Category talk:Essential reading for BoyLovers

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I wonder if in the future this category could be broken down into like: Category:Essential reading for BoyLovers/basic - Category:Essential reading for BoyLovers/intermediate - Category:Essential reading for BoyLovers/advanced. Some things just seem more "Essential" then others. --Etenne BLSmileyface.png 12:49, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Hmm... I see what you're saying. How do other wikis categorize their materials, keeping in mind the importance of making materials easy-to-find, keeping similar materials together, and allowing "sub-categories" to be created--to focus attention when necessary--by using the "magic" of html linking? User4 (talk) 14:02, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
If I understand you correctly, the answer is: every wiki does it different but within the naming conventions. As to navigation, that is why internal linking is so important, that one entry logically leads you to the next then the next and so fourth. Other wikis use portals for this as well, where they feature the best articles in a particular main subject category. See Category:Portal index for a list of our existing portals. Another way is with the use of navboxes and sidebars to aide in navigation to related subject matter--Etenne BLSmileyface.png 14:21, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
Gee... I hadn't considered that every wiki might be doing it differently. There are tens-of-thousands of wikis, so I have a hard time imagining that there are also tens-of-thousands of ways to categorize materials. There must be some basic methods of organizing materials, but with slight variations that would depend on each wiki, wouldn't you think? User4 (talk) 15:35, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
In a way, yes. Obviously, some of that is defined by the structure and limitations of the software. It also depends of the person setting up the wiki as well. I have noticed that that some of the wikis dedicated to TV shows all appear to have been done by the same tech. guy/admin team at that network as they all have a very similar structure.

As for BoyWiki, I have made some slight modifications to top hierarchical structure to make it more consistent with other wikis with the introduction of the main top level category Category:Index however as long as I am curator of en.BoyWiki... I am going to maintain the top level category structure as originally purposed to Free Spirits (BoyWiki:Text of the BoyWiki proposal) and set up by the first team of BoyWiki curators... because that is the primary goal of BoyWiki to preserve our history as boylovers and that is a non-debatable issue for me. --Etenne BLSmileyface.png 14:54, 23 March 2016 (UTC)