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How can my students change the classification of an article?

asked 2015-10-02 14:57:50 -0500

updated 2017-07-21 13:33:19 -0500

How can my students change the classification of an article?

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answered 2015-10-02 15:01:40 -0500

updated 2015-10-02 15:03:04 -0500

Any editor may rate any article stub to B class (provided you're not changing the rating from A/GA/FA!), even their own article. Articles are rated on their Talk pages. For example, ggplot2, a software library, is rated as start class for the Statistics, Computing and Free Software projects. The templates used to rate articles all have common structure: {{WikiProject Statistics|class=Start|importance=Low}}. The parameters to the template are:

  • class: a value of Stub, Start, C, B, A, GA or FA.
  • importance: This is an ad hoc determination of the article's importance to a particular project. So if we're rating an article for the Statistics project, we would need to judge how important that article is to statistics in general. It takes a value of Top, High, Mid, Low, NA, or Unknown.

Changing the classification involves only editing the talk page of the article to change the values of those class and importance parameters. Often you'll see multiple projects associated with a single article. Those projects should (almost always) have the same class, but will not necessarily have the same importance.

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