RimWorld Wiki talk:To-do
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|Removal of updates that are <striked>||1||16:57, 30 August 2016|
|[Project Proposal] Category Hierarchy Overhaul||8||21:36, 1 October 2015|
|[Project Proposal] Wiki Guideline||0||08:36, 26 September 2015|
So as we get from Alpha 14 updates to Alpha 15, i'm beginning to feel like having the whole "Updates from Alpha 14" is useless, as the updates are all striked. So for now i will remove it.
Hi RimWorld wiki community,
Category is a very important part of wiki, as it helps keep contents organized and clean. I have spent some time mapping out RimWorld wiki's current category structure, and this is the result. It is in an operational level; however, I think it would be beneficial to clean up some dangling categories and improve the integrity of our category structure. I have started laying out a Proposed Structure. Please take a moment to look at it and help me expand it. Thanks!
We need to come to a conclusion on two things... 1) A well thought of structure of the category. 2) An authority signing off this proposal.
The categories right now are super messy, and I'd definitely appreciate a cleaner structure. As a wiki admin, I can sign off on this no prob once you've got your proposal done and agreed upon.
Some stuff that should be considered right now that I don't see on the proposal are stubs and candidates for deletion.
As per your suggestion, I have finished going through the current category structure and expanded the proposals. Please have a look over again and see if you can think of any other suggestions.
Once it looks good, we will need to decide on how long to wait till we start making changes (usually 48 hours for rapid change, or 1 week for extended buffer), so people can have time to read it and reply. If you think this is a good base starting point, I can transclude those two structure chart into To-Do page for more exposure, and redirect anyone that is interested to comment to this talk page region.
Looks solid! Thanks for including all the links to currently existing pages also, it helps make it clear what's moving where, etc.
I'll say unless someone has any issues with the category overhaul and proposed changes as is, you can go ahead with this starting October 1st, 2015. I think that's a pretty good buffer for the active wiki guys here to see this and throw in their 10 cents.
I am not sure if you can "rename" a category. I believe you can, but I just checked with my user privilege...and I don't have that option. Can you double check on that?
Edit: I just looked around online for resources...and it feels that we probably need to move it page by page and create new category while deleting the old. Please confirm on that for me...
Sorry for the late response, but I just got back from work.
There are some tools for mass renaming text on MediaWiki, but unfortunately I think this overhaul will have to be done by hand. Luckily, everything that needs to be moved to a new category will be in the current category, so we'll have a list of stuff that needs to move. I'll try to pitch in when I'm off work. It'll be a good way to cleanse out outdated pages and pages that need deleting anyway.
For grammar consistency Category:Page Disambiguous should be Category:Page Disambiguation, and it sounds better. Otherwise the proposed category structure looks pretty good. Does the Category Portal play into this at all?
As for page names and file names, I think they might need an initial cap, in fact the wiki enforces it for pages. Templates usually call images based on the page name, so whatever naming convention is used for those two, they should be the same. By the way, will existing non-conforming files be expected to be changed?
Hi RimWorld wiki community,
As Wiki is a collaboration of many editor's effort, it is important that we have a guideline for all editors to follow. So in the long run, we will have a more unified look and design. I am a little burnt out after many edits tonight, however I still managed to get a small outline proposal going (click here). I am fully aware that it is my personal user page that is currently housing it. Feel free to edit in your suggestions and help expand it.