Wikipedia:WikiProject New Jersey/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject New Jersey! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's New Jersey 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 the {{WikiProject New Jersey}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:New Jersey articles by quality, Category:New Jersey articles by importance, Category:New Jersey articles needing attention. The quality and importance ratings serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. There are also several non-article categories that are used for maintenance purposes such as Article Alerts.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
As a member of the WikiProject New Jersey, you can do it yourself. If you are unsure, list it in the requesting an assessment section below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of WikiProject New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey directly.

Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject New Jersey}} 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 New Jersey}}
  • displays the default banner, showing the project info and only ??? for the quality and importance parameters.
{{WikiProject New Jersey|class=FA|importance=Top}}
  • all assessed articles should have quality and importance filled in. Leaving the other parameters off does not hurt anything.
{{WikiProject New Jersey|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.

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

There is also Category:NA-Class New Jersey articles which should be empty. Articles found in this category should have their project banner updated to reflect the appropriate class above.

Articles for which a valid class and/or importance is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed New Jersey 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]

Note: A B-class article should have at least one reference.

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 students of military history. 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 perspective of someone from that region.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Subject is a "core" or "key" topic for New Jersey, or is generally notable to the public at large. History of New Jersey
High Subject is notable in a significant and important way within the field of New Jersey, but not necessarily outside it. Battle of Princeton, Hunterdon County
Mid Subject contributes to the total subject of the New Jersey WikiProject. Subject may not necessarily be famous. (Default for current municipalities.) Paulins Kill, , state highways such as Route 31
Low Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within the field of New Jersey, and may have been included primarily to achieve comprehensive coverage of another topic. (Default for New Jersey schools.) Grease Trucks, Clinton Public School

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.

Marlboro Township, New Jersey --Thomas810 (talk) 15:50, 27 January 2010 (UTC), Significant expansion of the content and references. Fact checking updated.

Djflem (talk) 14:13, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

  1. Gloucester County College --Allens (talk) 16:12, 19 January 2012 (UTC), References added, article expanded
  1. Solomon Wesley United Methodist Church References added; expansion of article.
  • Glen Ridge Rape Has not recieved a rating on the project's importance scale.

Givememoney17 (talk) 07:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC)