Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Archive/Allow multiple entries within each category

Allow multiple entries within each category

 N Created after proposal phase ended

  • Problem: Sometimes, multiple entries within a category would be useful. For instance, on the French wiktionary there is a listing of French verbs that includes both the infinitive form (e.g. aimer) and a pronominal form (s’aimer). But which sort key should be given to the pronominal form? Equally valid arguments apply for a « aimer s » key and a « saimer » key. Ideally, the entry would appear twice in the category, under those two keys. There are other examples, such as proper nouns beginning with a definite article (e.g. Le Mans should be categorised under « Mans Le » and « Le Mans »).
  • Who would benefit: Wiktionaries, other wiki projects.
  • Proposed solution: Possibly add to the wiki software a magic word that can be used to specify a second (third, fourth, etc.) entry in a category’s index. Other wikicode approaches may be possible.
  • Phabricator tickets:


Last year's proposal received a terse opposition comment that merely stated the proposal was "not well-cooked". That was unhelpful. It is not for the proposer to advance a technical answer, it's up to the developers to figure out the least disruptive, most efficient way of satisfying the proposal.
I'll conclude by adding that this could be merged with the proposal for Context-dependent sort keys, depending on the technical solution chosen. Urhixidur (talk) 17:32, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Urhixidur: Sorry, the proposal phase has ended, so we unfortunately can't accept this. I have moved it to the archives. Thanks for your participation, and look forward to any proposals you may have next year! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 17:34, 8 December 2017 (UTC)