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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Biography. This department focuses on assessing the quality and priority of Wikipedia's biography articles. A quality rating estimates how close an article comes to a professional standard. The priority or importance rating estimates the relative importance of a subject when compared to other biographical articles.; this rating can help project members to prioritise editing work. These quality and priority rating systems were established by the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team, and are customised by WikiProject organisers.

An article's rating is set in the class parameter of the {{WikiProject Biography}} project banner on the article's talk page. Setting the class value causes the article to be listed in the corresponding sub-categories under Category:Biography articles by quality, and to lists generated by bots such as.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I request an article assessment?
Add it to the assessment request queue below. If you'd like someone to write some constructive feedback about the article, you can request a peer review from editors outside WikiProject Biography. At present, WikiProject Biography's peer review is backlogged.
Who can rate an article?
Anyone can rate a biographical article, but if you revised an article enough to change its potential rating, or if you have a conflict of interest, someone else should review it. A rating higher than B-class requires a more formal review process.
What if I disagree with a rating?
Ask the reviewer what they think the article needs (preferably on the article's talk page). You can also (re)list the article in the assessment request queue, or directly ask a WikiProject Biography member to review it.
Are the ratings subjective?
Reviewers are expected to follow Wikipedia's article quality grading criteria.
How can I begin assessing articles?
See "How to assess an article" below.

Light bulb iconB If you have a question not answered here, please feel free to ask on the assessment talk page.

How to assess an article[edit]

Read the criteria in the quality scale, and determine which grade best reflects the state of the article. If the quality grade you chose differs from the one on the article's talk page, set the grade by changing the class parameter for each WikiProject banner, like this:

{{WikiProject Biography |class=Start}}

If the article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography but does not have a {{WikiProject Biography}} banner on its talk page, add the banner.

You can find articles to rate in Category:Unassessed biography articles. This is a list of talk pages that have a banner with an incomplete assessment.

There's more to article assessment than just quality and priority grades. See {{WikiProject Biography}} for complete instructions.

Class parameter[edit]

The valid values for the class parameter are:

Articles without a valid class are listed in Category:Unassessed biography articles. Quality ratings should adhere to the quality scale below.

It is not necessary to add a class parameter to talk pages that do not correspond to ordinary articles. For categories, disambiguation pages, redirects, etc., the class is implicit.

Priority parameters[edit]

{{WikiProject Biography}} has separate priority parameters for specialised sub-projects and work groups. WikiProject Actors and Filmmakers has its own priority scale; please use it. For all other work groups and WikiProjects listed here, use WikiProject Biography's priority scale.

The valid values for all priority parameters are: Top, High, Mid, and Low.

Do not use priority parameters for non-articles (redirects, disambiguation pages, categories, etc.).

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Priority scale[edit]

Priority must be regarded as a relative term. If priority values are applied within this project, these only reflect the perceived importance to this project and to the work groups the biography falls under. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another project. The criteria used for rating article priority are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it).

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top High probability that non-Historians would look this up. Limited to the top 200 biographies. Must have had a large impact outside of their main discipline, across several generations, and in the majority of the world. For instance, Einstein, brilliant physicist, but his theories have affected people outside of physics and in many other countries besides his nation of origin and several generations. His ideas have changed the way people think. No member should give this rating to any biography without first getting Project approval from the other members. Albert Einstein
High Must have had a large impact in their main discipline, across a couple of generations. Had some impact outside their country of origin. Patrick Henry
Mid Important in their discipline. John Seigenthaler, Sr.
Low Subject is notable in their main discipline. Morena Baccarin

Requesting an assessment[edit]

If you would like a WikiProject Biography volunteer to rate an article, please feel free to list it below.

This is a quality rating only. Reviewers usually do not comment on the article. For more detailed feedback, you can request a peer review.

Articles submitted to the list below can be rated up to B-class. For higher assessments, see Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Instructions and Wikipedia:Featured article criteria.

Reviewers: For general assessment instructions, see "How to assess an article" above. After you assess an article, please delete it from the list.

If you checked for B-class readiness, please add a short section titled "B-class review" to the article's talk page. If you do not believe the article meets the criteria for B-class, explain what improvements it needs in order to pass. If it passes, confirm in writing that you checked the article for all B-class criteria, and that it passed.


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  8. Eric Campbell (baseball) Editosaurus (talk) 07:10, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
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  10. Heather Horton -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:07, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
  11. Russell Brothers--Eagledj (talk) 19:47, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
  12. Jowell & Randy Brankestein (talk) 04:13, 29 June 2017 (UTC)
  13. Fin Donnelly --maclean (talk) 19:59, 6 July 2017 (UTC)
  14. Lance Woolaver -Trcovell (talk) 00:58, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  15. Oleg Bezuglov - --Fiddler11 16:39, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
  16. Julie Elliott - Myosotis Scorpioides 09:46, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
  17. Taylan Susamwandelwtalk 11:36, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
  18. Claude le BlancPohranicniStraze (talk) 03:25, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
  19. Lisa Blue BaronSeporche (talk) 18:46, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
  20. XVALA -- edi(talk) 23:31, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
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  22. Suman Pokhrel--Neelatmg (talk) 14:12, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
  23. Rhodes (singer)Pianoguysfantalktome 20:22, 18 August 2017 (UTC)
  24. Danish TaimoorSahabAliwadia 15:32, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Statistics[edit]

Current status[edit]


Historical counts[edit]

Monthly changes[edit]

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.

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Biography articles by quality log

Worklist[edit]

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