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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.


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2006-07-05 [Channah]: lol a hearty arguement. i think sunrose holds the upper hand. the karma'll always getcha!

2006-07-06 [Lady Chaos]: How do I lure crew members to my page to get them to rate it? Just ask here, right, or do I have to be friends with them?

2006-07-06 [iippo]: Just drop the link in front of them somewhere (I think it's fair to link here since this wiki is about ratings so it's not the horrible kind of spammage.)

2006-07-06 [Lady Chaos]: Ooooh okay, that's awesome! Much easier than I'd thought! Thanks... here goes... The Chaos Collection, Recipes, I'm An Artist. They're not all mine either, but I thought those 3 were great pages.

2006-07-07 [BinaryPhoenix]: One of mine: Natural Magick  ^_^

2006-07-07 [Sunrose]: It has an illegal banner: .. (that also applies to your house).

2006-07-07 [iippo]: And it's more like an index page too.

2006-07-07 [Sunrose]: Yepp..

2006-07-07 [Lady Chaos]: Have you guys looked at the pages I recommended?

2006-07-07 [Sunrose]: The first one is a wiki with your own art and the last one with art done by [Nebsy]. I understand it is artistic, but if I may be blunt I don't think either of them ought to be rated. Recipes could be interesting though :)

2006-07-07 [Lady Chaos]: You don't think that people's personal art pages should be rated eh? How come artofasrun, the brokenmoon: art by trav, Sawy's Art, Art by Silver Wind (and lots more) are in the "most artistic wiki pages" list? I smell hypocrisy. Eh, I'll just con a friend of a friend into rating them.

2006-07-08 [Kyrinn]: O.o' Nice...

2006-07-08 [Sunrose]: I didn't say own artpages can't be rated, you just assumed I implied that. You brought your wiki here to be looked at, I'm not going to rate it because you might get offended otherwise. It means you subjected your wikis to criticism and I don't think they are good enough. I tried to be subtle about it, but it seems you really want it spelled out. If I must be the bad guy, then I will be. If another Councilmember disagrees with me and wants to rate it, that's fine by me.

2006-07-08 [Lady Chaos]: Oh, that's okay, no worries. I don't mind criticism... heck, I'm happy if someone looks at the page! And everyone has different opinions about what makes good art... some of us don't have graphics tablets, scanners or money for art school, so it's not exactly a level playing field, so I'm not offended. But hey, it made it onto the "most artistic wiki pages" after all.

2006-07-08 [Lady Chaos]: Hmmm... I have just had a look at the "most artistic wiki pages" list again and changed my opinion... Surely 71 low quality photomanips and paint drawings has more artistic value than "Playgans"... I mean, it may be a great wiki but whoever rated it as a "10" in terms of "artistic" needs their head read. I would be offended that anyone votes a page with 7 mainly black and plain banners and a picture as more artistic than my page. But that is the problem with these ratings, they are just personal opinions... not that I have a better idea. If they were polls, everyone'd just get their friends to vote. So I don't know, I guess what I'm saying is the wiki ratings isn't the best idea ET has seen.

2006-07-08 [iippo]: Note that artistic includes written art as well. Now please stop with the offensiveness, the attitude and the judging, thank you.

2006-07-08 [Lady Chaos]: But seriously... "Playgans" more artistic than an art wiki? Sure Playgans may be good, but there's no poetry, stories, and very little art. Yes, the text is well written and convincing. Yes, the name is catchy and it's a pretty good concept. But more artistic than a freakin' art wiki?! With art of various styles? I'm not saying my page is the best, of course it's not... just put things in perspective here, seriously.

2006-07-08 [Sunrose]: The levels of rating aren't that clear yet as the feature is new and there are only a few pages rated, so let's not start a big fuss about it already. Also, a rating of 10 in terms of artistic is still pretty low considering the scale goes from 1 to 100+.

2006-07-08 [Delladreing]: I find it funny at the level of bitterness present. I read your diary also and there’s many points I would like to make, but I'm not going to cause a fight. its not worth it, after all this is just the internet. I will however say I am extremely happy and grateful that I got such a high rating, I have dedicated nearly two years of my life to Playgans, and am now working on it being made in to a book with publishers already interested. It is not as you seemed to think just a "hate" wiki.

2006-07-08 [Delladreing]: The aim of Playgans was that of education, the sarcasm used is just my style; I like to make people laugh. Playgans is not loved because its "popular" with the cool kids who gang up on people. It’s well liked because it is well written and full of history and factual information on the pagan world and is constantly being developed.

2006-07-08 [Delladreing]: As for the artistic rating *shrugs* my wiki pages contain graphics and photographs, and now fan art also. If I had recieved nothing for the Art, I would not have batted an eye lid. But I most certainly would not made a public display of myself in a wiki slandering someone else’s hard work.

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