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Leutha: I did some work around trying to establish a way to add metadata type infoboxes to content a while ago, see: Template:ContentInfobox but it hasn't had that much uptake so far. That template page has some suggested taxonomies for the different fields. There was a bit of discussion here: User:BrentSimpson/MetadataInfobox and i had written up a bit of a summary on educational taxonomies but for the life of me i can't find it now :-( (... or :-) depending depending on which way you look at it i guess). For years now as an incredibly loose bandage i've been adding [[Category:Needs Categorisation]] to pages and the category has a link to the tutorial on adding Categories as well as the ContentInfobox but very little cleaning up has been undertaken. My experience on Wikipedia, of which i've been editing from almost its inception, has been that it wasn't until the emergence of real wiki gnomes and fairy type characters that the categorisation really took off to the level that it is now over there - probably around 3-4 years after the project started. Wikied just doesn't seem to inspire (or hasn't evolved) that type of 'somewhat removed from the content' custodial type editor. I should look at a bot to do a bit of this work but i'm pretty strapped for time at the moment and just haven't gotten around to it.

BrentSimpson (talk)09:17, 21 October 2008

Hi Brent, Thanks for your comment. I am taking the chance to consider it. I think WikiEd is going to have quite a different nature than Wikipedia, which I believe generates gnomes and fairies (as well as trolls) due to its encyclopedic nature. One problem which is apparent is that people generate pages specific to projects they are involved in, but give them a generic name. I am also wary of creating a Foundation Ontology, but that hardly helps us forward on this. Like you, I have other concerns for the present, but will return to this when I have time ti give it the consideration it deserves.Leutha 21:41, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Leutha (talk)09:41, 28 October 2008