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One of the main tasks of the WikiProject European history is to assess the quality of Wikipedia's European history 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 {{eurohist}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:European history articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. WP:1.0 also produces a statistics page, and a log of articles assessed.

How to assess[edit]

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

{{WikiProject European history|class=???}}

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 European history articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class European history articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class European history articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class European history articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class European history articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class European history articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class European history articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class European history articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class European history 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 European history articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class European history articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class European history articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class European history articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class European history articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class European history articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class European history articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class European history articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class European history articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed European history articles) ???

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject European history 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.

Class Criteria Formal process Example
FA Reserved for articles that meet the featured article criteria and have received featured article status after community review. Featured article candidates Battle of Edson's Ridge (as of January 2007)
A Reserved for articles that have received A-Class status after review by the project. Such articles are expected to largely meet the featured article criteria, and must be comprehensive, accurate, well-sourced, and decently-written; however, they may require some further copyediting. A-Class review Operation Linebacker II (as of January 2007)
GA Reserved for articles that meet the good article criteria and have received good article status. Good article nominations 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (as of January 2007)
B The article meets the following five criteria:
  1. It is suitably referenced, and all major points are appropriately cited.
  2. It reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain major omissions or inaccuracies.
  3. It has a defined structure, including a lead section and one or more sections of content.
  4. It is free from major grammatical errors.
  5. It contains appropriate supporting materials, such as an infobox, images, or diagrams.
  6. It is written from a neutral point of view.
May be assigned by any reviewer Battle of the Standard (as of February 2007)
Start The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack a key element; it 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
May be assigned by any reviewer 1st Battalion 2nd Marines (as of January 2007)
Stub 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 assigned by any reviewer 16th Infantry Regiment (South Korea) (as of January 2007)