Wikipedia:WikiProject Central America/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Central America WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about the Central America, its governments, people, geography, and history. 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 Central America}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Central America articles by quality and Category:Central America articles by importance, 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 Central America 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.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WikiProject Central America}} project banner on its talk page:

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The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Central America articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality 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). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Central America.

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

Importance assessment[edit]

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

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The following values may be used for importance assessments:

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.

  1. Chagres and Fort San Lorenzo - has been rated for quality by the Military History project; I would like to see it reevaluated for importance by the Panama project. Matjamoe (talk) 03:29, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Not being an expert on the importance of the article, I didn't see fit to up the importance; however, the additions you made in 2012 certainly improved the article, so I went ahead and gave it a "B" class. Mvblair (talk) 16:33, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  1. Gatun Dam - not aware of any changes, but the then-largest earthen dam in the world, creating the then-largest artificial lake in the world, and making the Panama Canal -- this does not to seem to be of low importance to the Panama project. Pleas reevaluate importance. Matjamoe (talk) 03:29, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
I tend to agree. Mvblair (talk) 16:33, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
  1. Luis Guillermo Solís - I changed the article to "high" importance now that he is president elect of CR. Mvblair (talk) 16:33, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

Central America articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
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.

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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.