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Tolkien Gateway has recently seen a considerable increase in the number of list articles that we have. The intention is to provide a clear user generated list rather than rely on the unreliable and messy automated system of the software. An 'Index:' namespace would:

  1. Make it easier for readers to navigate, the category structure is confusing and I bet hardly any visitors use it;
  2. Move our current lists out of the main namespace where they are currently counts as articles - they are not articles;
  3. Make the name of lists more professional, i.e. rather than 'List of Places Names' it'd be 'Index:Locations';
  4. No doubt more reasons which I can't think of right now.

What do you think? -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  13:14, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Is there a wiki which uses this system? It would be interesting to see how it works in practice. --Morgan 13:18, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
As it was my idea, of course I'm in favour! I don't know if any other wikis do it (although many others create their own namespaces to manage articles), but we would be pioneers in this respect. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 13:21, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Indeed, I don't think it has been used by other wikis. Another advantage is that we might be able to implement it into a new skin to increase usability. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  13:50, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
What would happen to my (personal) favourite lists such as Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien, etc? --Morgan 13:53, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Index:Writings by J.R.R. Tolkien? -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  14:04, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Sounds Good! --Amroth 19:18, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
It sounds consensual, shall we go for it? -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  14:59, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Let's have a proper vote. I'd like to see more people (e.g. Mithrennaith and Eldarion) in favour before going ahead, seeing as it was rather controversial in a previous meeting. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:31, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Should I set a guillotine on the end of this vote? Say, next week? Or have we got enough people now? --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:43, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
As we voted on this a week ago we could probably say it's passed.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  17:23, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Vote

[edit] In favour

  1. Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:31, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
  2.  KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  16:34, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
  3. Morgan 17:53, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
  4. Amroth 18:26, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Against

[edit] Abstentions

  1. Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:53, 8 March 2011 (UTC)