Wikipedia:WikiProject Western Asia/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the Western Asia WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Western Asia related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Western Asia}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Western Asia articles by quality and Category:Western Asia articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questions

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 Western Asia 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 Western Asia}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Western Asia|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 Western Asia articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Western Asia articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Western Asia articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Western Asia articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Western Asia articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Western Asia articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Western Asia articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Western Asia articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Western Asia 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 Western Asia articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Western Asia articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Western Asia articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Western Asia articles)  FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Western Asia articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Western Asia articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Western Asia articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Western Asia articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Western Asia articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Western Asia articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Western Asia articles) ???

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

Quality scale

Importance assessment

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

{{WikiProject Western Asia| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about Western Asia. A reader who is not involved in the Western Asia field will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages.
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding Western Asia.
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the history of Western Asia. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand Western Asia. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Most people involved in the history of Western Asia will be rated in this level.
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of Western Asia. Few readers outside the Western Asia field or that are not Western Asia students may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of Western Asia, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include most infrastructure of Western Asia.

Requesting an 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.

Royal Oman Police

Unassessed. I ahve made the article taking stringent precautions so as to adhere to the best practices. I wish to see the article being given a FA rating, It has all the information needed in a precise manner and mantains neutrality. However I wish to see if others feel the same! --Pranav (talk) 14:07, 20 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Assessment log

Iran articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

January 29, 2023



January 28, 2023


January 27, 2023


  • Category:Jordanian violinists (talk) removed.
  • Category:Jordanian violists (talk) removed.
  • Category:Pakistani international schools in Oman (talk) removed.

January 26, 2023


  • Shah (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to C-Class. (rev · t)

January 25, 2023


  • Middle East and globalization (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to C-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Low-Class to High-Class. (rev · t)
  • Middle East economic integration (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Low-Class to High-Class. (rev · t)

January 24, 2023



  • Khaitan Riot (talk) removed.
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