Style 4301A- Hi Tarna I'm new here and well lets just say I'm messing up all over the place. I just created a page and of course relized after I pulished it that there is one already for the same pattern. I tried to delete my page but I can't figure out how. I'm hoping you can help as I hate clogging things up with repeat pages. Sorry for making more work for you next time I will triple check before making a new page. Thank you so much for your time Deborah
No worries. I will delete the page (only admins can delete pages).
One thing to do to avoid duplicates is to make sure leave a space between the actual pattern number and the letter when you create the page title. Of course, the best thing to do is to type the pattern name and number into the search box before adding.
Butterick 6736 C - Tarna - I must have entered the pattern number incorrectly. It should have been 6737 C. I just went in to delete my source since I sold the pattern and discovered I entered the wrong #.
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Under the Browse selection, there are patterns listed in the Categories. For Example: Accessories > Collars Hats Butterick 3550 Vogue S-4816 ...etc. (This is actually in more sections than just that one, and the Men's section is completely pattern numbers.). Is this intentional? Also, can you add more clarifing categories? Accessories include many things; Hats, Gloves, Slippers, Bags/Purses etc. I think this would help streamline the Wikia if all the Browse sections were fixed. There are other suggestions I have. Please get back to me.
The categories do have sub-categories. Make sure you have the most conducive view enabled (at top of the category, there are icons that list 1) a question mark in a circle, 2) a list view, 3) a Gallery view, and 4) a combination Thumbnail/List View.
The 2) option is the best to see the subcategories. E.g. in Accessories, there are 97 subcategories to choose from, including the ones you listed.
To clarifly - Browse lists everything on the wiki. It has 109 subcategories.
I appreciate the feedback. However, I feel that you didn't address the question or request. I like the wikia and just felt there were things to improve on. For instance - like the example I gave; under Accessories > Collar, Hats, Butterick 3550 ,Vogue S-4816... this needs cleaning up since the patterns aren't a category). Dresses, Men's Patterns and Children's Patterns also have this problem. Another suggestion that I was making was adding the subcategories to the drop-down menu. For instance, in Dresses > Bridal , Evening , add Casual, Two Piece etc. It's more streamlined to do it that way. I hope you understand that it's not a criticism but a suggestion to make it more user friendly and quick access.
On the Accessories - are you talking about the pictures? I still don't understand what you mean...
Same for the other category pages. The patterns are supposed to show on there.The way they show up is the way the wiki functions.
As for adding sub-categories such as e.g. Casual, we are trying to avoid highly subjective categories such as that. Two Piece is not a dress...
There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism. I am just trying to understand if you are making these suggestions based on experience with editing on wikis, or because you would simply like a different layout.