Wikipedia:WikiProject Devon/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Devon WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Devon. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 programme, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WPDevon}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Devon articles by quality and Category:Devon articles by importance.

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 Devon 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.


Quality assessments[edit]

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


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

Some articles that are stubs will have the following template located at the bottom of the page: {{Devon-geo-stub}} by inserting {{Devon-geo-stub}}. Doing so will automatically add the article to the Category:Devon geography stubs. If you see a stub from the WikiProject Devon it is advised that you add the template to it, but make sure that it is removed for articles that are Start or above class.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

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

{{WPDevon| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Priority scale[edit]

Label Criteria Examples
Top Well known nationally and important to Devon Plymouth, Sir Francis Drake, Dartmoor
High Known of nationally and important to Devon Paignton, The Exeter Bombing, Dartmoor (HM Prison)
Mid Known within Devon –
or well-known nationally, but of only moderate relevance to Devon(*) –
Ivybridge, The A38, Haytor
Pixie, Joshua Reynolds
Low Not known across Devon –
or well-known nationally, but of little relevance to Devon(*) –
Ugborough, Adam Stansfield, Ivybridge Town F.C.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Miranda Hart

(*) Relevance can be roughly determined by the amount of the article devoted to Devon-related material.

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.

Requested assessments

Bellever assessed 12 October 2013

Quality articles[edit]

The featured article symbol
The good article symbol

Listed below are some of our finest articles, which are great examples of how to improve your article! If you're writing about a settlement there's a guideline page, especially written for you as part of our parent WikiProject, UK Geography. See How to write about a settlement. For articles to reach good article atatus they must go through a peer review by one of the GA reviewers. They will assess it on the quality of its prose and references mainly. Unlike featured article status, you don't need to cover all the areas in detail. For more information see: Wikipedia:Good article criteria and Wikipedia:Featured article criteria.

Featured articles[edit]

  1. Exmoor, 21 January 2008 (GA on 7 December 2007).
  2. Ealdred (archbishop), 19 February 2009 (GA on 27 January 2008).

Good articles[edit]

  1. Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, 7 July 2006.
  2. Lundy, 29 September 2007.
  3. South West Coast Path, 9 January 2008.
  4. Grand Western Canal, 6 February 2008.
  5. Blackdown Hills, 16 September 2008.
  6. Plymouth, 19 December 2008.
  7. Climate of south-west England, 15 August 2009.

Article alerts[edit]

No Article alerts at this time.

Popular pages[edit]

A list of the top pages within the scope of this project, ordered by number of views, is here. Not updated since March 2016 (the bot that produced them has stopped working).

Assessment log[edit]

Devon articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically by a bot on a daily basis. It is a reflection of changes made to the talk page template in ratings of articles of this project. Please do not edit this section.

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