Wikipedia:WikiProject Louisville/Assessment

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This is the WikiProject Louisville Assessment department, which focuses on assessing the quality and project importance of Wikipedia's Louisville area-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 our project banner:
{{WikiProject United States|class=|Louisville=yes|Louisville-importance=}}

When placed on an article's talk page, this causes the article to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Louisville articles by quality and Category:Louisville articles by importance.

Note: Sometimes an article will already have {{WikiProject United States}} on its talk page to accommodate other projects. In that case, simply add the following parameters to it:

|Louisville=yes|Louisville-importance=

Note: The following is outdated information. It will be corrected soon.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
If it is a new article, place the {{WikiProject Louisville}} banner on its talk page (if it's not there already) and the article will automatically be listed under Category:Unassessed Louisville articles; someone in the project will attend to its assessment shortly. On the other hand, if it is an article you changed since its last assessment and want it to be reassessed, then specify the reassess parameter in the {{WikiProject Louisville}} project banner on its talk page.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of WikiProject Louisville 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? 
Request a reassessment for the article as described above. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again. Also, don't forget that you can reassess the article yourself if you are a project member.
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]

Quality assessment[edit]

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

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

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 Louisville articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Louisville articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Louisville articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
FM (for files; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Louisville articles) Featured media FM 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Louisville articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Louisville articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Louisville articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Louisville articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Louisville articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Louisville articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Louisville 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:Louisville 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 assessment[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Louisville| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Examples
Top Core topics about Louisville. Generally, these topics are sub-articles of the main Louisville article, vital for the understanding of Louisville or extremely notable to people outside of Louisville. This category should stay limited to approximately 100 members. Biographies should be limited to the top one or two Louisvillians in a particular field or persons of the greatest historical importance
High Topics that are very notable within Louisville, and well-known outside of it, and can be reasonably expected to be included in any print encyclopedia.
Mid Topics that are reasonably notable on a local level within Louisville without necessarily being famous or very notable outside of Louisville.
Low Topics of mostly local interest or those that are only included for complete coverage or as examples of a higher-level topic; peripheral or trivial topics or topics that have only a limited connection to Louisville

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you have just created an article and want it to be assessed, place the {{WikiProject Louisville}} project banner on its talk page, and it will automatically be listed in Category:Unassessed Louisville articles. This will alert others that the article needs to be assessed, and it should be assessed in a timely manner.

If you have made significant changes to an article since its last assessment, request a reassessment for it by specifying the reassess parameter in the {{WikiProject Louisville}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Louisville| ... | reassess=yes | ...}}

Assessment log[edit]

Louisville articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The assessment log and other pages on the right are generated automatically on a daily basis; please don't add entries to them by hand.