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What functionality is missing? What is unsatisfying with the current situation?
There is a long list of missing functionality (see below) that limits organization templates, relgions and geopolitical organizations most of all. It is unsatifying that you cannot do many things that seem standard, for example, like link to documents, such as a government's constitution, or a religious holy text, the the bible.
How does this feature request address the current situation?
This list has a suggested actionable for each problem (see below).
What are other uses for this feature request?
Massive improvments to WA user quality of life, expanding the utility and depth of organization templates, adding very important missing options (governemnt types, such as republics), improving the search function, and more.
Improvements to the Religion, Country, Organization, & Military Unit/Formation Templates
Section 1: Religion
Problem 1A - Deities can only be a selected group of individual characters articles.
Actionable 1A - You should be able to select an organization template article (Religion, Pantheon) that would take you to the article covering the entire pantheon.
Problem 1B - There is no link section for sacred places / holy sites (Jerusalem, Mount Olympus, the Church of X, the place where famous martyr X died).
Actionable 1B – You should be able to link buildings template articles, geography template articles, and settlement template articles.
Problem 1C - You can’t link to documents template articles.
Actionable 1C - There should be a link section for related sacred documents (The Quran, The Bible) or other significant religious texts. (I have to emphasize this one as something incredibly significant to religions.)
Problem 1D - You can’t link to denominations (Sunni, Shia, Catholic, Protestant).
Actionable 1D – Add option to link denomination organization articles or other sub-groups or related groups to a religion.
Problem 1E - In the religion tab, you can’t tag anything other than “Deities.”
Actionable 1E - You should be able to identify related religious characters and organizations (Founders, martyrs, saints, philosophers, prophets, holy orders, cults).
Problem 1F - In the articles & categories page, you cannot use the search function for “Religion,” unless you apply a tag in the tags section. This means that if you fail to tag an article, misspell the tag ([sic] Relgion), then it won’t appear in your search and the article can be lost.
Problem 1F (cont.) - Sorting articles into a category has the same flaws as above, since it can accidently be put in the wrong category, so your religion might appear in ethnicities or language and you would not know without opening every category manually. (This may sound like a stupid user error, which is true, but it can waste hours of time trying to find out what happened to your article because it vanished and it won’t appear in your searches).
Problem 1F (cont.) - Religions do not appear in the “Browse by Type” section of the articles & categories page because they all fall under the template sorting tag “Organizations.” This is useless because there are nearly 200 types of articles that are considered organizations, and browse by type does not filter the results enough to effectively find religions. This is problem becomes exponentially worse the larger and more detailed your world is, and the more content under “organizations” you add, the more you are punished for it.
Problem 1F Actionable - A possible solution to the sorting and search problem can be to make the search function detect more information about an article template. If you start and organization template, there is a “type” drop-down with options labeled “geopolitical, military, religious.” If the search could detect and article that selected the “religious” type, this would solve the problem.
Problem 1F note - The above complaints about sorting, tagging, and searching also apply to the below section 2 regarding geopolitical articles and others under the organization template.
Section 2: Countries (Nations, Kingdoms, etc.)
Problem 2A – There is no section for foundational documents (constitution, charter, royal decree, declaration of independence)
Actionable 2A - A section linking to document template articles would be useful. Note, the ability to link document articles to other article templates would also be useful.
Problem 2B - An organization leader can only be a specific character article.
Actionable 2B - You should be able to select an organization template for a group of people. (example: Switzerland is ruled by a Federal Council of 7 members and the position of “President of the Swiss Confederation” rotates among the 7 councilors on a yearly basis). A government “leader” can be more than one person.
Problem 2C - Currently we have limited options for complex governing systems and leader(s) types. You can’t link to a senate/parliament or other organization article representing supporting bodies of the government in the generic or geopolitical tabs. You have sections for the head of state and head of government, but they must be characters and can’t be organizations.
Actionable 2C – Add section for more details on government bodies such as senate/parliament or legislature like the Holy Roman Empire’s “Imperial Diet,” or other electorates. Allow heads of state and government to be organizations.
Problem 2D - There is a legislative body and judicial body section, but no executive body section.
Actionable 2D – Add a section for the executive branch of government.
Problem 2E - You can’t show a ruling dynasty, history of dynasties, emperors, or historical eras of a specific country on its article page as seen on wiki pages such as Imperial Japan and the Roman Empire.
Actionable 2E – Add a “historical era” section, and a section for listing past emperor’s, leaders, dynastic rules, or other organization who have previously ruled the country (with start and end dates).
Problem 2F - You can choose an “economic system” but its lacking many actual economic systems. (Capitalism, communism, socialism, feudalism—it was an economy too).
Actionable 2F – expand economic system with more specific and accurate details. Such as mercantilism, capitalism, communism, socialism, feudalism.
Problem 2G - You can select a “parent organization” but you can’t select a “child organization.” This means a subsidiary relationship only shows backwards. An article will show if they are the subject/vassal/territory of a parent. But if the organization is the parent, you can’t input its children or occupied territories/organizations.
Actionable 2G – add “child organization” so that you can clearly show what organizations are under this organization.
Problem 2H – You can a put geographic location for an organization, but not other geographic locations (plural). The British, Spanish, French, and Japanese Empires and others spanned the globe across multiple islands and continents.
Actionable 2H - This could be fixed with the above suggested child organizations for Geopolitical, colonies or Geopolitical, protectorates. You should be able to show the reach of an empire beyond one specific location. Allow multiple locations and tagged organization articles.
Problem 2I – Many government, power structure, and economic systems are missing from the drop downs. Most significantly, there are no republics (except for “banana republics”). There needs to be options for real republics. Constitutional republic, Democratic republic, Federal republic, Parliamentary republic, crowned republic. Rome was a Diarchic republic before an empire. Greece is currently a Unitary parliamentary republic and is known for its historical republics. The United States is a federal republic. This is of concern for me because I want to make a “crowned republic” but that option is currently not available.
Actionable 2I - Add republics as a form of government. Add the many varieties of republics.
Actionable 2I (Suggested List of Republic Types) –
This suggestion did not achieve sufficient support
This is a very long list, it is accepted partially and the contents will be considered separately
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