User:M. F. Hasler/Work in progress/Renaming categories
- This page is about (Media)Wiki "Categories" (to sort/structure the pages of this wiki), not about the idea of "categories" extending the long-standing keywords in the main OEIS database of sequences, as proposed e.g. on my page User_talk:M._F._Hasler/Categories.
after some previous inquiries and research on how related topics are handled on other wikis (Wikipedia in particular), I am considering some changes on the OEIS wiki (and already started some of this work) :
- Categories should be "normal capitalization" and in plural form. So I am correcting, e.g., "Category:Style Sheet" to "Category:Style sheets".
- Categories should really be categories, not only contain one single member page with identical name, as is the case for most of those listed on https://oeis.org/wiki/Special:Categories. We should delete such (too much) "individual" categories, in favour of more general "higher level" categories, that group together several specific pages. (I don't know how to delete Categories, maybe it's sufficient to remove the references to them...). Examples:
Category:Dirichlet beta function (which contained only the page Dirichlet beta function) RIFO Category:Special functions
Category:Dirichlet_L-functions (which contained only the page Dirichlet_L-functions) RIFO Category:Special functions
[ [ Category:Riemann zeta function|*] ] and [ [ Category:Prime zeta function|*] ] RIFO Category:Zeta functions + Category:Special functions
- Wikipedia: General conventions for Category names. (Not saying that we should adopt WP's guidelines. This is just meant to be one (maybe the most widespread) example among others, illustrating this particular general convention.)