Wikipedia:WikiProject Finance/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Finance WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Finance 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 {{WikiProject Finance}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Finance 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 Finance 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.

Instructions[edit]

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

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

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.


  • Stable value funds
  • International Bank Account Number
  • Solvency II Directive - I view this to be of high importance with potential impact on cost of living, retirement costs and infrastructure investment (all hot topics in UK). Current uncertainty re the status of the Directive is very damaging. Even it is enacted, it is unclear whether there would be sufficient resource to be able to implement the requirements. This already gets a significant amount of press coverage in the UK and I would expect this to increase towards the referendum on EU membership which does look as if it will go ahead after the next general election (there seems to be party political consensus on this.)

Assessment log[edit]

For a list of article additions and assessment changes in the last 30 days, see Wikipedia:WikiProject_Finance/Assessment/Log.