Sitenotice: 11/29/2018: The wiki is back. It turns out, some anti-virus product on my web server had an issue with the latest version of PHP. My server techs have resolved this issue, and things should be working again. During the investigation, I did restore to a backup from September. There is a chance that any changes done since then were lost, but I do not recall any edits. --OS-9 Al

8/30/2016: Massive re-work is being done on the InfoBox Templates. Read that page to keep up with the plan for that, and adding better keyword tags (categories) to all the pages. --OS-9 Al (talk) 15:28, 31 August 2016 (CDT)

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I see you made a category of "Software" under "Game", creating a subcategory. I did not know this was possible until today, and see you already knew this. Is there a way to have duplicate sub-categories? Like, can we have "Software:Joystick" to be a cat/subcat indicating Software that require Joysticks, but have "Hardware:Joystick" be a cat/subcat indicating a hardware device that IS a joystick? --OS-9 Al (talk)

Unlikely, the name must differ. -- Polluks (talk) 17:11, 3 September 2016 (CDT)
Well, I noticed the "Software" and "Game" templates are not really compatible, so I was thinking to revert my change -- Polluks (talk) 14:37, 31 August 2016 (CDT)
All new InfoBox templates and a new tag/category system are being worked on at this moment. Check out InfoBox_Templates for the all-new (work-in-progress) templates, and List of Tags for the category suggestions. The tag page is where I'd love your help figuring out how to link the categories ("tags"). I also installed the Category Tree browser, so it will help us visualize what works together. --OS-9 Al (talk)
I see. Please avoid tagging Publications if you already taged its sub-category Books. -- Polluks (talk) 15:19, 31 August 2016 (CDT)
I won't touch sub-categories until we have that Tags page complete and can figure it all out. Drop me an e-mail, if you can help discuss this. OS-9 Al (talk) 15:27, 31 August 2016 (CDT)
Check out this: Special:CategoryTree -- enter "Hardware" and display it, or "Software".

New InfoBox Templates and Categories

I am making one master InfoBox template which will use extensive conditionals (if/switch) to generate all the variations. This way, everything will look consistent and there is only one box to maintain.

InfoBox has a new parameter, boxtype, and then accepts all the parameters for any box it can generate.

PublicationInfoBox will be a template that just calls InfoBox with "boxtype = Publication". The top level Category (Publications) is set inside the NavPublications template, since ALL Publication pages should use that. BUT, not all Publication pages will use an InfoBox (indexes, for example). I'd think if I click on "Publications" I should see ALL pages that deal with them, even index pages.

We will then be able to make "BookInfoBox" which is just like "PublicationInfoBox" (using boxtype = Publication) but it can add "Category: Books" just to save the user having to do that one extra step (and we might decide we want it to be "Book" versus "Books".

Likewise, I have "SoftwareInfoBox" (main category of Software comes from NavSoftware), and I will create things like GameInfoBox (which adds "Category: Games").

There will be some redundancy (Nav adds Software, Games is a sub-category of Software) but the end result should be a much cleaner site with Categories being used consistently. --OS-9 Al (talk) 15:38, 31 August 2016 (CDT)