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Subcategorization

Subcategorization works (sort of). I created Category:Temples under both Category:Organizations and Category:Places. The subcategory shows up within each, but its component pages are not shown immediately; after going to (e.g.,) Category:Organizations, you must then click Temples to drill further down & actually see the temple pages. Not exactly what I envisioned, but perhaps it is OK. The page 'Temple of Gruumsh' was my test case for this. Kyle 22:24, 30 January 2012 (EST)

The tree extension may help. At least you will be able to hit the + and expand the categories until individual pages show up. I will get this installed within a week or two. I do think we need brainstorm on category methodology and such. I am reading more and more that the system works best if you assign an article to the most specific (lowest) categories on the list. Look at the category pages on Wikipedia and see how they work for you. GM 08:26, 31 January 2012 (EST)
A possible problem: Category:People is not displaying subcategories correctly. Links to subcategories show as having 0 members, but when you click on them they have all the members they should. Have a look. I tried refresh/logout/relogin, but it did not change. Kyle 21:23, 31 January 2012 (EST)
Odd! I was looking at the categories page and seeing no x or +. I figured they needed to be added by hand, so i did that to Category:Creatures. I see the problem you pointed out. I will stop what I was doing to fix it and see if i can make it work the way the extension should.GM 21:27, 31 January 2012 (EST)
It seems to be happening wherever subcategories are used. Links all seem to work, it just looks a bit ugly. Must be a CategoryTree extension issue? Is the [x] ahead of each subcategory supposed to mean something? Kyle 21:29, 31 January 2012 (EST)
The x is becuase there are not any subcategories within the subs listed on Category:People only pages under that subcategory. It defaults to only showing subcategories and not number or pages within. I will look and see if I can change the mode.GM 21:31, 31 January 2012 (EST)
Yah, I just now figured that out myself. Now that I understand what it's doing, I like it. Saw the [x] bit appear and did not know wherefrom, hence confusement. I will need to sign off shortly as I am currently covered in baby spew. Kyle 21:41, 31 January 2012 (EST)
Look here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:MediaWiki_Development it shows just as we have. I am not sure I am keen on the display quite like that, but it does seem to be the standard. We may be able to supplant them manually. However, when we have more subs, maybe it will look better. We shall keep an eye on it.GM 21:40, 31 January 2012 (EST)
Have a look here: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryTree#categorytree-member-num I tried to apply it myself to improve the number format, but I don't appear to have permission/rights to do so. Kyle 12:07, 1 February 2012 (EST)
Looks like you found the key! To think i read past that at least twice. Will affect the change when I am not tired to my phone.GM 12:14, 1 February 2012 (EST)

There are three modes by which the category tree can be denoted. It defaults to categories only. We want to have categories and pages. I put them in manually up top on a few categories, but his made one that worked and the original which didn't quite work. On the serer I needed to set a flag. Now that it is set the built-in category pages will work. We need to pull all the ones put in by hand now. GM (talk) 21:21, 10 October 2016 (EDT)