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Wikipedia Help Project (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of the Wikipedia Help Project, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's help documentation for readers and contributors. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. To browse help related resources see the Help Menu or Help Directory. Or ask for help on your talk page and a volunteer will visit you there.
C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This template has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
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This is the project banner for the Help Project, a centralized discussion area for improving and maintaining Wikipedia's help system, including the introduction and tutorial pages. It automatically adds pages to Category:Wikipedia Help Project pages.


This is the basic version of the meta template, all one needs to do is place {{Wikipedia Help Project}} on a page's talk. However you can additionally classify the page's quality class and importance:

Optional parameters

  • class – valid values are listed in the custom class mask. See the project's quality scale for details.
    • Note that there is no Stub-class
  • importance – valid values are listed in the custom importance mask. See the project's importance scale for details.
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for A quick guide to templates, use |listas=Quick guide to templates, A so that the talk page will show up in the Q's and not the A's of the various assessment and administrative categories). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
  • small – set |small=yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top). This parameter does not work as expected if the banner template is enclosed in {{WikiProject banner shell}} or any of its redirects.
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.

Known issues

There are some minor issues because the assessment system was originally designed for articles:

  • The template may display "This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale." for pages which could use a quality rating. Please ignore the message and rate them anyway!
  • Categories end in "articles" e.g. Category:A-Class Help articles despite pages being in other namespaces.