|Articles assessed for quality: 93.3% complete|
|Automobile articles by quality and importance|
|WikiWork factors (?)||ω = 62,882||Ω = 5.04|
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.
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 quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the ((WikiProject Automobiles)) project banner on its talk page:
|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)||???|
An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the ((WikiProject Automobiles)) project banner on its talk page:
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)||???|
|Class||Criteria||Reader's experience||Editing suggestions||Example|
|The article has attained featured article status by passing an in-depth examination by impartial reviewers from WP:Featured article candidates.
More detailed criteria
The article meets the featured article criteria:
A featured article exemplifies Wikipedia's very best work and is distinguished by professional standards of writing, presentation, and sourcing. In addition to meeting the policies regarding content for all Wikipedia articles, it has the following attributes.
|Professional, outstanding, and thorough; a definitive source for encyclopedic information.||No further content additions should be necessary unless new information becomes available; further improvements to the prose quality are often possible.||Holden|
|The article has attained featured list status.
More detailed criteria
The article meets the featured list criteria:
|Professional standard; it comprehensively covers the defined scope, usually providing a complete set of items, and has annotations that provide useful and appropriate information about those items.||No further content additions should be necessary unless new information becomes available.||N/A|
|The article is well organized and essentially complete, having been examined by impartial reviewers from a WikiProject or elsewhere. Good article status is not a requirement for A-Class.
More detailed criteria
The article meets the A-Class criteria:
Provides a well-written, clear and complete description of the topic, as described in Wikipedia:Article development. It should be of a length suitable for the subject, appropriately structured, and be well referenced by a broad array of reliable sources. It should be well illustrated, with no copyright problems. Only minor style issues and other details need to be addressed before submission as a featured article candidate. See the A-Class assessment departments of some of the larger WikiProjects (e.g. WikiProject Military history).
|Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject would typically find nothing wanting.||Expert knowledge may be needed to tweak the article, and style problems may need solving. WP:Peer review may help.||N/A|
|GA||The article has attained good article status, having been examined by one or more impartial reviewers from WP:Good article nominations.
More detailed criteria
The article meets the good article criteria:
A good article is:
|Useful to nearly all readers, with no obvious problems; approaching (but not equaling) the quality of a professional encyclopedia.||Some editing by subject and style experts is helpful; comparison with an existing featured article on a similar topic may highlight areas where content is weak or missing.||Flexible-fuel vehicles in Brazil|
|B||The article is mostly complete and without major problems but requires some further work to reach good article standards.
More detailed criteria
The article meets the six B-Class criteria:
|Readers are not left wanting, although the content may not be complete enough to satisfy a serious student or researcher.||A few aspects of content and style need to be addressed. Expert knowledge may be needed. The inclusion of supporting materials should be considered if practical, and the article checked for general compliance with the Manual of Style and related style guidelines.||Crash test dummy|
|C||The article is substantial but is still missing important content or contains much irrelevant material. The article should have some references to reliable sources, but may still have significant problems or require substantial cleanup.
More detailed criteria
The article cites more than one reliable source and is better developed in style, structure, and quality than Start-Class, but it fails one or more of the criteria for B-Class. It may have some gaps or missing elements; need editing for clarity, balance, or flow; or contain policy violations, such as bias or original research. Articles on fictional topics are likely to be marked as C-Class if they are written from an in-universe perspective. It is most likely that C-Class articles have a reasonable encyclopedic style.
|Useful to a casual reader, but would not provide a complete picture for even a moderately detailed study.||Considerable editing is needed to close gaps in content and solve cleanup problems.||Motor vehicle|
|Start||An article that is developing but still quite incomplete. It may or may not cite adequate reliable sources.
More detailed criteria
The article has a usable amount of good content but is weak in many areas. Quality of the prose may be distinctly unencyclopedic, and Wikipedia:Manual of Style compliance non-existent. The article should satisfy fundamental content policies, such as Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. Frequently, the referencing is inadequate, although enough sources are usually provided to establish verifiability. No Start-Class article should be in any danger of being speedily deleted.
|Provides some meaningful content, but most readers will need more.||Providing references to reliable sources should come first; the article also needs substantial improvement in content and organisation. Also improve the grammar, spelling, writing style and improve the jargon use.||Single-cylinder engine|
|Stub||A very basic description of the topic. Can be well-written, but may also have significant content issues.
More detailed criteria
The article is either a very short article or a rough collection of information that will need much work to become a meaningful article. It is usually very short; however, if the material is irrelevant or incomprehensible, an article of any length falls into this category. Although Stub-class articles are the lowest class of the normal classes, they are adequate enough to be an accepted article, though they do have risks of being dropped from being an article altogether.
|Provides very little meaningful content; may be little more than a dictionary definition. Readers probably see insufficiently developed features of the topic and may not see how the features of the topic are significant.||Any editing or additional material can be helpful. The provision of meaningful content should be a priority. The best solution for a Stub-class Article to step up to a Start-class Article is to add in referenced reasons of why the topic is significant.||Facelift (automotive)|
|List||Meets the criteria of a stand-alone list, which is an article that contains primarily a list, usually consisting of links to articles in a particular subject area.||There is no set format for a list, but its organization should be logical and useful to the reader.||Lists should be lists of live links to Wikipedia articles, appropriately named and organized.||List of sports cars|
|Category||Any category falls under this class.||Categories are mainly used to group together articles within a particular subject area.||Large categories may need to be split into one or more subcategories. Be wary of articles that have been miscategorized.||Category:Automobile engines|
|Disambig||Any disambiguation page falls under this class.||The page serves to distinguish multiple articles that share the same (or similar) title.||Additions should be made as new articles of that name are created. Pay close attention to the proper naming of such pages, as they often do not need "(disambiguation)" appended to the title.||Police Interceptor|
|File||Any page in the file namespace falls under this class.||The page contains an image, a sound clip or other media-related content.||Make sure that the file is properly licensed and credited.||File:Audi Aztec Italdesign.jpg|
|Portal||Any page in the portal namespace falls under this class.||Portals are intended to serve as "main pages" for specific topics.||Editor involvement is essential to ensure that portals are kept up to date.||Portal:Cars|
|Project||All WikiProject-related pages fall under this class.||Project pages are intended to aid editors in article development.||Develop these pages into collaborative resources that are useful for improving articles within the project.||Wikipedia:WikiProject Automobiles|
|Template||Any template falls under this class. The most common types of templates include infoboxes and navboxes.||Different types of templates serve different purposes. Infoboxes provide easy access to key pieces of information about the subject. Navboxes are for the purpose of grouping together related subjects into an easily accessible format, to assist the user in navigating between articles.||Infoboxes are typically placed at the upper right of an article, while navboxes normally go across the very bottom of a page. Beware of too many different templates, as well as templates that give either too little, too much, or too specialized information.||Template:Cadillac Vehicles|
|NA||Any non-article page that fits no other classification.||The page contains no article content.||Look out for misclassified articles. Currently, many NA-class articles may need to be re-classified.|
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.
|Top||Subject is extremely important, even crucial, to its specific field. Reserved for subjects that have achieved international notability within their field.||Car model|
|High||Subject is extremely notable, but has not achieved international notability, or is only notable within a particular continent.||General Motors|
|Mid||Subject is only notable within its particular field or subject and has achieved notability in a particular place or area.||Antique car|
|Low||Subject is not particularly notable or significant even within its field of study. It may only be included to cover a specific part of a notable article.||Pullman automobile|
|NA||Subject importance is not applicable. Generally applies to non-article pages such as redirects, categories, templates, etc.||Category:Automobiles|
|???||Subject importance has not yet been assessed.||???|
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.
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.
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.
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