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I am requesting the addition of a category "Spellstrained" for the various pages that deal with it. This is mainly to help me with my NavBox (it currently has an empty section).

Also, probably more useful, but I notice a bunch of categories that we currently have as Redlinked. Can we get an official policy made on what type of categories are and are not allowed. Many (all) of the redlinked categories can be found here: Special:WantedCategories. I'm guessing the following types are not useful enough to have as category types, but I am just looking at what is missing:

  • Feat types such as Metamagic or Fighter
  • Spell class and level combinations
  • Effect types (sonic, chaotic, ect.)

Havvy 11:55, July 7, 2010 (UTC)

Because of some search and navigation stuff, we're using properties for a lot of things that they used to use categories for and we're trying to keep the categories as broad as possible. The things that you list as missing are already covered by properties now (Type, Level, and Type if I remember right), and it's part of the plan to remove them eventually (which is a lot of SRD edits.
As far as spelstrained, the preference would be to just make it a property and not a category. It might work as a Type, but I'll look around and see if anything else fits. - TarkisFlux 17:05, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
Descriptor might work too. - TarkisFlux 17:09, July 7, 2010 (UTC)
How do you add a descriptor, and how do you query for them? Also, when I called it missing, I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't wanted or covered by another area. Havvy 01:17, July 9, 2010 (UTC)
Type and descriptor are just property names. We use Type for things like Fey, Construct, etc. for monsters and Metamagic, Fighter, etc. for feats. Descriptor is generally used for spell/power descriptors, like [Force] or [Evil]. You set those with {{#set: Type=Awesome}} (if you don't want the word to show up) or [[Type::Awesome]] (if you do want the word to show up in text). When you do an ask query for them you just add in the property name and value, like [[Type::Awesome]], to the query line. You can find more on it here.
But after writing all that out and considering that I think you're doing several different groupings of things with Spellstrained (feats, spells, etc.), neither of those properties will really be useful for what you want. Category is probably better after all for this sort of grouping. The wanted categories you posted we're still going to replace with properties. Hope you've at least enjoyed the rambling :-) - TarkisFlux 01:54, July 9, 2010 (UTC)
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