Feed The Beast Wiki

Welcome to the Category overhaul project.


  • To remove all pages in top-level categories, or categories in the Search by Category category.
  • To encourage and implement use of more descriptive categories.
  • To (re)move all categories with non-descriptive names.
  • To improve the various lists of categories to help users find useful categories for both viewing and editing purposes.


  • Phase 1: Yes check.pngComplete.
  • Phase 2: X mark.pngNot ready.


The category overhaul is organized into two different phases, due to the project's size.

Phase 1

See also: User:TheSatanicSanta/Sandbox#Category overhaul phase 1

Yes check.pngComplete. In this phase we will be replacing and re-evaluating the usage of certain categories. New categories, such as Machines that use solid fuels, are created and implemented into relevant pages.

Yes check.pngComplete enough. There are a few more pages and categories that are not completed, but it is complete enough for this to be considered done. Phase 1 will remove all top-level category pages. Categories that only have one category, Search by Category, or other top-level categories, should never have articles in them. Instead they should only contain sub-categories. As such, the pages in these categories will be recategorized to use sub-categories.

Yes check.pngComplete. Phase 1 will officially be complete when the category hierarchy template is overhauled.

Phase 2

See also: User:TheSatanicSanta/Sandbox#Category overhaul phase 2

Yes check.pngComplete enough to move on as a phase. In this phase we add additional categories to all the pages and articles on the wiki. This phase is in semi-effect, in that new pages should be created with all relevant categories, unlike what the old policy allowed for.

X mark.pngIn progress. We will also document what types of pages belong in the category, like Wikipedia does. See Creating category pages on Wikipedia.

Project members

The primary user contributing to this project is TheSatanicSanta, though any willing user is encouraged to contribute. In case the user is not 100% positive what they are using, they should first contact TheSatanicSanta (t · c).

Scottkillen is helping with this project by implementing default categories in infoboxes.


For discussion and background information on the project, please see the discussion topic on the community discussion board.