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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Skyscrapers. This focuses on tagging Wikipedia's skyscraper-related articles and lists with {{Skyscrapers}} and then assessing the quality and importance of such articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing contributions and identifying topics in need of further work, and are also expected to play a role in the WP:1.0 program.

Assessed articles are automatically placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Skyscraper articles by quality and Category:Skyscraper articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.


What is the purpose of article assessments?
The assessment system allows a WikiProject to monitor the quality of articles in its subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. The ratings are also used by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content.
Are these ratings official?
Not really; these ratings are meant primarily for the internal use of the project, and usually do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.
Who can assess articles?
In general, anyone can add or change an article's rating. However, the "GA" and "FA" labels should only be used on articles that have been reviewed and are currently designated as good articles or featured articles, respectively. Individual WikiProjects may also have more formal procedures for rating an article, and please note that the WikiProject bears ultimate responsibility for resolving disputes.
How do I assess an article?
Consult the quality scale below; once you have chosen the level that seems to be closest to the article, set the class parameter in the WikiProject banner template to the level's name (omitting "Class" from the end). For example, to rate an article as "B-Class", use |class=B in the banner. Again, the "FA" and "GA" labels should not be added to articles unless are currently designated as such.
Someone put a project banner template on an article, but it's not really within the WikiProject'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 article's talk page (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
What if I don't agree with a rating?
Feel free to change it—within reason—if you think a different rating is justified; in the case of major disputes, the WikiProject as a whole can discuss the issue and come to a consensus as to the best rating.
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!
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.

Quality scale[edit]

This table is transcluded here, and is identical to the one at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment.

Importance scale[edit]

Label Description Example(s)
Top Highly notable skyscrapers - present or past tallest buildings in the world, top 10 skyscrapers; few most important lists. Burj Khalifa, List of tallest buildings
High Notable skyscrapers - tallest in the country, top 50 skyscrapers; lists for countries, lists for important cities. Lakhta Center, List of tallest buildings in Italy
Mid Important present or demolished skyscrapers - top 10 in country or important city, tallest in less important city; lists for less important cities. List of tallest buildings in Columbus, Ohio, Rhodes State Office Tower
Low Other skyscrapers 50 Kennedy Plaza

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