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Technobliterator

Yes category overhaul. Categories are great, but they're extremely unwieldy. We've needed someone and a bot to do something for a long time.

Yes yes YES linking to (and creating) redirects. We'll be creating a billion redirects but relinking will be so much easier when we move content, and categorising them will make per-game ability and item categories direct to more useful places and be listed by the actual names of the abilities. JBed (talk) 00:53, December 14, 2018 (UTC)

WTB redirecter. Cat (meowhunt) 21:17, December 14, 2018 (UTC)

Seems to be unanimous agreement. Catuse is working on the redirecter, meanwhile I've created Template:Category for category intros, should be fine. Am doing a bit of prelim work, I'll aim to do the overhaul and renaming first, along with adding this template, and I will mostly do this for mainspace categories as well as template categories since those are already done. The plan is to ignore files for now, as I want to do that one later, along with other changes to files. Will try to keep most automated edits on the bot. If no one has any issues, can start this overhaul soon.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 14:50, December 21, 2018 (UTC)

UPDATE: Category overhaul is in progress, as most are aware, and is now almost complete. We've also created most of the redirects needed, aside from a few stragglers. The really difficult part will be writing a bash/bot script to handle all the relinking. That will take a while, so my plan is to just do it for a few big games (namely VI, VII, X, XII, and Tactics), and then hope the rest of the relinking trickles down over time. For remaining stuff to do (and remaining relinks), we will relink after a bot request or just casually as we come across them. Let me know if there are any issues on my talk page, but otherwise as the proposal has basically gone through, will close the thread.--Magicite-ffvi-ios Technobliterator TC 12:09, March 12, 2019 (UTC)

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