Wikipedia:WikiProject Irish music/Assessment

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Article rating and assessment scheme[edit]

An article rating and assessment scheme has been implemented for articles identified as being of interest to WikiProject Irish music. In doing so, articles may be rated in the following ways:

  • an assessment of their class (overall quality), and
  • an assessment of their importance (priority or relative significance).

The primary purpose of this rating and assessment scheme is to provide project members and editors with a sub-categorized survey of the current status of Alternative music-related articles, which can then be used to prioritize the overall workload and highlight articles needing improvements at various stages.

For example, higher-priority articles (those most essential to any encyclopedia) in need of most work (such as lower quality) can be readily identified for attention and collaboration.


An article's assessment is recorded via the use of certain parameters of the {{WikiProject Irish music}} project banner, which is affixed to the talk pages of in-scope articles.

The two parameters used for this exercise are class (indicates an assessment of the article's current overall quality) and importance (indicates an assessment of the relative priority or significance of the particular article to general knowledge of alternative music-related topics). Usage summary (note the parameters are in lowercase):

{{Wikiproject Irish music|class=??? |importance=??? }}

These parameters flag the article according to the values chosen (which then appear on the project banner), and also assign the article to a corresponding category. The possible values of these parameters and guidance criteria on which value to choose are detailed below: see Importance scale for the importance parameter and Quality scale for the class parameter.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

The following values may be used for the importance parameter (they should be entered exactly as given):

Importance parameter values ()
Value Meaning Examples Category
Top "Key" articles, considered indispensable A Woman's Heart,
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
Rory Gallagher,
Music of Ireland,
"Nothing Compares 2 U"
Category:Top-importance Irish music articles
High High-priority topics and needed subtopics of "key" articles, often with a broad scope; needed to complement any general understanding of the field The Frames,
Grouse Lodge,
Jacknife Lee,
Padraig O'Keeffe,
"Whiskey in the Jar"
Category:High-importance Irish music articles
Mid Mid-priority articles on more specialised (sub-)topics; possibly more detailed coverage of topics summarised in "key" articles, and as such their omission would not significantly impair general understanding Delorentos,
Gareth Mannix,
Phantom FM
Category:Mid-importance Irish music articles
Low While still notable, these are highly-specialised or even obscure, not essential for understanding the wider picture ("nice to have" articles) Dirty Epics,
"The Great Defector",
Claire Roche
Category:Low-importance Irish music articles

The importance parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. If the importance parameter is not yet set, or contains an invalid value, the article will be assigned to Category:Unassigned-importance Irish music articles.