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Project-independent quality assessments[edit]

See Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Project-independent quality assessments. This proposes support for quality assessment at the article level, recorded in {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and inherited by the wikiproject banners. However, wikiprojects that prefer to use custom approaches to quality assessment can continue to do so. Aymatth2 (talk) 20:49, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This article has plenty of problematic content, particularly with respect to sourcing. Much of what's there, however, might be notable or otherwise worthy of retention. Extra, discerning eyes would be welcome. JoJo Anthrax (talk) 17:56, 9 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hoax-related deletion request[edit]

I have a pending hoax-related deletion request over at Wikipedia talk:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia if anybody is interested in hearing me out. (talk) 19:30, 25 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Project-independent quality assessments[edit]

Quality assessments by Wikipedia editors rate articles in terms of completeness, organization, prose quality, sourcing, etc. Most wikiprojects follow the general guidelines at Wikipedia:Content assessment, but some have specialized assessment guidelines. A recent Village pump proposal was approved and has been implemented to add a |class= parameter to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, which can display a general quality assessment for an article, and to let project banner templates "inherit" this assessment.

No action is required if your wikiproject follows the standard assessment approach. Over time, quality assessments will be migrated up to {{WikiProject banner shell}}, and your project banner will automatically "inherit" any changes to the general assessments for the purpose of assigning categories.

However, if your project has decided to "opt out" and follow a non-standard quality assessment approach, all you have to do is modify your wikiproject banner template to pass {{WPBannerMeta}} a new |QUALITY_CRITERIA=custom parameter. If this is done, changes to the general quality assessment will be ignored, and your project-level assessment will be displayed and used to create categories, as at present. Aymatth2 (talk) 14:12, 13 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Unexplained Files[edit]

Could someone with access to back issues of Skeptical Inquirer add a few sentences of criticism to the article? Link here: The Unexplained Files–TV Mystery-Mongering, Stephanie Kemmerer, From: Volume 38, No. 1, January / February 2014. Thanks, - LuckyLouie (talk) 18:04, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure - let me take a look. Sgerbic (talk) 22:46, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done! I removed the criticism section and replaced it with a reception section. Thanks for the suggestion Louie I didn't know about this show before. Sgerbic (talk) 00:43, 3 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for helping out with my request. I would have done it myself, but I don't have subscription access to the article. - LuckyLouie (talk) 15:59, 4 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]