Wikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Animal rights! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's animal rights related articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work, and are also expected to play a role in the WP:1.0 program.

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Animal rights}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Animal rights articles by quality and Category:Animal rights articles by importance.

FAQ[edit]

See also the general assessment FAQ.
1. What is the purpose of the article ratings? 
The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. It is also utilized by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. Please note, however, that these ratings are primarily intended for the internal use of the project, and do not necessarily imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WikiProject Animal rights}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{WikiProject Animal rights}} template on an article, but it doesn't seem to be within the project's scope. What should I do? 
Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
4. Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject Animal rights is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Editors who are not participants in this project are also welcome to assess articles, but should defer to consensus within the project in case of procedural disputes.
5. How do I rate an article? 
Check the quality scale and select the level that best matches the state of the article; then, follow the instructions below to add the rating to the project banner on the article's talk page. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process that must be followed; this is documented in the assessment instructions.
6. Can I request that someone else rate an article? 
Of course; to do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
7. 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. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process that must be followed; this is documented in the assessment instructions.
8. Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are somewhat subjective, 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!
9. What if I have a question not listed here? 
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page for this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page.

Assessment instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Animal rights}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Animal rights| class=??? | importance=??? }}

Class[edit]

The following values may be used for class:

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


Note that lists are assessed using the same scale as other articles; however, they progress towards featured list rather than featured article status.

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

Class quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance[edit]

The following values may be used for importance:

Articles for which a valid importance is not provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Animal rights articles. The importance should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Importance scale[edit]

Need The article's priority or importance, regardless of its quality
Top Subject is a must-have for a good encyclopaedia
High Subject contributes a depth of knowledge
Mid Subject fills in more minor details
Low Subject is mainly of specialist interest.