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Welcome to the Assessment Department of the Vancouver WikiProject. This department assesses the quality of Wikipedia's Vancouver and GVRD articles. Work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program. The article ratings are also used within the project 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 {{vancouverproject}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Vancouver articles by quality and Category:Vancouver articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist (Index · Statistics · Log).

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 Vancouver 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]

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

{{Vancouverproject
| class =
| importance =
| city =
}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Vancouver articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

Articles for which a valid importance is not provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Vancouver articles. The class should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

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Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Detail Examples
Top Reserved for the primary articles on the GVRD. These are considered fundamental to the topic.

Top-importance articles will mostly be articles about cities that collectively make-up the Greater Vancouver Regional District and Lower Mainland.

High Major articles,

High-importance articles will primarily be composed of subsections to Top-importance articles. Other articles in this category should be 'timeless' to Vancouver by being its most notable features, history, or reputation.

Mid General articles,
Low Minor articles,

Articles relating to businesses, local artists, non-historic buildings, and education (with the exception of universities).

NA Used when subject importance is not applicable.

Categories, Templates, and Files.

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:

  • C rank by Military WikiProject. Mkdwtalk 20:56, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.