Wikipedia talk:Dead-end pages

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Restructuring[edit]

This page used to host a list of dead-end pages. The list hasn't existed for some time now, so I've removed all referenced to it. Other changes I've made include:

  • Replacing the links to WP:How to edit a page and WP:Layout with Help:Link#Wikilinks and MOS:LINK#Techniques, which I feel are more appropriate.
  • Removing advice pertaining to the now-deprecated {{wikify}} template.
  • Adding links to the {{dead end}} template, which, strangely enough, the original page didn't mention.
  • Removing the "Guide for advanced users", because it simply explains how to ascertain the notability of an article and nominate it for deletion, which isn't really relevant here.
  • Removing the Special Pages template, because Special:Deadendpages became defunct three years ago.
  • Removing the "see also" link to WP:Martin Luther King Day of Service, which didn't appear to catch on.

I've kept the stuff about how to generate a list of dead-end pages using AWB, because as far as I can tell, it still ought to work. I'd appreciate it if someone else could verify that. DoctorKubla (talk) 08:57, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Userbox Needed[edit]

The leaders of the "Dead-end pages" project should create a userbox for participants in the project to display on their userpages. See the section "Userbox" on the page "Wikipedia:Articles written by a single editor" for an excellent example from a different project.

--LukasMatt (talk) 00:58, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

I second that! WingsEdge (talk) 16:17, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Third. I'll look into doing this myself, perhaps.Godsy(TALKCONT) 04:53, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
@LukasMatt and WingsEdge:  Done, adding it to the project page shortly.Godsy(TALKCONT) 05:32, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
{{Userbox Dead-end pages}} is now included on this WikiProject page. It looks like:

DEAD END This user participates in the Dead-end pages clean up project. (You can help!)



Smile.gif Godsy(TALKCONT) 06:59, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

"Finding dead-end pages" Section[edit]

The entire section "Finding dead-end pages" should be deleted for these reasons:

  1. It's irrelevant. The lead section of this article contains a "Dead-end pages progress" template with a link to "Category:All dead-end pages".
  2. It's confusing to new users. I read this article, hoping to participate in a Wiki fixup project. When I hit the section "Finding dead-end pages", I first thought that I would actually need to perform those 11 steps to generate the list of articles with no internal links.

If a valid reason exists for keeping the 11 steps around, then I think that the "Articles written by a single editor" project handles their similar procedure much more gracefully. See the section "Notes", specifically the bullet that begins "Technophiles might be interested in collaborating on the source code..." in the article Wikipedia:Articles written by a single editor.
--LukasMatt (talk) 10:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

I think you're right – this section doesn't serve any purpose, now that all the dead-end pages are being tagged and categorised. I'll remove it. DoctorKubla (talk) 08:36, 22 April 2014 (UTC)