Wikipedia:WikiProject Brazil/Assessment

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Welcome to the Assessment department of WikiProject Brazil! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Brazil 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 recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WPBrazil}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Brazil articles by quality and Category:Brazil articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions

How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WPBrazil}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any editor is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Please add your name to the list of participants if you wish to assess articles on a regular basis.
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.
Where can I get more comments about my article? 
The peer review department can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for review there.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
You can list it in the Wikipedia:WikiProject Brazil/Requests|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 (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), 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!
How can I keep track of changes in article ratings? 
A full log of changes over the past thirty days is available here. If you are just looking for an overview, however, the statistics may be more accessible.

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

Instructions

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

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

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

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Brazil articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Brazil articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Brazil articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
FM (for files; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Brazil articles) Featured media FM 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Brazil articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Brazil articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Brazil articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Brazil articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Brazil articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Brazil articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Brazil articles)  ??? 

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

{{WikiProject Brazil|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Brazil articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Brazil articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Brazil articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Brazil articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Brazil articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Brazil articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale

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 students of Brazil.

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
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