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QC/Class 3/4/5 distinctions

We've been getting a lot of contesting for Class 3 articles to be downgraded to Class 4, but we've never really clearly defined what makes an article class 5/4/3. So, maybe we should do that here? We all have a general idea of what they are of course, but sometimes the distiction between class 3 and 4 especially can be very unclear. Anyway here's a couple of ideas I have: Class 5:

  • Either:
    • Has no infobox or other appropriate templates
    • Has an infobox which is incorrectly filled out
    • Has an infobox and other appropriate templates, but no content
    • Has an infobox and appropriate templates with content, but what content exists is obviously grammatically incorrect

Class 4:

  • Either:
    • Complies to the MoS but does not contain all relevant information, and length of content would have previously warranted a stub template being placed on the page
    • Does not completely conply to the MoS, but does follow some rules, and has a certain degree of appropriate content

Class 3:

  • Either:
    • Complies to the MoS but does not contain all relevant information (if information is a stub, class 4)
    • Contains all relevant information, but does not comply to the MoS

Just some ideas for guildelines, feel free to suggest any improvements/changes, etc. NightblazeSaber 04:34, June 14, 2011 (UTC)

Good ideas. I usually consider C5 to be stub-level, C4 to be not a stub but not special either, C3 to be pretty good but not ready to be complete. These guidelines would force the reviewer to compare it to the MoS, which is a very good thing. I know that I've done incorrect ratings after not checking it over with the MoS before... :P ajr 04:47, June 14, 2011 (UTC)
Definitely similar to my perceptions. However, I tend assign ratings due to the quality of the article. For example, if an article had all the relevant info but was written in a level more akin to a kindergarten class (0000 Tiger cat is a Johnny Sea set released in 2012. It is red but colourful. The plastic bricks resemble a Tiger. It is named after Woody.), I would probably designate it as c4. For me, it isn't so much the length, but the quality and composition of sentences and such. After all, isn't this the Quality Check Group? So yeah, my 2c...

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