Wikipedia:WikiProject Alien/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Alien! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Alien-related 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 {{AlienProject}} banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Alien articles by quality and Category:Alien articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

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Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of WikiProject Alien is free to add or change the rating of an article.
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!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{AlienProject| ... | class=??? | ...}}
class

This optional parameter records the Project quality assessment rating currently assigned to the particular article on whose talkpage the project banner appears.

If unassigned, or an invalid value is given, the parameter defaults to "unassigned" and the template places the talkpage into Category:Unassessed Alien articles.

The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

After assessing an article's quality, comments on the assessment can be added either to the article's talk page or to the /Comments subpage which will appear as a link next to the assessment. Comments that are added to the /Comments subpages will be transcluded onto the automatically generated work list pages in the Comments column.

Valid values for this parameter, their associated meanings and categories are given in the table below. Values should be typed as shown (eg |class=GA ):

Class parameter values (Category:Alien articles by quality)
Value Use for Adds article to the category What it looks like
For articles
FA Featured articles FA-Class Alien articles Featured article FA
FL Featured lists FL-Class Alien articles Featured list FL
A A-class articles A-Class Alien articles A-Class article A
GA Good articles GA-Class Alien articles GA
B B-class articles B-Class Alien articles B
C C-class articles C-Class Alien articles C
Start Start-class articles Start-Class Alien articles Start
Stub Stub-class articles Stub-Class Alien articles Stub
List List-class articles List-Class Alien articles List
Current Articles on current or recent events/topics. Current-Class Alien articles Current
Future Articles on future topics, for example a film yet to be released. Future-Class Alien articles Future
Needed Articles that do not yet exist but have been identified as subjects that should be covered. Needed-Class Alien articles Needed
Merge Articles that the project has marked for merger into other articles. Merge-Class Alien articles Merge
For non-article pages
Category or Cat Categories Category-Class Alien articles Category
Disambig or Dab Disambiguation pages Disambig-Class Alien articles Disambig
File Images, sound clips, and other media files File-Class Alien articles File
Portal Pages that are part of the Alien Portal namespace. Portal-Class Alien articles Portal
Project Pages that are part of WikiProject Alien namespace. Project-Class Alien articles Project
Redirect Pages that exist only as redirects. Redirect-Class Alien articles Redirect
Template Templates that are part of the project and portal. Template-Class Alien articles Template
NA Any other pages that are not articles or where assessment is unnecessary. NA-Class Alien articles NA

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

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

{{AlienProject| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

If unassigned, or an invalid value is given, or the class parameter is set to "NA", the parameter defaults to "unassigned" and the template places the talkpage into Category:Unknown-importance Alien articles.

Class parameter values (Category:Alien articles by importance)
Value Use for Adds article to the category What it looks like
For articles
Top Articles about core topics related to the Alien franchise. Top-importance Alien articles Top
High Articles about the most well-known or culturally or historically significant aspects of the Alien franchise. High-importance Alien articles High
Mid Articles about topics within the Alien franchise that may or may not be commonly known outside the community of science fiction. Mid-importance Alien articles Mid
Low Aticles about topics that are highly specialized within the Alien franchise and are not generally common knowledge outside the science fiction community. Low-importance Alien articles Low
For non-article pages
NA Non-article pages such as templates and project pages. NA-importance Alien articles NA

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about the Alien franchise. Generally, this is limited to those articles that are are included as sections of the main Alien (franchise) article. These are the articles with the highest potential for being elevated to featured article status. A reader who is not a fan of the Alien franchise will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Only a handful of the most culturally significant films, actors, creatures, characters, etc. will be assessed with Top importance, as these are the most likely to have large amounts of reliable secondary sources available to reference the article. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Alien (film)
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding the Alien franchise. These articles have a high potential to be elevated to featured article status. Most readers will have some knowledge of the subject. Famous films, actors, creatures, characters, games, etc. may have High importance, as it is likely that a good number of reliable secondary sources exist that could be used to reference the article. Articles at this level cover particular issues related to the Alien franchise, specific terms are used to detail the topic. Aliens versus Predator (comic book)
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the history of the Alien franchise. These articles have less potential to be elevated to featured article status, but may be capable of reaching good article status with some work. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Moderately well-known films, actors, creatures, characters, games, etc. will be marked with Mid importance, as it is unlikely that many reliable secondary sources exist that cover these topics. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand the Alien franchise. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Most topics familiar only to the community of science fiction will be rated in this level. Aliens: Colonial Marines
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of the Alien franchise. These articles have little potential to be elevated to either good article or featured article status. Few readers outside the science fiction community or who are not Alien fans may be familiar with the subject matter. It is unlikely that the typical reader knows anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Lesser known films, actors, creatures, characters, games, etc. might be listed with Low importance, as is its likely that very few reliable secondary sources exist that cover these topics. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of the subject, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include characters and plot elements within most films, books, comics, games, etc. List of characters in the Alien series

Requesting an 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.


Assessment log[edit]

Alien articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (every 3-5 days); please don't add entries to them by hand.

January 19, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 1, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

November 25, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

September 12, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

August 1, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

July 22, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 15, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 5, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 4, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 31, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 15, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Carrie Henn (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Redirect-Class to Start-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from NA-Class to Mid-Class (rev · t).

April 11, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

February 28, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

January 21, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 14, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Private William Hudson (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Redirect-Class to Stub-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from NA-Class to Low-Class (rev · t).

December 20, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

December 19, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

October 22, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

September 9, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

September 1, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

August 27, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 16, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 13, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 20, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 12, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

February 5, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Alien 2 (Italian film) (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Redirect-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from Low-Class to NA-Class (rev · t).

December 10, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

November 25, 2012[edit]

Removed[edit]

October 24, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

September 13, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

September 5, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Prometheus (film) (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from C-Class to B-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from Low-Class to High-Class (rev · t).

September 3, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

August 25, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

June 15, 2012[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 14, 2012[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 9, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 16, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Predator 2 (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to C-Class (rev · t).

May 6, 2012[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 12, 2012[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

March 13, 2012[edit]

Removed[edit]

March 12, 2012[edit]

Removed[edit]

March 5, 2012[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 29, 2012[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 27, 2011[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 19, 2011[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 16, 2011[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

November 10, 2011[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

September 21, 2011[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

July 20, 2011[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 15, 2011[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 23, 2011[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 23, 2011[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 19, 2011[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 8, 2011[edit]

Removed[edit]

March 22, 2011[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

March 14, 2011[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Charles Bishop Weyland (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Redirect-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as NA-Class (rev · t).
  • Weyland (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Disambig-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as NA-Class (rev · t).
  • Yutani (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Disambig-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as NA-Class (rev · t).

January 23, 2011[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 11, 2011[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 10, 2011[edit]

Renamed[edit]

January 9, 2011[edit]

Removed[edit]

January 1, 2011[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]

December 25, 2010[edit]

Removed[edit]

December 21, 2010[edit]

Removed[edit]

December 13, 2010[edit]

Removed[edit]

November 22, 2010[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Carrie Henn (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Redirect-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as NA-Class (rev · t).

November 12, 2010[edit]

Assessed[edit]

September 5, 2010[edit]

Assessed[edit]

August 22, 2010[edit]

Renamed[edit]

August 19, 2010[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

August 16, 2010[edit]

Removed[edit]

July 21, 2010[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 18, 2010[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 14, 2010[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 11, 2010[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 2, 2010[edit]

Removed[edit]

May 11, 2010[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 2, 2010[edit]

Removed[edit]

March 28, 2010[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 25, 2010[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 24, 2010[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]