Wikipedia:WikiProject Parapsychology/Assessment

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Assessment instructions[edit]

WikiProject Parapsychology's goal is to collaborate with editors to bring articles related to parapsychology to good article or higher status, and to comply with Wikipedia 1.0 standards. To facilitate this goal, project members are encouraged to rate articles using the instructions in this section, and the rating scale in the section below. 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 play a role in the WP:1.0 program.

Project banner[edit]

The assessment of articles is done through parameters added to the {{WikiProject Parapsychology}} project banner. Adding the parameters causes articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:WikiProject Parapsychology.

To rate an article, begin by placing the project banner template somewhere near the top of the article's "talk" page (discussion tab). If the banner template is already there, do not add another. One will suffice.

Example code:

{{WikiProject Parapsychology|class=start}}

After the banner is installed, you can now rate the article. Notice the class=start parameter in the example code above. This tells the system that this is a "start" class article (see table below). To rate the article, edit the text to the right of the "=" sign to one of the "grades" in the table below. Acceptable values for this parameter include: stub, start, or B.

Examples codes:

{{WikiProject Parapsychology|class=stub}}
{{WikiProject Parapsychology|class=start}}
{{WikiProject Parapsychology|class=B}}

Please note that article grades above the "B" level (GA, A, and FA) must go through a nomination process and must meet approved standards. You should not add those classes without completing the nomination process.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Grades lower than this should not be used for articles in the Core topics project or the Work via WikiProjects project.


1. What is the purpose of the article ratings? 
The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. It is also utilized by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. Please note, however, that these ratings are primarily intended for the internal use of the project, and do not necessarily imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WikiProject Parapsychology}} to the talk page; and give the article a rating grade using the instructions on this page.
3. Someone put a {{WikiProject Parapsychology}} template on an article, but it doesn't seem to be within the project's scope. What should I do? 
Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
4. Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the WikiProject Parapsychology is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Editors who are not participants in this project are also welcome to assess articles, but should defer to consensus within the project in case of procedural disputes.
5. How do I rate an article? 
Check the quality scale and select the level that best matches the state of the article; then, follow the instructions above to add the rating to the project banner on the article's talk page. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
6. Can I request that someone else rate an article? 
Of course; to do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
7. 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.
8. Where can I get more comments about an article? 
The review department can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for peer review there.
9. 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. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
10. Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are somewhat subjective, 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!
11. What if I have a question not listed here? 
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page for this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page.

Requests for 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. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please list it for peer review instead.

I have created an article for psychic archaeology which may fit your project, I request that it be considered and rated. Thank you --LeviK3a (talk) 13:01, 5 November 2010 (UTC)