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**Each page about something general would point have links to things more specific.  i.e. Main page ->mechanics -> magic -> thinkamancy -> thinkagram
 
**Each page about something general would point have links to things more specific.  i.e. Main page ->mechanics -> magic -> thinkamancy -> thinkagram
 
**Redundant trees could be added for multiple paradigms.
 
**Redundant trees could be added for multiple paradigms.
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===Potential Structure===
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In looking through the categories already extent in the wiki, there are only a handful of top-level categories for content:
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* [[:Category:Comic]] (containing actual comic pages, comic structure, and creator bios)
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* [[:Category:Erfworld Mechanics]] (purporting to encapsulate anything that covers the "physics" of Erfworld)
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* [[:Category:Erfworld Culture]] (an umbrella under which the social and cultural dynamics of Erfworld live)
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* [[:Category:History of Erfworld]] (potential home for battle analysis and events pages/cats]]
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* [[:Category:Fanon]] (surprisingly well organized compared to the rest of the wiki)
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There is also, at present, a second, parallel tree structure based on content type and "value":
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* [[:Category:Canon]]
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* [[:Category:Proposed Canon]]
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* [[:Category:Speculation]]
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* [[:Category:Real World References]]
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* [[:Category:Analysis]]
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* [[:Category:Disambiguation]]
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So, there are two existing paradigms under which most of the regular content pages live.  As such, perhaps it is just an issue of codifying and enforcing those paradigms more effectively.
  
 
[[Category:Wiki]]
 
[[Category:Wiki]]

Revision as of 19:03, 5 November 2009

Current Organization

Currently page are sorted into one of 74 Categories

Problems

  • Without knowing the wiki's contents well, it can be difficult to get a sense of what's here.
    • There is no intuitive path from the main page to most of the contents, without being specifically aware of the contents already.
  • Categories are uncategorized. The Categories page has too many entires for easy browsing.

Proposed systems

  • Tree System
    • The main page would be the root
    • Each page about something general would point have links to things more specific. i.e. Main page ->mechanics -> magic -> thinkamancy -> thinkagram
    • Redundant trees could be added for multiple paradigms.

Potential Structure

In looking through the categories already extent in the wiki, there are only a handful of top-level categories for content:

There is also, at present, a second, parallel tree structure based on content type and "value":

So, there are two existing paradigms under which most of the regular content pages live. As such, perhaps it is just an issue of codifying and enforcing those paradigms more effectively.