more thoughts on categories

Minh Ha Duong haduong at
Sat Aug 30 21:09:46 CEST 2008

Sorry, rules like that sound soo bureaucratic. Think positive !

Proposed wiki policy on Index pages:

Pages that are list of links on topic X should be named "Index of pages on X"
Before creating an Index page, please read:,_lists,_and_navigation_templates
and consider the comparative advantage of using a Category instead. 
An index page is only justified if it gives value added to the reader by
-- Making a thematic selection of quality links within and/or outside the Wiki
-- Providing a well thought out logical organization that makes it easy to 
find information
-- Offering a good formatting consistent with the above goal
Indexes should be not be painful to maintain. Comprehensive lists of pages 
cannot be kept up to date and are better made automatically using categories.

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