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Talk:Linkin Park discography#Split could be relevant to the FL status of the list. - Yellow Dingo (talk) 10:04, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

DEFAULTSORT in "List of Foo" featured lists[edit]

An editor has noticed that the sorting at Portal:Television/Featured content#Featured lists is very poor when the page is updated by the bot (example revision). Many of the "List of Foo" articles are listed together as "List of...", while others are sorted as "Foo". The bot is coded to use each page's DEFAULTSORT. About 1600 featured lists either have no DEFAULTSORT or set it to "List of Foo".

I see three possible ways round this:

  • Recode the bot to sort by PAGENAME, not by DEFAULTSORT, when sorting featured lists. This would need some work by the bot owner, JLaTondre (talk · contribs) [ping!]. This loses flexibility, but the output would at least be consistent and easy to understand.
  • Recode the bot to use the sort key in Category:Featured lists rather than the DEFAULTSORT, and tweak the {{Featured list}} template to allow that category sort key to be set - either to PAGENAME, or to "PAGENAME with 'List of' moved to the end", or to a string passed in as a new parameter for the exceptional cases.
  • Keep the bot as it is, and update about 1600 featured lists to set the DEFAULTSORT to "Foo, List of". This could change the sorting of these lists in other categories, of course.

Comments, ideas? -- John of Reading (talk) 08:47, 24 September 2016 (UTC)