Talk:List of Wikipedias by sample of articles/Neglected

Active discussions

The FormulaEdit

Nice page, funny game. Where is the formula itself? Do you show some of the articles closest under 10 and 30 kB?

What are your plans, dear creator of the formula and the list, for changing the list? Do you do it via formula? Or do we users do it? [1] --Lu Wunsch-Rolshoven 07:39, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

To formula can be found here: List of Wikipedias by sample of articles/Source in the function called GetNeglectForArticle()
If editors work on those 10 articles, the score will most likely improve for the wikipedia. Of course, the wikipedia and score could increase by greatly improving 10 other articles but this is just meant as a helpful hint. The process to update the scores and these lists takes a while to run (2 days) so I only update them once a month. -MarsRover 05:53, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Number in parenthesesEdit

I don't understand what do the numbers mean, the amount of bytes it has to grow to move to the next "type" of article? (from stub to article, from article to long article) --Meldor 13:47, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it is the size of the article. For example, if its 9000 then with an increase of 1000 it would go from stub to article. But the size is not exactly the same as the number of bytes. In the case of European languages its pretty close. --MarsRover 15:28, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
The numbers show here difference with popup tool's number. How to calculate or update in our wiki project for all articles? Thanks in advance!--Cheers! (talk) 02:13, 24 October 2013 (UTC)


In the main table here, the article names are mostly the names of the Wikidata entries, as I would expect. But what's up with "youjiiz mas cabeza de calvo," row 313, which links to d:Q2329, chemistry? A. Mahoney (talk) 14:33, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Somebody repeatedly vandalizes the English name and description of d:Q2329 which should stand for en:Chemistry. It was spoiled in the end of May, and again two days ago. -- Ace111 (talk) 15:44, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
I see. I'll keep an eye out for that kind of thing in the future! A. Mahoney (talk) 17:58, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Error warningEdit

Some WPs like Frysk get an error warning because of 'too much untranslated English'. But in this case the 'untranslated English' is a bibliography of an English speaking author in the references-section of the article. This should be excluded IMO. --Murma174 (talk) 12:57, 5 August 2013 (UTC)


Why are you using in this list Syllabary (d:Q182133) if the «List of articles every Wikipedia should have» contains only Syllable (d:Q8188) not Syllabary? --Dymitr (talk) 21:33, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

This has been changed back [2]. This page is auto-generated and will be updated shortly. --MarsRover 00:43, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. I missed this change. But as the list had been updated it needs to be actualized Template:Top1000 recent changes. --Dymitr (talk) 05:35, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

About brain in zh 中文Edit

@Yerpo:Hello. The article zh:脑 in Chinese wikipedia is listed as error. The reason is "zh:脑 has too much untranslated English." I checked this article and found that most untranslated English is in the reference data and external link. I think it is ok. I would like to know your thought for this. Thank and Best Regards--Wolfch (talk) 15:05, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

You're right, it's a legitimate article, but the large amount of English in references got it flagged as untranslated. There are a few other cases like this, such as th:เอกภพ. Technically, references could be excluded from the check, but this could then be easily exploited for artificial score increasing (e.g. copy-pasting large blocks of English text as "notes"), so I don't think it would be a good solution. For borderline cases like zh:脑, the only solution right now is adding more localized content. Perhaps something as simple as translating the titles (e.g. with parameter |trans_title in the citation template) might help to pull it below the threshold again - the script counts the article as absent if common English words such as "the", "of", "an" etc. constitute more than 20% words in the article. — Yerpo Eh? 09:37, 8 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I will try to add more Chinese content to solve this--Wolfch (talk) 15:57, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
@Wolfch: it seems to have worked, only zh:化學元素 remained as problematic, which you can easily solve by translating the quotes from references. — Yerpo Eh? 19:49, 6 December 2015 (UTC)
@Yerpo:Thanks. I will try to solve the issue in zh:化學元素--Wolfch (talk) 13:12, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Return to "List of Wikipedias by sample of articles/Neglected" page.