On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Steve Bennett<stevagewp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Sun, Aug 2, 2009 at 1:37 AM, David
Efforts like the Wikipedia Selection for Schools
are important to help
too (and feed into 0.7 and 1.0). Remember, that's a real actual
encyclopedia DVD being used in actual schools and hugely popular with
teachers, based on all our hard work over the years.
*nod* Still working my way around the Wikipedia 1.0 stuff. There's so
much of it, and not that well organised yet. But my point stands - we
should really have a way of focusing efforts on the important articles
first. Instead of "random article" we should have a weighted average
thing that is more likely to send you to a high priority article.
That's... a great idea!
You are aware of the various "importance" ratings some WikiProject use
alongside assessment ratings?
My memory of the WP:1.0 (or 0.7 or 0.5) core articles thing for
biographies was that people spent months arguing over who should be
the most important 200 articles to give priority to working on, and
then when that had been decided and the time came to work on the
articles, people suddenly went quiet and slipped away.
Here we go:
Hey, I'm impressed!
Of the 200 articles, all are now C or above.
Oh, hang on, Back in November 2008 I said:
"Only one start class article left! See the assessments on the front
page. Only one article from the 200 is still start class: Cai Lun. A
barnstar to whoever can bring it up to C-class first. After that,
there will "only" be 35 articles to bring from C-class to B-class.
Carcharoth (talk) 20:59, 29 November 2008 (UTC)"
Here is the history of the assessments:
Back in November 2008, it was:
So in fact one of the FAs has been defeatured. The number of GAs has
slipped back from 27 to 24 (from 29 to 24 if you include the A-class
articles), B-class has gone from 115 to 102, and C-class from 34 to
Either more accurate assessments, or the article standards are slipping. :-(
These are, remember, the 200 core biographical articles.