Wikipedia:WikiProject Wight/Assessment

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

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FAQ[edit]

See also the general assessment FAQ.
  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 Wight}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
  3. Someone put a {{WikiProject Wight}} 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 Isle of Wight WikiProject 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 below 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 assessment requests section.
  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. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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 directly.

Usage[edit]

Summary[edit]

The {{WikiProject Wight}} project banner template should be added to the talk page of every article within the scope of the project. There are optional parameters for the class and importance, to indicate that the article is unreferenced or needs a photo, and to nest the banner in a group with other WikiProject banners present on the page. These can be left blank, but it is recommended to include a 'class' and 'importance' rating if at all possible. Any comments you may have on the assessment should be left on the same talk page.

Detail[edit]

Usage[edit]

The {{WikiProject Wight}} project banner template should be added (not subst:ed) to the talk page of every article within the scope of the project. An abbreviation is available, {{WPWight}}. While the template does not require any additional parameters, it has a number of optional ones that add various extra features to the banner. The full syntax is as follows:

 {{WikiProject Wight
|class=
|importance=
|unref=
|needs-photo=
|attention=
|discussion=
}}

This code would have the same effect as typing {{WikiProject Wight}}, but is to be preferred as it gives a framework for future editors to easily add detail. It is possible to omit the 'unref', 'needs-photo' and 'attention' fields when adding the code to an article which (as appropriate) is properly referenced, already has a photo or is not in need of urgent attention.

However, it is preferred to include all fields, even if some are initially blank. If there is a danger of the content of a talk page disappearing below the code for headers, consider the horizontal alignment instead:

 {{WikiProject Wight|class=|importance=|unref=|needs-photo=|attention=|discussion=}}

A fully completed template would be produced with this code:

 {{WikiProject Wight
|class=C
|importance=Low
|unref=yes
|needs-photo=yes
|attention=yes
|discussion=yes
}}

Optional parameters[edit]

  • attention – set |attention=yes if the article needs immediate attention from experienced editors. Use only if another parameter does not cover the need for attention.
  • class – see the project's quality scale for details.
  • discussion – set |discussion=yes if there is an important discussion in progress on the talk page, e.g. renaming, moving, merging etc.
    • discussion subject – use this parameter to specify the topic of discussion. If blank or omitted, it is as if |discussion subject=the article's future. had been specified.
  • importance – see the project's importance scale for details.
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Marius Goring, use |listas=Goring, Marius so that the talk page will show up in the G's and not the M's of the various assessment and administrative categories). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
  • needs-photo – set |needs-photo=yes to request that a picture or pictures be included in this article to improve its quality.
  • small – set |small=yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top). This parameter does not work as expected if the banner template is enclosed in {{WikiProjectBannerShell}} or {{WikiProjectBanners}}.
  • unref – set |unref=yes if the article lacks sufficient references and/or adequate inline citations
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.

If you assess an article's class, it is helpful if comments are left to explain the assessment, especially for lengthy articles which some editors might argue deserve a higher (or lower) rating. A prompt and link are provided for this purpose.

See also[edit]

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Wight|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 Isle of Wight-related articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Isle of Wight-related articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Isle of Wight-related 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 Isle of Wight-related articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Isle of Wight-related articles)  File 
Needed (for articles that do not yet exist, but have been identified as subjects that should be covered; adds pages to Category:Needed-Class Isle of Wight-related articles)  Needed 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Isle of Wight-related articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Isle of Wight-related articles)  Portal 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Isle of Wight-related articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Isle of Wight-related articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Isle of Wight-related articles)  ??? 

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WP:Wight}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Wight| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

All articles that lack an importance rating are categorized in Category:Unknown-importance Isle of Wight-related articles.


Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics of the Isle of Wight. A reader who is not involved in the Isle of Wight will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Isle of Wight
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding the history or technology, etc of the Isle of Wight. Most readers will at least be familiar with the topic being discussed. These articles describe the basics beyond the core topics about the island and the more significant historical events in the island's history. Articles about the most basic topics on the island like large towns and the most historically and culturally significant topics are included in this level. Some technical terms can be used within articles in this range, but where they are used, they should be explained or at least link to articles that discuss the terms in more detail. Newport
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the history or technology of the Isle of Wight. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand the island. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Brading
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of the Isle of Wight. Few readers outside the local area of the article's topic may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of the island, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include small villages, and local railway stations that otherwise have no significant impact on the rest of the Isle of Wight. Lake railway station

Requesting an assessment[edit]

This is a list of recent requests. To add to this list please click here.


  • Ryde depot - much more here than there used to be. I (Peeky44) reckon C-class but that might not be objective.
  • Brighstone - lot more added and plenty of references. Might need to go up from stub. Xhavnak (talk) 09:51, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Assessment log[edit]

Isle of Wight-related articles:
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

July 4, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Cowes Castle (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as B-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

July 2, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

June 8, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 4, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

April 5, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 12, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Uffa Fox (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Start-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Low-Class (rev · t).

March 10, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

  • Uffa Fox (talk) removed. Quality rating was Start-Class (rev · t). Importance rating was Low-Class (rev · t).

January 6, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 4, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 29, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 13, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 18, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 9, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

August 18, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Nab Tower (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Unassessed-Class (rev · t).

August 12, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

August 2, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 24, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 11, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

June 19, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • River Solent (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Unassessed-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

June 5, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 29, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 20, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 17, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Legh Richmond (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Unassessed-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

May 15, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]

May 6, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 28, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 26, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

April 24, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 17, 2014[edit]

Removed[edit]

April 5, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 27, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 26, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

March 25, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 24, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • That's Solent (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Start-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

March 23, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 13, 2014[edit]

Removed[edit]

  • PS Monarch (talk) removed. Quality rating was B-Class (rev · t). Importance rating was Low-Class (rev · t).

February 26, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 7, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Navitus Bay (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Unassessed-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

January 28, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 16, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 14, 2014[edit]

Removed[edit]

January 13, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Puckpool Battery (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Stub-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class (rev · t).

January 11, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

December 28, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

December 20, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 17, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Arwald (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Stub-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Low-Class (rev · t).

December 16, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

December 7, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

December 5, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

November 29, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Bembridge (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class (rev · t).

Removed[edit]

November 22, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 17, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

October 25, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

October 13, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

October 2, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

September 30, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

September 25, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

September 14, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

September 12, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

September 7, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

August 27, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

August 8, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

August 1, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

July 13, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 11, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

July 8, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 20, 2013[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

June 12, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Darren Mew (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class (rev · t).

Assessed[edit]

June 2, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 29, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 27, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 2, 2013[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 28, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

April 26, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

April 25, 2013[edit]

Removed[edit]

April 22, 2013[edit]

Assessed[edit]