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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")!

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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.

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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


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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.

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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.

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See:

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Warnings

- 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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2006-07-08 [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.

2006-07-08 [Delladreing]: Apologies for the long postings to everyone else, but I felt it had to be said in light of the recent postings :)

2006-07-08 [Kyrinn]: If I may make a note here, I think the issue is that those wikis you suggested were YOUR wikis, [Lady Chaos], well, yours and a friends. I think it improper to come in to a place and tell them to rate YOUR wikis. If you came in with other ppl's wikis that you came across, then I can see us wanting to rate them. But you came in with wikis that were yours or a close friend of yours. I think that is at least part of the issue, and your artwork's quality has nothing to do with it. Just my views. So now, Ill let it be. ^_^

2006-07-08 [Lady Chaos]: I think most elftowners with a page of their own art would like to see it rated, it means more people will look at it... so why not ask? It's better than just not doing anything then getting all annoyed when no one bothers to rate it. Not everyone has a best bud on the ET Council who would think of being so kind as to rate their wikis. So I figured no harm in asking here. There are a lot of other wikis that I think are worthy of being rated, I just thought I would ask about the ones I could think of off the top of my head first. I could have always bugged a friend to recommend my pages here, just for the sake of looking better. But what a drag that would be.

2006-07-08 [Lady Chaos]: As for the wiki "Playgans", I don't have a problem with it... good for you... I was just using it as a reference point on the "artistic" scale.

2006-07-08 [Kyrinn]: Um, if you feel you have to, as you say, BUG someone to rate your page, that doesnt really make you look better. Plus not all wikis being rated are becuase ppl who own those pages are friends with ppl who are Council or Assembly. Some of them are being rated becuase somone on the council or assembly happen to be watching that page, and like it. Its not about who you know, this isnt a popularity contest.

2006-07-08 [Delladreing]: Well I'll say it bluntly, the way you were refering to it was rather...degrading, and I don't appreciate it, but if nothing was meant I will take nothing of it.

2006-07-09 [Lady Chaos]: I'm sorry about that... I was just a little pissed off about it... perhaps I read too much into the description of "artistic" under "Classes of ratings"... either way, I have nothing against your page, it's good! Just the fact that it would be given an "artistic" rating whereas an art page wouldn't. Anyway, I made a list of suggestions to improve the wiki ratings. (Don't worry, they're not a rant). suggestions for wiki-ratings

2006-07-09 [Sunrose]: *sigh* No, the wiki was NOT denied by me, because it was [Lady Chaos]' own wiki!!! I already cleared that up before, don't bring that issue back please [Kyrinn]. I denied it because I thought it wasn't good enough, I don't care who it belongs to. Thus, 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. // The term 'artistic' does NOT solely refer to images, it refers to any type of media that can be considered artistic! That includes poetry and stories, images aren't more or less artistic.

2006-07-09 [Sunrose]: Which means that a wiki containing images doesn't have more right to artistic rating than any other wiki with a different type of artistic media. // You imply that this rating-system is subject to popularity. I can't deny that knowing crew might make it easier on getting rated, however we do our best to keep things as fair as possible. A lot of wiki's get rated simply because, as [Kyrinn] said, crew already hangs out there. For good reasons, as it simply is a good wiki. The feature only just started, you can't expect us to have rated all of the best wikis you have in mind within such short time. 

2006-07-09 [Sunrose]: In the mean time, a general warning aimed at no specific member: Don't message crew-members until you 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 Councilforum and you will get an answer. You'll have to accept the answer for what it is.

2006-07-09 [Sunrose]: I won't tolerate any more discussion about this specific case: I will delete any such comments. But, I will gladly take a look at suggestions for wiki-ratings :)

2006-07-09 [idyllicday]: where do we post the wikis we'd like to have rated?

2006-07-09 [Calico Tiger]: Go ahead and post them here :)

2006-07-09 [idyllicday]: okay ^^ Deliberately Offensive

2006-07-10 [Thε ßαd Turkεy]: ...well... I exported all of maze of guile down to the part where I used [The Bad Turkey²]...

2006-08-12 [Iron-Man-429]: Please Rate Armored Core ^_^

2006-08-12 [iippo]: Wiki has to be exported before it can be rated.

2006-08-12 [Iron-Man-429]: oh ok Sure Ill get that done. Ill post when I have it done.

2006-08-12 [Iron-Man-429]: ok it should all be exported now

2006-11-23 [The Broken Hearted Poet]: How do I get my wiki rated?

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