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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)


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)
Indeed, IE always seems to be holding web technologies back a few years (although in the case of CSS3 the W3C aren't doing a bad job of it themselves). I wouldn't have suggested it except I recently saw it used very nicely on a major website - probably because it degrades well. Anyway, it's something to bear in mind for large lists in the future (when columns might have made it into IE9). —Aulë the Smith (Tk·Cb) 17:30, 14 August 2010 (UTC)