Talk:Index of topics related to life extension

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On what basis is a topic listed here? I can understand listing DNA repair, but the general article on DNA has no more particular relevance than any other topic in cell biology. Similarly, how is Arthritis more relevant than any other chronic disease of adult life? Or atherosclerosis than any other acute disease with a potentially fatal ending? DGG (talk) 00:34, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

I agree that DNA does not belong on the list. Also, I don't think we need to link to specific age-related illnesses, since we already have a link for Aging-associated diseases. --Green06 (talk) 01:00, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

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Why is this a list instead of a category? RJFJR (talk) 19:08, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Several reasons:
  1. WP:CLN
  2. Categories don't support redlinks. This list includes especially pertinent redlinks (theories of aging, etc.)
  3. Editors are not consistent in the categories they allow the articles they maintain to be included in. If this article was converted into a category, many of the category tags would not survive.
  4. On lists, link removal can be monitored, but not on categories.
  5. Categories are chopped up into sub-categories, so Recent changes takes more operations to perform than on a list
  6. As a centralized location, this collection of topics is easier to develop and maintain than a corresponding category. It is much faster to edit multiple entries in a list.
  7. Lists support scrolling, which is more convenient for browsing long lists.
  8. Lists can be copied and pasted for offline processing in spreadsheets and word processors, and then cut and pasted back to the list. Categories can't.
  9. Lists can be edited by WikEd. Categories can't. The Transhumanist 19:50, 14 December 2010 (UTC)