Wikipedia:WikiProject Orienteering/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Orienteering. This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Orienteering articles. 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 {{Orienteering}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Orienteering articles by quality and Category:Orienteering articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist (Index · Statistics · Log).

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 Orienteering 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.

Instructions[edit]

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

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

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance[edit]

Article importance grading scheme[edit]

See Wikipedia:WikiProject Orienteering/Assessment Guidelines for how to assess the importance grading for orienteering articles.

Status Template Meaning of Status
Top {{Top-Class}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information.
High {{High-Class}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge.
Mid {{Mid-Class}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas.
Low {{Low-Class}} This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.