Ok, I see what's the issue. It seems that "Crossbow Trigger Design" page which you(?) added is a
s.c. category page
although a normal page should suffice. The category pages
should (in general) only contain an explanation of the category, not any
real content. I can move your page to non-category page and add
it to appropriate categories.
I think categories
are best thought of as tags
They make finding relevant pages very easy, compared to static links to
individual articles. This becomes increasingly important as number of
pages on the Wiki increases. I've tried to keep the main page free of
links to individual articles to keep things tidy. At the moment, the
best way to browse the Wiki is to use one of these:
could be renamed if they're confusing (e.g. to "View pages by
category"). This said, direct links to the most important Wiki articles
may make sense. Using categories gives a couple of main benefits:
- All page listings are updated without human intervention
- It's very easy to find relevant information (e.g. all articles on crossbow triggers, modern crossbow or fiberglass)
you add a new page, you don't (normally) need to add any new category
pages to the Wiki. You can just click on "Add new page", add the textual
content and then add the page to (existing) categories from the right
hand side of the editor.
The list of categories each page is
attached to is shown at the bottom of the page
below "Read more" links. In practice, most pages are only attached to a
few (2-3) categories (e.g. "English", "Practical", "Bow"). Pages can be
attached to categories afterwards, too, without opening the page
editor. If any categories are needed, they can be added fairly easily.
Combinations of even fairly generic categories are surprisingly
Please bug me if you have further issues
using the Wiki... I'm so marinated in these things I don't see the
usability issues at all.
And thanks for the article, Ivo!