[WikiEN-l] listcruft

Alex axel9891 at googlemail.com
Mon Jul 16 15:27:21 UTC 2007

Gotta love lists. Why, I was working on List of English monarchs a while
back trying to get it featured! :)

Alex (Majorly)

On 16/07/07, phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/15/07, K P <kpbotany at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 7/15/07, David Goodman <dgoodmanny at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Here's an hypocrisy detector: did you ever vote for deleting a list
> > > where you nonetless were intrigued by some of the items you saw
> > > listed, or for deleting an article which you nonetheless enjoyed or
> > > learned from?
> >
> > I've voted to delete articles that were intriguing.  I think most of
> > the minor also-rans in lower level pageants articles need to go, yet
> > I've worked in pageantry, and do read the details of the articles
> > before sending them to the crap bin.  In fact, they're one group of
> > articles on AfD that I do read almost the entire article every time.
> >
> > KP
> >
> As opposed to all the other articles that you vote to delete (or not)
> *without* reading the entire article? That's a bit disturbing. Or do I
> misread?
> Re: lists -- lists are awesome. We should treat them with the same
> standards
> as regular articles -- that is, not singling them out for deletion because
> they are unreferenced, which is a problem that plagues 90% of our content.
> FWIW, Britannica *does* include (unreferenced!) lists. On a quick search,
> for instance, I found "list of populated Dependent States" and "list of
> major disasters that occurred in 1999". Granted, the first was in a table
> embedded in the main article about dependent states, which might be a good
> route to go for many lists that have complimentary main articles.
> Generally:
> no, Britannica doesn't have "list of songs about x," but as we all know
> they
> also don't have all those troublesome articles about pop culture, movie
> plots, kinky sex, etc. etc. etc. (though they do have much better
> bibliographies, even if most articles lack references). **It's a poor
> comparison.
> phoebe
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