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This is an essay by RolandPlankton.
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Proposal to revise aSoK categories

RolandPlankton

I've been looking at some of the information available from Special:SpecialPages, and have come to the conclusion that the various categories used on aSoK could do with some tidying up.

aSoK currently contains about 2300 articles which between them try and use about 590 categories.

There is a top-level category (category:everything) which is presumably meant to act as a base from which to locate every category and article. category:everything currently has 23 subcategories, some of which are relatively trivial and would be better placed elsewhere.

My proposal is to replace these 23 subcategories by 15 subcategories, 3 of which are related to looking after aSoK, and 12 of which are related to actual articles.

Main categories for actual articles:

Culture, including arts, architecture, literature, music, performing arts, visual arts.
Living, including everyday life, food, drink, language, recreation, entertainment.
Geography
Health
History
Mathematics
People
Philosophy
Religion
Society, including social issues, business, economics, media, politics, government, social sciences.
Science
Technology

Categories to help look after aSoK:

Essays, to help folk find essays which other users have written.
Images, to help folk find pictures to include in an article.
Admin, which effectively replaces category:A Storehouse of Knowledge.

These are just my first thoughts on the matter. I realise that adjusting many article categories will take some effort, but I think that it can be done incrementally. Comments and helpful suggestions are welcome on the discussion page. RolandPlankton (talk) 20:57, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Update 1

On working my way through the current items with category:everything, I've discovered a need for a few more items in that category:

Research, to cater for the "Research:" namespace
About, to handle information about aSoK
Talk archives, to provide easy access to archived information

This concludes the top-level category re-arrangement (now have to work through every single article). RolandPlankton (talk) 22:05, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Update 2

Article started describing the category system. This article will be updated as this project continues. RolandPlankton (talk) 09:24, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Major sub-category People now more or less sorted out. Will probably come across articles from time to time which should be in this category. RolandPlankton (talk) 10:27, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Major sub-category Mathematics now more or less sorted out, in the sense that all existing maths articles have now being categorized appropriately. It looks as if there are quite a lot of missing maths articles, and also that many of the existing articles are in need of some TLC. RolandPlankton (talk) 19:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

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