Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Yorkshire! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Yorkshire. The article ratings are 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 Yorkshire)) project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Yorkshire articles by quality and Category:Yorkshire articles by importance, which are themselves sub-categories of the master category for administration categories: Category:WikiProject Yorkshire.

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 Yorkshire WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
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.
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 assessments

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

Quality scale

Importance assessment

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

((WikiProject Yorkshire| ... | importance=??? | ...))

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale

Label Criteria
Top Articles describing the major structural elements of Yorkshire, or subjects of UK or international importance
Examples: Leeds, Bradford, metropolitan boroughs, major urban areas, former county or municipal boroughs, Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds University.
High Articles describing the major infrastructure of Yorkshire, or subjects of significant importance to Yorkshire
Examples: crown courts, large stations (both current and historical), towns that are not former boroughs, parliamentary constituencies, Grade I listed buildings.
Mid Articles describing the minor infrastructure of Yorkshire
Examples: medium sized stations, large libraries, magistrates courts, electoral wards, Grade II* listed buildings, nationally known schools, civil parishes, villages, notable localities.
Low Articles describing subjects of local interest
Examples: suburbs, small stations/metro stops, branch libraries, leisure centres, Grade II listed buildings, local parks.

Assessment requests[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.

Requested assessments

 Done I have upgraded it to B-class, and raised it to Mid-importance. I did do a few tweaks to the formatting. The only textural change was to add "England" to give it some context. Keith D (talk) 19:38, 19 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Excellent. Thank you! Scarabocchio (talk) 20:59, 19 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have upgraded it to C-class. It is well on the way to B-class, a run through the refs to fill-in missing details and a copy edit should do the trick. Keith D (talk) 01:53, 3 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have upgraded it to High-importance as it is grade I listed. Mid-importance is for grade II* listed. Keith D (talk) 23:25, 28 August 2018 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have re-rated as C-class for now. Main problem seems to be the referencing for the information. The references seem to be lacking detail such as access dates for web links, page numbers for newspaper entries. Also the reference to British Newspaper Archive is not very specific and needs to be to specific pages for the information so that someone else easily find the detail. Keith D (talk) 21:42, 22 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! I have since (painstakingly!) updated all the references to include access dates and page numbers. Kivo (talk) 21:25, 23 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]
The assessment was changed after your updates from Stub to Start-class. The reference format is unusual and could be looked at to standardise it to other articles. Keith D (talk) 23:43, 27 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a Start-class with low importance at the moment. The lead needs to be worked on to expand and correct. Both City of Wakefield and West Yorkshire only came into existence in 1974 so cannot really be used as links for the timeframe specified for this article. Keith D (talk) 18:19, 9 April 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Reassesed as C almost a B. References required in the History section and some fix-up of the layout to get the edit links in the right place and stop images overlapping text. Keith D (talk) 23:12, 17 October 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Reassessed as Start-class for the moment. The layout needs sorting out with the 2 images at the start moving down to stop the squash of text between the images & infobox. Also the references need filling out with at least titles, I would change them to use ((Cite web)) or one of the other Cite template as appropriate. Keith D (talk) 13:11, 30 March 2009 (UTC)[reply]
I added a few comments to the talk page and made minor (helpful - I hope) additions to the article.--Harkey (talk) 18:31, 6 May 2009 (UTC)[reply]
 Done see comments page for some suggestions. Keith D (talk) 16:56, 20 August 2009 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Re-assessed to C-class the main things that need addressing are -
  1. the lead needs expanding as per WP:LEAD to better summarise the article
  2. references need attention, especially the Rolling stock section which is totally unreferenced
Keith D (talk) 23:45, 10 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Sorry for delay in responding, I did not realise there was a change to this page. I have reassessed it as a C-class article. I think that the references need to be filled out with information such as title, access date, published date, publisher etc. Probably best to use one of the templates such as ((cite web)) to keep things consistent. May be an image of one of the branches or headquarters would be a good addition to the article. Keith D (talk) 21:35, 10 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have re-rated as a C-class article. I had difficulty working out the Yorkshire connection from the text may be this need clarifying in the lead. It would also be good to create a gallery of images on Commons that can be accessed from a ((Commons category)) template in the article. Keith D (talk) 21:41, 10 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
I wasn't sure about why it was in the Yorkshire Project either, apart from the fact that it used to flow through Yorkshire until diverted in 1628, but the template said it was. Bob1960evens (talk) 21:54, 14 May 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a Start-class for now though probably well on the way to a C-class. Keith D (talk) 19:56, 6 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a C-class, looks like I spotted the changes and uprated it without spotting it was here. Could do with lead improving as per WP:LEAD. May be a restructure to be more in line with other articles where the history section is up near the top. Also suggest a link to further images on Commons using the ((Commons category)) template. Keith D (talk) 22:51, 4 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a C-class. Could do with the reference details filling in, such as publisher, date published, access dates etc. The lead could do with some work, the second paragraph is not really lead material and should be relocated later in article. See WP:LEAD for details on what the lead should cover and its length. A few more images would also help and a link to further images on Commons using the ((Commons category)) template. Would be worth checking the images there are relevant as the BOT uploading images from the Geograph project has not always got the locations correct. Keith D (talk) 22:38, 4 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Keith, i will use your suggestions to improve this a bit more.Rimmer1993 (talk) 16:45, 5 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a Start-class for the moment. I have done a few minor formatting tweaks and fixed the two obvious errors 1 in co-ords & 1 accessdate. Suggest having a look at WP:UKCITIES for suggested layout/section headers to get it more in line with other articles. May be some of the shorter sections could be merged to make it flow better. May be you could think about a DYK submission - a possible hook would be about the bunker. Keith D (talk) 20:07, 18 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a C-class for the moment, probably well on the way to a B-class or even GA. Reference detail and possibly extending the bridge table to include those north of Hull would be areas that could be looked at. Keith D (talk) 19:47, 16 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. I have a book on the Beverley bridge arriving soon, and have ideas for a Traffic section. I am intrigued by the "Reference detail" point. What exactly does this mean? Bob1960evens (talk) 10:17, 17 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Answered my own question. All refs in bridge table now use cite web. Bob1960evens (talk) 09:10, 18 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Interesting addition on the aborted tunnel, wonder if there are any pictures available of this. I must have driven round the area many times while they got it sorted out, much quicker now with the link road in place. Keith D (talk) 17:51, 18 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a Start-class for the moment, probably well on the way to a C-class. I did some tidy up edits. Keith D (talk) 19:19, 16 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a Start-class. Main problems are lack of references and the Setlist section is difficult to read with the various options and song titles in it, needs some thought as to how to improve section readability. Keith D (talk) 21:56, 8 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a C-class. Need to look at points of interest to see if the box to display co-ordinates can go to right of list as looks rather funny in present position. May be a real map of the river would be a useful addition to give a feel for the geography of the river. Possibly Nilfanion could help as he has produced the recent ones for the ((Infobox UK place)). See User:Nilfanion/Maps for details and requests. Keith D (talk) 22:09, 8 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a C-class. The long lists near the end could do with looking at - suggest using columns or inserting the images to the right of them to loose the white space. May be could use the ((Gbmappingsmall)) template to form links from the OS references in the article. The references could do with expanding with publisher, published date and for PDF entries the page number. Keith D (talk) 19:24, 14 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a Start-class for now. References could do with detail filling in like publisher, published date and access date. Keith D (talk) 12:17, 7 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
 DoneThis article is certainly C and probably going on for B. I'll change it now. The lead could do with expanding a bit and it could do with copyediting to get rid of some redundant words and phrases. Have you looked at Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/How to write about settlements? OpenStreetMap have a map that you can copy here. Just zoom in and get a screen clip to upload.--Harkey (talk) 13:38, 18 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have reassessed as Start-class. Keith D (talk) 12:08, 11 July 2012 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Sorry I missed this one. I have uprated this to a C-class with Mid-importance. Need to look at the references that have pp when only a single page is quoted—may be this is misused as a page count. May be a wider problem is the infobox which really needs a link to an article on "Difficulty" that explains what this is. Keith D (talk) 23:07, 24 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have re-rated as C-class. The main areas for work are the lead which needs expanding as per WP:LEAD and the History section which seems to be slanted towards recent events and the early period covered in 2 very short paragraphs. Another area is referencing where there are several required for things such as the list of Chief Constables where there should be a reference per entry. Minor points on the references are – reference 1 & 9 need some detail adding and reference 5 should be de-capitalised. Keith D (talk) 23:22, 24 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have given it a Start rating at the moment. The lead could do with giving better context for the article with appropriate wikilinks, such as City of York. MOS changes need to be looked at, such as avoiding starting headings with word "the", dates not using ordinals etc. As it is a UK related article I would also change to using day first dates rather than the American month first dates. Keith D (talk) 13:08, 12 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
 Done think it is still a Start-class article. Things that need addressing are referencing, information in the tables is unreferenced. There are some bare URLs in the references that need data adding such as title, publisher, publication date, accessdate etc. The use of a gallery is discouraged as per image galleries, a better way of doing this would be to add a small image next to each table entry, as an example see table in Grade I listed churches in Cumbria. The history section could do with some bulking up. Keith D (talk) 00:05, 21 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have re-rated it as a Start-class article. Keith D (talk) 10:42, 3 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have re-rated it as a Start-class article. 18:23, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
 Done I have re-rated it as a C-class article. I would start by standardising on the date format used, probably day first format is appropriate for this article. Second area of concern would be the references, there are several short type references which do not give a page indication of where to find the information in the book. It would be worth considering switching to use of Harvard style referencing with linkage between the short reference and the entry in the biographical section as this would make things easier to find in the long biographical section. Otherwise may be you could cut-down on the biography section by moving them into the references section if they are only used once. Keith D (talk) 22:46, 22 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have re-rated it as a C-class article. The article needs co-ordinates adding. The lead section needs to be expanded to summarise the article and the references need formatting. Keith D (talk) 19:06, 12 January 2014 (UTC)[reply]
 Done I have rated it as a C-class article. Probably the lead section is the thing to focus on, it should summarise the rest of article and as such does not need referencing. I would try and relocate the references from the lead into the body of the article, may need information adding there to cover this. Keith D (talk) 21:45, 4 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the assessment and advice - I've made changes to the references EdwardUK (talk) 22:32, 4 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]
 Done Sorry for the delay. I must have been away when the request was made and missed it. I have made some minor tweeks to the article. Keith D (talk) 17:47, 18 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


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