Categorisation suggestion

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I think we should change the categorization of the Math Glossary such that all of the mathgloss pages are categorised in their own category: Category:Math glossary. This will put all of the completed math glossary pages in one place.

Then we should make Category:Math glossary a sub-category of Category:Glossary and Category:Mathematics.

One thing I'm just learning about is how to add a sort key to a category. Ideally we would like the math gloss pages to sort by the subpage name.

I think we can do that with this code [[Category:Math glossary|{{SUBPAGENAME}}; the section after the pipe serves as a sort key without displaying in the list. You can read more about this technique on WP: Sort.

Anyone have thoughts on this?

ASnieckus (talk)06:55, 31 October 2009

I wonder if it might be more beneficial if we treat the glossary as a portal. I like Brent Simpson's portal , unfortunately the grade levels seem to have been blocked in by the biology group.

jim kelly

Jkelly952 (talk)04:09, 4 November 2009

I agree that the Math Glossary is similar in style to a portal (I do like the idea of Brent Simpson's portals -- not sure how to handle the biology content).

I'm suggesting creating a category for just the Math Glossary, because currently all of the MathGloss pages are included in Category:Glossary and Category:Mathematics. As it is the math gloss pages are overrunning these categories, and these pages are only going to get more numerous. Seemed like creating a subcategory for the Math Glossary would be a good thing.

The main page of the glossary can be more of a portal (if we'd like), I'm interested in creating a specific category for the subpages.

ASnieckus (talk)07:14, 4 November 2009
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Last edit: 09:17, 17 November 2009

You may want to check the change that I am making to my page . The section at the bottom of the page is the direction I am going for the whole page. Live links to supporting information have been set up for the first entries in the Subect and Grade level sections.

Jim Kelly

Jkelly952 (talk)09:58, 5 November 2009


Nice looking portal. Portals are wonderful ways to help users browse the available content. I'm hopeful that WE will have many and varied portals to match the many unique perspectives of the WE membership.


ASnieckus (talk)05:21, 8 November 2009

I'm going to go ahead with revising the categorisation of the math glossary, as described in my original post. Hope that's OK with everybody.


ASnieckus (talk)06:30, 22 November 2009