Wikipedia:WikiProject Luxembourg/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Luxembourg. This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles on the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The article ratings are used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Luxembourg article}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Luxembourg articles by quality and Category:Luxembourg articles by importance.

A big thanks goes to the Military history WikiProject, whose assessment department's format has been stolen as the model for WikiProject Luxembourg's assessment department. Maybe they designed it with their own hands and brains. Maybe they pilfered it from another WikiProject. Either way, credit goes to someone else.

FAQ[edit]

1. How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WikiProject Luxembourg article}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
2. Someone put a {{WikiProject Luxembourg article}} template on an article, but it's not directly related to Luxembourg. What should I do? 
Occasionally, mistakes are made, and people add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, you have a pressing moral decision to make. Either, you could judge that it doesn't belong in WikiProject Luxembourg's scope, in which case, you should remove the tag, possibly leaving a note on the talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article). Alternately, you could judge that the article may be interpreted to, or may in future, fall within the scope of the WikiProject, in which case, you may decide to keep the tag.
3. What is the purpose of the article ratings? 
The objective of the rating system is two-fold. First, it allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritise work on these articles. Second, the ratings can be used by external groups, most notably the Wikipedia 1.0 project, to compile a "released version" of Wikipedia that can be distributed to readers. 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.
4. How can I get an article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
5. Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Luxembourg WikiProject is free to add a rating to an article, or even change one already given. You can assess your own articles, but its preferable for others to do it (particularly in terms of quality).
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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!
9. What if I have a question not listed here? 
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the talk page of this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page, or contact the project coordinators directly.

Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Luxembourg article}} project banner on its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):

{{WikiProject Luxembourg articles| class=??? | importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

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

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

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 Luxembourgers of those particularly interested in Luxembourg.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Of general international interest
Generally, these articles are gateways into more in-depth coverage of Luxembourg, of interest to a broad base of people due to the commonality of the articles with other countries.
Geography of Luxembourg
Jean-Claude Juncker
Luxembourg (city)
High Of some international interest
The subject is significant or well-known to someone with a good knowledge of Luxembourg, and may be well-known in other fields to which it is related, but the average reader is probably not familiar with it.
Adolphe Bridge
Arcelor
Esch-sur-Alzette
Mid Of limited international interest
The subject is known to many Luxembourgers, although details may not be known. The subject is known only to foreigners that are knowledgeable about Luxembourg.
Diekirch (canton)
Liberalism in Luxembourg
Mudam
Low Of limited domestic interest
The subject is not particularly important, or likely to receive high traffic, nor may it necessarily be known by a large number of people, even in Luxembourg itself.
Herrenberg, Luxembourg
List of Ambassadors from Luxembourg to India
Luxembourg National Division 2003-04

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.

The article about SES S.A. needs a new assessment and feedback, I guess.