Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Automobiles WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about automobiles. 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 Automobiles}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Automobile articles by quality, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

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 the Automobiles WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
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]

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

{{WikiProject Automobiles
|class=
|importance=
|attention=
|needs-infobox=
|portal=
|auto=
}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter, note capital letters are essential for proper categories!

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

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

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

  • Articles that require attention should be tagged with: attention=yes
  • Articles that are a selected article at the cars portal should be tagged with: portal=yes
  • Articles that are automatically tagged as stubs with the Kingbotk plugin for AWB should be tagged with: auto=yes

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to people reading the articles.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

WikiProject article importance scheme

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.

  • Requesting assessment for the Cadillac Allante all years 1987 to 1993 but mostly the 1993 as the last year of production.
Why was the GM LS engine given "mid" importance on the importance scale, but the Ford Modular given "low" importance? I disagree with the Modular's low importance assessment. TheBalance (talk) 02:05, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Bond Minicar - British microcar, article has been significantly updated since last review, would be interested in feedback. Mighty Antar (talk) 21:46, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
  • BMW 303 - originally a stub, the start-class article BMW 315 has since been merged into it. Neither of its component articles were rated for importance; the expanded article might be more important than either of them. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 13:33, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Renault Samsung Motors - I and other contributors work hard to improve this article, but I don't know for sure if it already is more than a start class. Third party opinions would be welcome. --Urbanoc (talk) 02:14, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Samsung Commercial Vehicles - As of today it is an unassessed article. I think it is start class, but I would prefer an outside reviewer to determine that. Regards. --Urbanoc (talk) 02:14, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Ford 335 engine - this page has been extensively overhauled with reputable sources. Hours and hours of research went into making this one of the best researched articles on the Ford 335 series on the internet.Caprice 96 (talk) 01:20, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold. The log is very large and may take some time to load, especially on a dial-up connection so it is no longer substituted. You can see it here: Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Automobile articles by quality log.

Worklist[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

This page was once used by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. It is preserved because of the information in its edit history. This page should not be edited or deleted. Wikiproject article lists can be generated using the WP 1.0 web tool.