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A subpage for the AARoads project

As we get this new wiki functional, there are a lot of things new editors can do to assist.

Cleanup list

If you are a new editor here and want to contribute, please do any of the following:

  • Participate at AARoads:The Interchange.
  • Parse an article and redirect non-road articles back to Wikipedia. There is a gadget that can be enabled in your user preferences called Bluelinker that can help with this.
  • Clearing Category:Pages with broken file links. Articles may be calling images that are only hosted on the English Wikipedia instead of Wikimedia Commons, which means we can't access them on this wiki.
    • If the files can be moved to Commons, they should. Please perform a null edit on the article afterwards to remove it from the category.
    • If they are fair-use, then they should be tagged with wikipedia:Category:WikiProject U.S. Roads non-free media on Wikipedia so they can be imported at a future date. (Update: please make a note below for any fair-use uploads - they require an import and cannot be done by just an uploader).
    • Other images may not be eligible for Commons and are not fair use. These will need to be individually analyzed later.
  • Look through imported articles looking for breakage and report them below.
    • Non-road templates that have not been imported should be imported. Something like {{cn}} isn't going to be deleted from the English Wikipedia, so importing it here doesn't require any special attribution. They can also be reported below to be imported by admin.
    • Road-specific templates that have not been imported. These could be deleted from the English Wikipedia, so we have to run AttributionBot on them here.
      • Portal and Attached KML templates should be removed
      • If they are state-specific (like a state highway map citation template) then we need to know.
  • Any page on Special:Contributions/AttributionBot that isn't marked as new. The bot may have added multiple attribution templates that need to be merged together. (However, there are many cases where there are multiple attribution templates to handle former articles that were merged and redirected into the current article).
  • Missing articles. If a region's articles have been imported and an article is missing, we need to know so that it can be imported.
  • Report Special:BrokenRedirects to targets that will never be imported, i.e. out of scope. A judgment call should be made on whether we want to import that page (and report it as an error), retarget the redirect, or delete it.
  • Fix Special:DoubleRedirects.
  • If you are comfortable working with geographic data and/or OpenStreetMap and have an account on Wikimedia Commons, there are many articles that need GeoJSON files to be generated to allow the use of interactive maps. See AARoads:Creating a GeoJSON file from OpenStreetMap for instructions on how to do this.
  • Clerk this page and mark what is done as done, and archive completed requests after a few days
  • Remove disambiguation links (List of routes numbered 𝑥) from redirect templates
  • Create redirects to articles from alternate names in the lists at AARoads:Redirects
  • Convert lists (where the subject is compatible) to use Template:Routelist row.

Error reports

/Archive 1 If you see something that needs admin/bureaucrat intervention, please list it here.

Requested articles

Some more from Special:WantedPagesFredddie 00:43, 17 January 2024 (EST)

TEN-T articles not imported as part of 'meta-Europe' but were meant to be:

Si404 (talk) 05:57, 4 June 2024 (EDT)

@Si404: Trans-European road network appears to be imported already - is there something I am missing? --Rschen7754 01:27, 5 June 2024 (EDT)
Sorry, that one has (and so removed it from the above list), but the others, about it's replacement as the EU's funding system for roads, haven't. Si404 (talk) 05:45, 5 June 2024 (EDT)


This section is for articles that have imported an earlier version that should be replaced with an updated copy. Please note that requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you are expecting to work on both AARoads and Wikipedia, then you should make edits simultaneously rather than relying on someone else to do a reimport for you.

Requested templates

  • South Africa assessment, I plan to import that soon. --Rschen7754 13:43, 15 June 2024 (EDT)