Talk:Table of contents

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ToC for Manual already exists?

Check out Manual:Main_Page - I think this page also fulfills the function of ToC. It presents the subjects being treated in the Manual grouped by subject. Not to bash this page, but I think you may be creating some level of redundancy here? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kander (talkcontribs). 11:45, 29 April 2007 (CEST)

I think that a normal table of content would be useful. Possibly even replacing (part of) the current page. L blue l 15:01, 29 April 2007 (CEST)
Allow me to explain why I don't hold the same opinion: The Table of Contents serves as an entrypoint to a (printed) work that allows you to see at a glance what subjects are covered and, more importantly, where you can find them. In print this is obviously very useful - not having to skim through the entire book to find the chapter you're looking for definitely is a Good Thing. However, in a hyperlinked medium such as a Wiki, there is no point in creating an artificial 'order' such as a ToC in this format requires - it does not contribute to finding subjects more quickly. A taxonomy based on subject-categories (such as the manual main page) on the other hand does lend itself better to such platforms. Of course I'm just another user here, and if one wants to put in the effort of making a ToC - I say go for it. It's just not very useful from my PoV. Kander 17:49, 29 April 2007 (CEST)
I think this manual should make it as easy as possible for a new user to find information about the game. When I first came here, I found the Manual:Main_Page confusing and had trouble finding info. This ToC does not try to put the whole wiki in order, rather it gives (new) users a logical order to read about the major gameplay elements. Zojj 19:14, 29 April 2007 (CEST)
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