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Welcome to the assessment department of the Virginia WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about Virginia or the people of Virginia. 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 Virginia}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Virginia articles by quality, 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 Virginia WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
How can I assess articles?
Please see the instructions section below.
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.

Assessment list[edit]

This list is generated automatically every night around 10 PM EST. View full worklist.

Instructions[edit]

An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Virginia}} project banner on its talk page:

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The following values may be used for the class parameter:

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

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

The importance (i.e. priority) within Virginia articles is based on this scale. It does not reflect on the inherent importance of the topic or the value of contributions to the articles. Rather, it is a tool for the prioritization of the thousands of articles within the project, which an editor or the group of editors may decide to use when choosing what to work on. The following values may be used for Importance assessments:

Rating General properties Examples
Top The article is about one of the core topics of Virginia. (This article is of the utmost importance to the project, as it forms the basis of all information.)
High The article is about the most well-known or culturally or historically significant aspects of Virginia. (This article is fairly important to the project, as it covers a general area of knowledge.)
  • All county and cities not ranked higher
  • Primary geographic forms (e.g. James River, Blue Ridge Mountains)
  • Virginia Indian tribes
  • Major agencies of the Commonwealth (e.g. Virginia State Police)
  • Landmarks and sites:
    • Landmarks used as symbols of Virginia (e.g. Monticello)
    • Most National Parks, National Monuments, etc. in Virginia
    • Colleges and universities in Virginia
  • History and events:
  • People who are:
    • Governors of Virginia (both of the Commonwealth and of the Colony)
    • Founding fathers from Virginia not ranked higher (defined here as those who signed the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, or U.S. Bill of Rights, Generals in the Revolutionary War, or represented Virginia at the conventions for the above)
    • US Presidents from Virginia not ranked higher (e.g. John Tyler)
    • Other people of enduring high importance and legacy to Virginia
Mid This article is relatively important to the project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas. (The article is about a topic within the field that may or may not be commonly known outside Virginia.)
  • Towns and census-designated places
  • Some unincorporated communities. Factors may include historical prominence, whether there are streets and commercial district.
  • Secondary rivers, major wind gaps, some individual mountains, etc. (e.g. Pamunkey River)
  • Former counties
  • Landmarks, institutions, and sites of statewide significance:
    • City/county school systems
    • Most National Historic Landmarks (which have not been ranked higher)
    • Virginia state parks (which have not been ranked higher), regional trails, etc.
    • Bridges and roads of statewide or regional significance (not ranked higher)
    • Airports serviced by airlines (those not ranked higher)
    • Regional amusement parks
  • Many state government departments and agencies
  • People who are:
    • U.S. Senators for Virginia
    • Select U.S. Representatives (factors may include number of terms, major leadership positions, notable acts, etc.)
    • Select state politicians (factors may include time in public office, holding positions such as Speakers of the House of Delegates; Lt. Governor, Attorney General, etc.)
    • Other Virginians of enduring state-wide significance or national prominence not ranked higher (e.g. Hunter McGuire,Walter Reed)
  • Articles on college athletics/sports for the entire school (not individual teams)
Low The article is about a topic that is highly specialized within the Virginia studies and is not generally common knowledge outside that community or Virginia. (This article is of little overall priority to this project, but it covers a highly local, specific or specialized area of knowledge.)
  • Local geographic forms, such as smaller tributaries and creeks
  • Most unincorporated communities
  • Landmarks, institutions, and sites of local and regional significance:
    • Most Virginia Landmarks Register or National Register of Historic Places sites
    • Most local bridges, railroad stations, secondary roads, local trails
    • Most neighborhoods and urban districts
    • Most High schools and middle schools, etc. (some that are regional or especially historic may rank higher)
    • Hospitals
    • Most radio and television stations
    • General aviation airports and fields
    • Most local parks and wildlife management areas
    • Individual attractions at amusement parks
    • Other places of largely local or highly-specialized significance
  • History and events of local or brief significance:
    • Military skirmishes of minor strategic significance
    • Instances of recurring events (Sports seasons, elections, etc.)
  • Most biographies, including:
    • Most mayors, members of the Virginia General Assembly, etc.
    • NOTE: Biographies may be outside the project scope for people who spent relatively little time in Virginia or are at best tangentially or fleetingly relevant to it, such as those whose sole connection is from attending a university, on a military deployment or stationed in Virginia, or similar situation (unless of course their notability derives from their time in Virginia). Please tag these for more relevant WikiProjects.
  • Individual college teams and professional sports teams of local interest
NA This page does not need importance assessment
  • non-articles (e.g. templates, categories, project pages)
??? This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be assessed. There should be none of these; please help assess the article.

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, keeping the newest on top.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions[edit]

Article on Arlington, Virginia-based organization needs assessment. --TommyBoy (talk) 09:36, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - assessed as start. --Mojo Hand (talk) 04:34, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Libby Hill, Richmond[edit]

New user created new article on the Libby Hill neighborhood in the East End of Richmond that needs assessment. Thanks in advance. RVA all day (talk) 06:20, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Well referenced, good prose and lots of images. A solid article - I assessed it as C class.--Mojo Hand (talk) 03:28, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation[edit]

Article on Alexandria, Virginia-based organization needs assessment. --TommyBoy (talk) 21:03, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

I assessed as C class; nice article.--Mojo Hand (talk) 13:27, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

History of Virginia on stamps[edit]

Reflecting Virginia's history and landmarks as commemorated on stamps, a topical philately article with 84 stamps and commentary. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 10:29, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Looks like the article is actively being worked. I suggest waiting for the dust to settle before doing an assessment.--Mojo Hand (talk) 23:02, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
Work continues to be done, but the article has clearly reached at least B class, which is a high as it can go short of WP:GAC--Mojo Hand (talk) 13:27, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Langley_High_School_(Fairfax_County,_Virginia)[edit]

Article about Langley High School in McLean, VA, which is classified as stub class, however it has much more information than the Herndon High School article, [[1]], which is classified higher.

I reassessed it as a start. Thanks.--Mojo Hand (talk) 17:32, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

WABN[edit]

Article about Abingdon, Virginia area radio station WABN. I have made considerable sourced additions to the article. - NeutralhomerTalk • 06:01, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

It looks like C class to me - the sourcing is excellent.--Mojo Hand (talk) 02:32, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Sir. Much appreciated. :) - NeutralhomerTalk • 05:28, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

WINC (AM)[edit]

Article about Winchester, Virginia area radio station WINC. I have made considerable sourced additions to the article on the way to one day GA (and maybe FA)...hopefully. - NeutralhomerTalk • 23:50, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

It's definitely at least a B; a nice article.--Mojo Hand (talk) 04:03, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Sir. Much appreciated. - NeutralhomerTalk • 05:56, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Eric Schmidt[edit]

Article on Google executive who grew up in Virginia needs assessment. --TommyBoy (talk) 06:36, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Looks like a solid B to me. Cheers.--Mojo Hand (talk) 22:57, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

Timeline of Richmond, Virginia history[edit]

Article needs assessment. --TommyBoy (talk) 06:47, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

I assessed as list class, which appears to be the normal convention for these types of articles.--Mojo Hand (talk) 01:34, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

MeadWestvaco[edit]

Article on Richmond, Virginia-based packing company needs assessment. --TommyBoy (talk) 06:33, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Nevermind, article has been assessed as Start-class by another user. --TommyBoy (talk) 01:12, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Orange County, Virginia[edit]

Requesting assessment of article. --PlannerGuy (talk) 12:11, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Very solid. I reassessed it as B class, which is as high as it can go short of WP:GAN.--Mojo Hand (talk) 03:32, 28 October 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.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

December 17, 2014[edit]

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December 16, 2014[edit]

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December 15, 2014[edit]

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December 14, 2014[edit]

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  • W233AA (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Stub-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Low-Class (rev · t).

December 13, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

December 12, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

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December 11, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Rubbermaid Commercial Products (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Stub-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class (rev · t).
  • WSVS (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class (rev · t).

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December 10, 2014[edit]

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December 9, 2014[edit]

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December 8, 2014[edit]

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December 7, 2014[edit]

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December 6, 2014[edit]

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December 5, 2014[edit]

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December 4, 2014[edit]

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December 3, 2014[edit]

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  • Jan Bogdan (talk) removed. Quality rating was Stub-Class (rev · t). Importance rating was Low-Class (rev · t).

December 2, 2014[edit]

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December 1, 2014[edit]

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November 30, 2014[edit]

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November 29, 2014[edit]

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November 27, 2014[edit]

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November 25, 2014[edit]

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Worklist[edit]

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

This page was once used by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. It is preserved because of the information in its edit history. This page should not be edited or deleted. Wikiproject article lists can be generated using the WP 1.0 web tool.