Wikipedia:WikiProject Software/tag

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Any articles that are within the scope of this project should be tagged with the project banners of WikiProject Software:

WikiProject Software / Computing   
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Software, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of software 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.
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This page is supported by WikiProject Computing.

To tag an article insert the following to the top of the discussion page of the article: {{WikiProject Software|class=|importance=}}

Stubs should additionally be tagged with {{software-stub}} at the bottom of the article.


Anyone can assess articles (regardless of membership to the WikiProject) by adding or editing the class and importance parameters to the {{WikiProject Software|class=|importance=|computing-importance=}} template. The template is found on talk pages.

Project Articles[edit]

Quality scale[edit]

The quality scale is the WikiProject computing scale.

The B-Class criteria are: (1) referenced; (2) coverage; (3) structure; (4) grammar; (5) supporting materials; (6) accessible language.

Importance scale[edit]

Importance Criteria Examples
Top Core articles which are a "must have" for Wikiproject Software.
High-traffic articles which many people outside of computer software will already have a good knowledge of.
Mac OS, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
High Most people interested in software will be familiar with the topic, and the article gives context to a number of other information software articles. Is mentioned by many books and academic papers, and discussed in detail in more than one. Adobe Acrobat, Avast!, iOS
Mid Known to many people interested in sotware, even if not in detail. Adobe Flash Player, Google Voice, RAID
Low More specific and specialized content known only to some people interested in software.
Most individuals, standards and software projects will be low importance unless they are well known or have high adoption.
DVD Studio Pro, Defraggler, EJay


One of the important activities of this project is to manage the list of Categories related to Computer Software.