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This site is using a very flexible but simple categorizing system to keep everything properly organized. It might seem a little complicated to start with, but should make sense after a while.

The following 9 pages belong to CategoryCategory:


Here's how it works :

  • The master list of the categories is CategoryCategory which will automatically list all known main categories, and should never be edited. This list is easily accessed from the site's top navigation bar. (Categories).
  • Each category has a name in the form of CategoryName (see list of main categories above)
  • Pages can belong to none, one, or several categories. Including a page in a category is done by simply mentioning the CategoryName on the page (by convention at the very end of the page).
  • The system allows users to build hierarchies of categories by referring to the parent category in the subcategory page. The parent category page will then automatically include the subcategory page in its list.
  • A special kind of category is CategoryUsers to group the userpages, so the CBA CA home page should include it at the end to be included in the category-driven userlist.
  • New categories can be created (think very hard before doing this though, we don't need too many of them) by creating a CategoryName page, including {{Category}} in it and placing it in the CategoryCategory category (for a main category or another parent category in case you want to create a subcategory).

Please help to keep this site organized by including the relevant categories in new and existing pages !

  • In order to avoid accidental miscategorization you should avoid mentioning a non-related CategoryName on a page. This is a side-effect of how the categorizing system works: it's based on a textsearch and is not restricted to the footer convention.
  • Don't be put off by the name of this page (WikiCategory) which is a logical name (it's about the Site/Wiki and explains Category) but doesn't have any special role in the Categorizing system.
  • The standard convention to include the categories is to end your page with something like this:


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