[WikiEN-l] No "list of X" article unless there's already a good "X" article

SPUI drspui at gmail.com
Mon Jul 16 12:42:36 UTC 2007

Daniel P. B. Smith wrote:
> I wish there were widespread general consensus that there should not  
> be a "list of X" article unless there is already a high-quality  
> article on the topic of "X." And the list should begin as a section  
> within the "X" article and should not be broken out until it becomes  
> unmanageably long.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_auxiliary_Interstate_Highways - 
there's no [[auxiliary Interstate Highway]].
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_Canadian_railways - there's 
no [[defunct Canadian railway]].
- there's no [[CSX Transportation predecessor railroad]].

> I wish there were widespread general consensus that every item in a  
> "list of X" article should be individually referenced. A year or so  
> ago I tried checking out such lists, particularly those of which it  
> was asserted that a reference was not needed because "references can  
> be found in the linked article," and my experience was this was  
> usually not true.

Same example (auxiliary Interstates): the FHWA Route Log and Finder List 
has everything but the most recent changes. There's no need to 
individually reference it for each entry.

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