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Uh...a simple "WTF?" --Naiama 06:27, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Heh, Lil may be better to answer this but I *think* we're transitioning to include a category page for characters. When you clicked on 'Characters' on the navigation menu, it would take you to Characters, which then had either Category:Alliance, Category:Horde, all the race categories and Category:NPC.

The issue there is that a LOT of articles might quite reasonably get the Alliance, Horde or race tag and NOT be a PC. So, a NPC might get a faction tag and would show up when a user clicked the Category:Horde. In theory, there's nothing wrong with that, but in practice we wanted a page where a user could browse PC's (sorted by active and dormant, ideally).

So, we've been 'forcing' that on the broad faction categories by removing those tags from articles that weren't PC's (e.g., NPC's, families, etc.). The better solution, I think, is to instead add a PC category, which Lil has done. I'm not sure yet what has to be done to get all the PC's tagged correctly but ...

this should get us pages where a user can browse PC's AND allow broader use of the faction tags. In concept, guilds, groups, NPCs, and so on could be tagged by faction. Not sure if that's needed but it might be useful.

That make sense?

--Tai 13:06, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Oh! Phew, I thought this weird page was the beginnings of a sneaky spammer (that had made some reasonably relevant content), because it wasn't done by any username. I am relieved. --Naiama 17:02, 1 May 2007 (UTC)