[Wiki Loves Monuments] Ideas wanted: Our lists have become too big

noorse w noorse.wikipedia at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 20:59:14 UTC 2012

Hi Strainu,
the Norwegian lists have been subdivided into municipalities, and for Oslo
even into boroughs -
Can this be a solution for Romania as well?


On 26 July 2012 22:48, Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> A few days ago I've introduced direct upload links for all the
> monuments without an image in the monument list. The link worked ok,
> but I've noticed that the 3 biggest counties (by number of monuments)
> were not displayed completely anymore due to the page becoming larger
> than the maximum allowed article size [1]. I reverted the direct
> upload link, but the problem remained for Iași [2].
> Since the problem is only going to get worse as the lists get more
> complete, I am now wondering what my options are:
> - ask the WMF for an increase in wgMaxArticleSize in ro.wp. Tempting,
> but even if this happens before September, >2MB pages will still be
> hard to load on older computers.
> - use a short URL service to shave some characters off the URL used
> for error reporting/image uploading. Might still hit the limit at some
> point
> - give up on the error reporting and/or direct image uploading (either
> in all the counties or just in the ones where we hit the size limit).
> This sounds like a hard price to pay, since we've received an
> impressive number of error reports and I'm sure the direct upload link
> will also be a success.
> - further split the county list into several smaller pages. As you can
> see, the list is already split into sections by letter, but putting
> the sections in different pages would mean between 20 and 30 links,
> which I believe could discourage people looking for a certain
> monument.
> I am not sure which of these options to choose and I am hoping for
> some advice from you guys.
> Thanks,
>    Strainu
> [1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgMaxArticleSize
> [2]
> https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_monumentelor_istorice_din_jude%C8%9Bul_Ia%C8%99i
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