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The assessment department of WikiProject Moldova focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Moldova. 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 WP:1.0 program,

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Moldova}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Moldova articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.


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 Moldova}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
3. Someone put a {{WikiProject Moldova}} 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 talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
4. Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Moldova WikiProject 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. Can I request that someone else rate an article?
Of course; to do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
7. 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.
8. 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. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
9. 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!
10. What if I have a question not listed here?
If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page for this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page.

Assessment instructions

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

{{WikiProject Moldova|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 Moldova articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Moldova articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Moldova articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Moldova articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Moldova articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Moldova articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Moldova articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Moldova articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Moldova articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Moldova articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Moldova articles) ???

After assessing an article's quality, any comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scale

Importance scale

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

{{WikiProject Moldova| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Label Criteria Examples
Top Core topics about Moldova. Generally, these topics are sub-articles of the main Moldova article, vital for the understanding of Moldova or extremely notable to people outside of Moldova. This category should stay limited to approximately 100 members. Biographies should be limited to the top one or two Moldovans in a particular field or persons of the greatest historical importance Economy of Moldova, Chisinau, History of Moldova
High Topics that are very notable within Moldova, and well-known outside of it, and can be reasonably expected to be included in any print encyclopedia. This includes cities with a population of more than 100,000 Nistru, Moldova wine, Court of Justice of Moldova, Parliament of Moldova
Mid Topics that are reasonably notable on a national level within Moldova without necessarily being famous or very notable internationally, including smaller towns Bender, Cricova (winery), Grigore Vieru
Low Topics of mostly local interest or those that are only included for complete coverage or as examples of a higher-level topic; peripheral or trivial topics or topics that have only a limited connection to Moldova Glodeni, Costiujeni


Current status


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

Requests for assessment

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.

  • Assessed as Start. --serhio talk 16:27, 23 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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