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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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2006-06-21 [Patri]: Not informative and not artistic. Probably friendly and some may find mazes funny too.

2006-06-21 [spincrus]: Has this feature been announced properly? It's the first time I've seen it.

2006-06-21 [Patri]: It was mentioned many times in the forums

2006-06-21 [iippo]: It was mentioned in the Elftown wiki forum. I doubt it would be in the news since it's not really a thing that everyone has to know about, since most can't use it.

2006-06-22 [Calico Tiger]: For everyone who can set ratings, there was an alarm note about it that they could see :)

2006-06-22 [Nita]: Members of the Council and Guards have to read the forums before they do anything new, anyway.

2006-06-22 [Zab]: Could only priv 89 see it, or was it sent to all members? *just curious* the alarm note I mean..

2006-06-22 [Nita]: Yes, just like Calico said.

2006-06-22 [Zab]: Only for those who could rate then? (Sorry, her comment wasn't clear if it was just us or everyone, and yours isn't either, really..:S)

2006-06-22 [Nita]: For everyone who can set ratings - What can be clearer than that? :P Yes, it was priv 89 only...

2006-06-22 [Zab]: Sorry...

2006-06-22 [spincrus]: Is the minimum priv for being a guard 14? Council members are at least priv 89, right? So, a wiki boss, with at least 49 priv, already has more priv than the basic council member (correct me if I'm wrong please). I'd suggest having a third tier in being a wiki boss who could have something like 90 priv, but no mainstreet news posting priv, which could allow these people to rate wikis?

2006-06-22 [Nita]: Why? :)

2006-06-22 [spincrus]: [Hedda] wants to get the name of Elftown out, right? :D And the wiki categorization thing is a good step towards telling the world about ET, but guards and council members already have quite a bit in their hands and there are thousands of wikis to deal with. I think a team dedicated for such a categorization would make things faster.

2006-06-22 [sequeena_rae]: If that idea goes ahead, I wouldn't mind volunteering for that :)

2006-06-22 [spincrus]: I would've suggested a similar thing for the badge distribution for "official contest contributors". I don't know how the badge slots work, but it'd also make the life of guards easier, as they have those 100s of contributors to offical competitions to distribute contribution badges to :D

2006-06-22 [Nita]: As you can clearly see on privs, the badge slot suggestion has already been implemented ;)

2006-06-22 [Nita]: And there are around 60 active Council members, I think... Shouldn't that be enough?

2006-06-22 [spincrus]: Oh, last time I checked advanced help was like a long while back, so didn't know :D

2006-06-22 [spincrus]: It would for sure, but I think there are much more wikis for even 60 to handle. One plus of ET is that the members are actually active, unlike Elfwood mods.

2006-06-22 [iippo]: I'm a wikiwhore, if there's any wiki that should be read and rated by a counciller, I don't mind having a look.

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