Wikipedia:WikiProject Lists

Welcome to the WikiProject Lists, an effort to collaboratively develop Wikipedia's list articles and embedded lists.

Goals edit

Scope edit

Tools edit

List-friendly search results enhancements edit

  • SearchSuite.js provides menu items to modify your search results. Some of the features include sort, hide details (listify), and even format your search results for easy copying and pasting into lists, with a click of your mouse. And more.

Guidelines edit

Assessment edit

The assessment department gives details of our Quality and Importance statistics. This project will use only FL, List, and Stub for articles. Quality Classes such as Image, Template, Portal, Disambiguation, Category and Project will only be included in order to conform with the predefined Wikipedia:Namespace.

Currently, this project uses the Version 1.0 Editorial Team bot for article statistics. Therefore, it has become necessary for the project create a Custom mask for Quality class. The Custom mask for WikiProject Lists limits class to FL, List, and Stub for articles, and automatically changes incorrect class codes.

Article statistics


After adding our Project template to a talk page, you may run our Assessment bot by clicking Run the bot right away on the bot's User page. Type the word List, then click Submit.

Lists of Wikipedia lists edit

Search google for intitle:list or intitle:comparison, to pull up thousands of examples of Wikipedia lists and comparison tables.

See also Wikipedia:Contents.

Books Articles edit

New articles edit

A list of recently created list articles can be found at User:AlexNewArtBot/ListsSearchResult. This list is updated daily.

When reviewing new articles, be sure to perform the following tasks, where appropriate:

Article alerts edit

Did you know

Articles for deletion

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Proposed deletions

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Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Files for discussion

Featured list candidates

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Featured topic candidates

A-Class review

Good article nominees

Featured list removal candidates

Featured topic removal candidates

Requests for comments

Peer reviews

Requested moves

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Articles to be merged

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Articles to be split

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Articles for creation

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Notable list categories edit

Incomplete lists

Because of Wikipedia's role as an almanac and a gazetteer as well as an encyclopedia, it contains a large number of lists. Some lists, such as the list of U.S. state birds, are complete and unlikely to change for a long time.

Other lists are missing entries and are called incomplete lists. Incomplete lists should be immediately preceded by the {{Incomplete list}} template, or one of its topic-specific variations.

To display all pages, subcategories and images click on the "►":
Incomplete lists(200 C, 1 P)

Dynamic lists

Some lists, such as List of numbers, are intentionally inexhaustive, as they are only meant to list notable examples from a given category. These are known as "dynamic lists" and should be preceded by the {{Dynamic list}} template. Some dynamic lists require updates: for example, a list of notable alumni from a given university, or Lists of plants may need to be updated as clades and classifications are debated by botanists.

To display all pages, subcategories and images click on the "►":
Dynamic lists(1 C, 10,125 P)

It is our hope that other Wikipedians will pick up where we leave off, and add more items to the list, bringing it, if not to completion, at least to a mature state in which only minor updates are required as times change. Of course, it's not clear for all lists what should or shouldn't be on them, and completion may never be clear for these lists, but there should at least come a point where most representative and widely agreed upon entries are present.

2 people Members and userbox edit

A list of participants can be found at Category:WikiProject Lists participants.

To add yourself to the project add the following to your userpage:

[[Category:WikiProject Lists participants|{{subst:PAGENAME}}]]

Or, if you wish to use the userbox, add {{User WPLISTS}} or {{User WP Lists}} to your user page instead as it includes the above wikicode.

Member list edit

To display all pages, subcategories and images click on the "►":

Template uses edit

See: Wikipedia:Template messages/Lists and Category:Hatnote templates for lists

Project edit

Place the {{WikiProject Lists}} banner on all talk pages of list articles using the following code:

{{WikiProject Lists|class=list|importance=}}

which produces the following box:

 Lists NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Lists, an attempt to structure and organize all list pages on Wikipedia. If you wish to help, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on the project's quality scale.

and includes the article in the project.

Requests for article improvement edit

Below are examples of template code to paste at the top of a list section or list article. Paste the code with the curly brackets. The code is followed by what it displays.

General list templates edit

  • {{Delsort |Lists}} - to add an AfD to Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Lists. Produces:
  • {{Dynamic list}} -
  • {{Expand list}} or {{Inc-list}} -

Content type list templates edit

Stub templates edit

Stub templates are placed at the end of articles, below the categories. If the article's content consists of only list material, please use a Request for improvement template rather than a stub template.

Tags edit

Navbox edit

{{List navbox}} <---Place this footer at the bottom of articles, just above categories.

(Discuss the List navbox Template)

Talk header edit

Below is template code that can be pasted at the top of a list talk page, for stand-alone lists where inappropriate subjects are often added. Paste the code with the curly brackets. The code is followed by what it displays.

WikiProjects puzzle Related WikiProjects edit

External watchlist edit