විකිපීඩියා:Disambiguation pages with links

Disambiguation pages with links is a project that patrols the incoming links to disambiguation pages. These non-article pages exist to clarify and ease confusion in cases where two or more similarly named articles exist—for example, if two or more notable people have the same name. Ideally, article namespace pages should not link to disambiguation pages, except when the ambiguity of a term is being discussed (as in hatnotes mentioning that a term has other meanings); instead, links should go directly to the appropriate article. Where an article intentionally links to a disambiguation page, that link should be through a "Foo (disambiguation)" redirect, to make it clear that the link is intentional. Links from non-article namespaces are allowed, but still may need to be disambiguated. Redirects to disambiguation pages (e.g. residuals redirects to residual, which is a disambiguation page) are not considered to be within the article namespace for purposes of this guideline.

This page lists the disambiguation pages that do have incoming links, most of which need to be fixed.

  1. First, please familiarize yourself with Wikipedia:Disambiguation (the guidelines about how and when to disambiguate), and with the manual of style on linking. If editing a disambiguation page, bear in mind the manual of style for disambiguation pages.
  2. Next, choose a disambiguation page to fix from the list below. Visit the disambiguation page you have selected, and familiarize yourself with the possible targets for links.
  3. Click on the What links here link in the "toolbox" on the left side of the screen.
  4. For each page listed, visit the page. The most important pages to fix are those in the Article and Template namespaces. User pages and "Wikipedia:" administrative pages do not necessarily need to be fixed. Please avoid editing comments on "Talk:" pages; doing so is usually inadvisable per the talk page guidelines. It's okay for redirects to point to a disambiguation page, but articles linking to these redirects need to be fixed.
  5. Edit the link that goes to the disambiguation page to link to the most appropriate article listed on the disambiguation page. The pipe trick may save you some typing. Be careful to avoid introducing an Easter egg link if the new target is not an obvious synonym for the displayed link. Bear in mind that the intended article might not always be listed on the disambiguation page, in these cases consider adding an entry for it.
  6. To help people find this project, consider using an edit summary like the following:
    Repairing links to disambiguation pages - [[Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links|You can help!]]
  7. Please remember: it is more important to disambiguate correctly than to disambiguate quickly. Make sure you make the best choice; if you're not sure, place the {{dn}} template right after the link and let someone else fix it. Avoid attempting to disambiguate a link already tagged with [බහුරුත්හරණය අවශ්‍යයි] unless you have a good understanding of the subject area.
  8. Occasionally, links can simply be removed. Usually, a term should not be linked more than once in a single article or section. When the link refers to a meaning of the term for which there is no relevant article, but you feel that such an article would be notable and beneficial to the encyclopedia, consider creating a red link to a possible title. If the meaning is unlikely to merit encyclopedic coverage, you may wish to remove it or replace it with a link to Wiktionary, using the shortcut [[wikt:]].
  9. If you fix all the main namespace links to that disambiguation page, please move it to the "Done" section.
  10. Some pages gather links quickly and need to be monitored on an ongoing basis. Alternatively, you may have special knowledge or a special affection for the topic of a particular disambiguation page. For these reasons or any other, consider adopting a disambiguation page.
  11. If all or most of the links refer to one meaning of the article name, consider whether that article may actually be a suitable primary topic.
  12. Once you become comfortable with the disambiguation process, you may wish to read this guide to help you disambiguate more efficiently.
  13. {{Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links/Userbox}} can be placed on your user page to show that you fix ambiguous links. You may also use {{Wikipedia:Disambiguation pages with links/Usertop}}, which will display the Wikipedia:WikiProject Disambiguation logo in the title bar of your userpage. Using either of these adds you to Category:Wikipedians who fix disambiguation pages with links.
  14. Encourage other editors active in disambiguating by awarding them a {{subst:Disambiguator's Barnstar}}.

Software and tools to make disambiguation easier:

  • Dab Solver is a web-based tool that identifies, for any given article, all of its dablinks (links to dab pages). It can disambiguate multiple links at once, searches for unlisted red links, and can pick the best redirect for a link. Down as of 06:51, 25 June 2022 (UTC), per this note on the talk page.
  • AutoWikiBrowser is capable of mass disambiguation in semi-automatic mode. See the AWB user manual for details.
  • WPCleaner is a Java-based tool designed to aid in various maintenance tasks, including fixing ambiguous links.
  • Navigation popups can be used to fix ambiguous links with a single click if you have added the option popupFixDabs=true; to your javascript config file.
  • DisamAssist is a user script that can be used from a disambiguation page to fix ambiguous incoming links.
  • Solve_disambiguation.py (a component of Pywikibot) is a command-line tool for solving links to a given disambiguation page.

Reports by User:JaGa:

Where applicable, each of these reports sets up "Fix" links to help one get started

Reports by User:R'n'B:

Other statistics and lists:

DAB Challenge leaderboard

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The Monthly DAB Challenge is a friendly competition to see who can fix the most links from the monthly list and earn a place in the Disambiguator Hall of Fame. The leaderboard shows the top twenty contributors so far this month (with a minimum 10 article-to-disambig fixes), and is updated hourly. For more information, including the full leaderboard, see the project page.

පරිශීලක:JaGa/Short leaderboard

Current disambiguation collaborations

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Please feel free to add new suggestions for collaborations here.

(started by bd2412 T 00:43, 28 December 2013 (UTC); if this is a red link, please change to the next available month with links to be fixed)

Status and list parameters

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සැකිල්ල:DPL dump archive

The list below shows the disambiguation pages in the English Wikipedia's article namespace to which there are the most links. For the purposes of this report, a disambiguation page is considered to be any article using one of the many disambiguation templates. Multiple links from a single article are counted only once. Only links from the article namespace are counted.

The current list was generated from the Toolforge report on ජූලි 1, 2024. Previous reports from the toolserver and database dumps are archived in the box to the right.
Please stand by: This month's report is currently being compiled and should appear here within the next few minutes.