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Quality: FA-Class | A Class | GA-Class | B-Class | C-Class | Start-Class | Stub Class | Unassessed Importance: Top | High | Mid | Low | None

Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Scottish Islands. This department assesses the quality of articles related to the islands of Scotland. This helps us recognise good articles as well as identify articles which need improvement. The work here is also part of the WP:1.0 programme.

In order to access searches of the various parameters all you you need to do is click on a number in the table above.


Frequently asked questions[edit]

How do I add an article to the WikiProject? 
Just add {{WPSI|class=|importance=}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
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 Scottish Islands WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Please add your name to the list of participants if you wish to assess articles on a regular basis.
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.
Where can I get more comments about my article? 
The peer review department can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for review there.
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 (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), 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.
How can I keep track of changes in article ratings? 
A full log of changes over the past thirty days is available here.

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 assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WPSI}} project banner on its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax):

{{WPSI| ... | class=??? | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Scottish Islands articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.


Quality scale[edit]

Article progress grading scheme
Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Examples
Featured article FA
{{FA-Class}}
Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles. Definitive. Outstanding, thorough article; a great source for encyclopedic information. No further editing necessary, unless new published information has come to light. List of islands of Scotland (August 2007)
A-Class article A
{{A-Class}}
The article is well organized and is essentially complete, having been reviewed by impartial reviewers from a WikiProject or elsewhere, as described at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment/A-Class criteria. Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject matter would typically find nothing wanting. May miss a few relevant points. Minor edits and adjustments would improve the article, particularly if brought to bear by a subject-matter expert. In particular, issues of breadth, completeness, and balance may need work. Peer-review would be helpful at this stage. St Kilda, Scotland (August 2007)
GA
{{GA-Class}}
The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards. This should be used for articles that still need some work to reach featured article standards, but that are otherwise good. Good articles that may succeed in FAC should be considered A-Class articles, but being a Good article is not a requirement for A-Class. Useful to nearly all readers. A good treatment of the subject. No obvious problems, gaps, excessive information. Adequate for most purposes, but other encyclopedias could do a better job. Some editing will clearly be helpful, but not necessary for a good reader experience. If the article is not already fully wikified, now is the time. Mingulay (July 2007)
B
{{B-Class}}
The article is mostly complete, without major issues, but requires some further work to reach Good Article standards. B-Class articles should meet the six B-Class criteria. No reader should be left wanting, although the content may not be complete enough to satisfy a serious student or researcher. A few aspects of content and style need to be addressed, and expert knowledge is increasingly needed. The inclusion of supporting materials should also be considered if practical, and the article checked for general compliance with the manual of style. Islay (July 2007)
C
{{C-Class}}
The article is substantial, but is still missing important content or contains a lot of irrelevant material. The article should have some references to reliable sources, but may still have significant issues or require substantial cleanup.

The article is better developed in style, structure and quality than "Start"-Class, but fails one or more of the criteria for B-Class. It may have some gaps or missing elements; need editing for clarity, balance or flow; or contain policy violations such as bias or trivia.

Useful to a casual reader, but would not provide a complete picture for even a moderately detailed study. Considerable editing is needed to close gaps in content and address cleanup issues. Adomnán (July 2008)
Start
{{Start-Class}}
The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack a table. For example an article on Africa might cover the geography well, but be weak on history and culture. Has at least one serious element of gathered materials, including any one of the following:
  • a particularly useful picture or graphic
  • multiple links that help explain or illustrate the topic
  • a subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
  • multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
Not useless. Some readers will find what they are looking for, but most will not. Most articles in this category have the look of an article "under construction" and a reader genuinely interested in the topic is likely to seek additional information elsewhere. Substantial/major editing is needed, most material for a complete article needs to be added. This article usually isn't even good enough for a cleanup tag: it still needs to be built. Berneray, North Uist (July 2007)
Stub
{{Stub-Class}}
The article is either a very short article or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level. It is usually very short, but can be of any length if the material is irrelevant or incomprehensible. May be useless to a reader only passingly familiar with the term. Possibly useful to someone who has no idea what the term meant. At best a brief, informed dictionary definition. Any editing or additional material can be helpful. Corrie, Arran (January 2007)
Needed
{{Needed-Class}}
The article does not exist and needs to be created.      

Importance scale[edit]

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 in a key area.
High {{High-Class}} This article is important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge, or it covers a specific topic which has wide significance.
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 specific area of knowledge and/or is needed for completeness.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

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. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please use the peer review department instead.

Unassessed articles can be found here.

Unassessed

  • Bahá'í Faith in Scotland, lots of island related material, weird syntax and in house references. Not sure where to go with this.
  • A number of articles about roads and transport have been added to the project. Please check for details.

Completed

Attended to. All imp=low unless otherwise stated.

Participants[edit]

To join the assessment team, please add your name to the list below. Adding your name is not necessary in order to assess articles, but it helps to know who is regularly participating

  1. Ben MacDui (talk · contribs)
  2. Finavon (talk · contribs)
  3. Lurker (talk · contribs)
  4. MacRusgail (talk · contribs)

Archive[edit]

The following are archives of Scottish Islands articles by quality as of January 2010.

'By quality/1' · 'By quality/2' · 'By quality/3' · 'By quality/4' · 'By quality/5' · 'By quality/6'


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