Category talk:Books

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"The" in book titles and indexing

About article headings and book names: I think we should do them in the library way (hey I work in one!). It means that The Golden Fool would be "Golden Fool, the", putting the article to be seen in the end, but allowing you to alphabetise (is that a word?) the book into the G instead of T. If you alphabetise (in Finnish aakkostat) books with the article in the beginning, T would be a one too large category. Hope you understand what I'm saying here?

You're absolutely right. I'll go and change them on the trilogy pages and make redirects. Thanks for your input. :) --Mervi 16:11, 26 April 2006 (EEST)
Doing this is possible by writing [[Category:Books|Golden Fool, the]] instead of [[Category:Books]]. This helps keeping the correct title without making a redirection. This makes the wiki more useable, I think. Frór 13:37, 29 October 2006 (EET)
Testing this now with the Inheritance (anthology), thanks for the tip! :) -- Mervi 08:03, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

One category/ manycategories

Should we have subcategories for the different trilogies and series? --Mervi 18:19, 28 April 2006 (EEST)

I just realized that "books" is not going to be a good/decrptive name for this category if we continue as we have started (we add to it short stories and the anthologies and magazines they were published in). Any suggestions? --Mervi 20:02, 5 June 2007 (EEST)

Works? Sini
Yeah, or I was thinking about "writings", or better yet, "publications". I guess it would be too complicated to make subcategories like magazines, anthologies etc? --Mervi 01:22, 16 June 2007 (EEST)

How about if we divide this to subcategories, for example:

  • top-level (can't decide on the name...)
    • books (anything between two covers, whether it's by Hobb or not)
    • stories (individual tales)
    • writings (articles, essays etc by Hobb)

I don't know it this sounds too complicated... it would mean that certain articles now labeled only as books would be included in at least two subcategories. For example:

  • Fair Folk, the -> books
  • Grace Notes -> stories
  • Fool's Errand -> books and stories

--Mervi 10:52, 29 February 2008 (EET)


So it's only been like 9 years and I'm getting serious about renaming this category. ;) Right now it works as a "catch-all" which is fine but the name just isn't very descriptive and I think more subcategories are needed. Here are some of my thoughts on this:

The current subcategories are

  • Robin Hobb
  • Megan Lindholm

These are only used on titles that are 100% RH or ML, so not anthologies etc.

Categories I've been planning on adding under the works/writings/publications main category (but have postponed doing so in order to avoid extra work after the name change) are

  • Anthologies
  • Magazines
  • Adaptations
  • Farseer trilogy (this would cover the individual novel articles, the trilogy article + the international cover gallery)
  • LST trilogy (same as above)
  • Tawny Man (same)
  • Rain Wild Chronicles (same)
  • Fitz and the Fool trilogy (same)

Some of those already exist or the structure for them is there.

I'd also create the following

  • standalone novels (so just those that aren't part of a trilogy/series or aren't an anthology - this is a kind of "catch the rest of them in one place " category
  • short stories ()

How does that sound? --Mervi (talk) 14:49, 14 March 2017 (UTC)