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==Current Organization==
==Current Organization==
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Currently page are sorted into one of 81 [[Special:Categories|Categories]]. Of those 16 are not subcategories (see [[Special:UncategorizedCategories]]).
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Currently page are sorted into one of 113 [[Special:Categories|Categories]]. Of those 16 are not subcategories (see [[Special:UncategorizedCategories]]).
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The wiki is organized according to a Tree System with the main page as a root. Each page about something general has links to things more specific.  i.e. Main page -> mechanics -> magic -> thinkamancy -> thinkagram. We us redundant trees to organize by multiple paradigms.
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The wiki is organized according to a Tree System with the main page as a root. Each page about something general has links to things more specific.  i.e. [[Main Page]] -> [[Erfworld Mechanics|mechanics]] -> [[magic]] -> [[thinkamancy]] -> [[thinkagram]]. We use redundant trees to organize by multiple paradigms.
==Goals==
==Goals==
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**There should be an intuitive path from the main page to most of the contents, without being specifically aware of the contents already.
**There should be an intuitive path from the main page to most of the contents, without being specifically aware of the contents already.
*Categories should be categorized.  Each [[Special:Categories|Category]] should have a browsable number of pages and sub-categories
*Categories should be categorized.  Each [[Special:Categories|Category]] should have a browsable number of pages and sub-categories
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*Pages should not have redundant categories.  For instance is some thing is a [[stat]] and a mechanic, it only needs to be included in the [[:Category:Stats|stat category]]; because that category itself is within mechanics and implies it's members are to.
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*Pages should not have redundant categories.  For instance if some thing is a [[stat]] and a mechanic, it only needs to be included in the [[:Category:Stats|stat category]]; because that category itself is within mechanics and implies it's members are to.
==Paradigms==
==Paradigms==

Latest revision as of 19:19, 26 March 2012

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[edit] Current Organization

Currently page are sorted into one of 113 Categories. Of those 16 are not subcategories (see Special:UncategorizedCategories).

The wiki is organized according to a Tree System with the main page as a root. Each page about something general has links to things more specific. i.e. Main Page -> mechanics -> magic -> thinkamancy -> thinkagram. We use redundant trees to organize by multiple paradigms.

[edit] Goals

  • Without knowing the wiki's contents well, it should be easy to get a sense of what's here.
    • There should be an intuitive path from the main page to most of the contents, without being specifically aware of the contents already.
  • Categories should be categorized. Each Category should have a browsable number of pages and sub-categories
  • Pages should not have redundant categories. For instance if some thing is a stat and a mechanic, it only needs to be included in the stat category; because that category itself is within mechanics and implies it's members are to.

[edit] Paradigms

These are the paradigms in use to organize the wiki. With each paradigm is a short list of example categories to provide an idea of how the paradigm characterizes the pages.

[edit] Subject based

[edit] Origin based

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