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

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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 Food and drink 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.

Taskforce Quality Statistics[edit]

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessments[edit]

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

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

B-Class criteria[edit]

Special emphasis is given to the six criteria that B-Class articles for the WikiProject should meet:

B-Class article B 
  1. The article is suitably referenced, with inline citations where necessary. It has reliable sources, and any important or controversial material which is likely to be challenged is cited. The use of <ref> tags and citation templates such as {{cite web}} is optional, but not required.
  2. The article reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies. It contains a large proportion of the material necessary for an A-Class article, although some sections may need expansion, and some less important topics may be missing.
  3. The article has a defined structure. Content should be organized into groups of related material, including a lead section and all the sections that can reasonably be included in an article of its kind.
  4. The article is reasonably well-written. The prose contains no major grammatical errors and flows sensibly, but it certainly need not be "brilliant". The Manual of Style need not be followed rigorously.
  5. The article contains supporting materials where appropriate. Illustrations are encouraged, though not required. Diagrams and an infobox etc. should be included where they are relevant and useful to the content.
  6. The article presents its content in an appropriately understandable way. It is written with as broad an audience in mind as possible. Although Wikipedia is more than just a general encyclopedia, the article should not assume unnecessary technical background and technical terms should be explained or avoided where possible.


Importance assessments[edit]

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

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

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

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 Comics.

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

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.

  • Locavore - I have made significant changes to the "Locavore" article. Right now it is ranked as stub quality and of low importance. I definitely think the article is more than a stub quality now, maybe C or B. I also think it may be mid or high importance. I would like an outside opinion on the Locavore article please!Inmemoryof babyluna (talk) 19:10, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

Food and drink articles:
Index · Statistics · Log

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