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  • HI, I saw that you put the hgh priest not to be described in the "to delete" category but I don't understand why since it is a character that does play a part in the lovecraft mythos. Is that a mistake?

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    • There's High Priest Not to Be Described which overlapped with it. I added what content from the other page was not there amd marked the other page for deletion. Could as well use it as redirect for the active page.

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    • Ok, i did not notice that, thanks

      By the way it seems that you are putting both fictional and real world books in the "books" category. Shouldn't we keep it separated ?

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    • I assisted recently to a staff podcast - they said that the fewer categories the better; user (almost) never navigated past the first category for any type - let's say "Books" or "Gods", or whatever. They also said that a more refined navigation can be achieved by the proper use of navboxes.

      By the look of it, categories here seem to have been put together by at least three different people, each with their own agenda; the result is messy. Can only go ahead by trial and error.

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    • BTW, feel free to ping me any time you don't agree with something I do; four eyes are better than two.

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    • Yes, I agree that it is messy, I arrived quite recently to try and fix some of it too... I believe that most of the categories are copy/paste-d from wikipedia.Sadly ths wiki is abandoned by admins for now.

      I think that a distinction between real world and in-universe should remain but it's not a big priority atm.

      I would also like to say that I believe some distinction should remain between the cthulhu mythos deities and the ones from other works. Though I know it is debatable since there exist without doubt some short story unifying these stories together.

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    • One plan I have for the futur would be to use a system akin to the one used on the doctor who wiki (eg. on this page) to replace the navboxes:

      to use prefixes instead of usual references to clearly show the different levels of canon a statement is. (eg. HPL, CIRCLE, EXP, AWD, or thing like that)

      Sadly I did not have many people to argue with on the wiki, do you have any thoughts about it?

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    • Yeah, that most pages being stubs with only a quote or two from a book indicates that there has not been anybody with a global vision working on the wiki.

      I'll bring to your attention the Dresden Files wiki where the category/navboxes system has recently been implemented.

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    • I've met the prefix system, as undeveloped as it can be, on Speculative evolution wiki. I'm not entirely convinced - one easy objection might be that it wreaks havoc with the alphabetization in the categories.

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