Wikipedia:WikiProject Systems/Assessment

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Assessment FAQs[edit]

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.

How to rate articles[edit]

Any member of Wikiproject Systems are invited to rate articles for the project. Unassessed articles can be found at Category:Unassessed Systems articles. An article's assessment is generated with a class and an important parameter in the project template found on article's talk page:

  • For example:

Adding {{WikiProject Systems|class=B|importance=mid}} produces:

WikiProject iconSystems NA‑class Mid‑importance
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Systems, which collaborates on articles related to systems and systems science.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
MidThis article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is not associated with a particular field. Fields are listed on the template page.

The general template without any assessment is: {{WikiProject Systems}}

  • The following is a list of parameters for different quality ratings and importance ratings. The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article:

The following values may be used for importance assessments:


For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter (this isn't operational yet):


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]

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Subject is extremely important, even crucial, to its specific field. Reserved for articles that have achieved international notability within its subject or field.
Subject is extremely notable, but has not achieved international notability, or is only notable within a particular continent.
Subject is only notable within its particular field or subject and has achieved notability in a particular place or area.
Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within its field of study. It may only be included to cover a specific part of a notable article.