This template is used to rate Lua modules by quality. It is placed at the top of the module's /doc subpage. It produces a message informing users about the rating system, and it also places the module into a tracking category.
The rating should be placed in the first positional parameter. There are five different ratings: pre-alpha, alpha, beta, release, and protected. There are also short alias codes for each of the ratings.
This module is rated as pre-alpha. It is unfinished, and may or may not be in active development. It should not be used from article namespace pages. Modules remain pre-alpha until the original editor (or someone who takes one over if it is abandoned for some time) is satisfied with the basic structure.
This module is rated as alpha. It is ready for third party input, and may be used on a few pages to see if problems arise, but should be watched. Suggestions for new features or changes in their input and output mechanisms are welcome.
This module is rated as ready for general use. It has reached a mature form and is thought to be bug-free and ready for use wherever appropriate. It is ready to mention on help pages and other Wikipedia resources as an option for new users to learn. To reduce server load and bad output, it should be improved by sandbox testing rather than repeated trial-and-error editing.