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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Zimbabwe! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Zimbabwe. The article ratings are used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WPZW}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Zimbabwe articles by quality and Category:Zimbabwe articles by importance.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated? 
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
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.
Who can assess articles? 
Any member of the Zimbabwe WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
Where can I find articles to assess? 
Many articles in Category:Zimbabwe still need to be assessed and any articles in Category:Unassessed Zimbabwe articles and Category:Unknown-importance Zimbabwe articles.

If you have any other questions that aren't listed here, feel free to ask them at the talk page.

How to assess articles[edit]

You can assess articles by placing the {{WPZW}} banner on its talk page (not the article page!) and using the two parameters, class (to assess the quality) and importance (to assess the priority).

Quality assessments[edit]

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

This template is the project banner for WikiProject Zimbabwe, and is added to the talk pages of articles within the Project's scope.

Project banner[edit]

Simple version[edit]

General parameters:

  • small – "yes" enables the template to generate a smaller, right-aligned message box.
  • class – a rating of the article's quality; see bellow for more details.
  • importance – a rating of the article's importance; see bellow for more details.
  • portal – if the article is used in the featured article queue of the Zimbabwe Portal, the subpage number of its entry.
  • attention – "yes" if the article requires immediate attention; this should be used sparingly.
  • needs-infobox – Answer "yes" if the article lacks a photo, otherwise remove this line.
  • needs-photo – Answer "yes" if the article lacks an infobox, otherwise remove this line.
  • needs-map – Answer "yes" if the article lacks a map, otherwise remove this line.
  • merge - Needs merging action?... then add "yes".
  • zwc-candidate – "yes" if the article is currently a candidate for the project's Zimbabwe Collaboration.
  • zwc-current – "yes" if the article is currently collaboration for the project's Zimbabwe Collaboration.
  • zwc-past – if the article was previously a Zimbabwe Collaboration, the dash-separated dates of the collaboration period; must be left blank otherwise.
  • peer-review – "yes" if the article is currently listed on the project's peer review department.
  • old-peer-review – "yes" if the article was previously listed on the project's peer review department.
  • orphan – "yes" if the article is not currently supported by a Zimbabwean WikiProject.
  • Rhodesia
  • Rhodesia-importance
{{WikiProject Zimbabwe
|class               = 
|importance          = 
|Rhodesia            =
|Rhodesia-importance = 

Detailed version[edit]

{{WikiProject Zimbabwe
|small               = 
|class               = 
|importance          = 
|portal              = 
|attention           = 
|needs-infobox       = 
|needs-photo         = 
|needs-map           = 
|merge               = 
|zwc-candidate       = 
|zwc-current         = 
|zwc-past            = 
|peer-review         = 
|old-peer-review     = 
|orphan              = 
|Rhodesia            =
|Rhodesia-importance = 


Small size option[edit]

Setting the parameter |small=yes creates a more compact, right-aligned version. See Talk:Popora people for an example.

Quality scale[edit]

The first table below gives a brief, one-sentence description of possible quality scale values. Before assigning any article to a class, please take a few moments and read the full description of the Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team's assessment system.

(Also see the Other Template Parameters, in the second table below.)

Each article may also be assigned to a particular class, intended as a point-in-time assessment of its overall "quality" - relative to the criteria given in the quality scale which is detailed below. Articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed by default in Category:Unassessed Zimbabwe articles.

The following values may be used for the class parameter (they should be entered exactly as given):

Class parameter values (Category:Zimbabwe articles by quality)
Value Meaning Category
Featured article FA Articles which are currently Featured status articles. FA-Class Zimbabwe articles
A-Class article A A-class articles. A-Class Zimbabwe articles
GA Articles with a current Good article status. GA-Class Zimbabwe articles
B B-class articles. B-Class Zimbabwe articles
C C-class articles. C-Class Zimbabwe articles
Start Start-class articles. Start-Class Zimbabwe articles
Stub Stub-class articles. Stub-Class Zimbabwe articles
NA This is used for miscellaneous pages such as disambiguation pages, which do not require an assessment (it is recommended that you use additional class values below, though). Non-article Zimbabwe pages
Non article class parameter values (Also Category:Non-article Zimbabwe-related pages)
Value Meaning Category
List For lists. List-Class Zimbabwe articles
Template For templates. Template-Class Zimbabwe articles
Category For categories. Category-Class Zimbabwe articles
Disambig For disambiguation pages. Disambig-Class Zimbabwe articles
File For images located on Wikipedia (NOT the ones on Commons). Image-Class Zimbabwe articles
Portal For portal pages. Portal-Class Zimbabwe articles

Importance scale[edit]

Each article may also be assigned a particular importance; for Zimbabwe related articles, we make a ver simple use of this. Articles for which a valid importance has not yet been provided are listed by default in Category:Unknown-importance Zimbabwe articles.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter (they should be entered exactly as given):

Class parameter values (Category:Zimbabwe articles by importance)
Value Meaning Category
Top Major, broad articles like cities, major topics, or important people. Top-importance Zimbabwe articles
High All actual articles on the history of any Zimbabwe-related topic. Also articles about ethnic groups in Zimbabwe. High-importance Zimbabwe articles
Mid Other articles that are likely to be of general interest (for example, an article about the theatrical traditions of Zimbabwe). Mid-importance Zimbabwe articles
Low Articles that are not about Zimbabwe and are not likely to be of general interest (for example, a building that houses an organization); also disambiguation pages, which do not require an assessment. Low-importance Zimbabwe articles

Anyway, exceptions can be considered if necessary.

Other template parameters[edit]

The following should be used only on articles (Not for other pages)
Meaning Category
Does this article need active attention (POV issues, badly organized, unreferenced)?
The attention value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need attention.
Zimbabwe articles needing attention
You want to request a peer review?
WP:ZW will review it in a while. The peer-review value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need peer-review.
Requests for Zimbabwe peer review
The article has had a peer review?
The old-peer-review value should not appear in the template, if the article did not have an old-peer-review.
Old requests Zimbabwe peer review
Should we consider merging this into another article?
The merge value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need to be merged.
Zimbabwe articles needing merge action
Is it missing any infobox?
The needs-infobox value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need an infobox.
Zimbabwe articles needing infoboxes
Is it missing any photo?
The needs-photo value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need a photo.
Zimbabwe articles needing photos
Is it missing any map?
The needs-map value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need a map.
Zimbabwe articles needing maps


WikiProject Zimbabwe (Rated FA-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject iconWikiProject Zimbabwe/Assessment is within the scope of WikiProject Zimbabwe, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe-related topics. If you would like to participate, visit the project page.
Featured article FA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This page has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.

Priority scale[edit]

Label Criteria Examples
Top Articles with international recognition. Harare
High Articles with national recognition. Manicaland
Mid Articles with regional recognition (e.g. Suburbs). Avondale, Harare
Low Articles with local recognition. Reps Theatre

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.

Requested assessments

  • Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace in Zimbabwe - New article on CCJPZ.
  • National Youth Service (Zimbabwe) - Rewritten from a stub to provide sources and to include the government POV. Image added under fair use; is it in the public domain in the US? WillOakland (talk) 22:03, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Frederick Russell Burnham - This article on a Rhodesian pioneer has not been categorized or reviewed by WikiProject Zimbabwe, except to add it within the category, but it has just recently been nominated as a Good Article candidate in WP. Additionally, it is considered Top Importance within the Scouting WikiProject and Military People WikiProject categories , and it was selected by the Scouting WikiProjectas the biography of the month for September 2007. The scouting and military folks have made a number of revisions lately to bring it to this point. Thanks for taking a look and for adding your revisions, comments, and assessments. Currently under WP GA assessment. Done, passed GA.
  • David Coltart - I've been pretty much the only one largely working on this except for the brief arrival of the mysterious Coltart. Btw, did anyone find out what his/her deal was? Was it Coltart himself? Doubt it though. If Gibson Sibanda can earn a B rating I see no reason why David Coltart should not.
There is no way Gibson Sibanda is B class. I have altered the rating. However, David Coltart is still a little way off a B class rating. Well done on all the work achieved so far.Mangwanani 16:02, 26 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Kadoma - The origin of the name and the brief mention of the history of mining in the area need correction and amplification. Could somebody check. I've left a note on the discussion page.Klipdok 15:23, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  • Banknotes of Zimbabwe — Significant structural changes made in the last month reflecting on the recent phase-out of the second dollar. This article is under rework to eventually reach FA status. --Marianian (talk) 10:01, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Hi, I have re-assessed the article and I believe it to be as high class as I am able to rate it. For it to have a higher class then you need to go to this page and nominate the article for a GA review. I can't do the review as I have contributed to the page but this is where you will get the best feedback. Mangwanani (talk) 16:25, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
 Done This was requested on 30 April 2009 by me. --Marianian (talk) 20:20, 18 May 2009 (UTC)