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WikiProject United States (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This template is within the scope of WikiProject United States, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of topics relating to the United States of America on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the ongoing discussions.
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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Usage

This {{WikiProject United States}} project banner template should be added (not subst:ed) to the talk page of articles within the scope of the project. While the template does not require any additional parameters, it has a number of optional ones that add various extra features to the banner. This template automatically adds articles to Category:WikiProject United States articles. The full syntax is as follows:

{{WikiProject United States
|class=
|importance=
|attention=
|auto=
|needs-infobox=
|image-needed=
|image-in=
|image-in2=
|image-in3=
|image-details=
|map-needed=
|map-in=
|map-in2=
|map-in3=
|map-details=
|geocoord-needed=
|unref=
|listas=
|category=
|small=

<!-- Portals -->
|portal1-name=
|portal1-link=
|portal2-name=
|portal2-link=
|portal3-name=
|portal3-link=
|portal4-name=
|portal4-link=
|portal5-name=
|portal5-link=

<!-- Collaboration -->
|past-collaboration=

<!-- Specific, national and regional projects -->
|USanimation=               <!-- or |US-animation= -->
|USanimation-importance=    <!-- or |US-animation-importance= -->
|USfilm=                    <!-- or |UScinema= -->
|USfilm-importance=         <!-- or |UScinema-importance= -->
|USMusic=                   <!-- or |us-music= -->
|USMusic-importance=        <!-- or |us-music-importance= -->
|USOldwest=                 <!-- or |Oldwest= -->
|USOldwest-importance=      <!-- or |Oldwest-importance= -->
|USTV=                      <!-- or |us-television= -->
|USTV-importance=           <!-- or |us-television-importance= -->
|AsianAmericans=            <!-- or |USAsians= -->
|AsianAmericans-importance= <!-- or |USAsians-importance= -->
|FBI=
|FBI-importance=
|FRAM=                      <!-- or |Franco-Americans= -->
|FRAM-importance=           <!-- or |Franco-Americans-importance= -->
|KYOVA=
|KYOVA-importance=
|MexAm=                     <!-- or |MexicanAmericans= -->
|MexAm-importance=          <!-- or |MexicanAmericans-importance= -->
|NIH=                     <!-- or |nih= -->
|Witch-trials=
|Witch-trials-importance=
|September 11, 2001=                 <!-- or |911= -->
|September 11, 2001-importance=      <!-- or |911-importance= -->
|Superfund=                 <!-- or |Superfunds= -->
|Superfund-importance=      <!-- or |Superfunds-importance= -->
|County=                    <!-- or |U.S. counties= -->
|County-importance=         <!-- or |county-importance=-->
|UScomics=                  <!-- or |US-comics= -->
|UScomics-importance=       <!-- or |US-comics-importance=-->
|USGov=                     <!-- or |US-Government= -->
|USGov-importance=          <!-- or |US-Government-importance=-->
|USgovernors=               <!-- or |US-Governors= -->
|USgovernors-importance=    <!-- or |US-Governors-importance=-->
|UShistory=                 <!-- or |US-history= -->
|UShistory-importance=      <!-- or |US-history-importance= -->
|USMIL=                     <!-- or |US-military= -->
|ACW=
|ARW=
|USPE=                      <!-- or |US-presidential-elections= -->
|USPE-importance=           <!-- or |US-presidential-elections-importance= -->
|USPresidents=              <!-- or |US-Presidents= -->
|USPresidents-importance=   <!-- or |US-Presidents-importance=-->
|USPP=                      <!-- or |uspp= -->
|USPP-importance=           <!-- or |uspp-importance=-->
|USSL=                      <!-- or |USState-Legislators= -->
|USSL-importance=           <!-- or |USState-Legislators-importance=-->

<!-- State and Territory projects -->
|AR=                        <!-- or |Arkansas= -->
|AR-importance=             <!-- or |Arkansas-importance=-->
|AZ=                        <!-- or |Arizona= -->
|AZ-importance=             <!-- or |Arizona-importance=-->
|CO=                        <!-- or |Colorado= -->
|CO-importance=             <!-- or |Colorado-importance=-->
|DE=                        <!-- or |Delaware= -->
|DE-importance=             <!-- or |Delaware-importance=-->
|DC=                        <!-- or |District of Columbia= -->
|DC-importance=             <!-- or |District of Columbia-importance= -->
|ID=                        <!-- or |Idaho= -->
|ID-importance=             <!-- or |Idaho-importance=-->
|IN=                        <!-- or |Indiana= -->
|IN-importance=             <!-- or |Indiana-importance=-->
|KY=                        <!-- or |Kentucky= -->
|KY-importance=             <!-- or |Kentucky-importance=-->
|LA=                        <!-- or |Louisiana= -->
|LA-importance=             <!-- or |Louisiana-importance=-->
|MA=                        <!-- or |Massachusetts= -->
|MA-importance=             <!-- or |Massachusetts-importance=-->
|MS=                        <!-- or |Mississippi= -->
|MS-importance=             <!-- or |Mississippi-importance=-->
|NC=                        <!-- or |North-Carolina= -->
|NC-importance=             <!-- or |North-Carolina-importance=-->
|ND=                        <!-- or |North-Dakota= -->
|ND-importance=             <!-- or |North-Dakota-importance=-->
|NE=                        <!-- or |Nebraska= -->
|NE-importance=             <!-- or |Nebraska-importance=-->
|NH=                        <!-- or |New Hampshire= -->
|NH-importance=             <!-- or |New-Hampshire-importance=-->
|NM=                        <!-- or |New-Mexico= -->
|NM-importance=             <!-- or |New-Mexico-importance=-->
|OH=                        <!-- or |Ohio= -->
|OH-importance=             <!-- or |Ohio-importance=-->
|RI=                        <!-- or |Rhode-Island= -->
|RI-importance=             <!-- or |Rhode-Island-importance= -->
|Samoa=                     <!-- or |USSamoa-carolina= -->
|Samoa-importance=          <!-- or |USSamoa-carolina-importance= -->
|SC=                        <!-- or |South-carolina= -->
|SC-importance=             <!-- or |South-carolina-importance= -->
|TX=                        <!-- or |Texas= -->
|TX-importance=             <!-- or |Texas-importance= -->
|UT=                        <!-- or |Utah= -->
|UT-importance=             <!-- or |Utah-importance= -->
|VT=                        <!-- or |Vermont= -->
|VT-importance=             <!-- or |Vermont-importance= -->
|WA=                        <!-- or |Washington= -->
|WA-importance=             <!-- or |Washington-importance=-->
|WV=                        <!-- or |West-Virginia= -->
|WV-importance=             <!-- or |West-Virginia-importance=-->
|WY=                        <!-- or |Wyoming= -->
|WY-importance=             <!-- or |Wyoming-importance=-->

<!-- City and locality projects -->
|Austin=
|Austin-importance=
|Boston=
|Boston-importance=
|Cape-Cod=
|Cape-Cod-importance=
|Charlotte=
|Charlotte-importance=
|Cincinnati=
|Cincinnati-importance=
|Coal-fields=                    <!-- or |KY-coal= -->
|Coal-fields-importance=         <!-- or |KY-coal-importance= -->
|Durham=
|Durham-importance=
|EasternWashington=              <!-- or |EastWa= -->
|EasternWashington-importance=   <!-- or |EastWa-importance= -->
|Indianapolis=
|Indianapolis-importance=
|Louisville=
|Louisville-importance=
|Lowell=
|Lowell-importance=
|Metro=                          <!-- or |metro= -->
|Metro-importance=               <!-- or |metro-importance=-->
|NOLA=                           <!-- or |New-Orleans= -->
|NOLA-importance=                <!-- or |New-Orleans-importance=-->
|NHMTN=                          <!-- or |New-Hampshire-Mountains= -->
|NHMTN-importance=               <!-- or |New-Hampshire-Mountains-importance=-->
|Ohiotownships=                  <!-- or |OHtownships= -->
|Ohiotownships-importance=       <!-- or |OHtownships-importance=-->
|Omaha=
|Omaha-importance=
|SATF=                           <!-- or |San-Antonio= -->
|SATF-importance=                <!-- or |San-Antonio-importance= -->
|SCMB=                           <!-- or |MyrtleBeach= -->
|SCMB-importance=                <!-- or |MyrtleBeach-importance= -->
|Seattle=
|Seattle-importance=
|Shreveport=
|Shreveport-importance=
|Yellowstone=                     <!-- or |YNP= -->
|Yellowstone-importance=          <!-- or |YNP= -->
|Youngstown=
|Youngstown-importance=

<!-- Educational and University projects -->
|A&M=
|A&M-importance=
|Dartmouth=
|Dartmouth-importance=
|ECU=
|ECU-importance=
|LATech=
|LATech-importance=
|NCSU=
|NCSU-importance=
|Notre-Dame=
|Notre-Dame-importance=
|PSU=                         <!-- or |psu= -->
|PSU-importance=              <!-- or |psu-importance= -->
|Rutgers=                     <!-- or |rutgers= -->
|Rutgers-importance=          <!-- or |rutgers-importance= -->
|Seton=                       <!-- or |seton= -->
|Seton-importance=            <!-- or |seton-importance= -->
|TTU=                         <!-- or |Texas-Tech= or |TXTech= -->
|TTU-importance=              <!-- or |Texas-Tech-importance= or |TXTech-importance= -->
|UNC=
|UNC-importance=
|UNT=
|UNT-importance=
|UMass=
|UMass-importance=
|UTA=
|UTA-importance=
|Wesleyan=                      <!-- or |wesleyan= -->
|Wesleyan-importance=           <!-- or |wesleyan-importance= -->
|WUSL=                          <!-- or |wusl= -->
|WUSL-importance=               <!-- or |wusl-importance= -->
|WVU=                           <!-- or |West-Virginia-University= -->
|WVU-importance=                <!-- or |West-Virginia-University-importance= -->
}}

Instructions

General parameters

  • class – see the project's quality scale for details.
  • importance – see the project's importance scale for details.
  • auto – This parameter is for the use of bots and indicates that the article has been automatically rated:
    • |auto=length – based on the length of the article
    • |auto=inherit – because one or more other projects use this class
    • |auto=yes (or |auto=stub), in conjunction with |class=stub – as Stub-Class because it uses a stub template
  • attention – set |attention=yes if the article needs immediate attention from experienced editors. Use only if another parameter does not cover the need for attention.
  • needs-infobox – set |needs-infobox=yes if the article needs an infobox.
  • image-needed – set |image-needed=yes if the article needs an image or photograph.
    • This parameter populates Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in the United States.
    • image-in – Used in conjunction with the image-needed=yes parameter to place the image request into a specific location, such as in the state, city or county in the United States. For example, "image-in=New York City" will place the article talk page into Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in New York City. Leave blank or delete if not.
    • Additional image-in2 and image-in3 parameters used in conjunction with the image-needed=yes parameter may be used to specify up to three total location categories (such as for celebrities and other people who may frequent multiple county locations).
    • image-details – (appears only if "image-needed" is set to yes) Additional details to describe the image that is requested.
  • map-needed – set |map-needed=yes if the article needs a map.
    • This parameter populates Category:Wikipedia requested maps in the United States.
    • map-details – (appears only if "map-needed" is set to yes) Additional details to specify the kind of map information that is needed.
    • map-in – Used in conjunction with the map-needed=yes parameter to place the image request into a specific location, such as in the state, city or county in the United States. For example, "map-in=New York City" will place the article talk page into Category:Wikipedia requested maps in New York City. Leave blank or delete if not.
    • Additional map-in2 and map-in3 parameters used in conjunction with the map-needed=yes parameter may be used to specify up to three total location categories (such as for celebrities and other people who may frequent multiple county locations).
  • unref – set |unref=yes if the article needs inline citations and references.
  • geocoord-needed – set |geocoord-needed=yes if the article needs geocoordinate data.
  • past-collaboration – set |past-collaboration=yes if the article was previously a U.S. Collaboration of the Month, the dash-separated dates of the collaboration period; must be left blank otherwise.
  • small – set |small=yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top). This parameter does not work as expected if the banner template is enclosed in {{WikiProjectBannerShell}} or {{WikiProjectBanners}}.
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Abraham Lincoln, use |listas=Lincoln, Abraham so that the talk page will show up in the L's and not the A's of the various assessment and administrative categories). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set.
  • Listings being with "The"; e.g. The 13th Regional Corporation, would be listas=13th Regional Corporation, The.
  • Listings being with "List of", would be listas=Bridges in the United States, List of and listas=Botanical gardens in the United States, List of.
  • Proper names; e.g. George Washington, would be listas=Washington, George
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.
Portals
  • portalX-name – if the article has been selected for use on a portal, the name of that portal. The name should be given without any formatting or namespace prefixes; thus, Portal:United States is given as "|portal1-name=United States". Up to five different portals may be specified, via the parameters portal1-name through portal5-name.
  • portalX-link – the portal subpage location where the article may be found on the corresponding portal. This should be given as a pure unlinked subpage name; thus, Portal:United States/Selected article/21 is given as "|portal1-link=Selected article/21".
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Quality assessment

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

{{WikiProject United States|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class United States articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class United States articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class United States articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class United States articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class United States articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class United States articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class United States articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class United States articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class United States articles)  List 
Future (for articles about future events; adds articles to Category:Future-Class United States articles)  Future 

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 United States articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class United States articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class United States articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
FM (for files; adds pages to Category:FM-Class United States articles) Featured media FM 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class United States articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class United States articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class United States articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class United States articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class United States articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class United States articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed United States articles)  ??? 
Quality scale
WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment

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

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

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

Importance scale
WikiProject article importance scheme

To avoid needlessly cluttering up talk pages, it is usually appropriate to remove any unused parameters from the template.

See also