Template:Ethnic groups/doc

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This template is the project banner for WikiProject Ethnic groups, and is added to the talk pages of articles within the Project's scope.

Small size option

Setting the parameter |small=yes creates a more compact, right-aligned version. See Talk:Popora people for an example.

Quality scale

The first table below gives a brief, one-sentence description of possible quality scale values. Before assigning any article to a class, please take a few moments and read the full description of the Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team's assessment system.

[Also see the Other Template Parameters, in the second table below.]

Each article may also be assigned to a particular class, intended as a point-in-time assessment of its overall "quality" - relative to the criteria given in the quality scale which is detailed below. Articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed by default in Category:Unassessed Ethnic groups articles.

The following values may be used for the class parameter (they should be entered exactly as given):

Class parameter values (Category:Ethnic groups articles by quality)
Value Meaning Category
class=FA Articles which are currently Featured status articles FA-Class Ethnic groups articles
class=A A-class articles; A-Class Ethnic groups articles
class=GA Articles with a current Good article status GA-Class Ethnic groups articles
class=B B-class articles; B-Class Ethnic groups articles
class=Start Start-class articles; Start-Class Ethnic groups articles
class=Stub Stub-class articles; Stub-Class Ethnic groups articles
class=NA Not applicable; ie for miscellaneous pages such as disambiguation pages, which do not require an assessment Non-article Ethnic groups pages

Importance scale

Each article may also be assigned a particular importance; for ethnic groups, we make a ver simple use of this. Articles for which a valid importance has not yet been provided are listed by default in Category:Unassigned-importance Ethnic groups articles.

The following values may be used for the importance parameter (they should be entered exactly as given):

Class parameter values (Category:Ethnic groups articles by importance)
Value Meaning Category
importance=Top Major, broad articles like ethnic group, nation Top-importance Ethnic groups articles
importance=High All actual ethnic groups and similar entities and articles on the history of any ethnic group within a particular country or region High-importance Ethnic groups articles
importance=Mid Other articles that are likely to be of general interest (for example, an article about the theatrical traditions of a particular ethnic group) Mid-importance Ethnic groups articles
importance=Low Articles that are not about individual ethnic groups and are not likely to be of general interest (for example, a building that houses an ethnic organization); also miscellaneous pages such as disambiguation pages, which do not require an assessment Low-importance Ethnic groups articles

Other template parameters

Parameter Associated category Explanation Supported values
attention Category:Ethnic groups articles needing attention Does this article need active attention (POV issues, badly organized, unreferenced)? attention=yes
The attention value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need attention.
reassess Category:Ethnic groups articles needing reassessment Does this article need an independent reassessment or validation of its current rating? reassess=yes
The reassess value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need be reassessed.
merge Category:Ethnic groups articles needing merge action Should we consider merging this into another article? merge=yes
The merge value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need to be merged.
needs-infobox Category:Ethnic groups articles needing infoboxes Is it missing the Ethnic group Infobox? needs-infobox=yes
The needs-infobox value should not appear in the template, if the article does not need an infobox.
dab Category:Ethnic groups disambiguation pages Is this just a disambiguation page, not a proper article? dab=yes
The dab value should not appear in the template, if the article is not a disambiguation page. The class parameter should also be set to NA (class=NA)
cat Category:Ethnic groups categories Identifies categories for ethnic groups-related content. cat=yes
The cat parameter only to be set on category talk pages. The class parameter should also be set to NA (class=NA)
list Category:Ethnic groups lists Identifies lists for ethnic groups-related content. list=yes
The list parameter assists in identifying articles which function essentially as lists of ethnic-group related entries (whether or not the article is entitled "List of...").

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