Wikipedia:WikiProject Alternate History/Assessment

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The assessment department of WikiProject Alternate History is responsible for assessing the quality of Wikipedia's alternate history related articles. This information is used within the project itself and also for the WP:1.0 program.

The ratings are done through parameters in the {{Alternate History WikiProject}} banner, which cause articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Alternate History articles by quality and Category:Alternate History articles by importance.

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{Alternate History WikiProject|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 Alternate History articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Alternate History articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Alternate History articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Alternate History articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Alternate History articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Alternate History articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Alternate History articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Alternate History articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Alternate History articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Alternate History articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Alternate History articles)  ??? 

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.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Alternate History| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about alternate history. Generally, this is limited to those articles that are are included as sections of the main alternate history article. A reader who is not involved in the alternate history field 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 authors and books will be assessed with Top importance. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Alternate history
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding alternate history. Articles covering major alternate history series are also of high importance. Most readers will have some knowledge of the subject. Famous books and authors may have High importance. Articles at this level cover particular issues related to science fiction, specific terms are used to detail the topic.
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the history of alternate history. Articles covering most well known books or other forms of media should also be of mid importance as should articles on well known, notable, major characters and supplementary articles on alternate history series. 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 authors and many books will be marked with Mid importance. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand alternate history. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Most people involved in the community of alternate history will be rated in this level.
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of alternate history. Articles covering less well known media and minor supplementary articles are of low importance. Few readers outside the alternate history field or that are not alternate history students may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Lesser known books and authors might be listed with Low importance. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of the alternate history, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include characters and plot elements within most books or shows.

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.

New assessments[edit]

If an article has not been assessed yet, please add it to this list.

Re-assessments[edit]

If an article has already been assessed and you would like someone to re-assess it, please add it to this list.