Wikipedia:WikiProject Lincolnshire/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Lincolnshire! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Lincolnshire. The article ratings are used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Lincolnshire}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Lincolnshire articles by quality and Category:Lincolnshire articles by priority, which are themselves sub-categories of the master category for administration categories: Category:WikiProject Lincolnshire.

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 Lincolnshire 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 or at the project Talk page Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Lincolnshire.


Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Lincolnshire|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 Lincolnshire articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Lincolnshire articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Lincolnshire articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Lincolnshire articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Lincolnshire articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Lincolnshire articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Lincolnshire articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Lincolnshire articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Lincolnshire articles)  List 

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

Book (for Wikipedia books; adds pages to Category:Book-Class Lincolnshire articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Lincolnshire articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Lincolnshire articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Lincolnshire articles)  Draft 
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Lincolnshire articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Lincolnshire articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Lincolnshire articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Lincolnshire articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Lincolnshire articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Lincolnshire articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Lincolnshire articles)  ??? 

On top of this, articles may also be nominated as FL or FA Candidates, this is an official position but not on the Grading system. The same applies for Featured Images and Did You Know sections. WP Lincolnshire doesn't use 'Current' and 'Future' Assessments either.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Priority assessment[edit]

An article's priority assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Lincolnshire}} project banner on its talk page (It is called importance for historical reasons.):

{{WikiProject Lincolnshire| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Possible Examples
Top Articles at the Top Importance level for project Lincolnshire. Articles which are of interest to people on an International basis as well as locally e.g. Lincolnshire, Lincoln, International companies etc. Lincolnshire
High Articles with a High Importance to understanding Lincolnshire. Articles which are of interest to people on a National basis. e.g. Companies known Nationwide, or Towns, Political areas, Landmarks, Famous people. Chester
Mid Articles with a Mid Importance to understanding Lincolnshire. Articles with a significance to people from a wider area. e.g Villages, Rivers, Notable people. Tatton Park
Low Articles with a Low Importance to understanding Lincolnshire. Articles that will only have very localised significance. Gristhorpe

Assessment Requests[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.

Requested assessments

  • Lincoln School of Art, which I have researched and written on the behalf of the University of Lincoln in preparation for next year's 150th anniversary.
  • Franklin College, Grimsby was listed as a stub. I was bold and changed it to Start, due to the lack of a stub tag, but I think it may need to be a grade higher. Since I'm a significant contributor, could someone assess it for me, please? dendodge 19:17, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

Ruskington. It was previously marked as a start class article with no importance rating. Now it could be a good 'C' and Low. 95jb14 (talk) 17:49, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

St. George's College of Technology. I have assessed it as a C/low, having completed everything that would bring up to line with a c but because I did a lot of work, I wanted to give a non-biased opinion on the matter.

The Castle Bytham page is rated as a stub - I think it is worth more than that, although some of the common features of the other lincolnshire villages are still missing. Brunnian (talk) 22:09, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Numbers of village sites are rated 'low importance' but reading the criteria that should make them Mid, surely? Dyke, Lincolnshire, Baston, Heckington, Bicker, Ewerby, Ruskington, Metheringham, Bardney are all examples. Casitor is rated mid, even though it is a town rather than a village. Now entries like Lincolnshire Gate, Barton Town Old Boys F.C., Bourne Civic Society and Caenby Corner are arguably of low importance, but places where people live and work are surely not?

I'm not sure I can see any utility in this 'importance' scale, and the evidence of the villages suggest that the scale is not being followed, but rather there is some subtle attempt to classify the importance of the settlements relative to each other: although against what standard I cannot say. Perhaps, if it is not doing anything useful, it should be expunged --Brunnian (talk) 09:23, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

The importance rating is a local way of rating articles for importance to the project and each project has its own rating scale, rather than the more generic quality rating which should be the same for all projects. It does convey which article to concentrate on when editing. those with top importance are the ones that the project considers vital to have in the encyclopaedia and where the resources should be concentrated. Articles marked low are ones where they are useful but not vital to the project and so effort on then is not so vital. The scale needs expanding to cover things better and produces anomalies but it is what we are stuck with at the moment. I assume that rating is similar to the Yorkshire project where we use
  • Top is used for the cities and county articles
  • High for large towns and boroughs, large railway stations, premier sports teams, universities
  • Medium for small town and large/important villages, open railway stations, main league teams, high schools
  • Low for all other villages & hamlets, defunct railway stations, other sports teams, primary schools
Keith D (talk) 12:01, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
But that is not what it says in the table just above this box.
  • Mid Articles with a Mid Importance to understanding Lincolnshire. Articles with a significance to people from a wider area. e.g Villages, Rivers, Notable people.
  • Low Articles with a Low Importance to understanding Lincolnshire. Articles that will only have very localised significance.
i.e. villages are Mid. Towns are High. Football clubs and Forestry picnic places are Low. It's a bit too subjective at the Top end too. Grantham is Top importance, but Scunthorpe,Grimsby, Immingham, Gainsborough and Spalding are not. I can't fathom it. Thanks for coming back, BTW--Brunnian (talk) 16:04, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

can you re-assess the Lincolnshire Bombers Roller Girls - we are a large sports team competing across the country and internationally, so not just of low local importance, we are sponsored by names such as motorhead and have a large following of supporters. thank you Diss-Continued 14:59 06-12-10 (gmt)

I have expanded Stamford Canal and River Welland, both of which have a Lincolnshire tag, and have written an article on Deeping Fen, which I have taken the liberty of giving a Lincolnshire tag, as it is in Lincolnshire, but have not rated it. Bob1960evens (talk) 09:41, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Created Strubby and Swaby pages as stubs asseessment would be great thankyou Panderoona 09:25, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Butlins Skegness[edit]

Most of the way through a rewrite, I'm aiming to take the article up to GA but could use a reassessment of the current state to gauge the progress. Stuart.Jamieson (talk) 00:15, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Good effort I have re-rated as a B-class and done a couple of standardising passes through the article. Needs further tweaking to bring into line with the WP:MOS. Main thing would be to consolidate the references so that there is a single entry for a particular page number, e.g. refs 33, 34 & 35 all refer to page 91. Keith D (talk) 12:30, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

I've recently done a bit of work to it, including adding an Infobox, changing some of the promotional material out. At the same time, I upgraded this article from "Start" to "C" class. I wonder if anyone could have a skim and let me know what they thought to that decision? To be honest, I was kind of wavering at a "B" class, but due to my new-ness to Wikipedia and rating articles, I thought it'd be best not to jump too far. KiloSierraCharlietalk 22:43, 27 August 2018 (UTC)


For a log of all the project's articles, please see here, and for the recent assessment changes, please see here.