Template talk:Notability

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The categorization by guideline is broken. This is not my last name (talk) 12:18, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

As far as I can see from the history, I don't think the template has ever categorised by guideline. -- John of Reading (talk) 18:38, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Categories for articles with topics of unclear notability[edit]

The Hurrican article currently contains "{{Notability|Products|date=February 2012}}", but Category:Products articles with topics of unclear notability is empty - as are all the other "... articles with topics of unclear notability" categories. Should the template be changed to use the categories (which look like they could be useful to editors doing cleanup) or should the categories be deleted ? The categories were created by Rich Farmbrough in 2011. DexDor (talk) 05:05, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

See also Template talk:Notability/Archive 6#Topic parameter not sorting articles into the subcategories (it's quite lengthy). --Redrose64 (talk) 13:47, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm glad to see that this mechanism is being reviewed. I put a solution in place in 1911, based on User:Rich_Farmbrough/Notability_parameters, but it was reverted. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 14:29, 5 April 2014 (UTC).
Actually it was 2011. It just feels like it was 1911. All the best, Rich Farmbrough, 14:30, 5 April 2014 (UTC).

Request for comment[edit]

An RfC has been opened at Wikipedia talk:Notability (geographic features)#Request for comment to request that Wikipedia talk:Notability (geographic features) be re-promoted to guideline status. Using {{Notability|Geo}} shows the following text: "The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for geographic features." If it is determined that Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features) should not be a guideline, then there may need to be a change to Template:Notability. GoingBatty (talk) 16:26, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Use for sections?[edit]

I want to put in question the notability of some of the individuals on this list: Taipei First Girls' High School#Notable alumnae. Does a header for sections exist with this template?--'Prisencolinensinainciusol 08:38, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

I'm in the same situation with Warp zone#Unreal. Seeing as I haven't been able to find any reliable sources at all, I'm thinking about deleting the section, but I'd rather let someone who knows a bit more about the topic handle it. Can't we let this template work with sections as well? Maplestrip (talk) 08:45, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Undo revision 600884649[edit]

An "Academic journals" parameter was recently added to this template. As was already pointed out at Template talk:Notability/Archive 6, the template message and the template documentation incorrectly refers to WP:NJournals as "the notability guideline for academic journals". However, that page is an opinion piece, not a community-adopted notability guideline. (In fact, some years ago it was proposed as a guideline, and was rejected.) There is, in fact, no notability guideline which specifically covers academic journals. All the other parameters correspond to bona fide policies or guidelines, not essays. Please undo revision 600884649. Or alternatively, add parameters for the dozens of other subject-specific notability essays, and clearly mark them as essays rather than guidelines. —Psychonaut (talk) 11:54, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 14:25, 12 October 2014 (UTC)