Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Assessment/Tag & Assess 2012/Guide - Part 3

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An Easy Guide To Assessment
If you are new to assessment in WikiProject India, this article should help you.

In Part 1 of the Guide, you learned about how to assess articles using the Wikiproject India talk page template and by filling in the two parameters - "class" and "importance". Part 2 of this Guide showed you how to add more functionality to the template while assessing an article. If this is incorporated, a single assessment becomes very useful for sorting and earmarking of articles by means of categories.

This part, Part 3 of the Guide, deals with the AutoWikiBrowser, a semi-automated Windows tool for technically adept editors, while Part 4 deals with the Assessment Bar, a simple script-based tool which makes assessment easier for technically-challenged editors.

Adding importance using AWB[edit]

There are lot of articles assessed without importance. To make a semi-automated assessment, install and make use of AutoWikiBrowser(AWB). The easiest option is to use the Kingbotk plugin to speed up assessments. Alternatively you can use Search and Replace :

  • Load the list of unassessed articles of unknown importance.
  • Convert the list to talk page using List -> Convert to talk page
  • Uncheck the auto tag, apply general fixes, unicodify whole page
  • Click on Enabled Find and Replace in options menu and click on advanced setting.

Steps for Search and Replace.

  • Enabled — If checked will enable Normal, Advanced, and subst: find and replace.
  • Normal settings — Opens the AWB Normal Find and replace.
See Normal - Find and replace for more detailed information on using this feature.
  • Advanced settings — Opens the AWB Advanced Find and replace.
See Advanced - Find and replace for more detailed information on using this feature.
  • Template substitution — Opens AWB substitute templates. Allows you to Substitute templates you chose. This is a more convenient and reliable way than simply entering regexes in Find and replace — AWB will automatically generate regexes.
See subst: - Find and replace for more detailed information on using this feature.
  • Skip if no replacements — If this box is checked, the page will be skipped if no changes were made by any of the find and replace features (Normal, Advanced and, subst:).
  • Skip if only minor replacement made — If this box is checked, the page will be skipped if the only changes made were marked as minor in the Normal Find and Replace.
  • Choose the different patterns/rules based on the assessed talk page contents and replace with the contents adding relevant importance.
  • Please preview and use this tool with care as it may replace valid entires.