Template:WikiProject Systems

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WikiProject Systems (Rated C-class, High-importance)
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C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This template has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
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This is the {{WikiProject Systems}} template which is used to categorize and assess articles within the Systems WikiProject.

To classify an article, place the template {{WikiProject Systems}} on the article's talk page. Anyone can add a WikiProject Systems rating or change an existing rating. The template can be used to assess the importance (or priority) and quality (or class grading) of the article using the importance and class parameters respectively. Specifying these parameters will place the article in the appropriate subcategory of Category:Systems articles by importance and Category:Systems articles by quality. There is also a field parameter to define the subject area of the article.

The (reduced) syntax of the WikiProject Systems template is:

{{WikiProject Systems
 |class=
 |importance=
 |field=
 }} 
  • small=yes can be used when a page has lots of templates, producing a more compact version. Any other value for small parameter is ignored, and the standard template results.
  • class must be one of:
    FA (for Featured Articles only)
    A (for A-class articles only)
    GA (for Good Articles only)
    B
    Start
    Stub
    Disambig (systems disambiguation pages)
    Cat (Systems categories)
    Template (Systems templates)
  • importance must be one of:
    Top
    High
    Mid
    Low
    NA (for non-articles only)
The synonym priority is also available for the importance parameter.
  • field must be one of:
    chaos theory
    cybernetics
    control theory
    dynamical systems
    enterprise modelling
    scientific modeling
    social systems theory
    software engineering
    systems
    systems biology
    systems ecology
    systems engineering
    systems psychology
    systems theory (general information about Systems theory not related to a particular field)
    visualization

Comments may be left in the /Comments subpage of the article talk page (for example, Talk:Abacus/Comments). These brief comments usually contain suggestions on how the article could be improved to bring it up to the next grade. It is helpful to at least put ~~~~ as a comment, so that the date of the rating can easily be seen. Comments can be added by following the "Add comments" link on the template, and may edited by following the "Comments" link on the template.

If either class or importance is missing, then the article will be placed in Category:Unassessed quality Systems articles or Category:Unassessed importance Systems articles respectively. If field is missing, then the article will be placed in Category:Unassessed field Systems articles.

Summary and assessment criteria

Summary of {{WikiProject Systems}} importance, field, and class parameters
Importance: the importance (or priority) of the article/subject, regardless of its quality. Field: the article's subject area within Systems. Class: the current quality of the article.
Top Extremely important, even crucial, to its field, and very significant beyond it Featured article FA This is a featured article.
High Contributes a substantial depth of knowledge with significant impact in other fields A-Class article A Essentially complete, well written and referenced; possible featured article candidate.
Mid Adds important further details within its field, with some impact beyond it GA B+ quality, and also a good article.
Low Contributes more specific or less significant details, or is mainly of specialist interest B A decent article, but it needs further editing to extend coverage or accessibility
Start Significant cleanup or expansion needed.
Stub Article has very little content, or is a stub.


A more extensive discussion on grading criteria can be found at WP 1.0 Assessment.

See also