Portal talk:Contents/Quick index

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[edit] Older discussion

My compliments to Krik. This is a very useful page. --MerovingianTalk 13:44, Aug 20, 2004 (UTC)

Am I missing the uppper case versions? "AA" etc. Stan 01:08, 3 Sep 2004 (UTC)

This or a second page should include the double-capitalised two letter combinations as starting points for index browsing as well. Courtland 02:13, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

[edit] First three letter index

This alphabetical listing is outstanding! Nevertheless, one possible improvement: For some letters even "first two" isn't enoough. E.g. "ch". How about taking the first row of A-Z (which isn't very useful in and of itself because there are so many articles) and changing it: when someone clicks on "A" - the result will be a 26x26 chart of "first three letters" for "A", i.e. Aaa through Azz. If someone clicks "C" - the result will be "Caa" through "Czz", so there will also be a row of "Cha" through "Chz". 05:15, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)

[edit] A question

I can't get letters like A. B or anything that the second letter has a period in the Quick without specifically searching for it after clicking on a letter. Any ideasFalphin 21:32, 11 May 2005 (UTC)

That could be added, but it would also be useful to add digits (A0 to A9, etc.) and things like Áa, Äa, and so on. Courtland 02:18, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Better template now in place

I made a template called Template:quickindexnav which is a little more efficient for producing the letters. The way it works is the following...

You enter...


Rather than entering...







The A in.. {{quickindexnav|A}} ...is the beginning letter. Of course that means it can be customized for each line.

[edit] Need (or lack thereof) a table?

This is a large list of letters; does it really need to be done in a table?

Do you have a better suggestion? RexNL 17:25, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Numbers

I have lost the ability to find an index to articles beginning with numbers. Sure, there are an increadable amount of articles about years on a time line, but I'm talking about articles like 9P/Tempel and such.

While I'm ranting, how about giving us the ability to eleminate redirects from the list if we wish?

You will find a full index of articles (including the ones starting with a number) at Special:Allpages. Also, redirects are displayed italicized there. RexNL 17:27, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Change from Allpages to Prefixindex?

Should this index page not use the Special:Prefixindex feature instead of the Special:Allpages feature? Compare Special:Allpages/AA to Special:Prefixindex/AA. The former is a starting point (starting at AA), while the latter is a list of everything that starts AA. This allows you to see how many pages there are for each index point, rather than just jumping in and browsing forward and then realising you've gone into the next index point. Of course, a separate page could be set up that is identical to this, but uses Prefixindex instead. Or this page could be changed. Which would be best? Carcharoth 12:25, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Useful index

Where has the useful index gone???? ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you?" Contribs 19:02, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

This makes it terrible. What kind of encyclopedia is this if it doesn't even have a proper index A-Z visible? ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Expecting you?" Contribs 19:54, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

What is improper about the A-Z index on the project page currently? (unexplained rants don't help anyone solve the problem... The links all go the same place they always have. (sept 2005 diff)) And why is your userpage 4mb in size? (that's a lot for a modem user to have to download...) --Quiddity 21:27, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] № symbol versus No.

Why was the №-symbol replaced with "No." (diff)? Don't all fonts support it or what? I think it looks nicer. -- 12:55, 10 May 2007 (UTC)

Exactly, not all fonts support it (and in certain fonts it might be less legible :) --Quiddity 19:56, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Requested move

I propose this page be moved to Portal:Contents/Quick index, to better group it with all the other navigational pages that are listed/linked via Portal:Contents. And so that it can be linked internally (in a few navboxes/bars, such as {{Contents pages (header bar)}}), without violating WP:SELF. – Its purpose is for reader-navigation, and hence belongs best in portalspace – Are there any reasons not to in this specific case (or reasons we need to have a full-procedure discussion)? or can I just add an {{editprotected}} tag? -- Quiddity (talk) 02:11, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Update: I'm going to add a request at Wikipedia:Requested moves#30 March 2008, pointing here, just in case there are any objections unraised, and/or to obtain an admin's attention to actually move it :) -- Quiddity (talk) 06:17, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
Seems like you can go ahead. Dekimasuよ! 08:48, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

{{editprotected}} Please move page, per above. The critical links to fix after the move are, one at Main page ("A-Z index"), and the two redirects WP:QI and Wikipedia:Quick Index. Thanks. -- Quiddity (talk) 18:45, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Y Done Woo I edited the main page :D! Lol. Happymelon 21:27, 15 April 2008 (UTC)