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The Infernal City

Can I suggest that we create a temporary, mod-like namespace for The Infernal City?

At the moment, the pages are located in mainspace, but I don't think anybody envisages it being there after the second book comes out and we know what happens in the end and what pages need creating. More and more links are being created to the pages in their current locations, and the longer we wait, the more effort will be involved in moving them.

My suggestion is this:

  1. Move the main page (:The Infernal City) to Lore:The Infernal City
  2. Move (subpages) to Lore:The Infernal City/(subpages)
  3. Create a template like {{TR3}} to make all links to TIC pages
  4. Add the following line to MediaWiki:Uespnamespacelist:
    • Lore:The Infernal City ; TIC ; Lore ; The Infernal City ; Lore:The Infernal City ; Lore-The Infernal City ; [[Lore:Main Page|Lore]]: [[Lore:The Infernal City|Infernal City]]

What this would mean is that a sub-space like Tamriel Rebuilt and Stirk - Lore:The Infernal City in this case- would be set up for The Infernal City, and a template would control (almost) all links to it. Then, if we decide to move the novel content to a Novels namespace, it's just a matter of tweaking one template and fixing the categories. If we decide to keep it where it is, then... well that's fine too.

I don't think anybody envisages the pages staying in mainspace for ever, and the sooner we move to a solution that can be adapted... the better. rpeh •TCE 22:10, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable to me. I'm still not sure I like the idea of keeping it in Lore, but I agree that the sooner we get it out of mainspace, the better, and this seems to be the most logical course of action until we make some decisions after the second book. --GKtalk2me 23:33, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Apologies - I should have made it clearer. This wouldn't necessarily be a permanent solution. The trouble with the current situation is that most templates don't deal nicely with Mainspace. Moving it to a subspace and using a template for the links means that if we later decide to use a proper namespace (Novels: or Infernal: or whatever) all that will be required is a template tweak then some bot expansion. rpeh •TCE 23:39, 17 January 2010 (UTC)
Well it's been a week and nobody has complained. Please can an admin add that line to MediaWiki:Uespnamespacelist then we can start linking things into the site properly. rpeh •TCE 20:51, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
Done. Let me know if there are any problems. --GKtalk2me 22:14, 25 January 2010 (UTC)
It's all working beautifully. That should make it much easier if we decide to move it again later. Just remember to use the {{TIC}} template to link to it and within it. rpeh •TCE 10:52, 27 January 2010 (UTC)