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New media art journalsEdit

I came across this article via WP:THQ#Another question to the teahouse. I did some very basic cleanup, but I'm not sure what else can be done to WP:OVERCOME the many issue it has and avoid deletion, but perhaps someone from this WikiProject has some suggestions. The article has kind of a WP:SAL feel to it; so, I figured I ask about it here. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:56, 6 January 2021 (UTC)

What should be the scope of "people from X" lists?Edit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:List of people from Ukraine § Comments. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:34, 10 January 2021 (UTC)

Some questionsEdit

Where here is the place to but an article to be assed? Also, can you review my article( Also can a draft become a level of importance(e.g. high, medium, low) or a class level(e.g. featured, good, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class)? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:47, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

List of most-retweeted tweetsEdit

Is #25 on this list really considered a cash giveaway or prize? Someone marked it as such today and while I don't believe it's a major change, I don't think it's correct either. To the best of my knowledge, a charity fundraiser is surely different but I wanted to get clarification for my own understanding moving forward on WP. -- Carlobunnie (talk) 18:11, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Discographies has an RFCEdit


Wikipedia:WikiProject Discographies has an RFC for a possible alternative format for singles discography tables. A discussion is taking place. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. Heartfox (talk) 01:25, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

List of musician-politiciansEdit

I noticed there is a list of actor-politicians and sportsperson-politicians, but no musician-politicians list (even though I can think of quite a few) WhatsImportantToMe (talk) 00:11, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:List of American Idol finalistsEdit

Discussion is made at Talk:List of American Idol finalists#Insufficient amount of sources? --George Ho (talk) 21:58, 24 February 2021 (UTC)

List/category naming inconsistency for alumni/faculty/peopleEdit

Is there a reason for the two naming systems for list articles (and categories) about alumni/faculty/people of universities? Generally the naming format is either

  1. "___ of the [university name]", or
  2. "[university name] ___",

but we have large numbers of articles for either ordering even across countries. For example:

At least for categories, pattern #1 seems to be relatively consistently used for the UK and pattern #2 seems to be relatively consistently used for the US.

Sometimes the list and categories do not even follow the same format:

I suppose that several moves are in order (at the very least to align lists with categories)? — MarkH21talk 06:20, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

MarkH21, I'm more of a fan of pattern #2, but I'm not sure the variation is really causing all that much harm. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:26, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
I don't think that there's any harm being caused. It's just a little odd when list articles use the different naming systems somewhat randomly, especially when they don't match the category names. This isn't really an issue though, just a minor inquiry into naming consistency. — MarkH21talk 06:32, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
Pattern #1 seems more natural to me. I'm British, and I think (although I could be mistaken) that Skdb is American. As implied by the pattern of issue noted, this is probably a British English vs American English difference. I don't think it is causing any harm so the natural differences between the varieties of English should be allowed to remain. Robminchin (talk) 06:37, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
I'd also note that "People of the University of Cambridge" certainly seems unnatural, so "University of Cambridge people" but "Academics of the University of Cambridge" is the natural way to order these two. They are different things, so I wouldn't see this as an inconsistency. Robminchin (talk) 06:42, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
What about "Alumni of [university name]", "Academics of [university name]" but "People related to [university name]" e.g. a specialist of the history of [university name], but nor alumni nor academics of the institution. --Anneyh (talk) 11:26, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
That works for me.
Thinking about this overnight, possibly the root issue is that "University of Cambridge" is the name of the university, but when used adjectivally it becomes "Cambridge University", thus Cambridge University Press, Cambridge University Boat Club. This pattern is found for almost all British universities that use "University of <town name>" for their name, so the adjectival pattern "<university name> academics" doesn't work for these universities: "Cambridge University academics" (using the adjectival form) would sound far better than "University of Cambridge academics". Robminchin (talk) 16:44, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I see no problem in using one pattern for some countries (including US) and another for some other countries (including UK). There is also a split between Category:University of Chicago people etc and Category:People associated with the University of Nottingham etc, which as far as I can see at a quick dip seems to be another consistent US/UK difference. I'm quite happy to let it be. This has certainly been discussed previously, must be lurking in some talk archives. PamD 16:11, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
    I have no issue if it's consistent within an English variation or geographical grouping. Especially if there is some previous consensus, the helpful action might be just to align lists & categories to each other and/or with an existing consensus. — MarkH21talk 16:39, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
    Coming back to this, it seems that at the very least it's acceptable to make the categories consistent within English variations. — MarkH21talk 23:46, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

As it happens, in parallel I've been trying to bring attention to this issue of weird categorization of university staff, the latest iteration of which is at Category talk:Faculty by university or college#Request for comment on naming. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:35, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

The big benefit of putting the University first is that, if you use HotCat or search, as you type it you'll see what articles there are starting with that university and can select the one you want. If you use a different setup, you have to get that setup right as you type it (Alumni of, People related to, People of, Faculty of, Academics of...). If you type the wrong one, you'll wind up scrolling through the various articles/categories that do use that formulation before realizing "oh, I guess the one I'm looking for is different". I don't really do categories on Wikipedia, but on Commons I tend to just create category redirects that put the main proper noun first to try to make it easier. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 20:05, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

+1 — MarkH21talk 23:46, 30 April 2021 (UTC)

List of sovereign states by year cleanupEdit

Category:Lists of sovereign states by year has some oddly specific entries such as List of sovereign states in 1143. Anyone who's inclined may wish to clean some up and AfD as needed. Thanks to 1234qwer1234qwer4 for the discovery via WP:Discord. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:14, 13 March 2021 (UTC)

Talk:List of people who have expressed views relating to overpopulation as a problemEdit

I pathetically spent an hour analysing the existence of the above list. Now I think you WikiProject Lists people should read it and have a laugh! (talk) 23:54, 14 March 2021 (UTC)


I have nominated List of international cricket centuries at Bellerive Oval for featured list removal. 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. Störm (talk) 02:17, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

List of American Idol finalists as featured list removal candidateEdit

I created the FLRC page on the List of American Idol finalists page. --George Ho (talk) 03:37, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

List of female Muslim heads of Government and StateEdit

I have left a note suggesting a change in the name of that article--both for order and capitalization:

Talk:List of female Muslim heads of Government and State#Capitalization in title

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List of Disney theatrical animated feature films listed at Requested movesEdit

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List and adding a new entryEdit

Hi all, I asked a question in the talk page here: It would be awesome if I could get an answer. Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Medhekp (talkcontribs) 20:48, 4 April 2021 (UTC)

List of Heads of State of the MaldivesEdit

The List of heads of state of the Maldives page was deleted because the user who made it seems to have been banned.Khronicle I (talk) 15:15, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

List of plants known as lillipilliEdit

Is this a 'list'?Xx236 (talk) 09:18, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

It looks more like a disambiguation page. Khronicle I (talk) 16:28, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Electricity distribution companies by countryEdit

Would someone from this WikiProject mind taking a look at Electricity distribution companies by country? I started to do some basic cleanup, but it needs some more work. There's lots of red-link entries and non-link entries that almost certainly are electric companies that exist or did exist, but probably are never going to end up having article's created about them. My guess is that over the years, various editors (maybe adding entries from their home countries) have just been expanding the list without realizing things like WP:BURDEN and WP:SOURCELIST, etc. Some of the cleanup (like MOS:TM and MOS:HEAD) is pretty basic, but it might be best to assess the overall encyclopedic value of these red-link entries or non-link entries before do that. There are also quite a number of {{Incomplete list}} templates used throughout the article which might be best combined somehow or even removed. FWIW, this list seems as if it's always going to be incomplete as long as the main WP:CSC seems to simply be existence and not WP:NORG. -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:19, 5 May 2021 (UTC)

Category:Lists articles needing expert attention has been nominated for discussionEdit


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Requested move at Talk:List of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon episodes#Requested move 7 May 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:List of Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon episodes#Requested move 7 May 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. Elli (talk | contribs) 06:12, 19 May 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Timeline of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, 2020#Requested move 15 May 2021Edit

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Input RequestedEdit

There are a couple of discussions regarding changes to the List of most-viewed online videos in the first 24 hours, which has been indicated to be in your project's purview. Please join in the discussion here. Thank you. Primefac (talk) 13:53, 25 May 2021 (UTC)

An evaluation for on a stub articleEdit

Hi, I’m a student and new to a wikipedia editing. Currently, I’m working in a stub article called List of mammalian gestation durations. Any feedback would greatly appreciated, thanks for your time. ToastedPeanutButter (talk) 11:54, 28 May 2021 (UTC)

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