Wikinews:Why "Portal:" is bad
The "Portal:" namespace is bad because:
- Pages can't be found via the search box unless a user clicks Search - clicking Go or hitting enter will always fail to find page in the "Portal:" space.
- It looks weird - the BBC is happy to say just to have Africa as the title of their pages, why can't we?
- If you want to exclude portal-type pages from DPLs, just add category:portal to portal pages (most/all already have it, I understand) and exclude that category from your DPL.
- It's extra complexity - Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS principle), Less is More, "Perfection is achieved not when there's anything left to add, but when there's nothing left to take away".
If you read this, please don't "answer" here. Instead put your own arguments at Wikinews:Why "Portal:" is good.