Wikipedia:WikiProject Mountains/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Mountains. This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about mountains. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Mountains}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Mountain articles by quality and Category:Mountain articles by importance.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Mountains WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
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.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, 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!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.


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

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The following values may be used for the class parameter. The value is not case-sensitive so for example, Start or start can be used.

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Mountain articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Quality scale[edit]

Importance scale[edit]

An article's importance assessment is shown by the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Mountains}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Mountains| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Status Category Meaning of Status
Top Category:Top-importance Mountain articles This article is of the utmost importance to this project. Globally important mountains such as the highest peaks of major ranges, or generally high or prominent in their continent (so all of the Seven Summits or Seven Second Summits) or otherwise internationally notable or renowned peaks for climbing, cultural or historic reasons. Major ranges of the world (sub ranges only included when particularly noteworthy and usually only if parent is not included). Other core mountain topics.
High Category:High-importance Mountain articles This article is fairly important to this project. Mountains which are the high points of lesser ranges; additional major summits of major ranges or geographic areas; country high points (not listed as Top importance but that are proper mountains (roughly at least 1000m high, 300m prominence)); other peaks notable for climbing, cultural or historic reasons for a more specialized or regional audience. Significant mountain ranges, sub ranges of major world ranges.
Mid Category:Mid-importance Mountain articles This article is relatively important to this project. Significant peaks in mountain ranges generally fall into this class, as do well known minor peaks, and high points of countries which are not proper mountains. Other topics likely to be of some important to specialist readers.
Low Category:Low-importance Mountain articles The mountain/peak is typically not well known even among mountaineers and is not a significant summit within its mountain range (if contained in such). Other topics likely to be of limited interest even to specialist readers.
NA Category:NA-importance Mountain articles This article has no importance (as it pertains to article improvement) and is typically used for categories and disambiguation pages.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

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 mountains.

Note that 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 several audiences — but which are of high notability to particular, material audiences — should still be highly rated.

Requesting an assessment[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.

Assessment log[edit]

Mountain articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

August 11, 2022[edit]


August 10, 2022[edit]



August 9, 2022[edit]



August 8, 2022[edit]


  • Mountain (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from C-Class to B-Class. (rev · t)


August 7, 2022[edit]



August 6, 2022[edit]


  • Ostler Peak (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Start-Class. (rev · t) Importance assessed as Low-Class. (rev · t)

August 5, 2022[edit]