Wikipedia:WikiProject Westerns/Assessment

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The assessment of articles on Wikipedia is essential to help editors improve and maintain quality standards. Within the scope of a WikiProject, members with shared interests can identify and assess articles, in order to appraise editor contributions, using an established quality grading scheme. In addition to standard ratings, articles can also be assessed, independent of WikiProjects, as Good articles and Featured articles, allowing editors to produce work at a professional encyclopedic level. What follows are the assessment standards offered by WikiProject Westerns.

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 Westerns WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article, up to and including B-Class without need for a formal review process. See instructions below.
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!

InstructionsEdit

Project members may grade articles up to and including B-Class without need for a formal review process. Editors should enter the class they feel the article meets using the {{Westerns}} project banner. Editors may also raise or lower an article's class, accordingly, if the article appears over-rated or has been developed to a higher quality grade.

  • Template and Category pages that are related to the project should be tagged with the {{Westerns}} project banner and given the appropriate class. No further action is required.
  • The project does not identify Disambiguation, Redirect, File, Book, FM (featured media) or Project pages, at present.
  • Articles that have been reviewed as FA/FL or GA class should also be identified as such within the project banner.
  • Editors may tag and assess articles which they have created up to B-Class, although a second opinion should normally be made at B-Class requests to avoid bias.

Quality assessmentsEdit

WikiProject Westerns uses the same criteria for grading articles as set out by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. If you are not sure what class an article falls under, leave a note on the WikiProject's talkpage, and someone will help you out.

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

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

For a non-article, such as a Category, File, Template, or Project page, placing the {{WikiProject Westerns}} banner on the talk page, without a class parameter, will automatically put the page in the appropriate class category.

Quality scaleEdit

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessmentEdit

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

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

Importance scaleEdit

Don't worry too much about assessing for Importance. It's helpful to have the most vital westerns genre articles tagged as Top importance so they can be easily identified as the highest priority, but less influential television articles don't really need to be tagged for importance.

Note: The "importance" of an article is to be assessed for its importance within this WikiProject.

Article importance grading schemeEdit

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. Please add new entries to the bottom of the list and sign with four tildes (~~~~).


StatisticsEdit

As articles are assessed they are categorised in Category:Westerns articles by quality and Category:Westerns articles by importance. From this, WP:1.0 creates a quality statistics table and a quality log of articles assessed using the project {{WikiProject Westerns}} banner.