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== Rationale for this category ==
I don't like this category. We already have http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Category:About_Arch_(English) The "funny" thing is http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ArchLinux:About is not there.
Can sb point me to the rationale for this category? To me it's like filing Joker, Penguin, Darth Maul and Skeletor under 'V' for 'villain'. They belong to separate worlds / stories and so do the articles from 'Website Resources' category.
[[User:Karol|Karol]] 19:22, 26 May 2010 (EDT)
:The rationale was that all of these articles are accessed from the official Arch Linux homepage.  It was simply to keep an eye on our ''official'' documentation so to speak. --[[User:Thayer|thayer]] 22:34, 26 May 2010 (EDT)
:So [[Beginners' Guide]] is official, ''official'' or what? http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Index:Official isn't bad but 'Website Resources' is a weird name --[[User:Karol|Karol]] 07:26, 27 May 2010 (EDT)
:: Raise this topic up again. I think this category should be deleted. The reason:
::# There is an link of [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page Wiki] on every [http://www.archlinux.org/ pages].  Every page header contains "Home|Packages|Forums|Wiki|Bugs|AUR|Download". So in theory every wiki page is linked and easily accessed by Official Home pages.
::# This Category itself add little value to the Wiki reader or wiki writer. Only few people such as Official Website maintainer needs to know which pages is linked. If this pages list is really need by someone, a pages with page links is enough. And again, because of Reason 1, maybe this pages should contain all pages on the wiki.
:: -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] 04:56, 22 April 2012 (EDT)
:::My view about this category:
:::#The "''official'' documentation" argument is not (or at least no longer) valid, in fact many of the articles here are <u>rightly</u> freely editable, so they are as ''official'' as any other article.
:::#The only purpose I see for this category is that it can be used to keep track of the articles linked from archlinux.org's home page in order to avoid creating dead links there in case these articles were moved (or even deleted) for some reason, in fact external backlinks are of course untrackable otherwise.
:::For these reasons my proposal is to update this category following this logic and move it under the DeveloperWiki tree, since it has only maintenance purposes.
:::-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 16:05, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

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