Wikipedia:WikiProject Ecuador/Importance

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The following are a set of guidelines for the definition of an article's Importance for the clasification of Ecuadorian-related articles within the WikiProject Ecuador. If you disagree with them, please share your thought at the talk page.

Pages importance grading scheme
Top {{top-importance}} Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopedia.
High {{high-importance}} Subject is exceptionally important.
Mid {{mid-importance}} Subject contributes a depth of knowledge.
Low {{low-importance}} Subject fills in important details.

Top Importance[edit]


  • Articles relating to Ecuador on Wikipedia:Vital articles and Wikipedia:Core topics - 1,000 (3)
  • Country article
  • Core topics article as on topics navbox, plus any that are a defining characteristic of Ecuador not covered within the others [currently applies to biodiversity and some iconic cultural elements, especially where they appear on other regional WikiProjects' Top Importance lists]
  • Principal subnational entities and any iconic, internationally important regions [i.e. Patagonia]
  • Major historical events of global significance and interest
  • Biographies to be kept to absolute minimum; only those of global significance and interest




Global significance


Provinces, plus regions of international significance


Major impact on Ecuador, and global context

High Importance[edit]

Most important urban centres

Most imrpotant tourist cities, towns or neighbourhoods

Most important geographical topics

Main political articles and biographies

Most historically important articles

Most important sports articles

Most important culture articles and biographies

Main transport topics

Most important economy articles

  • Internationally known companies & media
  • Reserve Bank of Ecuador
  • Stock Exchange

Mid Importance[edit]

Probably the biggest group - where interest of editors might meet strictness of criteria above

  • Most former Presidents
  • Most international team sport esp. football players, etc. (not club level or equivalent) and most successful individual sports-people
  • Most sports clubs with record of success, ie top divisions
  • Musicians, writers of global interest or major national interest
  • Major music forms
  • Iconic facets of Ecuadorian culture
  • Major tourist attractions and national parks and monuments
  • Current provincial governors
  • Current cabinet ministers
  • Individual historical events of note
  • ...

Low Importance[edit]

  • Most biographies
  • Most settlements
  • Smaller sports clubs
  • Most films
  • Music groups, records
  • ...