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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Georgia! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's State of Georgia related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the Version 1.0 program for publication of a stable version of Wikipedia, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

Any WikiProject Georgia member may assess an article, with the exception of two levels: FA-class and GA-class. These two levels can only be awarded after passing the corresponding candidacy WP:FAC for Featured Article class, and WP:GAC for Good Article class. The complete level breakdown is explained in detail below.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Georgia (U.S. state) articles by quality and Category:Georgia (U.S. state) articles by importance. The quality and importance ratings serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. (Index · Statistics · Log)

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
As a member of the WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state), you can do it yourself. If you're unsure, list it in the requesting an assessment section below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state) is free to add—or change—the rating of an article, but please follow the guidelines.
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? 
Contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state) who will handle it or assign the issue to someone. You may also list it for a Peer review.
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
Relist it as a request or contact Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state) who will handle it or assign the issue to someone.
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!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department, or to contact the Wikipedia:WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state) directly.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}} project banner on its talk page. You can learn the syntax by looking at the talk pages in edit mode and by reading the info below.

This is the rating syntax (ratings and dates are samples, change to what applies to the article in question):

{{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}}
  • displays the default banner, showing the project info and only ??? for the quality and importance parameters.
{{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)|class=FA|importance=Top}}
  • all assessed articles should have quality and importance filled in. Leaving the other parameters off does not hurt anything.
{{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)|class=Start|importance=Mid|attention=yes}}
  • if an article needs immediate attention, add the attention tag and please leave talk notes as to why. "yes" is the only valid parameter here. If it doesn't need attention, leave the parameter off.

Quality assessment[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}} project banner on its talk page:

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

Quality scale[edit]

Articles covered by WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state) are assessed based on the level of content they provide. Any user may assess an article, with the exception of two levels: FA-class and GA-class. These two levels can only be awarded after passing the corresponding candidacy WP:FAC for FA-class, and WP:GAC for GA-class. The level breakdown is explained in detail below.

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Georgia (U.S. state)}} project banner on its talk page:

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

Requesting an assessment or re-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. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use the peer review department instead.

  1. Buford, Georgia (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) - I've reworked the article a good bit, and I'd like to see someone to assess the article to see what else it needs and how it can be improved. - Sudo Ghost 05:51, 1 May 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done I think this has improved to B-class. Nice work! -Jhortman (talk) 17:57, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
  2. County Unit System (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) - I've organized the article, added references, and expanded the content a good bit. It's definitely not a stub anymore, but I hesitate to reassess it myself since I'm the one that did all of the most current edits. -Jhortman (talk) 17:00, 22 August 2013 (UTC) Yes check.svg Done Nice work. Initial (perhaps conservative) reassessment to C-class Gulbenk (talk) 21:03, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
  3. Evans County, Georgia (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) - I've been working on this article quite a bit, off and on for a while now. I'd appreciate it if someone would look it over and see if it's ready to move up to B-Class and, if not, what I need to do to get it there. Reb (talk) 20:50, 8 December 2013 (UTC)