Talk:Outline of Japan

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WikiProject Outlines
WikiProject icon This article is an outline, a type of article that presents a list of articles or sub-topics related to its subject in a hierarchical form. For the standardized set of outlines on Wikipedia, see Portal:Contents/Outlines. Outlines are within the scope of WikiProject Outlines, a collaborative effort to improve outlines on Wikipedia.

Major rename proposal of certain "lists" to "outlines"[edit]

See Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)#Major rename proposal of certain "lists" to "outlines".

The Transhumanist 00:41, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Rename proposal for this page and all the pages of the set this page belongs to[edit]

See the proposal at the Village pump

The Transhumanist 09:06, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Tips for developing country outlines[edit]

Instructions for developing country outlines is located at Wikipedia:Outlines (while that section is complete, the page is a draft, and will be moved to the Wikipedia namespace when completed). The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

A note concerning redlinks...[edit]

Many of the entries (and their links) are standard across all of the country outlines, to aid readers, especially young readers, in comparing countries to each other.

So if this country doesn't have any of a particular entry, like navies, please don't delete the entry. Instead, complete it with "none" (and a brief explanation as to why, for example, "- x is a landlocked country with no ports"). If the explanation exists in an article on Wikipedia, then click on the redlink and create a redirect to that location. See Wikipedia:Redirect, WP:Section linking, and Help:Section#Section_linking.

Standard redlinks (article names) were also chosen based on how country coverage tipically expands. This makes the standard names for these subtopics widely available and easily accessible. So please do not remove those redlinks, for they will turn blue eventually. In the meantime, they can be redirected to the section of whatever article has the relevant information, if any. See Wikipedia:Redirect, WP:Section linking, and Help:Section#Section_linking.

Thank you.

The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: To discuss the standard design of the country outlines, or of outlines in general, do so on the Outline of knowledge WikiProject talk page.

Guidelines for outlines[edit]

Guidelines for the development of outlines are being drafted at Wikipedia:Outlines.

Your input and feedback is welcomed and encouraged.

The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Please check and fix the government section[edit]

The government section needs to be checked for accuracy. The initial data placed in the government branches sections was generated by template, and the data didn't fit all countries.

So those sections need to be looked over, and fixed if needed.

Please help.

Thank you.

The Transhumanist 21:45, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: If you'd like to help out with other tasks concerning Wikipedia's Outline of knowledge, please drop me a note on my talk page.

Merge proposal[edit]

Well, since Verbal's provided no reason in support of the proposal yet, I'll start first. This page is different to Japan, crucially this is a hierarchical list of relevant articles, while Japan is a prose article. They are crucially different, hence they aren't duplicates and shouldn't be merged - Highfields (talk, contribs) 21:14, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

This is the Japan article with the text removed. Redirect to either Japan (which it duplicates the content of) or one of the other lists (which it duplicates the function of). Verbal chat 21:38, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
It is provably not a copy with the text removed. Compare Japan#Languages with Outline of Japan#Language - the links in both sections are vastly different.
This outline might have problems, but that is demonstrably not one of them.
I also object to the merge. -- Quiddity (talk) 22:45, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Verbal is just trying to cause conflict around the outline issue. Does he have a specific goal in mind with this edit? I suggest verbal not make any more controversial edits until the RfC is over. -- penubag  (talk) 23:23, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
I've removed the merge tag. I suggest you be polite and not revert consensus WP:MOS edits again, or reintroduce copyrighted material. Verbal chat 08:19, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hatlink added to Japan on Aug. 24 has increased page views, but still quite low. LittleBen (talk) 17:01, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Needed maintenance on country outlines[edit]

Please check this outline for the following problems, and fix if present:

  • If the Local government section is empty (or only has a red "main" link), please remove the section. (If it has a blue "main" link, do not remove).
  • Underdeveloped Education section - add more links.
  • Redlinks that are unlikely to ever turn blue - remove or delink as appropriate.
  • Out-of-date incumbant names - remove. No need to add the new incumbants, as the links to the articles on the position titles should suffice.

Thank you. The Transhumanist 03:45, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Quick explanation of Wikipedia outlines[edit]

"Outline" is short for "hierarchical outline". There are two types of outlines: sentence outlines (like those you made in school to plan a paper), and topic outlines (like the topical synopses that professors hand out at the beginning of a college course). Outlines on Wikipedia are primarily topic outlines that serve 2 main purposes: they provide taxonomical classification of subjects showing what topics belong to a subject and how they are related to each other (via their placement in the tree structure), and as subject-based tables of contents linked to topics in the encyclopedia. The hierarchy is maintained through the use of heading levels and indented bullets. See Wikipedia:Outlines for a more in-depth explanation. The Transhumanist 23:56, 8 August 2015 (UTC)