Wikipedia:WikiProject Tennessee/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Tennessee! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Tennessee 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 Tennessee}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Tennessee articles by quality and Category:Tennessee 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 WikiProject Tennessee 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 assessment[edit]

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

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

Priority assessment[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Tennessee| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for priority assessments:
Top - adds articles to Category:Top-importance Tennessee articles Top
High - adds articles to Category:High-importance Tennessee articles High
Mid - adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Tennessee articles Mid
Low - adds articles to Category:Low-importance Tennessee articles Low
• Leave this field blank to add to Category:Unassigned-importance Tennessee articles ???

Priority scale[edit]

Label Criteria Examples
Top Core topics about Tennessee. Generally, these topics are sub-articles of the main Tennessee article, vital for the understanding of Tennessee or extremely notable to people outside of Tennessee. This category should stay limited to approximately 100 members. Biographies should be limited to the top one or two Tennesseeans in a particular field or persons of the greatest historical importance.

In a nutshell:
Known or of importance to a worldwide population.

Practical tip:
These subjects pop into your head when you think about Tennessee and a specific field.

History of Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee
High Topics that are very notable within Tennessee, and well-known outside of it, and can be reasonably expected to be included in any print encyclopedia.

In a nutshell:
Known or of importance to a countrywide population.

Practical tip:
You know the subject and most likely would be able to recall it without looking at any sources.

Great Smoky Mountains

Knoxville, Tennessee
Mid Topics that are reasonably notable on a local level within Tennessee without necessarily being famous or very notable outside of Tennessee. Could only be included in a multi-volume encyclopeadia.

In a nutshell:
Known or of importance to a statewide population.

Practical tip:
Most likely you will recognize the subject if someone mentions it to you.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Low Topics of mostly local interest or those that are only included for complete coverage or as examples of a higher-level topic; peripheral or trivial topics or topics that have only a limited connection to Tennessee.

In a nutshell:
Known or of importance to a local population.

Practical tip:
Most likely you will not recognize the subject.

Cumberland Gap Tunnel

Gresham Middle School

Articles needing attention[edit]

If an article is in need of immediate attention (proper sourcing, significant cleanup, etc.), please denote this using the template as follows:

{{WikiProject Tennessee|...|attention=yes|...}}

This will add the article to Category:Tennessee articles needing attention. Also, add your concerns to the article's talk page, so an editor wishing to address the problem(s) can focus his or her efforts.

Please review this category from time to time to see if you can help with an article needing attention. Once the major problems have been addressed, please remove the attention notation from the template on the talk page.

Merge action needed[edit]

When you propose a merge involving a WikiProject Tennessee article, please denote this using the template as follows:

{{WikiProject Tennessee|...|merge=yes|...}}

This will add the article to Category:Tennessee articles needing merge action.

Please review this category from time to time to see if you can help reach a consensus on the proposed merge. Once a consensus is reached (and the merge is performed, if appropriate), please remove the merge notation from the template on the talk page.

Article review & dispute resolution[edit]

Older and resolved reviews can be found in the article review archive on the right.

Request an assessment[edit]

If you have

  • started a Tennessee related article article and would like an outside opinion on it
  • made significant changes to a rated Tennessee related article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it
  • found a Tennessee related articles that has not been reviewed yet

please feel free to list it below for an assessment.


Baylor School added 01/02/2012

Hot chicken This article was started by me, details the particular "Hot chicken" style of fried-chicken that is rather unique to Nashville. Joelmoses 2000 (talk) 01:05, 21 October 2009 (UTC) Green tickY 22:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Army of the Tennessee This article has previously been rated B, but has now been extensively revised and a new assessment would seem to be in order. Thank you. Hartfelt (talk) 15:02, 16 May 2009 (UTC) Previously assessed as A. 22:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Brandan Wright Worked on article and just added under project banner. Hoping for possible B-class rating. Thanx! WikiGuy86 (talk) 23:24, 19 August 2009 (UTC) Previously assessed as C. SBaker43 (talk) 22:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

James Edwards (radio host) This article is currently unassessed. Stonemason89 (talk) 15:55, 1 May 2010 (UTC) Article has been previously redirected to: The Political Cesspool.22:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Merlin Miller This article is currently unassessed. Stonemason89 (talk) 15:55, 1 May 2010 (UTC) Previously assessed.22:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Corrections Corporation of America This article is currently unassessed. Previously assessed. 22:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Millington, Tennessee This article has previously been rated a stub class article, but has now been extensively revised. I am requesting a new assessment. Thank-you. November 19, 2010 Green tickY20:23, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Atoka, Tennessee This article is not complete, but could it be raised from a stub and from low importance? Suggestions welcome. User talk:SLBohrman I'm sorry, I signed this comment incorrectly. SLBohrman (talk) 22:16, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Cumberland Caverns. I have revised overhauled this article significantly by adding a picture and breaking the text into three sections, two of which I wrote myself and one of which I edited to raise the writing quality. Denlah (talk) 04:25, 8 January 2014 (UTC) Green tickY Upgraded to C RageBanken (talk) 12:29, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Milan, Tennessee. This article is not complete, but has been drastically overhauled since its last review. Whomever reviews this article, please shoot me some feedback. I'll re-submit for review again in about a year with more fixes. I am under no dilusion that a city of this size will ever meet "FA" status, but I'm going to make it the best I can. Thanks for the time and consideration, don't forget to peek at the talk page (even if no one else talks, I document reasoning and thoughts there.) RageBanken (talk) 07:12, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Dispute an assessment[edit]

If your Tennessee related article has been rated and you do not agree with the rating, please keep in mind that assessments might not always be objective. Compare the article in question to the assessment standards for quality and importance as outlined above in this page. If you think the article in question meets higher standards than assessed, please feel free to list it below for a review.


Project review[edit]

If you are a member of the WikiProject Tennessee and want to suggest a Tennessee related article for review by other project members, please feel free to list it below.


Articles for deletion[edit]

If you have found a Tennessee related article that you think needs to be deleted, please feel free to list it below for a review.


Assessment log[edit]

Tennessee articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The assessment log and other pages on the right are generated automatically on a daily basis; please don't add entries to them by hand.