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Welcome to the assessment department of the Lithuania WikiProject!

The goal of this department is to accurately rate the quality and relative importance of Lithuania-related articles on Wikipedia. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. The ratings are modeled after the WP:1.0 program guidelines and are expected to play a role in it.

The assessment is done by entering relevant parameters in the {{WikiProject Lithuania}}, the project banner; this causes the articles to be automatically placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Lithuania articles by quality and Category:Lithuania articles by importance.

FAQ[edit]

1. How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WikiProject Lithuania}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else. However, we would certainly appreciate if you could rate the article according to the guidelines below and leave a short summary of your rationale on the talk page.
2. What is the purpose of the article ratings? 
The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles we are interested in and helps to prioritize work. Please note, however, that these ratings are meant for the internal use of the project, and do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
3. How can I get an article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
4. Who can assess articles? 
Any Wikipedian, who has familiarized himself/herself with the guidelines below, is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
5. 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.
6. 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 raise your objectins on the article talk page.
7. Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are subjective, especially concerning importance. However, it's the best system we've been able to devise. And it works pretty well for many different WikiProjects. If you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!
8. What if I have a question not listed here? 
Ask questions on the talk page.

Instructions[edit]

Quality[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Lithuania|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 Lithuania articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Lithuania articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Lithuania articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Lithuania articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Lithuania articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Lithuania articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Lithuania articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Lithuania articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Lithuania articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Lithuania articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Lithuania articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Lithuania articles)  File 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Lithuania articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Lithuania articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Lithuania articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Lithuania articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Lithuania articles)  ??? 

Importance[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Lithuania}}. See the template page for more detailed instructions.

{{WikiProject Lithuania| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed-importance Lithuania articles. The class should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

We recognize that importance is a relative term. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another. Any importance ratings applied by this project, only reflect the perceived importance to this project. The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather it should serve as a guideline for project participants to determine which article should receive more attention.


Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Definition: Subject is a must-have for a concise print encyclopedia or other reference work on Lithuania. High probability that non-Lithuanians would look this up.

Practical tip: these subjects just pops into your head when you think about Lithuania and a specific field

Economy of Lithuania, Valdas Adamkus, Kaunas
High Definition: Subject contributes a depth of knowledge to the encyclopaedia. Is reasonably expected to be included into more comphrehensive printed encyclopeadia.

Practical tip: you know the subject and most likely would be able to recall it without looking at any sources

Cepelinai, Rasa Polikevičiūtė, Pakruojis
Mid Definition: Subject fills in more minor details, and may have been included primarily to achieve comprehensive coverage of another topic. Could only be included in a multi-volume encyclopeadia.

Practical tip: most likely you will recognize the subject if someone mentions it to you

Three Crosses, Nijolė Sabaitė, Palūšė
Low Definition: Subject is peripheral knowledge, possibly trivial.

Practical tip: most likely you will not recognize the subject

Tyzenhaus Palace, Pranė Dundulienė, Stripeikiai

Requests for 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.


I feel it could be upgraded to high importance and at least B class article. We are awaiting photos from the church archives at the moment.


Dan, it's not talk rated, It's notability of Konstantinas Sirvydas article.--Lokyz 15:19, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Maybe that's what he meant. :-) I think it deserves to stay at its current classification, though. --tiny plastic Grey Knight 16:06, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Užupis is currently classified as Stub-class, but I think it's improved since its last rating. I did the last rewrite, so feel free to gab at me if you have complaints! :-) --tiny plastic Grey Knight 13:35, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Maybe Telšiai deserves to be Top importance. But I cant figure out why Telšiai County is so notable (Top importance) to compare with, for example, Vilnius county or other topics? Yes, the article is almost empty, but it is not the reason for top importance. Orionus 08:52, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
    • There are tons of inconsistencies in tagging the importance (because no one bothered to develop a clear guideline or structure). Be bold, and thanks for cathing it! Renata 12:52, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Would like Kurier Wileński moved to High importance status. Klon-immortal 00:00, 25 July 2007 (GMT +2)
  • Klaipeda Airport has been created to eliminate ensuing confusion brought by IATA that assigns Palanga International Airport as Klaipeda's own. Plead to upgrade to mid-importance Ttk371
  • Drąsius Kedys should be moved upward in the scale. Additional input to the article needed as well.