Organizing the timeline
This thread is to remedy a long persisting navigation issue - the lists of dates and events. Since this concerns the entirety of the wiki, we want to know what you think will be the easiest to implement and understand.
- Make the timeline pages easy to find.
- Make the names of every timeline page consistent.
- Make it easy to change if necessary.
- Consistent calendar (have Gregorian calendar as a base, and include a conversion chart for the alternate calendar)
Below are the known timeline pages. This does not include the history pages:
- All of the subpages relating to Portal:Timeline
- Timeline of the Milky Way
- History Timeline of the Miluri
- Timeline of the Andromeda Galaxy
As you can see, they are inconsistently named which can lead to confusion when it comes to navigation. One of the goals of this thread is to make these pages easy to find.
One thing to consider is that if we have one large timeline with all information, then this will lead to some problems when creating more specific timelines tailored to a single civilization. Mainly, information will be written down in more than one location which can be a real pain when we need to change something.
I do like the effort put into the current timeline subpages (the one that organizes by decades and centuries), but I do not believe they are needed for the reason cited above.
- Consistently name all timelines "Timeline of X" just as we have "History of X".
- Use the "Timeline pages" category instead of "Chronology".
- Have multiple timeline pages organized by tier.
- Intergalactic timelines - The scope of the whole universe. This will detail events such as the Big Bang, heat death, galactic collisions, etc. We'll have to bring back the old Timeline of Omni 01 page.
- Galactic timelines - These are the scope of the entire galaxy, or interactions between galaxies. These will be in the category, Category:Galactic timelines.
- Local timelines - Timelines that are exclusive to one (or a few) civilizations. These will be in Category:Local timelines.
- Change the Timeline portal page so that it just links to intergalactic and galactic timelines. (Local timelines are excluded as those would belong on the species portals).