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What is the purpose of this sidebar? It is not well done; it includes, for example, both petrology and petrography as key topics under composition and structure. What is meant by a key topic?
- Yes, I also have some concerns. This has turned up on a whole bunch of geology articles, and it looks terrible in most of them. If we are going to have such a thing, I'd advocate it becomes a strap rather than a box for inclusion at the end, not start, of articles. I'm going to bring this up over at WP:Geology. DanHobley (talk) 01:42, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
- Remove it as a needless distraction. The basic geology article would be the only place for it. Vsmith (talk) 02:40, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
This sociologist appreciates sidebars (and horizontals too) greatly; they are by far the best tool for easy navigation that WP has. Except when some of the basics for us lay people are overlooked!
I was browsing for info on the naming/classification system for rocks, and wasted a lot of time before finding the basics. Here is the Wandering Path I took (read or skip as you wish..) First I assumed petrology had to do with petroleum products. Finally figured that one out after reading 3 or 4 ologies and ographies. After I realized that was what I wanted, I wondered why it was so short, and thought there must be more elsewhere. However, I assumed that "Rock" would redirect to Petrology, so didn't look at Rock for further info. Wandered a bit more before finding Rock and the List of rock classifications.
Anyway, I hope that justifies my adding Rocks and List of rock classifications (around Petrology in hopes that others would get the idea) to the Infobox. Please review to make sure I haven't misled anywhere or violated any big rules! Thanks. Peacedance (talk) 23:01, 9 November 2014 (UTC)