Wikipedia:WikiProject Weather/Assessment

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Article assessment is the process by which weather articles are sorted by quality and importance into the different quality categories and importance categories. This page provides information on the assessment scale as well as the current practice of assessing articles.

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Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Weather|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 Weather articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Weather articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Weather articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Weather articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Weather articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Weather articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Weather articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Weather articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Weather articles) List
SIA (for set index articles; adds articles to Category:SIA-Class Weather articles) SIA
Current (for articles about current events; adds articles to Category:Current-Class Weather articles) Current
Future (for articles about future events; adds articles to Category:Future-Class Weather articles) Future

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 Weather articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Weather articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Weather articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Weather articles)  FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Weather articles) File
Needed (for articles that do not yet exist, but have been identified as subjects that should be covered; adds pages to Category:Needed-Class Weather articles) Needed
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Weather articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Weather articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Weather articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Weather articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Weather articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Weather articles) ???

Quality scale[edit]

These criteria apply to general-content articles. Weather articles have additional criteria/guidelines about what sorts of content and formatting should be provided for an article of each class; see the talk page for discussion of these.

Each weather article has its assessment included inside the {{WikiProject Weather}} template, such as {{WikiProject Weather|class=B}}. This provides automatic categorization within Category:Weather articles by quality. Note that the class parameter is case-specific; see the template's documentation for more information.

B-Class criteria[edit]

In addition to the above, B-Class articles for the WikiProject should meet the following six criteria:

  1. The article is suitably referenced, with inline citations where necessary.
    It has reliable sources, and any important or controversial material which is likely to be challenged is cited. The use of either <ref> tags or citation templates such as {{cite web}} is not required.
  2. The article reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies.
    It contains a large proportion of the material necessary for an A-Class article, although some sections may need expansion, and some less important topics may be missing.
  3. The article has a defined structure.
    Content should be organized into groups of related material, including a lead section and all the sections that can reasonably be included in an article of its kind.
  4. The article is reasonably well-written.
    The prose contains no major grammatical errors and flows sensibly, but it certainly need not be "brilliant". The Manual of Style need not be followed rigorously.
  5. The article contains supporting materials where appropriate.
    Illustrations are encouraged, though not required. Diagrams and an infobox etc. should be included where they are relevant and useful to the content.
  6. The article presents its content in an appropriately understandable way.
    It is written with as broad an audience in mind as possible. Although Wikipedia is more than just a general encyclopedia, the article should not assume unnecessary technical background and technical terms should be explained or avoided where possible.

Importance assessments[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Weather|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Weather articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Weather articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Weather articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Weather articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Weather articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Weather articles)  ??? 

Importance scale[edit]

Assessment log[edit]

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