Wikipedia:WikiProject Lebanon/Assessment

The assessment department of WikiProject Lebanon focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Lebanon. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work, and are also expected to play a role in the WP:1.0 program.


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 whole.
2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add {{WikiProject Lebanon}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{WikiProject Lebanon}} 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 the Lebanon WikiProject 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.

Assessment instructions[edit]

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

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

After assessing an article's quality, any comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scale[edit]

Importance scale[edit]

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about Lebanon. A reader who is not involved in Lebanon will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Lebanon
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding specific topics about Lebanon or general topics about parts of Lebanon Most readers will have some knowledge of the subject Articles at this level cover particular issues related to Lebanon, specific terms are used to detail the topic Lebanese civil war
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in Lebanon. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand Lebanon. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Lebanon national football team
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of Lebanon, but may cover topics related to Lebanon. Few readers outside of Lebanon or that are not within the local area of the article's topic may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of Lebanon, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Arnoun

Instructions for reviewing an article[edit]

Assessing an article is very simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Read the article carefully.
  2. Using the criteria listed above, decide on a covenient rating, for either quality, importance, or both.
  3. Add your rating to the WikiProject Lebanon template, which should be located on the article's talk page. The markup should look like this:

{{WikiProject Lebanon|class=your quality rating|importance=your importance rating}}


This page was once used by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. It is preserved because of the information in its edit history. This page should not be edited or deleted. Wikiproject article lists can be generated using the WP 1.0 web tool.

Assessment Log[edit]


Assessment categories[edit]

Quality-based categories[edit]

Importance-based categories[edit]