Category talk:Location

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I see someone put City as a subcategory of location. Since it wasn't that way in the Catalogue, it's jarring to me, but maybe it's just me and my latent Catalgue-bias. Does it seem intuitive to others this way? -- Gonzoron 16:11, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Sounds right. In the same sense that a vampire is a kind of undead, or a Treant is a kind of plant, a city is a kind of location.DeepShadow 01:12, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

OK, in that case, is a domain a location? by the same logic, yes. Right? -- Gonzoron 03:18, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Other examples would be clusters, Mistways, roads, mountains, rivers...if a patch of grass has a name, throw that in, too, eh? I don't see why not. I'd like to see sub-subcategories: Locations/Roads/Roads_in_Barovia.DeepShadow 04:09, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Yup, I suppose you're right. The Catalogue was restricted in that each entry could have only one "type" so location became the type for any place that didn't fit in "city" or "domain". But in the wiki, we can categorize to our hearts' content. So sure, why not? as for your "Roads in Barovia" sub-subcategory, I suppose that's ok, but as I mentioned in Talk:City, OVER-categorization seems to me to use up time better spent elsewhere in the wiki. I'm not sure whether that falls into overcategorization or not. I guess my main line of thought is: "how is a user most likely to look for something?" Are they going to click down through a chain of categories? or are they going to search for something and click through links to other places? Or are they going to use the advanced search features? or will they click on something and then use the "what links here" link? I dunno...

BTW, it's a common complaint apparently that Mediawiki doesn't have a way to search intersections of categories. So if there were a Category "Roads" and a Category "Barovia", you could look at the intersection to find "Roads in Barovia". This apparently would require an extension to the wiki code that nobody has yet figured out how to do. :) I am most emphatically NOT the guy for that job. -- Gonzoron 14:35, 28 January 2010 (UTC)