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See also editor postEdit

Is User:Omegaman1pi81f's post in Template:Expand_list#See_also supposed to be there? Lapadite (talk) 22:45, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Found new member pin from 1910. Adrian C. Jordan lodge # 115.Edit

How do i add? Roman 8369 (talk) 18:58, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Request to remove "you can help by expanding it"Edit

As much as I like a good joke, this template is currently the subject of unnecessary internet ridicule with netizens poking fun at the phrase "you can help by expanding it" specifically in contexts such as "List of school massacres"[1] or "List of people burned as heretics"[2]. It's also somewhat redundant considering that it's already common knowledge that Wikipedia is WP:INCOMPLETE and the edit tab is easily accessible on the top of the article anyways. I support the existence of this template, but I suggest removing the "you can help by expanding" text, but whether it be replaced or removed entirely can be decided later.--Prisencolin (talk) 23:20, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

  • Same goes for Template:Dynamic list.--Prisencolin (talk) 23:24, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
  • I think the problem isn't with the last part; I believe it is that the phrasing is wrong. A more accurate wording would be "This list is not comprehensive; you can help by adding missing entries." - Incomplete implies that a completed state is reachable, which is not the case. Comprehensive, however, suggests that once enough entries are added, it should be sufficient to remove the template. Additionally, by telling the user to add missing entries, there isn't any implication of the reader doing an action that would add to the list in real life. Maybe someone can massage the way I've worded it, but I agree that current phrasing is poor. DMBradbury 01:46, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

I like the new wording and think it's a good change (to the detriment of meme culture, but oh well) but I think linking to "reliable sources" is adding too much noise, I think you should remove it. Educating people about that shouldn't be done in this template, and the more small text on a grey background there is, the less people are going to read it. And it's not like unsourced contributions are useless or forbidden, other editors can find citations or remove unsourced information. Akeosnhaoe (talk) 23:05, 7 January 2021 (UTC)


{{Expand list}} is the same, the template page redirects here, shouldn't this be listed as an alternate? - wolf 16:43, 26 December 2020 (UTC)

Return to "Incomplete list" page.