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Topaz, split the atrticle?

Posted by Harjo Neutkens  
Harjo Neutkens May 29, 2010 06:45PM

The Topaz article will become extremely large so....
Shall we split the (yet to be made...) Topaz article, f.i. have one article for each continent.
Topaz-Europe, Topaz-Asia, Topaz-Africa, Topaz-America, Topaz-Australasia.
I think the articles will be much better loadable and legible this way.
I can do Europe.
Maybe Ralph is interested in doing Australasia, Rock for the Americas winking smiley
Anyone interested in doing Africa or Asia (Bill winking smiley ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2010 06:47PM by Harjo Neutkens.
Rock Currier May 29, 2010 09:00PM
Yes you can split it that way if you wish. I personally would just work away on it till it got to big and then split it. Doing it this way may give you an insight about how else you might wish to tackle the job. When I did Quartz, USA it was not clear at all about how to split it up. Also keep in mind these divisions we make are most likely just temporary and that the data and pictures we accumulate in these articles my end up in another format entirely.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Harjo Neutkens May 30, 2010 09:42AM
Yep, I know Rock.
I thought that splitting it before it would be easier to remain an oversight so that not too many just a little less prolific localities would go down the drain.
Rock Currier May 30, 2010 10:07AM
Its up to you.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Ralph Bottrill May 30, 2010 01:44PM
Topaz -Australasia should be quite managable when I get some time

Rock Currier May 30, 2010 08:43PM
When you start these things you are afraid you can't handle them and then after you do a few you get more ambitious and pretty soon a little one like Topaz, Australia seems like not all that big a deal.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Harjo Neutkens May 30, 2010 09:23PM
:)thumbs up
Harjo Neutkens November 20, 2010 11:08PM
I started the Topaz thing, Germany is done, tomorrow will see the rest of Europe.
I think it might be possible to squeeze it all into one article. So, feel free to add the Aussie bit to my article Ralph, and the same counts for anyone who feels the urge to add a small Topaz country like Pakistan... winking smiley
Rock Currier November 21, 2010 08:43AM
I think its dooable in one article. If it gets too big and you exceed the character limit, the program will tell you that and you can split it into two like I have had to do with Quartz and Calcite USA.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Harjo Neutkens November 21, 2010 11:31PM
I decided to split up the Topaz article.
Upon finishing the draft of Europe I realised that already Europe was quite large......
So, now we have Topaz, Europe (incorporating European Russia), Topaz, Asia (incorporating Asian Russia), Topaz, America (North, Middle and South), Topaz, Africa and Topaz, Australasia.
I already finished the draft of Europe and I've created the other topics including headers, feel free to have a go at them winking smiley


Rock Currier November 22, 2010 10:23AM
Harjo, I think splitting up topaz by continents is not a good idea. If you have topaz from some strange countries, some users will not know for sure what continent those countries are in and will have to look in two or three places for them. Also all the rest of the split articles that have been done so far are not split in that manner, but rather alphabetically by country like Angola to Namibia or Alabama to Nebraska etc. and I think we should not break with that format. I would continue on in one article alphabetically and if the article gets too big, then split it into two at that point.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/2010 10:26AM by Rock Currier.
Harjo Neutkens November 22, 2010 10:45AM
Ok Rock, I'll do it that way winking smiley
I've got Europe and Asia already there, need some more text though, now the Americas...

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/2010 10:54AM by Harjo Neutkens.
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