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An important task of the Soap Operas WikiProject is assessing the quality of Wikipedia's soap opera articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to help in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. They also play a role in the WP:1.0 program, which the WikiProject uses to help automate some of the assessing process.

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Soap Operas}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Soap opera articles by quality. From this categorization, WP:1.0 automatically produces the following useful resources by bot:


How to Assess[edit]

An article's assessment is generated on its talkpage from the class parameter in {{WikiProject Soap Operas}}, the WikiProject's banner. To add the banner, add the following to its talkpage:

{{WikiProject Soap Operas | class= }}

To add an assessment, simply fill in the class parameter with the appropriate letters. The following values may be used (criteria are below):

Class Description Soap-related example
Featured article FA Adds articles to Category:FA-Class soap opera articles (should only be used for articles that are currently listed as featured articles) Pauline Fowler
(as of July 2008)
A-Class article A Adds articles to Category:A-Class soap opera articles Coronation Street
(as of July 2008)
GA Adds articles to Category:GA-Class soap opera articles (should only be used for articles that are currently listed as good articles) EastEnders
(as of July 2008)
B Adds articles to Category:B-Class soap opera articles Agnes Nixon
(as of July 2008)
C Adds articles to Category:C-Class soap opera articles Falcon Crest
(as of July 2008)
Start Adds articles to Category:Start-Class soap opera articles Anna Devane
(as of July 2008)
Stub Adds articles to Category:Stub-Class soap opera articles Palmer Cortlandt
(as of July 2008)
Featured list FL Adds articles to Category:FL-Class soap opera articles (should only be used for articles that are currently listed as featured lists) Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
(as of June 2013)
List Adds articles to Category:List-Class soap opera articles Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
NA Adds articles to Category:Non-article soap opera pages Pages, such as templates or disambiguation pages, where assessment is unnecessary.

Where to find unassessed articles[edit]

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed soap opera articles. The criteria for the different classes are below.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject Soap Operas uses the same criteria for grading articles as set out by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. If you are not sure what class an article falls under, leave a note on the WikiProject's talkpage, and someone will help you out.

WikiProject article quality grading scheme