Page name: About wiki-ratings [Logged in view] [RSS]
2010-02-27 11:35:29
Last author: SilverFire
Owner: Hedda
# of watchers: 42
Fans: 0
D20: 5
Bookmark and Share

Wiki-pages can be ranked by the crew-members. Rating 1 means that it's a good wiki-page that should have extra attention. Rating 99 means that it's a very good and unique page. But even higher ratings might appear. The wiki-page has to be exported and free for everyone to read (Other pages are considered "private")!


Classes of rating

Ratings are given in 4 classes and the 100 highest rated pages in each class are listed. A page will normally only have one kind of rating, but sometimes it's rated in more classes(examples: A page about drawing with very beautiful example-images or a funny information page). The classes are:

Informative A wiki-page will get a high informative rating if it teaches something well. It doesn't have to be something serious, but the page should be serious about explaining it.

Artistic An artistic page contains wonderful images, great stories and/or beautiful poetry.

Funny A funny page is something people laugh at.

Friendly All wiki-pages are of course friendly and they don't yell at you, but friendly-rated wiki-pages are pages that are constructed for social reasons. It can be chat-pages, pages to honour something/someone, a page that is used for some kind of project, a list of members that want something and so on. It's basically a good wiki-page that doesn't fit into the other classes.


Meaning of ratings

This is a provisional concept.

Rating:		Meaning
 1		Attention worthy page, but there might be a better 
                page elsewhere.
14		Nice page, probably best in some way.	
29		Good page, unique in some way
49              Very good page, clearly the best page of its kind.
79		Great page, so good that even people not
                interested in the subject will like it.
99		Excellent page
 >99		More than excellent page


Type of pages

Pages that are index-pages for pages with different content will never be rated. For example: The tutorials that one person has made, a list of the best wiki-pages and so on.

Pages that are index-pages for a particular subject might be rated instead of their subpages, but sometimes both index and subpages will be rated. For example: If there is a drawing-page that links to all the best drawing-pages, then that is the best page about "drawing" and will therefore be rated, but also all its good subpages about different kinds of drawing. On the other hand the page "how to draw ducks" with 7 chapters will be rated instead of its subpages, as the subpages aren't that interesting alone.

To get a page rated, it should have a good name that describes its content well (Less important, but still important for friendly-rated pages). "how to draw ducks" is a good name, "qwacky drawing" isn't (even though it's fun, but you can write that as a comment on the page instead). This also applies to funny pages! So, call the page "Blond jokes" if that's what it's about.

Official pages about Elftown and how to use it are generally not rated. Those pages get attention in other ways.


Criteria for rating

Firstly there has to be good content on the page, but that's not enough. The page also has to be unique or best in some way. If there already is a much better Wikipedia-page about this subject, then your page will not be rated even if it's quite good. To get it rated, it has to have some unique feature like being shorter, having more or better links or something like that.

And to impress the ones that rate the page, it's always good to have images, links to more information and tables. The images should be uploaded to this site if possible.

Some Notes about ratings:

1. Pages will not be given an artistic rating just because they have a pretty banner at the top, or pretty dividers.

2. Pages will not be given an artistic rating simply because it has pictures on it - if the pictures are there to help clarify a point that the text is making, then that may help improve it's informative rating, but not it's artistic rating.

3. If you disagree with a rating, please discuss it here first (even if you have the privs to change it yourself) - find out why it got rated how it did in the first place. Remember, some of these pages have already had their ratings discussed by the Featured Wiki Bosses, so if you want to change something, or disagree with something, bring it up first.

See Crew Guide to Wiki-Ratings for more information.






- You can mention any wiki for rating, as long as you realise it may be denied and that it doesn't grant you the right to throw a tantrum in this wiki. Rather than doing that, it might be a better idea to add your wiki to the Wiki Nominations, since the Featured Wiki not only gets a rating but will also get placed on the Main Street (plus more people watch the nomination-page than this one).
- Don't message crew-members repeatedly asking to get your wiki rated. It will be considered spam and will have negative consequences for you. You can suggest your wiki here, it will be taken into the Council forum and you will get an answer. You'll have to accept the answer for what it is.


Go or return to:
-The wiki-index
-The help index

Username (or number or email):


2007-11-27 [Mortified Penguin]: Okey dokey, smokey...

2008-01-08 [THE 1ST SEX GOD]: boo

2008-01-20 [Corazie]: Could someone have a look at Book Fanatics? A lovely, friendly community for lovers of books with lots of links to Author and sometimes Book pages. Polls and discussions are generally active, though most take part through private messages and guestbooks when members get really involved.

2008-01-21 [SilverFire]: You need to export your pages first. :)

2008-01-22 [Linderel]: Anyone want to rate my poetry page Coal black wings for me? I could do it myself, but that would be conceited. :P

2008-01-27 [Hedda]: I gave it 1 because I don't like poetry, but some who does can change it <img:stuff/zabuN-gif.gif>

2008-01-27 [Hedda]: Eh... But on second thought:

No, it shouldn't be rated. Its name makes no sense in the list of artistic pages. It should at least have "poetry" in it's wiki-page name. Change that, and we can rate it.

2008-01-28 [Linderel]: Then we can forget about that entirely. I'm too fond of the name to change it.
...unless I find something that doesn't sound too corny or generic.

2008-02-03 [Hedda]: What's wrong with Coal black wings poetry?

Well, it might anyway be much better to link to it from a poetry page and we'll rate the poetry-page. There is already one there, I think, but I have no intention on examine how the poetry is organized here on Elftown. <img:stuff/mood17-gif.gif>

2008-02-03 [Linderel]: Too long!
Besides, all the comments are there. <_<
You might be speaking of Poets meeting point.

2008-02-04 [Hedda]: Maybe, I have no idea. <img:stuff/zabuN-gif.gif>

Maybe you should rate that? You're the poet expert, you know. <img:stuff/cheshmak.gif>

2008-10-22 [~Spirit Fox~]: I don't know if there's a wiki like this, and there probably is, and probably a better one, but would you mind checking out my friends wiki? It's Funny Thoughts

2008-10-23 [Hedda]: [~Spirit Fox~]: OK, I added a funny-rating. You should Stumble it too. <img:stuff/dand-gif.gif>

2008-10-23 [~Spirit Fox~]: Thank you, my friend will be so happy.

2008-10-24 [iippo]: I don't know what that Stumble thing does. Could you make a little explanatory note about it, Hedda (because when I don't know stuff, I assume that there are other people who also don't know that stuff :P) Maybe just a little explain on this page, or on a page of its own...?

2008-10-25 [Hedda]: If you press the Stumble-button, you'll be taken to their site where it's explained. I don't know if I should explain it here really. The thumb-up is pretty explaining, I think...

You simply recommend the page to people using Stumbleupon's tool-bar. 

2008-10-30 [iippo]: So do you need to be a Stumble user (sTumbler?) to do that?

2008-10-31 [Hedda]: Yes.

2009-02-22 [Chimes]: The Elftionary - Can it get rated? :)

2009-02-22 [Artsieladie]: Ok, I've never asked for a rating, and rating a page of my own is a bit not kosher? I'd like to have Eyecatching Artworks rated. I created it to give Elftown artists more exposure of their works randomly. I haven't finished the banner for it, though, because I've been working on the rewards. Perhaps, I should wait until everything is complete, although it is up and running for just over 2 weeks. :P

2009-02-23 [Hedda]: I gave it a rating.

Number of comments: 162
Older comments: (Last 200) 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 .1. 0

Show these comments on your site

Elftown - Wiki, forums, community and friendship. Sister-site to Elfwood