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Welcome to the assessment department of the Buckethead task force! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Buckethead articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work, and are also expected to play a role in the WP:1.0 program,

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{BHTF}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Buckethead articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.


An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{BHTF}} 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 Buckethead articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Buckethead articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Buckethead articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Buckethead articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Buckethead articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Buckethead articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Buckethead articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Buckethead articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Buckethead articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Buckethead articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Buckethead articles)  ??? 

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 (see table above for details).

How to review an article[edit]

  1. Check that you have logged in; anons may not review articles.
  2. Choose an article to review, noting:
    • You cannot choose an article if you have made significant contributions to it.
    • Nominations near the top of the lists are oldest, and should be given higher priority.
  3. Read the whole article.
  4. Place the {{BHTF| 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, start, stub or NA.
    • (optional) Read the importance scale and set the importance parameter to Top, High, Mid or Low.
  5. Save the talk page. If you wish to leave detailed comments about your assessment, there is an option to do so on the project banner.
  6. Remove the article from the section for assessment requests using the edit summary "Assessed [[ArticleName]]".

Frequently asked questions[edit]

Why can articles only be assessed up to B class here? 
Higher classes need a more formal assessment so that standards are maintained.
  • Good article nominations are processed here.
  • A-class reviews are not performed by the Buckethead task force at the moment. As an alternative, you may request a peer review.
  • Featured articles candidates are processed here.
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.

WikiProject article quality grading scheme


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

{{BHTF | importance=??? }}

Articles will be included in Category:Buckethead articles by importance. Don't worry too much about assessing for Importance. It is helpful to have the most important articles (Buckethead, Buckethead discography etc.) tagged as top importance so they can be easily identified as the highest priority, but less important articles don't really need to be tagged for importance.

Requesting an assessment[edit]

Assessment log[edit]

An automatically generated log of assessments is available at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Buckethead articles by quality log. Please don't change anything in the log manually.