Talk:Outline of culture

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What's missing?[edit]

Please add cultural topics/article links to this outline. The Transhumanist 02:02, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

What is culture?[edit]

I've been looking through your list of topics and was surprised to find little or no mention of areas which, for me, are the very basis of culture. They include Art which can be broken down into a number of major categories including:

and even

These in turn can be broken down into subcategories.

I'm surprised they are not part of the list. Is it because these are the accepted categories while the list addresses the less obvious ones? Or is there a problem with the definition of the word culture?

And what about the institutions which safeguard or provide access to culture: libraries, museums, archives, conservatories, archeological sites, listed buildings... ? - Ipigott (talk) 19:19, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

I guess you've answered my question. I found your message on a talk page that this talk page was mistakenly redirected to.
The answer to your question is that the lack of those links was an oversight. They are all included in Portal:Contents/Outlines#Culture and the arts. I've added them into the outline.
Thank you for the heads up.
The Transhumanist 02:13, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, this is a lot better. It's not obvious that there is a portal covering all these more general headings so it's good to have them in the article too. There's still one important gap though: Design. Even if it's included in one of your other outlines, it's still an important part of culture. especially in certain countries like Denmark (Danish design) and Sweden (with IKEA). I think it goes beyond architecture, drawing and crafts.
And while I'm here, I must say I'm surprised at the rather low number of page views of this article. Less than 2,000 page views per month is not what I would have expected from a page devoted to an outline of an important area such as this. I see that there are links from all the culture by country talk pages but I'm not sure many people look at these. Have you considered including links under "See also" on the culture pages themselves or has this approach been opposed? I know that not everyone agrees to the outline approach but it seems to me to be a good idea. Maybe a template (to be inserted at the foot of articles) would be a solution? - Ipigott (talk) 16:11, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Current reactions[edit]

In answer to your invitation, let me first say that this seems to be coming on very well. I am however surprised at the comparatively low number of accesses for such a wide-ranging enterprise and see that there are less than 30 watchers. On the article itself, the references to cycling are rather confusing. You have "Cycling subculture" under Specific subcultures but you also have "Bicycle culture" under Cultures by aspect. Motorcycling appears under sports but cycling does not. ¶ You have Fiction under both Literature and Entertainment but Entertainment does not include the performing arts and Literature does not include non-fiction or children's literature. And where is television? ¶ I'm not sure either whether Gastronomy should be listed under Fine arts. On the other hand, the Visual arts, which most of us identify as Fine arts, appear to be a separate item. ¶ And how about Conversation and Dialogue? Are they not forms of culture too? Hope this helps. - Ipigott (talk) 15:56, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Yes, it helps a lot. I'll be sure to sort this out. Thank you! The Transhumanist 00:06, 22 September 2011 (UTC)