Fallen London Wiki:Categories
This wiki uses categories to organize articles that "belong together" in a sense. The most common categories you may encounter here are categories that tell you what kind of articles you are looking at - e.g. Category:Actions, Category:Items and so on. There are, however, also categories for wiki maintenance tools, such as Category:Templates.
In conjunction with Semantic Mediawiki, we can therefore find articles even if we don't know what they are called.
The most extensive and up-to-date documentation on categories is found on Mediawiki, but there are some convention on the Fallen London Wiki that are probably more important to know about.
Usually articles are sorted under the first character of the item, action etc. There are three main exceptions for this:
- The sort key * contains meta information about the category. For example, Category:Renown Items contains the article Renown Items (Guide). It would be annoying to scroll down to R to find it, so it has a special place. Guides and templates usually go here.
- The sort key ^ contains content that is only available during certain events throughout the year. For example, Category:Extraordinary Implication Gain has the action Clear the path yourself. Because that is only available during CHRISTMAS, it is not listed under letter C, but instead under ^.
- The sort key ~ contains content that has been permanently retired.
Note that ^ and ~ are usually automatically added by one of the templates in Category:Seasonal event templates or the Template:Retired, respectively. Therefore, if you notice that something is amiss, the first step should always be checking if the template is included. If that doesn't help, try purging the page (there is a button next to the "create" and "watch" buttons). If that doesn't work either, leave a comment on the article or troubleshoot the template yourself.