Portal talk:Contents/Portals

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Is this a good idea to add?[edit]

Moxy (talk) 01:52, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Could have some use. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 19:42, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
I think it would need refining beyond the current default. Eg. searching for africa gives 5,150 results, and even adding an "intitle:" gives 735 results.
Is there any way to have it only search the root-level (ie. not picking up all the subpages) ? I think that would solve the problem, but I'm not sure if it's possible. –Quiddity (talk) 00:01, 30 July 2013 (UTC)


This page is pretty outdated, as it is listing 1126 portals, and I have over 1300 listed at User:Sven Manguard/List of Portals, which was done using a namespace search.

My proposal is that we scratch this page entirely in favor of a dynamically generated page. Portals can be divided into sections using categories (likely purpose-built hidden maintenance categories to avoid compliations). Marking portals as featured can be handled by cross checking with Category:Featured portals.

Thoughts? Sven Manguard Wha? 20:43, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

As far as I know, this page is not supposed to list all things in portal space, just those sufficiently constructed to be ready for viewers, which might explain some of the discrepancy. If an automated system were used then an opt-out/in code would have to be used. Also, some portals should be listed under multiple sections. Espresso Addict (talk) 18:12, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
I don't really think that's what happened. I think it simply stopped being updated regularly. If what we want is a showcase of portals, perhaps we can just pick 200 or so that are on major topics and do that. But that's not what this page appears to be trying to do. Sven Manguard Wha? 21:26, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Espresso Addict has it correct. I've been watching and helping to maintain these pages since 2006, and can tell you for certain that they are only intended for reasonably-complete portals - incomplete/abandoned/broken portals are removed, following the same criteria as Wikipedia:Portal/Directory.
I think the review & analysis that you've started at User:Sven Manguard/List of Portals is a really good idea. I'd suggest moving it to Wikipedia:Portal/List of Portals to encourage more people to help out, and maintain it continuously.
Regarding the idea of just dynamically creating a list - that would make it too easy to avoid editorial scrutiny, because category-changes are very difficult to watchlist. –Quiddity (talk) 03:46, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
I agree with Quiddity's idea of moving Sven's list of portals to somewhere centralised where other editors can help out. I've wondered about a coordinated review of featured portals; I know Bencherlite was working on one in userspace, but I've lost the link. Espresso Addict (talk) 19:24, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
You all should feel free to take a copy, either the one I started or a clean one (go back in the edit history to get a clean one if you want), and move it to a centralized page. List of Portals isn't really my priority right now, List of Featured Portals is the priority, and that one I need to do myself. I'd be glad to help out with the list of all portals once I finish getting through the featured ones and seeing which ones need saving and which ones need delisting. Sven Manguard Wha? 17:30, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
Interested in what you're doing with the featured portals and agree they are a more-urgent priority. I do think it might be more politic to do the review as a group effort, with agreed criteria, like the Good article sweeps of a few years back. I know Bencherlite was doing something similar a while back. Espresso Addict (talk) 18:14, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
I've been doing it myself because there are very few people that would be as careful/harsh as I am in doing the reviews, and I want to catch everything so that we have a very good grasp of where we stand before we consider the main page. That being said, you've got recent experience with the standards (which are much tighter than they were when many of these portals were promoted). If you think you can be as aggressive/pedantic in the reviews as I am being, feel free to help out. Sven Manguard Wha? 05:51, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Main Page Featured Portal drive completed !!![edit]

The Main Page Featured Portal drive was successfully completed.

This was a collaborative initiative created to get all portals linked from the top-right of the Main Page to Featured Portal quality status.

Thank you to all who participated or contributed towards this quality improvement effort in some way.

Happy Holidays,

Cirt (talk) 17:55, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 April 2014[edit]

Prince0001 (talk) 14:40, 2 April 2014 (UTC) request are not allowed that begain interfair between espect element that are not allowed to begain on this services

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 14:57, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for script fixing[edit]

Hi, I know that no-one reads these talk pages, but on the off-chance someone does, can they please fix the errors on the Portal:Democratic Republic of the Congo please? Quotes etc. do not choose from the available options, but show all of them. Thanks! Brigade Piron (talk) 16:59, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

@Brigade Piron: You are in luck! Fixed with this edit; if you add more quotes remember to adjust the value of "max". -- John of Reading (talk) 17:33, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
@John of Reading:, that's a massive help! Many thanks indeed! Brigade Piron (talk) 21:55, 17 July 2014 (UTC)