Wikipedia:WikiProject South Africa/Assessment

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The assessment department of the South Africa WikiProject focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's South African articles. 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 Version 1.0 Editorial Team program.


The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject South Africa}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:South Africa articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for the automated assessment system.


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See also the general assessment FAQ and the project's B-Class assessment & criteria FAQ and A-Class review & criteria 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 South Africa}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{WikiProject South Africa}} 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 South Africa 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. Where can I get more comments about an article?
The review department can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for peer review there.
9. 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.
10. 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!
11. What about lists?
Lists are assessed using the same scale as other articles; however, they progress towards featured list rather than featured article status.
12. Does South Africa have its own stub tag?
Yes, we have several; see the manual of style for more details.
13. 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 South Africa}} project banner on its talk page:

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

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

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

Quality scale[edit]

Importance scale[edit]

Requests for assessment[edit]



October 20, 2021[edit]



October 19, 2021[edit]



October 18, 2021[edit]



October 17, 2021[edit]