User talk:FeralKitty/Reorg

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Discussing naming conventions

template - cat - contents

  • TIP - Category:Trouble in Paradise - top level stuff that doesn't fit elsewhere i.e. Couch Social and all child cats
    • TIP-species - Category:TIP-species - 2nd level for subcat purposes, could also house every species if we want
      • TIP-species-normal
        • TIP-species-normal-aquatic
        • TIP-species-normal-flying
      • TIP-species-arctic - Category:TIP-species-arctic
      • TIP-species-desert
      • TIP-species-evolved
    • TIP-vegetation - Category:TIP-vegetation
      • TIP-vegetation-flowers
      • TIP-vegetation-bushes
      • TIP-vegetation-trees

stopped there - there will be so many categories... what about instead of breaking it up like that we just include many categories like Aquatic - then we can include plants and species, and they get their own category for terrain, etc? or do you really want categories to be so specific?

so a species could have category:aquatic category:arctic category:tip .... not sure. –xenocidic (talk) 20:05, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Outline of needs

Let's break the problem down into its components. We have:

  • What do we call the templates? (a naming convention topic)
  • What are the articles that need to be categorized? (a hierarchy topic)
  • What are the categories that the templates will hold? (a namespace/hierarchy topic)

We don't need to solve the naming convention first, so let's set aside the template name for now.

As for the articles, they're mostly categorized already:

  1. People can ask to see species by any type or by any game, so we probably have the species adequately categorized, even though the category names might need some tweaking.
  2. People can ask to see everything about TiP, so we have that covered.
  3. As for asking what's new about TiP, what are you asking?
    1. What species are new? Covered in the Navboxes, for now. Not sure there's a good reason why we'd want to make a category for new TiP species.
    2. What's new about the game? This is pretty much asking to see everything about TiP, since I'm not sure anything that is categorized there isn't new.

What do you think so far? Are we missing any other category queries that we couldn't answer with the existing categories? --FeralKitty (talk) 20:51, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

I suppose not. I'm kinda thinking that broad categories might be best. If someone wants to build an arctic garden, they can pull up category:arctic and see what plants and species can go in that garden. what do you think? likewise for aquatic and desert. –xenocidic (talk) 21:59, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that's the way people generally approach garden design, and that's the way the types are organized. It wouldn't make sense to do combinations of types.
Do you feel that any articles don't fit into the single top-level TiP category? --FeralKitty (talk) 22:12, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
well at the present time arctic and desert are exclusive to TIP so they belong as subcats but in the future in theory they'd get pulled. are flowers such going to use tabbed browsing as well? –xenocidic (talk) 22:26, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Image naming conventions

A couple of weeks ago, Jim and I had discussed a naming convention for species and plant images. I imagine it would end up in the Style guide, but I'm going to present it here, so it can be finalized in user space, first.

It takes the general format of Name-game-qualifier-PVflag. Optional qualifiers are wildcard, variant, and/or house:


So, species image names would look like so:

  • Kittyfloss-Classic.jpg
  • Kittyfloss-Classic-Wildcard1.jpg
  • Kittyfloss-TroubleInParadise-House.jpg
  • Kittyfloss-TroubleInParadise-House-PV.jpg
  • Kittyfloss-TroubleInParadise-Wildcard2-Variant1.jpg
  • Kittyfloss-TroubleInParadise-Wildcard3-Variant2-PV.jpg
  • Kittyfloss-PocketParadise-Variant1.jpg

Obviously some examples are contrived, since we really wouldn't need both a PV and non-PV image of a TiP house.

The same Name-game-PVflag convention would apply for plant images (e.g. Daisy-TroubleInParadise-PV.jpg). --FeralKitty (talk) 02:42, 27 August 2008 (UTC)