Talk:Outline of the history of Western civilization

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Scope needed[edit]

There may be a need to split this off into various outlines. This is mostly political and/or military history at the moment, so perhaps it should be retitled. There's some content on arts and culture in Western civilization, that could be a separate outline. Just speculating, since there could eventually be more material added to the outline as it stands, than would be manageable to work with. I also notice that economic history is very neglected in the current outline, that might be more useful to readers if it is a standalone outline. Just what I'm thinking, anyway. Anyone else have any thoughts? OttawaAC (talk) 02:38, 18 August 2012 (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 00:11, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

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