Wikipedia:WikiProject Cities/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Cities WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to cities. 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 {{WPCities}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:WikiProject Cities articles by quality and Category:WikiProject Cities 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. Also, feel free to contact someone from the Peer Review Volunteer listing.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Cities 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 {{WPCities}} 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 WikiProject Cities articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class WikiProject Cities articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class WikiProject Cities articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class WikiProject Cities articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class WikiProject Cities articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class WikiProject Cities articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class WikiProject Cities articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class WikiProject Cities articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class WikiProject Cities 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 WikiProject Cities articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class WikiProject Cities articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class WikiProject Cities articles)  Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class WikiProject Cities articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class WikiProject Cities articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class WikiProject Cities articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class WikiProject Cities articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class WikiProject Cities articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class WikiProject Cities articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed WikiProject Cities 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:Cities 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.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

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

{{WPCities| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Priority scale[edit]

Label Criteria Examples
Top National capital. Washington, D.C., Moscow, London
High State/Provincial/Regional capital or extensive international recognition. Any city with a population over 700,000. St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Pichilemu
Mid A population greater than or equal to 200,000, but not a capital. International news coverage by at least two media agencies of an event or disaster. Hamilton, Ontario
Low A population less than 200,000 with no international news coverage by multiple news agencies of any event or disaster. Burlington, Ontario, Ocala, Florida

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 (Stub, Start, C-class, B-class, or A-class), please list it below. If you would like your article reviewed for Good or Featured status, please nominate the article at WP:GAN or WP:FAC, respectively. If you would like comments by more than one individual on improving your article, without an explicit rating, nominate your article for Peer Review.

Requested assessments[edit]

  • Zaprešić (GA-class trying to progress to A-class; failed FA two months ago)

A-class Review Archive[edit]

We are currently developing our A-class review program. The following articles have undergone this process thus far.

Assessment log[edit]

Cities 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.

November 23, 2016[edit]


  • Nouakchott (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to GA-Class (rev · t).
  • Ušće (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Start-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class (rev · t).



November 21, 2016[edit]



November 20, 2016[edit]



  • Suzhou (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to C-Class (rev · t).