Help talk:Revert to an earlier version

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Hi Wolf,

you have removed all pages from the Namespace "Genealogy.net" to the standard namespace. Why? The concept of namespaces is, that you can search only in a specific namespace if you want. Namespaces are separated with the sign : I think, it makes a lot of sence to keep help pages in a separate namespace, donĀ“t you think so?

  • OH, OH... as you can see, I still have a lot to learn.. :-( My only intention was to make things simpler..Well, I guess, I have to take another look into this subject..Please keep checking WIKI_EN for more boo-boo's... --wolf 17:46, 21 Dec 2004 (CET)
  • : -(.. Still can't grab the overall idea..is "namespace" equivalent to "category" ? Above you use "Genealogy.net" and "Help" pages in the same sentence, but they are different categories, aren't they ? Is there a difference between WIKI_DE and WIKI_EN when using "Genealogy.net" ? Could you just change one of the pages the proper way as an example ? Thanks..--wolf 19:35, 21 Dec 2004 (CET)
Namespace is not the same as a category. With a category articles a table of contents for articles, covering the same thematic content, can be created automatically. This helps, structuring the Wiki a bit, cause originally no article knows anything about another. In a Wiki per default, the structure is chaotic. With a category you can structure it.

A namespace is completly different. It is something like a Wiki inside a Wiki. Look to your personal preferences page and you will see, for what it is good (http://en.wiki.genealogy.net/index.php/Special:Preferences ). You can specify there, in which namespaces words will be searched. It is not really that important, its only there and can be used. I think, originally the intent was, to separate Help and other special pages from the search engine for regular articles.

If you want to change a page back to the old namespace, then just "move it" to another name. I have done so just now with the old article name: Tables which is moved now to: [[Genealogy.net:Tables] --kpwessel 00:08, 24 Dec 2004 (CET)

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