Wikipedia:WikiProject Palaeontology/Assessment

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This WikiProject uses the standard criteria for assessing the quality and importance of its articles. Articles in most urgent need of work will fall in categories to the bottom-left of the statistics table below.

You can help by:

  1. Assessing articles per the quality schemes below
  2. Picking an article, and trying to move it one grade up the scale

Palaeontology article assessment[edit]


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 students of the Geology.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Importance assessment[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Palaeontology| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments: