User talk:Adailton

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Hi, Adailton,

First, thanks a lot for all the maintenance work you have been doing; it's good stuff.

You are correct in observing that the Category:MainIndex will remain un-categorized, but such is the fate of the topmost category! It's the same on Wikipedia, where Category:Contents belongs to no category.

The idea here is to prevent category-linkage loops, to avoid confusing the bots. These would normally process categories recursively. If you've done any recursive programming, you can see how a closed loop could lead to infinite recursion.

Please keep up the good work! --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 14:38, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Template HowTos

If you edit Documentation/How_Tos you will see that most of the HowTo entries are gathered automatically by the <DPL> feature, which lists all the pages in a category. However, the Templates HowTos are not automated, and they should be. This means going to each entry, changing the category from doc/howto to doc/howto/templates, then creating that category (and categorizing it in doc/howto). Then add the automatic stuff to use the new category. There are some (at least one) pages in Category:Templates that should be included, too.

If any of this sounds like something you'd like to do, please do. Otherwise, I'll plod along at it. --TJ (Talk | Contribs) 21:30, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

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