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:If placing the entries manually into tables to simulate columns is becoming a hassle you might consider using the [http://www.quirksmode.org/css/multicolumn.html CSS3 column module]. Advantages: it's automatic and preserves semantic markup. Disadvantages: it's not yet a standard and won't show up in Internet Explorer (IE users will just see an ordinary list). &mdash;[[User:Aule the Smith|<span style="font-weight:bold;color:#900">Aulë the Smith</span>]] <sup>([[User_talk:Aule the Smith|Tk]]&middot;[[Special:Contributions/Aule_the_Smith|Cb]])</sup> 14:30, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
 
:If placing the entries manually into tables to simulate columns is becoming a hassle you might consider using the [http://www.quirksmode.org/css/multicolumn.html CSS3 column module]. Advantages: it's automatic and preserves semantic markup. Disadvantages: it's not yet a standard and won't show up in Internet Explorer (IE users will just see an ordinary list). &mdash;[[User:Aule the Smith|<span style="font-weight:bold;color:#900">Aulë the Smith</span>]] <sup>([[User_talk:Aule the Smith|Tk]]&middot;[[Special:Contributions/Aule_the_Smith|Cb]])</sup> 14:30, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
  
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::Ah! Sorry Aule the Smith, I've only just now seen your message. I've done all the work now, so it's not much of a hassle from now on. The ''CSS3 column module'' is a good suggestion, but as it's not compatible with IE I think that is a huge drawback - especially as IE is the most widely used browser (unfortunately). --{{User:KingAragorn/sig}} 16:09, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
 
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hmm... As far as I know, there is no place name beginning with X; is there a particular policy about what we do with lists which don't include any contents for certain letters? If we remove X as a heading, then there will still be a link for X in contents at the top. A small problem, I know, but I wondered what people's thoughts are on this.-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  20:19, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, is this page really necessary? The page is sort of doomed to always be 'under construction'. If we think that a list of all place-names is necessary, then my suggestion would be to make a category for it instead (which would make the list automatic). This is what I have done with a private Mediawiki (which also includes all place-names from ICE MERP). --Morgan 22:04, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
Well, I've already put hours of work into it. I'd be upset to just delete it now. I'm the supervisor for the Locations Project, so I thought I'd create this list; besides it also includes locations which people might not have thought of to create a page for - as is evident by the red links. That way we can have a nice index of locations, and we can gradually create an article for every single one (with categories there's no way of ticking of ones not previously created).-- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  22:13, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
The advantage of the 'red links' is a good argument! I meant no offence, sorry if I seemed a little harsh in my comment. --Morgan 23:40, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

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Some of the entries are going to get really long, so I suggest dividing the list into two or three columns. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 08:19, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

If placing the entries manually into tables to simulate columns is becoming a hassle you might consider using the CSS3 column module. Advantages: it's automatic and preserves semantic markup. Disadvantages: it's not yet a standard and won't show up in Internet Explorer (IE users will just see an ordinary list). —Aulë the Smith (Tk·Cb) 14:30, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
Ah! Sorry Aule the Smith, I've only just now seen your message. I've done all the work now, so it's not much of a hassle from now on. The CSS3 column module is a good suggestion, but as it's not compatible with IE I think that is a huge drawback - especially as IE is the most widely used browser (unfortunately). -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  16:09, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

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