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Good Lists[edit]

There is a proposal to set up a new classification level, Good List. Please add your comments there. --Redrose64 (talk) 10:19, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Permit WP:Red links in WP:Navboxes?[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Wikipedia talk:Red link#Guideline revision urgently needed; subsection is at Wikipedia talk:Red link#Revision proposal. A WP:Permalink for the matter is here. Flyer22 (talk) 20:18, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

setting to turn off display of featured article star?[edit]

This page currently says "On non-mobile versions of our website, a small bronze star icon (This star symbolizes the featured content on Wikipedia.) on the top right corner of an article's page indicates that the article is featured, unless the appropriate user preference is set." Which preference is it talking about? I am aware of a gadget (under Preferences>Gadgets>Appearance) that allows the user to "Mark navigation links to featured and good articles in other languages" (which may not actually be working because it doesn't affect the sidebar like I thought it would when I tested it) but none I am aware of that allows you to turn it off for the page itself. Am I overlooking it or is this a mis-statement? Jason Quinn (talk) 12:32, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Given no response and that I believe it to be an error, I made a change over this. Jason Quinn (talk) 07:16, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Turning off images will (obviously) do the trick, but I would like to think that our readers can work out "if I disable images, I won't see images" for themselves. (Although given that I had someone a couple of days ago insisting I explain that magazines are written by writers, nothing would surprise me.) – iridescent 08:05, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean. Are you disagreeing with the new wording or pointing out another way for the images to disappear? Or, if you are objecting to mentioning the preference to toggle the images, the point of that is not to explain what toggling does but to point out that such a feature exists. Maybe that is expendable; I kept it in part to maintain some continuity with the previous wording. Jason Quinn (talk) 09:18, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Number of FAs[edit]

The page says 4546, whereas the category says 4526-1. Any good reason for this disparity? If not shall we insert a suitable expression based on {{PAGESINCATEGORY|Featured articles|R}} in place of the number? All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 15:45, 29 June 2015 (UTC).

The category is not accurate; it has something to do with articles that have no WikiProject assessments on their talk page, or something. This page is accurate. --Laser brain (talk) 15:56, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Only the summary function is inaccurate, the actual category content is OK. You can check the "real" category content directly with Catscan2: category and WP:FA are in-sync at 4,546 articles (the category for FA-talkpages Category:Wikipedia featured articles is off -1 at 4,545, but that's just because the nomination for R. V. C. Bodley is closed, but hasn't been bot-processed yet). GermanJoe (talk) 17:23, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Thanks both. As German Joe says, the category claims it has 4510 articles but loading them up with a tool indicates the number that we have on the description. A severe case of category lag perhaps. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 22:51, 29 June 2015 (UTC).

The following are in Category:Featured articles but not in Category:Wikipedia featured articles:

  1. G4S Fixed
  2. List of Melodifestivalen presenters Fixed

The following are in Category:Wikipedia featured articles but not in Category:Featured articles:

  1. Federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula

All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 22:58, 29 June 2015 (UTC).

Federal Bridge Gross Weight Formula seems to be a legitimate FA, from before the entirety of the current system was in place, perhaps. Maybe it's a candidate for de-FAing by today's standard, maybe it needs a gold star. I will leave that to the FA mavens. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 23:25, 29 June 2015 (UTC).
Tks Rick, looks like the FA star was swept away accidentally when a user removed an EL -- I've restored it now. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 23:59, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Redirected FA titles[edit]

Currently 18 FA-articles are listed under an old, now-redirected, article title. I would like to change those to their actual new title, both at WP:FA and WP:FANMP: it would make comparing categories and FA-pages to look for inconsistencies a lot easier, if all titles were current article titles. Otherwise redirected titles appear as difference in such comparisons (categories use current titles of course). Just checking: Is there any technical reason to keep the old article titles in those 2 FA pages? GermanJoe (talk) 11:53, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Silence means consent ;). OK, it's unlikely to break anything and helps managing the list -> I have changed those links on WP:FA and WP:FANMP. GermanJoe (talk) 17:44, 10 July 2015 (UTC)