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'''merge.''' I propose we merge this into [[:category:Linguistics|Linguistics]]. --[[User:Roger|Roger]] 16:34, 4 November 2012 (CST)
'''merge.''' I propose we merge this into [[:category:Language|Language]]. --[[User:Roger|Roger]] 16:34, 4 November 2012 (CST)

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Little red hen doing this all by herself? Gadzukes! Your comments and suggests please!

First level category names


Grammar, orthography, phonology, contrastive-analysis, history of language, linguistics.


Teaching English

The teaching of English--procedures, activities, materials, lessons plans.

Today contains 40 subcategories--too many. Maybe divided "English teaching" up into several less broad top level categories, or lead to intermediate-level sub-categories that predictably divvy up its contents. Or (I have done this) group the categories of primary interest at top of the list via category sort keys. --Roger 17:02, 14 November 2012 (CST)


Methodology, approaches, strategies (starts to branch into Practice but that is fine; sub-categories can reside under more than one top level category when appropriate), pedagogy theory.

English teaching community

ELT conference, ELT organizations, schools, employment issues, job search resources.

General stuff

General, er, stuff?

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divide. I propose we divide this into the other top level categories and then removed it because it is too ambiguous. --Roger 17:02, 4 November 2012 (CST)


Language stuff

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merge. I propose we merge this into Language. --Roger 16:34, 4 November 2012 (CST)




How to use Teflpedia. Already too many pages. Maybe organize them into sub-categories, such as:


Or refactor (simplify and merge) the existing Help pages to a smaller set. It is probably best to link to advanced Help pages at MediaWiki.org instead of writing them ourselves here because advanced Help pages are time consuming to write well, and others have already done it there (they do get a little long winded there but better there than here for than). --Roger 17:02, 14 November 2012 (CST)

Category name suggestions


How about these for first level cats?:

  • Language
  • Teaching English
  • Methodology
  • The teaching community
  • Help



To link to a category in-line
Use a leading colon (:) like this [[:category:grammar]], otherwise you categorizing the page instead of getting an in-line link to a category.

About trees

We want a structure that is navigable, eg between 5 and 20 branches may connect to the trunk. On each of those branches between 5 and 20 sub-categories (sub-branches) which can each have between 5 and 100 leaves (pages) on them. This makes a navigable tree that branches out to approximately 10x10x100 (10,000) pages. That should do for some while I think. When we go beyond 10,000 pages we can add sub-sub-categories and accommodate 100,000 pages. After that? Maybe a page rating system to bring the best 100,000 pages to the top, each so ranked page could itself link to the rest of the pages like it that rank under it, which could compete for it's ranked spot.

Branches may overlap some--a category can be a sub-category of more than one top-level category when appropriate. But avoid category loops where a category is made a sub-category of one of its own sub-categories because that sends folks in circles.