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Welcome to the assessment department of the Dungeons & Dragons WikiProject. This is where we work together to keep all Dungeons & Dragons articles properly assessed and maintain our guidelines regarding assessment.

Statistics[edit]

The chart at right is updated daily to track our progress. The old chart, formerly maintained by a bot, can be found here.
10 Featured articles: 60% complete
50 Good articles: 46% complete
10% of project articles of C-class or better
(121/5514)21.9% complete


Requests[edit]

If you'd like someone else to assess an article for any reason, or if you just want an additional opinion on article's assessment within the project, please add it here and someone will take a look. Finished items should be removed from the list. Please remember to sign your requests with four tildes (~~~~).

  1. Dungeon (magazine) - Apo-kalypso (talk) 10:26, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  2. Mordenkainen ZedZed77 (talk) 23:26, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
  3. Don Kaye - biography was significantly rewritten and copyedited in April 2012 AngusWOOF (talk) 04:30, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
  4. Barovia - I tried to spiff it up a bit, nothing fancy but it might be worth a re-assessment. ZedZed77 (talk) 21:22, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Quality assessment[edit]

B-Class criteria[edit]

For an article in the D&D project to be B-class, it must pass six different criteria for inclusion. Each article of B-class or lower has a "B-Class checklist" in the {{D&D}} template. Each template should have six parameters (if not, please add the parameters b1=|b2=|b3=|b4=|b5=|b6= to the {{D&D}} template); once you determine which B-Class criteria pass or fail on the particular article, put yes or no after each equals sign, based on whether the article passed or failed that criteria.

For example, {{D&D|class=C|importance=High|b1=yes|b2=yes|b3=no|b4=no|b5=yes}} means that the article is C-Class and High-importance. It passes criteria 1 (references and citations), 2 (coverage and accuracy), and 5 (supporting material), but is not yet B-class because it doesn't pass criteria 3 (structure) and 4 (grammar). It wasn't checked for criteria b6.

1: Referencing and citations[edit]

All B-class articles must have sufficient references in reliable secondary sources which are independent of the subject. Books, magazines, and web pages made by Wizards of the Coast or TSR, Inc. are primary sources and can be used to reference an articles, although additional secondary sources are needed. Fan sites are not generally considered reliable. Dragon and Dungeon magazine issues published by companies other than WotC or TSR, such as Paizo Publishing are reliable secondary sources. All books, except for self-published books and those published by WotC or TSR are reliable sources.

Additionally, B-class articles must contain many footnotes, rather than just having a list of references at the end of the article. {{cite book}}, {{cite journal}}, and {{cite web}} may be helpful when constructing citations.

2: Coverage and accuracy[edit]

B-class articles must cover most topics pertaining to the subject in some amount of detail, although the restrictions aren't as tough to meet as for GA-class articles. Additionally, any possibly controversial statement and all statistics must be referenced so that their accuracy is assured. Make sure that the article contains no original research and is written from a neutral point of view.

3: Structure[edit]

B-class articles must conform to the Manual of Style, specifically the guidelines on layout, lead sections, writing about fiction, trivia sections, and lists.

4: Grammar[edit]

A B-class article must be well-written, containing few, if any, grammatical errors or poorly-worded sections. Most of the Manual of Style relates to these kinds of issues.

5: Supporting material[edit]

Articles should have an infobox, where appropriate, and images if they can help improve the article. All fair-use images must have an adequate fair-use rationale for the specific article. Be sure to remove all fair-use images that aren't essential to a reader's understanding of the article. Also remember to make sure that none of the images need to have their size reduced.

6: Accessibility[edit]

Articles should be accessible to readers who aren't experts at D&D.

A-class criteria[edit]

The D&D project uses a simple method for determining when an article is A-class. Once an article is GA-class, a user who thinks that it is getting close to FA-class can nominate it to be an A-class article. It is recommended that you add the article to the "Class Reassessment" section of the announcements on the project's main page, and add the rfc=yes parameter to the article's {{D&D}} template, to help attract other users to review the article. Once at least two other users have agreed to raise the article to A-class, and there have been no significant objections, it can be done by simply changing the {{D&D}} template's class parameter to A. It is assumed that raising an article to A-class means that there is a relatively short-term goal to try and get it up to FA-class.

Importance assessment[edit]

There is no hard and fast rule on assessing article importance; it is based more on a user's opinion then an article's quality is. Although it shouldn't be in constant flux for a particular article, it is valid to change an article's importance if you think that the original assessor was incorrect. In all cases when assessing importance, try to avoid assessing articles based on whether you like or dislike the particular topic.

Other things to remember[edit]

It is also important to update other parameters of the {{D&D}} template when assessing pages. Here's a brief guide to the other parameters and how they should be used: