Wikipedia:WikiProject Ireland/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Ireland WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Ireland. 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 Ireland}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Ireland articles by quality and Category:Ireland 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 Ireland 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!
Where do I find a list of new Irish related articles? 
A new Ireland Search Results list is produced almost daily and older results (since September 2007) are archived here.

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

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Ireland}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Ireland|class=???}}

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 Ireland articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Ireland articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Ireland articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Ireland articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Ireland articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Ireland articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Ireland articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Ireland articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Ireland 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 Ireland articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Ireland articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Ireland articles)  Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Ireland articles)  File 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Ireland articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Ireland articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Ireland articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Ireland articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Ireland 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:Ireland 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 {{WikiProject Ireland}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Ireland| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

The assessment team have developed some criteria specific to Irish articles as guidelines for deciding the importance of articles being assessed. Different criteria tables have been created for different topic groups as shown below.

Article importance grading scheme guidelines
Label Criteria General Irish biographies' Historic figures, presidents, politicians Entertainers Sports people
Top High probability that non-Historians would look this up. Limited to the top 5–10 biographies. Must have had a large impact outside of their main discipline, across several generations, and in the majority of the world. For instance, Joyce, affected people in many other countries besides Ireland and for several generations. Members should not give this rating to any biography without first getting Project approval from the other members. James Joyce Eamon de Valera U2 Barry McGuigan
High Must have had a large impact in their main discipline, across a couple of generations. Had some impact outside their country of origin. Robert Boyle Garrett Fitzgerald Rory Gallagher Roy Keane
Mid Important in their discipline. Bram Stoker Pat Rabbitte Neil Jordan Stephen Roche
Low Subject is notable in their main discipline. Henry Kelly Edward Guinness Ciaran Bourke Peter Lawrie
Article importance grading scheme guidelines
Label Criteria Cities, towns and villages Mountains, Lakes and Rivers Roads Public Transport
Top High probability that general readers outside Ireland would look this up. Well known outside the country and important in the life and history of Ireland. Members should not give this rating to any article without first getting Project approval from the other members. Dublin River Shannon The M50 Ryanair
High Regarded as very important within the country, perhaps not well known abroad.

Counties or County Towns.

Sligo Lough Ree The N7 road Dublin Bus
Mid Local or regional importance in Ireland. Towns with over 10,000 people which are not officially Cities or County Towns. Lower importance national roads. Bray River Suck The N62 Luas
Low Towns and villages of importance within a county or even just a locality. Geographical features that would be well known to people with an interest in the topic only. Regional and local roads. Dungarvan Sugarloaf, west Wicklow The R747 Abbeyshrule

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.

Archived requests


  • Maybe I'm a little generous but I rerated it at B-class. There are paragraphs that could do with citations but it's quite a nice informative article. Well done. ww2censor (talk) 10:08, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you for assessing the article. I will add the necessary citations to those paragraphs. Regards, Bede735 (talk) 12:42, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Old Belvedere Cricket Club - Article has recently been expanded by another editor to the point that it might no longer be considered a stub. There are several ongoing discussions on the article's talk page, so any comments from those familiar with cricket in general or this particular club would be most welcome. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 12:14, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

Ireland 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.