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This thread was archived on 11 September 2012 by Thebrains222.


Hi, I have often felt the RuneScape wiki could benefit from something such as Category Intersection, and with all these beta items, all the more so. For example, you could look for all pages listed as "[[:Category:Beta|beta]]" and "Magic armor".

I've looked into it a bit, and this can be done through a "Special:CategoryIntersection" page. However, an admin must ask for it to be enabled on the wiki, and the actual front end must be created. Does this seem like something worth enabling on this wiki, or does it actually already exist in another form here?

Details:

  • [[w:c:lyrics:Special:CategoryIntersection|Example on Lyrics Wiki]]
  • [[w:Admin_Forum:Category_intersection_page_or_function|Related forum post on community wiki]] - It seems [[w:c:lyrics:User_talk:Sean_Colombo#Extensions|Sean Colombo]] on the lyrics wiki is willing to help set it up as well.
  • [[w:Forum:Multi-Category_Search|Another related post]]
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Question - How could we make this useful for people not familiar with particular category names? sssSp7p.pngIjLCqFF.png 20:27, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

I usually look them up by finding a related page. However, I imagine similar to the example on the lyrics wiki mentioned above, it would give you options as you type.
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Comment - Can't we just do this with DPL? We could even cobble together a little form like this. ʞooɔ 21:17, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

I haven't dealt much with DPL, and was not aware if it could do this. However, it certainly does what I wanted to do, and may have to look into DLP a bit to see if I can tweak it. Thanks :)
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Yeah, DPL does that and a LOT more. ʞooɔ 23:10, September 1, 2012 (UTC)

Oppose Extension:CategoryIntersection, Neutral DPL equivalent form - Dynamic Page Lists do this with small effort, but I'm not convinced it would be terribly useful either way. It could have it's merits though, so I'm willing to see if Cook's form idea could work for us. cqm 22:13,2/9/2012 (UTC) (UTC)

For the record, DPL isn't something we need to add anywhere. We already have the extension installed, so anyone who wants to get a list like that can just use the pretty simple syntax. No form is really necessary, that's just for convenience and making it look more like the CategoryIntersection special page. ʞooɔ 22:57, September 2, 2012 (UTC)

Closed - Apparently you can use DPL. 222 talk 08:27, September 11, 2012 (UTC)