more thoughts on categories

Michael Shiloh michael at
Mon Sep 1 02:37:05 CEST 2008

Minh Ha Duong wrote:
> 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:
> 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.

Works for me, and I see it's implemented already. Great!


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