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Avoiding Lists

So working on this article, I'm really feeling that city district lists and such are pretty ugly and don't give any information other than names and links to other articles (which are generally not fleshed out). We have a similar problem on Absalom and Korvosa, the two cities to receive their own 64 page books. Nations also have the same symptom when listing geographical features and settlements. What is the best way to avoid these and should we consider a site-wide list limitation and alternate policy? -- Yoda8myhead 20:20, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

We could adapt content templates for the task, similar to what I've been working on for locations of interest in Sandpoint -- Heaven's Agent 20:24, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Or we could include short blurbs (one or two sentences) with each of the links, and then have the main body of information on the pages for each of the neighborhoods. --brandingopportunity 04:06, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
This doesn't fix the lengthy scrolling involved in getting past the lists. In fact, it makes it worse because each entry would be the link as well as a sentence or two. I'm currently leaning towards a short paragraph about the list as a whole and then a link to a more specific page, such as:

A city the size of Absalom could not function without division into smaller governmental units. The city currently has xx number of districts of varying size, general wealth, and flavor, from the Puddles to the Ascendant Court.
Full article: Absalom city districts

This will save us space on the main articles, which will become rather long as we start to add more detailed history, geography, and people sections. If each was a basic overview with more detail on their own page, it would cut down a lot, though it might then get cluttered with all the Full article links. -- Yoda8myhead 04:57, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
I like that idea, it also keeps all the largely undetailed dead links off the main pages. --Vagrant-Poet 16:12, 11 February 2009 (UTC)