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



  1. Add {{Beer|class=|importance=}} to the talkpage of a beer related article.
  2. If the {{Beer}} tag is already in place, click Edit and add |class=|importance= to the tag.
  3. "Class" is the quality of the article, ranging from stub to Featured Article status.
  4. "Importance" is how significant the article is to the beer topic, ranging from low to top.

Quality assessments[edit]

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


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

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

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Beer articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Beer articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Beer articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Beer articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Beer articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Beer articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Beer articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Beer articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Beer 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. Adding comments will add the article to Category:Beer articles with comments. 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 {{Beer}} project banner on its talk page:

{{Beer| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Examples
Top Core topics about Beer. Generally, these topics are sub-articles of the main Beer article, vital for the understanding of Beer. This category should stay limited to approximately 100 members. Biographies should be limited to the top one or two people in a particular field or persons of the greatest historical importance Beer, Ale
High Topics that are very notable within the field of Beer, and not unheard of outside of it, and can be reasonably expected to be included in any print encyclopedia
Mid Topics that are reasonably notable within the field of Beer aficionados without necessarily being famous or very notable by the greater community.
Low Topics of mostly local interest or those that are only included for complete coverage or as examples of a higher-level topic; peripheral or trivial topics

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.

@Jamesewelch: I'm happy to take a first pass at it this week and weekend, looking at accuracy and editing. Are you asking for it to be reviewed beyond that, like for what it might need to become a B-class status? Prof. Mc (talk) 20:35, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
@Prof. Mc: Anything you have time for would be appreciated. I'm just trying to get a good page of information. Thanks Jamesewelch (talk) 18:06, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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 Beer WikiProject 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.

Assessment log[edit]

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