Wikipedia:WikiProject Alabama/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Alabama! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Alabama articles. 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.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Alabama}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Alabama articles by quality and Category:Alabama articles needing attention. The quality and importance ratings serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Current Quality Ratings[edit]

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
As a member of the WikiProject Alabama, you can do it yourself. If you're unsure, list it in the requesting an assessment section below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of WikiProject Alabama is free to add—or change—the rating of an article, but please follow the guidelines.
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.
Where can I get more comments about my article? 
Contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Alabama who will handle it or assign the issue to someone. You may also list it for a Peer review.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
Relist it as a request or contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Alabama who will handle it or assign the issue to someone.
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!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department, or to contact the Wikipedia:WikiProject Alabama directly.

Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Alabama}} project banner on its talk page. You can learn the syntax by looking at the talk pages in edit mode and by reading the info below.

This is the rating syntax (ratings and dates are samples, change to what applies to the article in question):

{{WikiProject Alabama}}
  • displays the default banner, showing the project info and only ??? for the quality parameter.
{{WikiProject Alabama|class=FA}}
  • all assessed articles should have quality filled in. Leaving the other parameters off does not hurt anything.
{{WikiProject Alabama|class=Star|attention=yes}}
  • if an article needs immediate attention, add the attention tag and please leave talk notes as to why. "yes" is the only valid parameter here. If it doesn't need attention, leave the parameter off.
{{WikiProject Alabama|class=B|attention=yes|past-selected=[[July]] [[2006]]|past-collaboration=[[April]] [[2006]]}}
  • if an article has been the SATM or COTM, these tags get added in this format. This is the actual project tag of Philmont Scout Ranch.

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Alabama articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

  • Please note: A-class, although used elsewhere, is not currently used by WikiProject Alabama.
WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Requesting an assessment or re-assessment[edit]

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. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use Peer review instead.

Add articles here! Newest requests on the BOTTOM
  1. Example (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) (and put "(re-)assessment request" in your edit summary of this assessment page), leave reasons if a reassessment.
  2. University of Mobile (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Added more information, cleaned it up a little. Done
  3. William March (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Added more information, integrated the trivia section into main text, added more citations and rewrote (again) much of the work. - Diarmada 03:32, 1 June 2007 (UTC) Done
  4. Auburn University Marching Band (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Added more information. Done
  5. Mark Matthews (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Expanded from a Stub Cheers, CP 05:07, 24 December 2007 (UTC) Done
  6. University of Alabama System (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Added a lot more information, reorganized it. Done
  7. Mobile Bay jubilee (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Complete re-write, greatly expanded content, added references, organized information into (what I hope are) balanced sections. Added one fairly useful self-made map/graphic [1]. Still has a ways to go, polish, etc. but good foundation and a substantial step-up. Done
  8. May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) No rating yet. Rvk41 (talk) 20:21, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
    Now B class, but still needs extensive referencing. - auburnpilot talk 20:44, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
  9. University_of_North_Alabama (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) This doesn't look like a stub any more at all.
    Reassessed as B class. Altairisfartalk 15:04, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  10. Civitan International (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Added more information, references, and photos. SU Linguist (talk) 16:06, 17 November 2008 (UTC) Done. Altairisfartalk 17:23, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
  11. Dothan, Alabama (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Huge expansion and refinement of this article from its original "Start Class" classification. - Ecjmartin (talk) 14:19, 10 July 2009 (UTC) Done. Altairisfartalk 16:39, 10 July 2009 (UTC)
  12. Bill Sketoe (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)Famous "hole that won't stay filled" ghost of Newton, Alabama. This article was assessed at "C" class on the Military History project, but I thought it was worthy of "B" class or better (but I could be wrong!). I'd be interested in an assessment from the Alabama project viewpoint. Thanks! - Ecjmartin (talk) 02:51, 12 July 2009 (UTC) Done. Altairisfar 17:54, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
  13. 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) Created this article on one of Alabama's most famous Civil War regiments; would appreciate an assessment from Alabama project viewpoint. - Ecjmartin (talk) 03:01, 23 May 2010 (UTC) Done. Altairisfar 17:54, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
  14. Big Spring Park (Huntsville, Alabama) -- I'd like to think this has graduated beyond being a little stub. Now has more detail and several references. Anivron (talk) 08:14, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
  15. Episcopal Diocese of Alabama I have expanded this article thanks to a source i found that has been cited. Done. Altairisfar (talk) 04:55, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
  16. Daphne, Alabama (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) It's being reviewed for GA status now but more eyes (and more help) is always welcomed.JodyB talk 15:41, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
  17. Chickamauga Wars (1776-1794) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) should be Start-class instead of B, as discussed here. Serious concerns. — ob C. alias ALAROB 14:32, 24 May 2014 (UTC)