Wikipedia:WikiProject Rivers/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Rivers WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's River 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.

Category:River articles by quality serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{River}} project banner. Filling in a rating in the class parameter of the {{River}} template on the talk page of an article causes the name of that article to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:River articles by quality.

Project template[edit]

The template banner, {{River|class =|importance =|attention =|mapneeded = |needs-infobox =}} is added to the talk pages of river articles. and gives:

WikiProject Rivers  
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Rivers, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Rivers on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

Instructions[edit]

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

{{River|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 River articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class River articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class River articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class River articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class River articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class River articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class River articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class River articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class River 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 River articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class River articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class River articles)  File 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class River articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class River articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class River articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class River articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed River articles)  ??? 

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

{{River|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance River articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance River articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance River articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance River articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance River articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance River articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

WikiProject article importance scheme