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The assessment department of "WikiProject Barack Obama focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's "Barack Obama 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 Barack Obama}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of "Category:Barack Obama articles by quality and "Category:Barack Obama articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. (Index · "Statistics · "Log)

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Frequently asked questions[edit]

See also the "general assessment 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 Barack Obama}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{"WikiProject Barack Obama}} 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 project talk page (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
4. Who can assess articles? 
Any member of WikiProject Barack Obama 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. 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.
7. 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. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
8. 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!
9. What if I have a question not listed here? 
If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department; for any other issues, you can go to the "main project discussion page.

Instructions[edit]

Quality assessment[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{"WikiProject Barack Obama}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Barack Obama|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see "Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for "featured articles only; adds articles to "Category:FA-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Featured article "FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Barack Obama articles) ""A-Class article A 
GA (for "good articles only; adds articles to "Category:GA-Class Barack Obama articles)  "GA 
B (adds articles to "Category:B-Class Barack Obama articles) ""B-Class article "B 
C (adds articles to "Category:C-Class Barack Obama articles) ""C-Class article "C 
Start (adds articles to "Category:Start-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Start-Class article "Start 
Stub (adds articles to "Category:Stub-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Stub-Class article "Stub 
FL (for "featured lists only; adds articles to "Category:FL-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Featured list "FL 
List (adds articles to "Category:List-Class Barack Obama articles)  "List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Book (for "Wikipedia books; adds pages to "Category:Book-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Wikipedia Book "Book 
Category (for "categories; adds pages to "Category:Category-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Category page "Category 
Disambig (for "disambiguation pages; adds pages to "Category:Disambig-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Disambiguation page "Disambig 
Draft (for "drafts; adds pages to "Category:Draft-Class Barack Obama articles)  "Draft 
FM (for files; adds pages to "Category:FM-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Featured media "FM 
File (for "files and "timed text; adds pages to "Category:File-Class Barack Obama articles)  "File 
Redirect (for "redirect pages; adds pages to "Category:Redirect-Class Barack Obama articles) ""Redirect page "Redirect 
Portal (for "portal pages; adds pages to "Category:Portal-Class Barack Obama articles)  "Portal 
Project (for "project pages; adds pages to "Category:Project-Class Barack Obama articles)  "Project 
Template (for "templates and "modules; adds pages to "Category:Template-Class Barack Obama articles)  "Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to "Category:NA-Class Barack Obama articles)  "NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in "Category:Unassessed Barack Obama articles)  "??? 

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessment[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Barack Obama|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project:

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

The importance parameter should be assigned according to the importance scale below.

Importance scale[edit]

WikiProject article importance scheme

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. Please note that an importance rating may not be given in some cases if the reviewer is unfamiliar with the subject.

If you assess an article, please strike it off using <s>Strike-through text</s> so that other editors will not waste time going there too. Thanks!

Submit new requests here:


Statistics[edit]

Barack Obama article rating and assessment scheme
(NB: Listing, Log & Stats are updated on a daily basis by a bot)
"Daily log of status changes
"Current Statistics

Log[edit]

The "full log of assessment changes for the past thirty days is available; due to its size (ca 100 kB), it cannot be transcluded directly.

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