Wikipedia:WikiProject Capital District/Assessments

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Quality: FA-Class | FL-Class | A Class | GA-Class | B-Class | C-Class | Start-Class | Stub Class | Unassessed
Importance: Top | High | Mid | Low | Unknown

The assessment department of WikiProject Capital District focuses on assessing the quality and comprehensiveness of Wikipedia's Capital District related pages. The purpose of assessments is to give recognition to high-quality articles and draw attention to those that need more work.

The ratings are recorded in paramters found within the WikiProject Capital District project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Capital District articles by quality and Category:Capital District articles by importance, which are the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

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How to nominate a page[edit]

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please place it at the bottom of the section for assessment requests below, using the syntax:

# {{la|ArticleName}} ~~~~ 

with an edit summary of "Nominating [[ArticleName]]". Please note that articles can only be given a rating up to B-class here. For Good Article class and higher, more formal reviews are needed.

How to review an article[edit]

  1. Check that you have logged in; anons may not review articles.
  2. Choose and read an article from the list
  3. Place the {{WikiProject Capital District| class=| importance=}} tag at the top of the article's talk page if it does not already exist.
    • Read the quality scale and set the class parameter to B, C, start, stub or NA.
    • (optional) Read the importance scale and set the importance parameter to Top, High, Mid or Low.
  4. Save the talk page. If you wish to leave detailed comments about your assessment, please start a new section on the talk page detailing your assessment.
  5. Remove the article from the section for assessment requests using the edit summary "Assessed [[ArticleName]]".

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WikiProject Capital District}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
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 Capital District WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Please add your name to the list of participants if you wish to assess articles on a regular basis.
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.
Where can I get more comments about my article? 
The peer review department can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for review there.
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 (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), 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!
How can I keep track of changes in article ratings? 
A full log of changes over the past thirty days is available here. If you are just looking for an overview, however, the statistics may be more accessible.

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Capital District}} project banner on its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):

{{WikiProject Capital District

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

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

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

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).

Status Template Meaning of Status
Top {{Top-Class}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information. The Capital District article is the most important Top-Class article, but the four main counties of the area are also Top-Class.
High {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers an essential topic. Secondary counties and larger cities in the area are typically rated at High-Class.
Mid {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas. .
Low {{Low-Class}} This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia. Many towns, small municipalities, and school districts are of low importance in the overall scope of the project.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

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. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use the peer review department instead.

Please place new requests at the bottom of the list.

  1. Watervliet (town), New York


Please feel free to add your name to this list if you would like to join the assessment team

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  2. Camelbinky (talk) 08:47, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
  3. Listroiderbob (talk · contribs)


The full log of assessment changes for the past thirty days is available here.