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February 2009 update[edit]

As of today we're officially down to 9000 articles in this category! Every little bit helps :) ♠PMC(talk) 03:19, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

AWB request to untag Feb 2009 orphans with 1 or more links[edit]

Project input is requested @ WP:AWB/Tasks#AWB Request 2.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  16:26, 6 May 2018 (UTC)



I'm leaving a note to inform any interested parties that there is an orphan-related AFD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Coded set.


StraussInTheHouse (talk) 15:15, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Deprecating the =few parameter[edit]

Since the de-orphaning criteria is now only a single incoming link rather than many, does anyone have any opposition to deprecating the "few" parameter of {{orphan}}, and the associated Category:Low linked articles? If there's consensus, I'll figure out how to technically go about that. ♠PMC(talk) 05:26, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Agree. If it has one link, then sure, it is technically deorphaned but still pretty lonely. Rap Chart Mike (talk) 12:13, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
I don't disagree, but nonetheless the de-orphan criteria is now only one link, so the "few" parameter, which keeps the orphan template on something that's no longer technically an orphan, is a bit redundant. ♠PMC(talk) 20:04, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Support (tJosve05a (c) 17:37, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
  • So I was just checking what links to Category:Low linked articles and found this new discussion. This after I just edited the sandbox. Feel free to vet my changes. One of the problems with this project is the redundancy of talk pages; I hang out more at Template talk:Orphan since I've been so involved in the maintenance of that template. But this page is better for the meta-issues, I suppose. Pinging @Traveler100:, who created the parameter and this monthly cleanup category. Removal of the parameter from {{Orphan}} is all but a done deal; Category:Low linked articles could be saved if we create a new {{Low-linked article}} to populate it, but we need to define better criteria for populating such a category if it's to be kept. Considering the weak support project-wide for {{Orphan}} and the ongoing huge backlog in Category:Orphaned articles, personally I'm OK with putting the project to resolve low linked articles on the back burner for now. Unless there is a better-defined rationale for it. – wbm1058 (talk) 00:36, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Support deleting the parameter as it contradicts WP:Orphan that 1 link is enough for removal which was reaffirmed at a Village Post discussion late last year, thanks Atlantic306 (talk) 19:26, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

 Done : I've removed this parameter from the template, per consensus. Category:Low linked articles may still be manually populated at this time, but better criteria for populating this category should probably be developed. – wbm1058 (talk) 13:27, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Heh well that was easy, thanks. I might take that to CfD at a later date if it doesn't wind up ever being manually populated. ♠PMC(talk) 14:00, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Articles with titles in Basic Cryllic Script[edit]

I accidentally found a wiki page with article name in Basic Cryllic Script via the Random page in this category link for and the page is up for deletion at WP:AFD, nomination at here.

There might be a lot of similar orphans which could be deleted. Kadane (talk) ran a query for Cryllic so probably can ask him for a list or for other scripts as well. --Xaiver0510 (talk) 01:46, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Copied to Wiktionary[edit]

Hi I’ve just come across Stepfather-in-law which has an orphan tag from Dec 09 but the talk page shows it was copied to Wiktionary in January 2008. I’m not clear what we do with articles that have been copied to Wiktionary. Do we leave them alone? Try to deorphan them as per usual? PROD them? Something else? Any guidance much appreciated.Mccapra (talk) 05:45, 16 August 2018 (UTC)