or Why do we have the same things in two different places?

The aim of the Consolidation Project is to consolidate an array of short pages into one topic page containing all the necessary information. In many cases, we have a lot of short pages with little extra information available on each one that isn't already, or couldn't be, covered by one larger topic page. In other cases, we have information that is repeated in two or more different places where it ideally only needs to be in one.

Topics Edit

Each topic to be covered by the project will be listed here. More topics can be suggested and discussed in the Topics for Consideration section of the project discussion, mirrored below and available at Project talk:Consolidation Project.

Project Members Edit

If you are interested in taking part in this project, please add your name below:

How to Help Edit

Articles that require attention will appear in Category:Consolidation project. If the category is empty, please be patient; Enobot will be populating the category from the content namespace in due course.

Each article in the category will appear in one of four classes, which will help identify which articles have been seen to already:

  • Those in Class A require attention, and need to be consolidated. All the information on these needs to be transferred to the main topic page. Any images should be added to a relevant Gallery section on the topic page.
    • Once a page has been consolidated, please add |consolidated=Your username to the Consolidation template at the top of the page. This will move the page to Class B.
  • Articles in Class B have been consolidated, and require checking. This should be undertaken by a different editor to the one who consolidated it. Checking requires comparing the original article to the main topic page to ensure all information is present.
    • Once a page has been checked, please add |checked=Your username to the Consolidation template at the top of the page. This will move the page to Class C.
  • Articles in Class C have been checked, and consolidation is complete. These articles are awaiting final review, wherein they are removed from the project.
    • The process for Final Review involves setting all Class C pages as redirects to the main topic page by removing all content (including categories) and replacing it with #REDIRECT [[Topic]].
  • If you come across an article that has been tagged that you do not think should be included, please add |vetoed=Your username to the Consolidation template at the top of the page. This will move the page to Class 0 where it will be reviewed by the project coordinator.

Those of you who frequent UESP may recognise this project setup. Thanks to them for the idea. If this setup works, we should be able to use it in the future for more projects, where the four-class system is perhaps more useful than it actually is here.

Questions, comments and other project discussions can be made at Project talk:Consolidation Project.

Topics for ConsiderationEdit

Please discuss here other topics that you would like to be considered for consolidation


For the same reason that we are consolidating Hairstyles, I think Tattoos would benefit from being consolidated as well. --Enodoc(Talk) (User Space) 13:11, September 3, 2013 (UTC)

OK, so nobody has opposed this suggestion, so Tattoos will be the next topic to be consolidated. --Enodoc(Talk) (User Space) 15:49, December 21, 2013 (UTC)
I added photos to all of the Tattoos that were on the list . --xOneManLegacy (talk) 17:20, August 21, 2014 (UTC)
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