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There are 3 properties to this template:
Rater: This property specifies which member of the Rating's Committee is giving their favor. This property is required.
Points: This property specifies how much favor the user is giving to the article. You may award 0, 1, or 2 points to an article, corresponding to grades of "I looked at it and didn't feel like favoring it", "This is a good article", and "This is a GREAT article". This property is required, and it will look very wrong if you leave it off.
Reason: This property allows you to provide feedback as to why you rated it the way you did. This property is not required, and leaving it blank will make the entire template smaller.