Wikipedia:WikiProject R&B and Soul Music/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the R&B and Soul Music WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's R&B and Soul Music 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 the {{WikiProject R&B and Soul Music}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:R&B and Soul Music articles by quality and Category:R&B and Soul Music articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the R&B and Soul Music WikiProject 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? 
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.
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 assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject R&B and Soul Music}} project banner on its talk page:

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

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 R&B and Soul Music articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class R&B and Soul Music articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed R&B and Soul Music 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:R&B and Soul Music 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 R&B and Soul Music}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject R&B and Soul Music| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about R&B and Soul Music. Generally, this is limited to those articles that are are included as sections of the main R&B and Soul Music article. A reader who is not involved in the field of R&B and Soul Music will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. R&B and Soul Music
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding R&B and Soul Music.
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the history of R&B and Soul Music. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand R&B and Soul Music. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Most people involved in R&B and Soul Music will be rated in this level.
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of R&B and Soul Music. Few readers outside the R&B and Soul Music field may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of R&B and Soul Music, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include most practices and infrastructure of R&B and Soul Music.

Requesting an 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.

  1. Silk (album) WikiGuy86 (talk) 03:06, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
  2. Misha B is a UK artist singing in various genres, primarily in Contemporary R&B and Soul, but also British Hip Hop, Rap, Hip Hop Soul, Grime, Reggae Fusion and Pop - before X factor and after. How do I get the bot to pick her up for an assessment? (I placed this two weeks ago but forgot to sign it)...Zoebuggie☺whispers 16:20, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
  3. Zapp (band) Needs to be assessed for GA review. Someone please look at it soon. Kaleidoscopic God (talk) 16:49, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

R&B and Soul Music articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

November 27, 2014[edit]

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November 25, 2014[edit]

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November 24, 2014[edit]

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  • C'mon (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to NA-Class (rev · t).

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November 18, 2014[edit]

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November 13, 2014[edit]

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November 12, 2014[edit]

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