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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Malaysia! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Malaysia articles. 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 recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the ((WikiProject Malaysia)) project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Malaysia articles by quality and Category:Malaysia articles by importance, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How do I add an article to the WikiProject?
Just add ((WikiProject Malaysia)) to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
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 Malaysia WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Please add your name to the list of participants if you wish to assess articles on a regular basis.
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.
Where can I get more comments about my article?
The Status requester can conduct more thorough examination of articles; please submit it for review there.
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 (see, in particular, the disclaimers on the importance scale), 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!
How can I keep track of changes in article ratings?
A full log of changes over the past thirty days is available here. If you are just looking for an overview, however, the statistics may be more accessible.

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

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

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

Quality scale[edit]

Importance scale[edit]

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 Malaysia.

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.

Importance standards[edit]

  • States, cities and administrative areas - Generally classed as mid to high importance, depending on size
  • Companies - Generally classed as low to mid importance, depending on size
  • Lists - Generally classed as low to mid importance, unless the subject is high (e.g. List of Prime Ministers)
  • People - Generally classed as low to high importance
  • Places - Generally classed as low to mid importance
  • Schools - Generally classed as low to mid importance

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. If you are interested in more extensive comments on an article, please ask on the the talkpage instead.

Requesting for reassessment


Feel free to add your name to this list if you would like to join the assessment team

  1. Chongkian (talk · contribs) Assessing all of the unassessed Malaysia-related articles
  2. CoolCityCat (talk · contribs) Any Malaysian article is fine by me as long as it has proper citations and copy-editing
  3. Jannisri (talk · contribs)
  4. Manarianz5 (talk · contribs) Malaysia football related articles
  5. Mdzafri (talk · contribs) Electricity supply, tertiary education, and technology in Malaysia
  6. Obersttseu (talk · contribs) I'm new to this but willing to learn & help
  7. Ryan darknight (talk · contribs) Malaysian projects related article. Volunteering to join the team
  8. Sreeking (talk · contribs) Malaysian politicians, legal system, Malaysian state and federal governance, Malaysian legal system and lawyers

Example assessments[edit]

To assess an article, paste one of the following onto the article's talk page.


  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|class=FA)) - to rate an article at FA-Class
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|class=A)) - to rate an article at A-Class
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|class=GA)) - to rate an article at GA-Class
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|class=B)) - to rate an article at B-Class
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|class=Start)) - to rate an article at Start-Class
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|class=Stub)) - to rate an article at Stub-Class
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia)) - to leave the article un-assessed.


  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|importance=Top)) - to rate an article at Top importance
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|importance=High)) - to rate an article at High importance
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|importance=Mid)) - to rate an article at Mid importance
  • ((WikiProject Malaysia|importance=Low)) - to rate an article at Low importance


The full log of assessment changes for the past thirty days is available here. Unfortunately, due to its extreme size, it cannot be transcluded directly.