Wikipedia talk:The Core Contest/Articles

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GFDL information: List was obtained from veropedia reports at, contributors not listed at source. — xaosflux Talk 17:07, 24 November 2007 (UTC)


Can someone disambiguate keyboard? Jeff Dahl (Talkcontribs) 17:37, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

To what? you'd have to ask whoever nominated it, and ask which one they meant. Totnesmartin (talk) 18:14, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
Also Pepper, Processor, Republic of China (Taiwan), Bronchitis, Burn, Service, Magic, Strings, TCP, Monitor, Ethics, Newfoundland, Voodoo, Freedom, and Wedge. I think it's also interesting how many redirects are on the list; how much can you improve a redirect? Anomie 22:39, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Article format[edit]

Why piped links? And apart from that, non-English characters appear garbled... GregorB (talk) 20:41, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

This article seems to have gone through a bad character conversion at some point. UTF-8 encoding characters can be seen in some article names such as Mustafa_Kemal_Atatürk; this should be Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.--Mumia-w-18 (talk) 04:19, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
(edit conflict with {{inuse}}) was about to unpipe all the links but see you are doing a UTF conversion now, if they are still there I'll come back and do them. — xaosflux Talk 04:52, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm done. Thanks.--Mumia-w-18 (talk) 05:18, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Me 2. — xaosflux Talk 06:24, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
BTW, I prefer the single-column format, FWIW--Mumia-w-18 (talk) 05:22, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Adam Smith removal[edit]

Xaosflux, was it your intention to remove Adam Smith from the list? His article is gone.--Mumia-w-18 (talk) 06:31, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Absolutely not, it appears others have been affected as well, will have to debug my regex, I've reverted to the last version before I depiped. — xaosflux Talk 06:36, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Strange selection[edit]

not that it matters much, but I find it strage that, for example, Nazi Germany and Unification of Germany are listed as "core topics", but not Germany itself. Ok, so Germany is FA already; still, we have Greece and Bangkok, but not Russia or France (none of them FA). It doesn't stop here. What are pap smear, party and grape doing in a list of core topics? It may have been better to just inherit Wikipedia:Core topics - 1,000 (also Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Core_topics, Wikipedia:WikiProject Biography/Core biographies, Wikipedia:Version_1.0_Editorial_Team/Core_topics/Supplement, Wikipedia:Core topics, inner levels) dab (𒁳) 14:22, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes Iran and history of Iran aren't in the least while some less important articles which relates to Iran like Iranian revolution, Persian empire and Islamic conquest of Persia are there. --Seyyed(t-c) 17:13, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
The question itself is strange because that is exactly what was done. We took the various lists, combined them, pruned some articles (such as France), which we thought had decent versions already. My suggestion to anyone who is stymied by this list of 2700 topics, and cannot find anything there--suggest a topic, explain how you intend to improve it, and go for it. I can assure you, your article will be considered. 21:05, 25 November 2007 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Danny (talkcontribs)

Miami, Florida[edit]

I can't see why Miami, Florida is on the list. This is already a good article.--Mumia-w-18 (talk) 00:29, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Someone requested that it be added so that it can be improved further. I agreed, as it is one of the major cities in the US. Danny (talk) 00:59, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

I suggest Las Vegas, Nevada.[edit]

It's a crummy article on a big topic. Grandmasterka 04:27, 26 November 2007 (UTC)


This is just a disambiguation page - surely some mistake? Tim Vickers (talk) 19:09, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. Danny (talk) 19:43, 26 November 2007 (UTC)


Spoon? Fork? Mahalo. --Ali'i 23:13, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Half-life? --Ali'i 23:20, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

Propose Flannery O'Connor[edit]

I propose we add Flannery O'Connor to the candidate list for two reasons: one, the article is far too short and poorly cited for a writer of her stature; and, two, I want to add it to my worklist for this project! :) Mr Which??? 03:37, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Don't delete entries[edit]

Apparently some people have been deleting entries which they intend to work on. As this list is referred to as the list of articles which are candidates for the contest, that action could be counterproductive by removing an article from the contest. If one wants to mark an article as being worked on, the checkmark which others have been using is a better choice: add your user name piped to a checkmark [[User:Example|✓]] -- SEWilco 16:58, 2 December 2007 (UTC)