Wikipedia:WikiProject Lists

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Welcome to the WikiProject Lists, an effort to collaboratively develop Wikipedia's list articles and embedded lists.


  • In cooperation with WikiProject Outlines and WikiProject Indexes, make a comprehensive navigation system of Wikipedia that lists every page in the encyclopedia.
  • Make all lists titled "List of " conform to the standards of Featured list criteria
    • Note that outlines, indices, glossaries, timelines, and tables have their own standards. See their respective WikiProjects for details.
    • Note also that some "List of " pages are misnamed, and are actually outlines or indices, and fall within the scope of those two WikiProjects. Most of the misnamed lists include "topics" in their titles.
  • Check through Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Lists
  • Disperse Category:Lists into their proper subcategories
  • Create
    Wikipedia:Most wanted articles#List of <anything>
  • Reduce the number of inappropriate laundry lists
  • Maintain Wikipedia:Contents and its subpages
  • Make more lists to better organize Wikipedia articles
  • Maintain and develop the list guidelines and help pages.



List-friendly search results enhancements

  • SearchSuite.js provides menu items to modify your search results. Some of the features include sort, hide details (listify), and even format your search results for easy copying and pasting into lists, with a click of your mouse. And more.




assessment department gives details of our Quality and Importance statistics. This project will use only FL, List, and Stub for articles. Quality Classes such as Image, Template, Portal, Disambiguation, Category and Project will only be included in order to conform with the predefined Wikipedia:Namespace

Currently, this project uses the Version 1.0 Editorial Team bot for article statistics. Therefore, it has become necessary for the project create a Custom mask for Quality class. The Custom mask for WikiProject Lists limits class to FL, List, and Stub for articles, and automatically changes incorrect class codes.

Article statistics

After adding our Project template to a talk page, you may run our Assessment bot by clicking Run the bot right away on the bot's User page. Type the word List, then click Submit.

Lists of Wikipedia lists

Search google for intitle:list or intitle:comparison, to pull up thousands of examples of Wikipedia lists and comparison tables.

See also Wikipedia:Contents.


New articles

A list of recently created list articles can be found at User:AlexNewArtBot/ListsSearchResult. This list is updated daily.

When reviewing new articles, be sure to perform the following tasks, where appropriate:

Article alerts

Did you know

Articles for deletion

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Proposed deletions

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Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Featured list candidates

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Featured topic candidates

A-Class review

Featured list removal candidates

Requests for comments

Peer reviews

Requested moves

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Articles to be merged

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Articles to be split

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Articles for creation

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Notable list categories

Incomplete lists

Because of Wikipedia's role as an

gazetteer as well as an encyclopedia, it contains a large number of lists. Some lists, such as the list of U.S. state birds
, are complete and unlikely to change for a long time.

Other lists are missing entries and are called incomplete lists. Incomplete lists should be immediately preceded by the {{Incomplete list}} template, or one of its topic-specific variations.

To display all pages, subcategories and images click on the "►":
Incomplete lists(186 C)

Dynamic lists

Some lists, such as

notable examples from a given category. These are known as "dynamic lists" and should be preceded by the {{Dynamic list}} template. Some dynamic lists require updates.[1]

To display all pages, subcategories and images click on the "►":
Dynamic lists(1 C, 9,297 P)

It is our hope that other Wikipedians will pick up where we leave off, and add more items to the list, bringing it, if not to completion, at least to a mature state in which only minor updates are required as times change. Of course, it's not clear for all lists what should or shouldn't be on them, and completion may never be clear for these lists, but there should at least come a point where most representative and widely agreed upon entries are present.

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Members and userbox

A list of participants can be found at Category:WikiProject Lists participants.

To add yourself to the project add the following to your userpage:

[[Category:WikiProject Lists participants|{{subst:PAGENAME}}]]

Or, if you wish to use the userbox, add {{User WPLISTS}} or {{User WP Lists}} to your user page instead as it includes the above wikicode.

Member list

To display all pages, subcategories and images click on the "►":

Template uses

Wikipedia:Template messages/Lists and Category:Hatnote templates for lists


Place the {{WikiProject Lists}} banner on all talk pages of list articles using the following code:

{{WikiProject Lists|class=list|importance=}}

which produces the following box:

WikiProject Lists (Rated List-class)
WikiProject icon
This page is within the scope of WikiProject Lists, an attempt to structure and organize all list pages on Wikipedia. If you wish to help, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
List This article has been rated as List-Class on the project's
quality scale

and includes the article in the project.

Requests for article improvement

Below are examples of template code to paste at the top of a list section or list article. Paste the code with the curly brackets. The code is followed by what it displays.

General list templates

  • {{
    Delsort |Lists}} - to add an AfD to Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Lists
    . Produces:
  • {{Dynamic list}} -
  • {{
    Inc-list}} -

Content type list templates

Stub templates

Stub templates are placed at the end of articles, below the categories. If the article's content consists of only list material, please use a Request for improvement template rather than a stub template.


  • {{
    Manual of Style for standalone lists. Please improve this article by adding inclusion criteria, or discuss this issue on the talk page
  • Navbox

    {{List navbox}} <---Place this footer at the bottom of articles, just above categories.

    (Discuss the List navbox Template)

    Talk header

    Below is template code that can be pasted at the top of a list talk page, for stand-alone lists where inappropriate subjects are often added. Paste the code with the curly brackets. The code is followed by what it displays.

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    Related WikiProjects

    External watchlist

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    1. ^ For example, a list of notable alumni from a school/university may need to be updated as new students graduate. The list of lists of plants may need to be updated, since plant clades and classifications are still being debated by botanists, as of this edit. (February 2023.)