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Minecraft Wiki:Projects/Categorization

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This is a wiki project that aims to organize the wiki through the power of categorization. Editors who have an interest in keeping the wiki organized in the background using the category system should add their name to the participant list below and then either look for tasks in the to-do list or discuss ideas for categories and category trees.


Discuss the usefulness of this project on the talk page.

Categories are a very useful way to navigate the wiki outside of articles. They assist in finding topics of a similar type or nature, not unlike navigation boxes. For example, if a user reads about the Quiver and wants to find other removed content, they could check a category like Category:Removed. Not only this, but it also helps in the maintenance of the wiki itself by categorizing all articles with some form of needed maintenance such as deletion requests. It also keeps templates and other useful resources grouped and categorized for editors to easily find and use.

Who's involved[edit]


  • Organize the wiki's category tree into a clear structure of article categories
  • Find articles of a related nature and categorize them with relevant and useful categories
  • Propose a standard or guidelines for category creation and usage
  • Organize all the maintenance-related content for Minecraft Wiki and group them, i.e. Navbox templates

Category guidelines[edit]

  • The tree should start from the root category Category:Main and split into primary categories. These primary categories should have no pages in them if possible, just categories.
  • Categories should be created under the following checklist:
  • Categories should be properly cased; No Camel Casing except where appropriate. e.g. "Employees of Mojang"
  • When categorizing pages on a different namespace to main (e.g. Template:, Help:, Talk: etc..) EXCEPT for Categories, make sure you define the first parameter of the category link as the correct sorting letter. e.g. To categorize Template:Stub in Category:Infobox templates, you must use the code [[Category:Infobox templates|S]]


Propose new tasks on the talk page.