Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Contents

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Organization[edit]

This might be easier to read if it were a compact list with less description, and clustered more by type of style than by alpha. SJ+ 00:45, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to reorganize. I just tried to have something you could do a quick search through for finding the correct page. Circéus (talk) 13:12, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
It can be converted to a sortable wikitable with both alphabetical and topical organization. (I am giving this section the heading Organization.)
Wavelength (talk) 15:02, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Rename[edit]

Anyone object to renaming this page to something like WP:List of Manual of Style pages or something of the sort? We seem to speak of "the" manual of style, as comprising all these pages. Also I think WP rather than Help is the right namespace, since all the MoS pages are in the WP namespace (compare WP:List of policies, WP:List of guidelines, etc.)--Kotniski (talk) 08:27, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

I prefer (first) Wikipedia:List of subpages of the Manual of Style and (second) Wikipedia:List of Manual of Style subpages. If the name includes the word pages, then the list can include the main page of the Manual of Style.
Wavelength (talk) 15:54, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
I'd rather Wavelength's second: it's more succinct. Tony (talk)
I certainly prefer the succincter version too, but don't see why we need "sub" - the list does include the main page (and adding "sub" makes the title less succinct). But I don't really mind, it's still much better than the present title.--Kotniski (talk) 06:20, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
◤The second version is prone to misinterpretation, which can be avoided by means of hyphenation: Wikipedia:List of Manual-of-Style subpages or Wikipedia:List of Manual-of-Style pages.
Wavelength (talk) 18:56, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Use "MoS" rather than the ugly hyphenated version, if this is really felt to be an issue.--Kotniski (talk) 09:50, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
The page itself can be a subpage: Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pages or Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Subpages.
(I renamed Wikipedia:Manual of Style Register as Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Register.)
Wavelength (talk) 14:52, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
If we're going to do it that way, then WP:Manual of Style/Contents seems more appropriate.--Kotniski (talk) 19:28, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
That is acceptable to me, and seems to be the best option that anyone has suggested.
Wavelength (talk) 20:23, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
For a shortcut, WP:MOS/C is still available.
Wavelength (talk) 20:26, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Any objections to this solution?--Kotniski (talk) 11:05, 30 August 2011 (UTC)
Apparently not, so I'm going to do it.--Kotniski (talk) 10:18, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
Incidentally, this old version used the expression “Submanuals” in one of its headings.
Wavelength (talk) 20:25, 14 September 2011 (UTC)

Merge sections[edit]

The items under "Other relevant pages" ought to be moved to "Items outside article text". "Citing sources" contains important information about citation format and "Article titles" is largely stylistic. Jc3s5h (talk) 16:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)