Forum:Dates n' stuffs
Okay. One thing I noticed while random page toggling was the amount of dates there are. I know that some are important and they chronicle important events, but really. Are things like this really necessary? It should all be condensed into a timeline by year (at least). The current system is too sporadic. Any thoughts/comments/ideas? Lia§lyliaison 03:25, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
- I'm unclear on how you feel it is sporadic. You should've seen the number of Exchange: entries that used to come up before they were moved to there own name space. My instinct is you just got unlucky with your random pages, rarely do i see a date page come up., besides there are less than 366 date pages (which is the max possible) and over 10,000 articles, so your chances of getting even one should be rather low. Maybe the random page feature could be modified to skip certain categories. One thing I tire of seeing is random images of now outdated Price charts for the Grand Exchange Market Watch. Hopefully when those in the know get a break from there various schoolings (uni, etc) we can implement some of these things. I catch on rather quick on these things, but virtually never know where to start so i usually wait for someone to point me in the right direction. ~
kytti khat 05:05, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
Disagree - I think the dates are also important. See 9 December for example. It has events from several years, and that type of information that cannot be obtained elsewhere, as the user has to look through several articles (i.e. 2008, 2007, 2004 and 2003) if the "date" pages are gone. By having a "date" article, the events from several years can be condensed/summarised into a single page. I know certain pages only have single entries, but given time it will expand. Ever wondered what updates occured on significant dates such as 1 April? That's why we have "date" articles.
Just for your information, "date" pages have already been summarised into "year" articles. For example, 2008 and 2007 are articles which highlights the events for the particular year. We have "year" articles dating back to 1999 or 1998. So the issue of condensing pages into a year timeline is moot. 05:48, 10 December 2008 (UTC)