Talk:List of roller coaster rankings

Latest comment: 6 months ago by 2607:FB91:580:5D1B:8635:801C:78EA:8F91 in topic Wooden roller coaster
Featured listList of roller coaster rankings is a featured list, which means it has been identified as one of the best lists produced by the Wikipedia community. If you can update or improve it, please do so.
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January 19, 2013Featured list candidateNot promoted
April 12, 2013Featured list candidatePromoted
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Continuous Circuit VS Shuttle coasters edit

Superman: Escape From Krypton should have a footnote saying that it does not complete a full circuit, only launching up the spike, then falling back to the station. Roketman18 (talk) 19:24, 29 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Roketman18, it already does have a footnote. You should see the superscript [note 1] next to each entry in the lists. You can hover and/or click it. --GoneIn60 (talk) 21:09, 29 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

July 2020 edit

Millenium Force and Steel Dragon should have notes next to them, as the Guinness Book of World Records claims Millenium Force as having the complete circuit record in 2000. — Preceding unsigned comment added by DisneyAviationRollerCoasterEnthusiast (talkcontribs) 03:09, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DisneyAviationRollerCoasterEnthusiast: First and foremost, this is a list of the tallest roller coasters, period. The list title doesn't make a distinction between full-circuit and non-full-circuit coasters. We can put notes next to the name of the roller coaster (as we've done for Escape From Krypton), but we shouldn't be adding a date range in the "Record held" column, because this would be misleading even with a note. That's the main reason I reverted your edit.
For Millennium Force's note, you could add something like "Held record from May 2000 – May 2003 among full-circuit coasters" and include the Guinness source inside the note. I would support that. I would NOT support adding the date range outside of the note, however. --GoneIn60 (talk) 06:16, 8 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Updating edit

Someone needs to update this, RCDB and this doesn’t look the same, like they combine same stats as tied and they have more in there Also red Force is not in the longest steal Coaster drop section KIfanboy (talk) 19:43, 14 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This Wikipedia article does not need to be the same as RCDB. We simply draw information from it and may display information somewhat differently. When coasters are tied at 4th in length for example, then obviously the next one down is not 5th, since there are 5 roller coasters above it that are longer. RCDB doesn't list it that way, but that's OK. We are using simple math in our calculations.
As for Red Force, it's been removed and readded over the years. No secondary source that I'm aware of has verified it's drop height, but we can safely assume it's somewhere between Top Thrill and Superman. We can discuss options for that, as I'm open to suggestions. Perhaps we can move it into a footnote or sub-chart of some kind if enough editors think that's necessary. --GoneIn60 (talk) 21:26, 14 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Duration edit

Why is there no section for the longest ride times? Malcolmmwa (talk) 23:15, 2 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Top thrill removed edit

Top thrill needs removed as it is been retired based on the CP website and social media (talk) 16:26, 6 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fastest launch acceleration edit

Thoughts on adding a section for fastest launch acceleration? It isn't in rcdb but it is something talked about and advertised, and is listed in the guiness book of world records -Cake~talk 12:50, 14 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flag removal edit

@Thrakkx:, I reverted your recent edit that removed the flag icons from the tables, but I'd like to understand your interpretation of how WP:FLAGCRUFT applies here, as well as any other relevant guidelines. If needed, we can reinstate removal.

Generally, we shouldn't use flags as pure decoration. I agree with that sentiment. Although I wasn't the one that added flags to the tables in this featured list many moons ago, I had grown accustomed to their presence over time and eventually realized their added value. In tables that list rankings on a global scale, the flags present an instant visual cue to the country of origin, which is especially helpful when scrolling through a long list of tables with a lot of columns stuffed with other data. At a quick glance in the midst of side-by-side statistics, the country in which any particular coaster resides is immediately apparent and helpful in comparison to others in the list. Unlike article prose, such a visual cue has more relevance in a list article; the table format is a different kind of presentation. Removal felt like taking a step backward.

Do editors come here expecting to see flags? No, probably not in most situations. However, their presence instantly reveals the hidden benefit, which many are likely to find beneficial. It would appear, then, that the removal comes down to matter of preference. I reviewed this discussion (MOS:ICON) and this discussion (Republics of Russia), but neither seemed to result in a clear consensus, nor did either have significant participation. Any clarification you can add here would be helpful, thank you. --GoneIn60 (talk) 19:01, 3 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wooden roller coaster edit

It says that goliath is the fastest at 72 mph when its been proven that DollyWood's lightning rod is the fastest wooden Rollercoaster marking at 73 mph and a hang time of 20 second 2607:FB91:580:5D1B:8635:801C:78EA:8F91 (talk) 22:12, 10 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]