Wikipedia:WikiProject Electronics/Assessment

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


1. How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{Electron}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
2. Someone put a {{Electron}} template on an article, but it's not a Electronic related topic. 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).
3. What is the purpose of the article ratings?
The objective of the rating system is twofold. First, it allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. Second, the ratings will be used by the Wikipedia 1.0 project to compile a "released version" of Wikipedia that can be distributed to readers. Please note, however, that these ratings are meant for the internal use of the project, and do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
4. How can I get an article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
5. Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Electronics WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
6. 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.
9. 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!
10. 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 are just looking for an overview, however, the monthly statistics may be more accessible.
11. 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 any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page.


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


The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class electronic articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class electronic articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class electronic articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class electronic articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class electronic articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class electronic articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class electronic articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class electronic articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class electronic articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class electronic articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class electronic articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class electronic articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class electronic articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class electronic articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class electronic articles) Project
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class electronic articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class electronic articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed electronic articles) ???

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.

Articles for which a valid importance is not provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance electronic articles. The importance should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

Importance scale[edit]

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to collectors.

Note that the rating need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; equally well-known topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which this is the case. Thus, the rating given to topics which may seem obscure to an editor from one country—but which are well known in another—should correspond to the higher level of notability in the second country.

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Well-known to the general reader
The subject is well known to people who are not familiar with electronics. Daily use items and products.
High Well-known to a reader with casual electronic knowledge
The subject is known to a significant number of casual electronic savvy people. Other products and well known components.
Mid Known or of interest to a reader with an interest in electronics
The subject is not well known, but also not obscure to a reader with an interest in electronics. The subject is unlikely to be interesting to a non-specialist. Less known/historical component level.
Op amp
Low Everything else
The subject is not well known or particularly significant even to someone with a good knowledge of electronics. Laws and theories.


Current status[edit]


June 4, 2023[edit]


June 3, 2023[edit]


  • Xiaomi (talk) reassessed. Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Mid-Class. (rev · t)

June 2, 2023[edit]


June 1, 2023[edit]


May 31, 2023[edit]




Requests for 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.