Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/Assessment

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WikiProject Europe has a joint peer review programme with WikiProject European Union. Members of both projects can propose and review each other's articles.


Current requests[edit]

Peer review guide[edit]

The European Peer review process exposes articles to closer scrutiny from a broader group of editors, and is intended for high-quality articles that have already undergone extensive work, often as a way of preparing a featured article candidate. It is not academic peer review by a group of experts in a particular subject, and articles that undergo this process should not be assumed to have greater authority than any other. For feedback on articles that are less developed, use the article's talk page or requests for feedback.

For general editing advice, see Wikipedia style guidelines, Wikipedia how-to, "How to write a great article", and "The perfect article". Articles that need extensive basic editing should be directed to Pages needing attention, Requests for expansion or Cleanup, and content or neutrality disputes should be listed at Requests for comment.

Requesting a review[edit]

Anyone can request peer review. The best way to get lots of reviews is to reply promptly and appreciatively on this page to any comments. If you post a request, please do not discourage reviewers by ignoring their efforts.

While not required it is strongly encouraged that users submitting new peer review requests choose an article from those already listed to peer review. Preference should be given to those articles which have been listed the longest with little or no response (not including automated peer reviews).

To add a nomination simply place {{E-peer}} at the top of the article's talk page, creating a peer review notice to notify other editors of the review. Then create a section on the talk page entitled "Peer Review" and note the kind of comments/contributions you want, and/or the sections of the article you think need reviewing. Sign with four tildes (~~~~). Finally, edit current requests at the top of this page, and at the top of that section write: * ARTICLE NAME ~~~~

Responding to a request[edit]

  • Review one of the articles below. If you think something is wrong—e.g., article length, the lead section, poor grammar/spelling, factual errors—post a comment in the article's section on this page. If you create a subsection within a review for your comments, please do not link your username: it is easily confused with an article title.
  • Feel free to correct the article yourself. Please consider noting your edits here and on the talk page to keep others informed about the article's progress.

Feel free to remove the request when it has become a featured article candidate, been inactive for a month or if it is an inappropriate or abandoned listing (where the nominator has not replied to comments).

Instructions[edit]

Class[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Europe|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 Europe articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Europe articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Europe articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Europe articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Europe articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Europe articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Europe articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Europe articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Europe 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 Europe articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Europe articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Europe articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Europe articles)  File 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Europe articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Europe articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Europe articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Europe articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Europe articles)  ??? 

Importance[edit]

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

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

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

Rankings[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Europe}} and {{WikiProject European Union}} project banners on its talk page. You can learn the syntax by looking at the talk pages in edit mode and by reading the info below. See the banners pages for details of their syntax's.

Quality scale[edit]

Note: A B-class article should have at least one reference.

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

article is easy to comprehande

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 students of hagiography. Importance does not equate to quality; a featured article could rate 'mid' on importance.

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. Rate international region/country-specific articles from the prespective of someone from that region.

WikiProject article importance scheme