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Anchors. Tools/best practices for efficient list creation and maintenance?[edit]

I was wanting to link to a row in List_of_acts_of_the_116th_United_States_Congress, but I see the rows have no anchors. I also can't find any discussion of list creation tools (but for one), or a mention of them at List Assessment, let alone a requirement that featured lists be sortable or have anchors where appropriate. Adding an anchor just for the row I was interested in felt super-inefficient.

Encouraging editors to start from scratch seems primitive. I suppose one could look at featured lists for examples of best practices feature-rich lists.

-- (talk) 00:19, 13 June 2020 (UTC)

List of Ultimate teams[edit]

Was wondering if some others more perhaps familiar with list articles would mind taking a look at this article. Given the subject (there’s probably not a lot of RS coverage of the sport of ultimate), it seems unlikely that many if not most of the entries will ever have stand-alone articles written about them which makes it kind of hazard to develop any real WP:CSC. So, the list seems to be ever expanding so that it now has more of a WP:LISTCRUFT feel to it than not (at least in my opinion). There’s also a pretty excessive use of flag icons which seems really unnecessary per WP:TOOMANY, particularly given the fact that article seems to be sectioned by country. I could see a list article of Wikipedia notable entries or maybe even clearly identifiable professional teams in recognized professional leagues, but it seems that there should be some way of verifying this so as to stop people from adding local, semi-pro, or just recreational league teams. — Marchjuly (talk) 15:09, 18 June 2020 (UTC)


CAT:NN has a crazy backlog, including over 360 lists some of which have been waiting almost 12 years: [1] Can you please help? Thanks, Boleyn (talk) 15:14, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Move request – List of underground newspapers[edit]

Your feedback would be appreciated at List of underground newspapers#Requested move 23 July 2020. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 04:00, 23 July 2020 (UTC)



At Talk:List_of_active_coal-fired_power_stations_in_Turkey#Keeping_this_list_in_step_with_other_articles_and_lists I propose that if a list exists in a non-English Wikipedia the corresponding English list should be allowed to use Wikidata for its tables.

Your comments there would be welcome.


Chidgk1 (talk) 06:00, 26 July 2020 (UTC)

the tenure is more than 10yrs[edit]

Kamraj air is falling short of 10yrs in tenure, we need to remove that from the list Jilaniak (talk) 09:47, 1 August 2020 (UTC)

tenure is from the French "to hold". It has nothing to do with 10yrs. --Dkriegls (talk to me!) 06:50, 2 August 2020 (UTC)

More than 10years in office is not followed at 42nd entrant[edit]

This list includes chief ministers who have served for more than 10 years in office.

but the 42nd entrant kamraj sir served only 9years 172days only

So he is not eligible and fulfilling the main 10years in office rule

we need to remove the entrant Jilaniak (talk) 01:17, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Edit war on List of My Hero Academia characters[edit]

Most of the descriptions below each characters' names have been removed, and the page has been protected indefinitely for "repeated insertions of unsourced content", despite similar content being on every character list I could find. I think this is needed of more opinions than just me and the other party member. (talk) 13:19, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

I’d like to request for more input again, as the edit war has restarted. Unnamed anon (talk) 15:00, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

New template: Dynamic list editnotice[edit]

As anyone who's ever edited a lot around dynamic lists is aware, they are uniquely a magnet for e.g. redlinked pages of subjects very clearly not notable. I've created an editnotice (i.e. notice that appears in the edit window when you are editing a page, NOT when you're just reading it), {{Dynamic list editnotice}}, that I envision might be used at pages like List of Dartmouth College alumni, where it would display like this:

See the template documentation for customization options. This would be as a complement to the non-editnotice {{Dynamic list}} that already appears at such pages, just in the body. What do you all think? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 10:04, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

I noticed after I posted this that there are actually a few (quite hidden) templates that exist for specialized instance of dynamic lists, such as Template:Alumni edit notice, which is very widely used[sarcasm] on all of four pages. I may turn it into a wrapper if there are no objections. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:35, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

List of TEDx conferences[edit]

Anyone have any ideas about what to do with this list? At present, it's largely a directory of non-notable, self-organized conferences sourced only to, Facebook, and YouTube. Some of the individual conferences with their own articles might be notable, but the vast majority do not seem to be. I'd stubbify it myself but as that would likely be a massive change I wanted to seek input from others first. AleatoryPonderings (talk) 14:56, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Top importance designation?[edit]

I was perusing the list of top-importance articles and thought you'd want to reevaluate just a few. I think both 2018 in baseball and List of tallest buildings in India wound up with "top" designation because someone added the WikiProject Lists to the Talk pages and copied the code from the line above (where "top" was appropriate, such as WikiProject Baseball and WikiProject Skyscrapers). If this happened to these two, the same error could have happened to other articles. And there's only 32 in that category, so it's not a big job. Since I'm not a regular participant of this wikiproject, I thought I'd leave a message rather than re-evaluating/changing the designations myself. Normal Op (talk) 18:05, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Importance ratings are notoriously unreliable. Feel free to change them yourself—it'll almost surely be an improvement. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:14, 2 September 2020 (UTC)
LOL, Okay. I didn't want to step on anyone's toes if there was a designated (or self-designated) person going around classifying these. Normal Op (talk) 19:52, 2 September 2020 (UTC)

Feedback requested at Portuguese vocabulary[edit]

Your feedback would be appreciated at Talk:Portuguese vocabulary#Examples and article title. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 01:36, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

AfD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of fatal dog attacks in the United States[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg List of fatal dog attacks in the United States (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views), List of fatal dog attacks in the United States (2000s) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views), and List of fatal dog attacks in the United States (before 2000) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) have been nominated for deletion. Project members are invited to comment at the article's entry at AfD. Normal Op (talk) 05:17, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

RfC regarding the content of a list[edit]

See Talk:List of last words#RfC: Should only notable/famous last words be listed?. Clarityfiend (talk) 06:56, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Are lists of people by nationality worthwhile, especially regarding awards?[edit]

The argument has been made in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of countries by number of Fields Medalists (2nd nomination) that, with regards to an academic career award in mathematics, that the ascription of nationality is unclear and so often the ascriptions here involve original research.

Sometimes these kinds of list can appeal to third-party sources for their ranking; e.g. List of countries by Nobel laureates per capita uses a ranking put together by the BBC. Even in these cases, given there are non-obvious criteria and special case reasoning needed to produce these list, these should count as primary sources, so reliance on a single such source for a ranking is problematic.

I think there's also a general question about the reliability of lists of people by nationality. Kurt Gödel is on List of Austrians and List of Czechs: cases can be made for inclusion or exclusion from either list and the lead of the article by an old consensus does not give his nationality.

Does the interest in these lists exceed the issue regarding reliability? — Charles Stewart (talk) 08:46, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Clearing the WP International Relations backlog and need help on lists of ministers and diplomats, etc.[edit]

Hi! I am clearing the WPIR backlog on page rating and need advice from this project. Specifically, there are many lists of ambassadors, etc., that are also descriptions of the post. So, List of ambassadors of the United States to China is actually a description page (probably Start class) with lists. But, it is not in and of itself a list. The case is less clear on pages like List of ambassadors of Iceland to France, but I would argue this is a Stub description page with a list. What I would like to do is to rename these pages, i.e., to Ambassador of the United States to China. In fact, I have done this for one page, renaming List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Portugal) to [Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Portugal)]], although this should probably be Minister of Foreign Affairs (Portugal) (i.e., without the 's'). Any advice? Johncdraper (talk) 15:40, 20 September 2020 (UTC) Add: Okay, so Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia), for example, is rated a description page (Start level), with lists. It is categorized under both Ministers and Lists. Johncdraper (talk) 16:52, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Inclusion criteria/verification for List of time travel works of fiction[edit]

Additional opinions are requested at Talk:List of time travel works of fiction#Inclusion criteria redux.... There is an ongoing discussion regarding appropriate inclusion criteria as well as the best means of verifying that entries on the list meet that criteria. Thanks! DonIago (talk) 16:43, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

It seems we don't know how many lists there are on Wikipedia total[edit]

Based on FLs, this project has only tagged about half of them. I recently asked for a total count based on categories at Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 184#Subcategory count, but no one replied with a way to do it. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:23, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of List of U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions by type for removal from FL-Class[edit]

This is a formality as the list was already merged with another article and is a redirect now. Yet, I will leave the required message:

I have nominated List of U.S. state constitutional amendments banning same-sex unions by type for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gehenna1510 (talkcontribs) 01:45, 29 September 2020 (UTC)

RfC on standardizing shortened reference column titles[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Lists § RfC: Standardizing shortened reference column titles. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 08:13, 11 October 2020 (UTC)