA, West Midlands County, West Midlands conurbation, West Midlands region.
High Articles with significant contributions to the West Midlands area
Examples: Crown courts, modern local authorities, large stations - both current and historical, towns that are former County Boroughs without city status, New Towns, Parliamentary constituencies.
Mid Articles with some contributions to the West Midlands area
Examples: Towns with former Urban District or Municipal Borough status, medium sized stations, large libraries, magistrates courts, electoral wards.
Low Articles with local area recognition
Examples: Suburbs, small stations/metro stops, branch libraries, leisure centres.

How to assess articlesEdit

To assess an article, add |class= and |importance= to the WikiProject banner on the article's talk page to get this:


To assess the quality of the article, add either stub, start, B, GA, A, or FA after class=.


To assess the importance of the article, add low, mid, high, or top after importance=.

The following is a list of parameters for different quality ratings and importance ratings

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article:


The following values may be used for importance assessments:


West Midlands articles by qualityEdit

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