Help talk:Category

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Does this page need to be improved?

Firstly, shouldn't this page be moved to Help:Categories? I think usage of plural form of nouns is more common to ArchWiki and will be more consistent with other pages. — blackx (talk|contribs) 14:41, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

According to Help:Style#Title, the title should indeed better be "Help:Categories", just like mw:Help:Categories, even though Wikipedia still seems to be undecided, having a main Wikipedia:Help:Category and a separate Wikipedia:Help:Categories. Any objections? -- Kynikos (talk) 05:39, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Also, I've found this article not very helpful since it's not clearly describes some moments like:

  • That in MediaWiki categories are simply pages of "Caterogy:" namespace, that are just handled in some special way.
  • Explanation of adding/moving page to categories is too complicated: I think it's enough to explain that the simply editing a list of "special" category links in source code does all the magic, whenever the category page actually created or not.

blackx (talk|contribs) 14:41, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

I agee with these points, you are welcome to implement them :) -- Kynikos (talk) 05:31, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Where to place category links in source code? Need to provide some generic example containing Template:Lowercase title, interlang. links and Related articles block.
  • Stucture of categories in ArchWiki: hierarchy of "maintenance" and "thematical" categories; some notes about common root category (Category:Languages) and language-specific root categories (ex. Category:English).

blackx (talk|contribs) 14:41, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

The order of elements in the header of an article is regulated by Help:Style#Layout.
Root categories are defined in Help:Style#Category pages.
Help:Style is linked from the introduction.
We've never divided categories between "maintenance" and "thematical", maybe you want to elaborate on that.
-- Kynikos (talk) 05:31, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Some recommendations about when the new categories should and when shouldn't be created. How user could find appropriate category for its newly created article?

blackx (talk|contribs) 14:41, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Is [1] enough? You can expand if you want. -- Kynikos (talk) 05:31, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
  • References to MediaWiki documentation.

blackx (talk|contribs) 14:41, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

You are welcome to add these too. -- Kynikos (talk) 05:31, 3 January 2015 (UTC)