LinuxMCE:Community Portal:Category Proposal

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I've created this page to make a proposal of how to setup the categories for the wiki. Feel free to add/edit/comment.

  • Computer Hardware
    • Motherboards
    • Graphic Cards
    • Sound Cards
    • TV-cards
    • Keyboards
    • Mice
    • Remotes
    • Bluetooth Devices
    • Laptops
  • PDAs and other Portable Devices except cell phones
    • Webpads
  • Software
    • Third party software
  • Audio Sources
    • Receivers
  • Video Sources
    • Set-top boxes
      • Satellite boxes
      • Cable boxes
      • Digital terrestrial boxes
      • PVR boxes
    • VCR
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • HD-Dvd
    • Cameras
    • TV-cards (also in computer hardware)
  • Video Displays
    • LCD
    • Plasma
    • Projectors
  • Multimedia
  • Networking
  • Home Automation
    • Lighting
    • Climate
    • Security (Maybe this should be it's own main category?)
  • Telecom
    • Cellullar phones (Mobile phones?)
    • IP-phones
    • Phone-Providers (or less obvious "Phone-Lines" as in the pluto-admin)
  • Development


One thing I think is important is that articles must not appear once in a category and then again in a more general category. For example, Sony Amplifier should not appear once in 'audio hardware' and then again in 'hardware'. This is consistent with the guidelines for Wikimedia projects, which are very well thought through. Lozzo 13:33, 26 September 2007 (MST)

I think it's important for articles to be in as many relevant categories as possible, this helps to navigate and find similar pages much quicker. Guidlines of other wikis don't apply here, just because some other unrelated wiki uses that organisation doesn't mean we have to. So please don't remove Categories from pages, they are there for a reason. --Zaerc 04:51, 3 October 2007 (MST)
With respect, I completely disagree. Categories are there to facilitate an elegant taxonomy - not for things to be appearing twice. Having strict categories (i.e. without repetition and in the style used on wikipedia as the reslt of much community debate) makes things easier to maintain and to find. Lozzo 00:56, 7 October 2007 (MST)

Expanding the existing structure

It seems better to me, for the Hardware section at least, to take into account the existing structure, and expand on that. Implementing the proposal above will scatter the existing pages and leave many categories empty. As soon as certain categories become overcrowded they can be split into subcategories. Therefore with a few adjustments we can mostly leave things the way they are and expand it where needed. This should ease the pain of a transition as well.

Below is an expanded and slightly modified version of the existing stucture, this should be a lot less intrusive, and yes some categories appear as sub-categories again, I see no problem with that. Categories for future expansion are in brackets, to be created when there are enough pages to justify (fill) them. --Zaerc 04:51, 3 October 2007 (MST)

  • Hardware
    • Audio
      • (Receivers)
      • (Sound Cards)
    • Automation
      • Cameras
      • Climate
      • InfraRed
      • Security
      • Serial
      • USB
    • Cameras
    • Climate
    • Cores
    • Inputs
      • Cameras
      • InfraRed
      • (Keyboards)
      • (Mice)
      • (Remotes)
      • (TV cards)
    • Laptops
    • Mainboards
    • Media Directors
    • Networking
      • (Network Adapters)
      • (Network Attached Storage)
      • (Wireless)
    • Orbiters
      • Phones
      • WebPads
      • (PDAs)
    • Phones
      • (IP Phones)
      • (USB Phones)
      • (WiFi Phones)
    • (Phone Lines)
    • Security
    • Serial
    • Supported
    • (Storage)
      • (External Drives)
      • (Network Attached Storage)
    • Telecom
      • Phones
      • (Phone Lines)
    • USB
    • Video
      • Cameras
      • (Displays)
        • (LCD)
        • (Plasma)
        • (Projectors)
      • (Graphic Cards)
      • (TV cards)
    • WebPads