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The following system is used to '''assess the quality and importance of an article''' on a particular topic.  
 
The following system is used to '''assess the quality and importance of an article''' on a particular topic.  
  
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== Quality ==
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== Quality ==
The system is based on a letter scheme which reflects principally how factually complete the article is, though the content and language quality are also factors. Once an article reaches the A-Class, it is considered "complete", although edits will continue to be made.
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The system is based on a letter scheme which reflects principally how factually complete the article is, though the content and language quality are also factors. Once an article reaches the A-Class, it is considered "complete", although edits will continue to be made. 
  
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===WikiProject quality assessments===
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=== WikiProject quality assessments ===
  
The quality assessments are mainly performed by members of [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject|WikiProject]]s, who tag talk pages of articles.
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The quality assessments are mainly performed by members of [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject|WikiProjects]], who tag talk pages of articles.  
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== Importance  ==
  
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There is a separate scale for rating articles for importance or priority, which is unrelated to the quality scale . Unlike the quality scale, the priority scale varies based on the project scope.  
 
There is a separate scale for rating articles for importance or priority, which is unrelated to the quality scale . Unlike the quality scale, the priority scale varies based on the project scope.  
  
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The criteria is judged by using both manual assessment by a WikiProject member, and "external interest" judged by [[Help:What_links_here|links-in]], [[FamilySearch Wiki:InterWikimedia_links|interwiki links]] and number of hits.
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The criteria is judged by using both manual assessment by a WikiProject member, and "external interest" judged by [[Help:What links here|links-in]], [[FamilySearch Wiki:InterWikimedia links|interwiki links]] and number of hits.  
  
By "priority" or "importance" of topics, we generally mean to indicate the level of expectation or desire that the topic should be covered in the Research Wiki.
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By "priority" or "importance" of topics, we generally mean to indicate the level of expectation or desire that the topic should be covered in the Research Wiki.  
  
===WikiProject importance assessments===
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=== WikiProject importance assessments ===
  
Within a WikiProject, '''importance''' or '''priority''' must be regarded as a ''relative'' term.''' If importance values are applied within a specific project, these only reflect the perceived importance ''to that project''. An article judged to be "Top-Importance" in one WikiProject's context may be only "Low-Importance" for another WikiProject.
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Within a WikiProject, '''importance''' or '''priority''' must be regarded as a ''relative'' term.'''If importance values are applied within a specific project, these only reflect the perceived importance ''to that project''. An article judged to be "Top-Importance" in one WikiProject's context may be only "Low-Importance" for another WikiProject. '''
  
Consider a hierarchy such as History -> History of Europe -> History of Poland -> Polish kings and queens. An article labeled as "Top-Importance" for the subject of history would almost certainly warrant inclusion in all general releases. A "Top-Importance" article for the history of Poland would be a reasonable candidate for inclusion, but some "Top-Importance" articles on Polish kings & queens may not be included in early releases.
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Consider a hierarchy such as History -> History of Europe -> History of Poland -> Polish kings and queens. An article labeled as "Top-Importance" for the subject of history would almost certainly warrant inclusion in all general releases. A "Top-Importance" article for the history of Poland would be a reasonable candidate for inclusion, but some "Top-Importance" articles on Polish kings & queens may not be included in early releases.  
  
Ranking ''within'' a subject area is very helpful in deciding which articles are included first as the scope of the expands.
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Ranking ''within'' a subject area is very helpful in deciding which articles are included first as the scope of the expands.  
  
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Latest revision as of 15:37, 16 August 2013

The following system is used to assess the quality and importance of an article on a particular topic.

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Quality

The system is based on a letter scheme which reflects principally how factually complete the article is, though the content and language quality are also factors. Once an article reaches the A-Class, it is considered "complete", although edits will continue to be made.

WikiProject quality assessments

The quality assessments are mainly performed by members of WikiProjects, who tag talk pages of articles.

Importance

There is a separate scale for rating articles for importance or priority, which is unrelated to the quality scale . Unlike the quality scale, the priority scale varies based on the project scope.

The criteria is judged by using both manual assessment by a WikiProject member, and "external interest" judged by links-in, interwiki links and number of hits.

By "priority" or "importance" of topics, we generally mean to indicate the level of expectation or desire that the topic should be covered in the Research Wiki.

WikiProject importance assessments

Within a WikiProject, importance or priority must be regarded as a relative term.If importance values are applied within a specific project, these only reflect the perceived importance to that project. An article judged to be "Top-Importance" in one WikiProject's context may be only "Low-Importance" for another WikiProject.

Consider a hierarchy such as History -> History of Europe -> History of Poland -> Polish kings and queens. An article labeled as "Top-Importance" for the subject of history would almost certainly warrant inclusion in all general releases. A "Top-Importance" article for the history of Poland would be a reasonable candidate for inclusion, but some "Top-Importance" articles on Polish kings & queens may not be included in early releases.

Ranking within a subject area is very helpful in deciding which articles are included first as the scope of the expands.

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