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Welcome to the Assessment team of WikiProject Surrey. First we invite you to join this having read our criteria, but if not, then to submit your requests here for any team member to work on.

Assessment is done in a standard fashion through parameters in the {{WPSurrey}} project banner on the talk page of any Surrey-related articles; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Surrey-related articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for our automatically generated worklist (see right).


See also the general assessment FAQ.
  1. What is the purpose of the article ratings?: The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. It is also utilized by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. Please note, however, that these ratings are primarily intended for the internal use of the project, and do not necessarily imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a who
  2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject? : Just add {{WPSurrey}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
  3. Someone put a {{WPSurrey}} template on an article, but it doesn't seem to be within the project'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 talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
  4. Who can assess articles? : Any member of WikiProject Surrey is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Editors who are not participants in this project are also welcome to assess articles, but should defer to consensus within the project in case of procedural disputes.
  5. How do I rate an article? : Check the quality scale and select the level that best matches the state of the article; then, follow the instructions below to add the rating to the project banner on the article's talk page. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
  6. Can I request that someone else rate an article? : Of course; to do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
  7. 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. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
  9. 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!
  10. 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 this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page, or contact the project coordinators directly.


An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters in the {{WPSurrey}} project banner on its talk page:


If the article is lacking references, add the line: unref=yes, along with the {{refimprove}} tag on the main article page.


  1. Tag an article related to this project (or look at a tagged article).
  2. Read the article and analyse it.
  3. Place your assessment in the {{WPSurrey}} banner on the articles talk page (according to the scales below).
  4. Unless the reasoning for an assessment is self-evident, such as assessing a very short article as Stub-class and Low-importance, please place a summary of your assessment on the article's talk page. This should include a rationale for your choice of ratings, and possibly suggestions for future contributors on how to improve the article's quality rating. If the assessment is likely to be controversial you may wish to leave a note about it on the main project talk page.

Quality scale[edit]

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

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

Note: You should not assign any GA, A, FA or FL grades arbitrarily. These grades must pass through official Wikipedia channels and undergo a peer review process.


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 Surrey.

Note that the 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.

Assessment requests[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. If you assess an article, please strike it off using <s>Strike-through text</s> so that other editors will not waste time going there too. Old and fulfilled requests are periodically removed from the list.

Please note: If you aim for an article to be promoted to GA, A, or FA class, please consider requesting a peer review as well so the article can be exposed to closer scrutiny from a broader group of editors. This section is also not intended to replace Wikipedia:Good article nominations and Wikipedia:Featured article candidates.

Edit section to add a new request

Add requests to the bottom of this list, please also sign your request by adding four tildes (~~~~):

*Undershaw - please could someone take a quick look at this article which appears to be developing nicely. Thanks. Prspiring (talk) 03:08, 30 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

*Farnham - as I've made significant edits to the page recently, could somebody else check to see if it should be regraded. Thanks. --Mrmatiko (talk) 11:43, 1 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

*Redhill - as I've made significant edits to the page recently, could somebody else check to see if it should be regraded. Thanks.Adam37 (talk) 09:26, 24 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nork, Surrey - I've worked on this considerably over the last year or so, so "Start" is no longer applicable. It is fairly stable now. Thanks. Jmchutchinson (talk) 06:54, 15 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment team[edit]

An alphabetical list of those of us who are active within the Assesssment Department of WikiProject Surrey, to join, add your name to the list: