Document talk:On the Protocols

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I noted that you put this document into categories Category:Zionism and Category:World War II. I've been fairly steadily (if slowly) unbuilding the category structure, as it is replaced with SMW data, the logic being that categories are a pretty unclear relationship. I don't propose to get rid of them entirely (and in fact, they can be easily re-created from SMW data it so desired (we just tweak a template or two - this is some of the logic behind removing the hardcoded category statements) since people are used to them and they fulfill a useful enough role e.g. categorise templates etc. How about replacing the categories with extra subjects? Robin (talk) 16:45, 13 August 2014 (IST)

Yes. I'm OK with that but with this reservation: The category Tree page is still high in the most-visited tables and the stats say that significant numbers get to both category pages and those linked from them by that route. The problem right now is that we don't have a similarly accessible route from a tree (or other presentation) of properties. Special:Properties is too unwieldy for the purpose, especially since that 2-5 entries per property issue is still present. It's been nagging away at the back of my mind for a while now - hence recent addition of categories to a few pages - Needs pondering --Peter P (talk) 16:55, 13 August 2014 (IST)
I see the point. In the meantime, moving categories up to subjects would be one idea, since these are more easily manipulated from code. The object templates can be coded to add category statements for each subject - I was thinking of doing this anyway. But actually, since they will show up in SMWDocs anyway, there isn't so much to be gained from this... once people get to know it, they can go to the parent page and then look at the children for pages about that. But the best would be SMW extensions that offer a richer interface based on properties? This could be good to integrate with the "subgroups" feature/probably several places elsewhere as well as for categories... There are some interfaces which look worth exploring Semantic_Drilldown? Help:Tree_format? Hmmm... Robin (talk) 17:53, 13 August 2014 (IST)