Wikipedia:WikiProject Philately/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the Philately WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Philately. 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 Philately}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Philately articles by quality and Category:Philately 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 Philately 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.


Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Philately|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 Philately articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Philately articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Philately articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Philately articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Philately articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Philately articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Philately articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Philately 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 Philately articles) Category page Category 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Philately articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Philately 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:Philately 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 Philately}} project banner on its talk page:

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

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

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

Importance Criteria to come

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.

Start/Mid - needs to be un-orphaned and a decent copyedit, Some of the English does not make sense; it seems like a literal translation from the German. Needs a photo if possible. ww2censor (talk) 16:30, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Start/Mid - also needs to be un-orphaned. Needs a photo if possible. ww2censor (talk) 16:30, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Start/Mid - Needs a photo of subject if possible. ww2censor (talk) 16:30, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Stub/low - This is really a start of a section of the article Postage stamps and postal history of Korea which needs writing. A PD image should be available for this time period. Do any of these or these stamps fit? ww2censor (talk) 16:30, 24 January 2008 (UTC)
Previously assessed as Start/Low - still needs naming to be fixed - the content does not match the name! ww2censor (talk) 00:21, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

Philately articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (every few days) by a bot; please don't add entries to them by hand.