Welcome to the assessment department of the Automobiles WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about automobiles. 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 Automobiles)) project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Automobile articles by quality, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions

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 Automobiles 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.


Quality assessment

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the ((WikiProject Automobiles)) project banner on its talk page:

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

Importance assessment

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the ((WikiProject Automobiles)) project banner on its talk page:

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


Quality scale

Importance scale

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 people reading the articles.

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 a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Requesting an assessment

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.

Why was the GM LS engine given "mid" importance on the importance scale, but the Ford Modular given "low" importance? I disagree with the Modular's low importance assessment. TheBalance (talk) 02:05, 12 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Popular pages

There is a list of Popular pages, ordered by number of views, a bot-generated list of pageviews, useful for focused cleanup of frequently viewed articles, updated monthly.

Assessment 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. The log is very large and may take some time to load, especially on a dial-up connection so it is no longer substituted. You can see it here: Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Automobile articles by quality log.


The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

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.