Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Automobiles WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about automobiles. 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 Automobiles}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Automobile 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 Automobiles WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
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 assessment[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Automobiles|class=???}}

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

Importance assessment[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Automobiles|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Automobile articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Automobile articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Automobile articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Automobile articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Automobile articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Automobile articles  ??? 

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.


  • Articles that require attention should be tagged with: attention=yes
  • Articles that are a selected article at the cars portal should be tagged with: portal=yes
  • Articles that are automatically tagged as stubs with the Kingbotk plugin for AWB should be tagged with: auto=yes

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance 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). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to people reading the articles.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

WikiProject article importance scheme

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.

  • Requesting assessment for the Cadillac Allante all years 1987 to 1993 but mostly the 1993 as the last year of production.
Why was the GM LS engine given "mid" importance on the importance scale, but the Ford Modular given "low" importance? I disagree with the Modular's low importance assessment. TheBalance (talk) 02:05, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
  • Bond Minicar - British microcar, article has been significantly updated since last review, would be interested in feedback. Mighty Antar (talk) 21:46, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
  • BMW 303 - originally a stub, the start-class article BMW 315 has since been merged into it. Neither of its component articles were rated for importance; the expanded article might be more important than either of them. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 13:33, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Renault Samsung Motors - I and other contributors work hard to improve this article, but I don't know for sure if it already is more than a start class. Third party opinions would be welcome. --Urbanoc (talk) 02:14, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Samsung Commercial Vehicles - As of today it is an unassessed article. I think it is start class, but I would prefer an outside reviewer to determine that. Regards. --Urbanoc (talk) 02:14, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Ford 335 engine - this page has been extensively overhauled with reputable sources. Hours and hours of research went into making this one of the best researched articles on the Ford 335 series on the internet.Caprice 96 (talk) 01:20, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Production vehicle - this page has been expanded considerably since it was last assessed and has a considerable number of views per month. NealeFamily (talk) 04:46, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Runabout (car) - this article was substantially expanded in September and October 2014. It is no longer a stub; it might be at Start, C, or even B. An assessment of its importance to the project, whether Low or Mid, would be good as well. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 16:16, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
  • Hyundai Accent - neither quality nor importance have ever been assessed, and it has been like that for nearly ten years. RickyWho (talk) 12:39, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Hyundai Scoupe - was not rated for importance. I thought that I would also mention that the article about one of its engines, the Hyundai Alpha engine, does not seem to be included in the Automobiles WikiProject if you look at its talk page. RickyWho (talk) 12:39, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Tata Estate - Been a while now. Tried to put up some info. Still incomplete though, so it probably needs some more work. Ominae (talk) 10:59, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Volkswagen Kommandeurswagen – I translated this article back in September 2016, I consider it as a completed article for now, it didn't get a rating yet though. --Jojhnjoy (talk) 07:13, 11 April 2017 (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. The log is very large and may take some time to load, especially on a dial-up connection so it is no longer substituted. You can see it here: Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Automobile articles by quality log.


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.