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My table of food tracking apps was not made by template but should be in tool category.Edit - User: DG

I've added the template to the Diet tracking tools! - Gedankenstuecke (talk) 09:32, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

Pages for each model/series of a device?Edit

A question that came up during a meeting was if it would be better to create a page for a device (e.g. Apple Watch) and add information on the differences of different models/series on that page (e.g. in a table), or to create one page for each version of a device (e.g. Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Watch SE...). My intuitive answer would be to create one page per device, including information on different models on that page. Having only one page for a device could give a better overview, and especially newer users would probably rather look for information on "apple watch" in general, than to look for a specific model. Also, so far all tool pages that have been created are on a device, not a specific model (e.g.,, so this might be the more natural way to work. - Katoss (talk) 10:19, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

I think it depends on a case-by-case basis. E.g. in case of the Apple Watch there are different series which differ slightly in the kinds of sensors they include, but the overall form factor & features are quite similar and new sensors in more recent series are mostly additive. In that case a single page with maybe a table of sensors per series would be sufficient.
On the other hand Fitbit has evolved a lot over time and the sensors & even form factors have changed a lot. The first Fitbit was a waistband-worn and mainly did step tracking and didn’t even have a heart rate sensor. More recent ones come as simple wrist-worn trackers up to full smartwatch features. In that case splitting it out might a better approach. - Gedankenstuecke (talk) 10:36, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Ok, makes sense. I will add this info to the FAQ section of the Category:Tool page. - Katoss (talk) 15:34, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

Adding a section on usefulness of tools in different contexts?Edit

A section that could be useful to understand the real-world applicability of a tool could be to add a section "This tool has been successfully used in [projects], and not in [other projects], linking internally or externally. - Katoss (talk) 10:24, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

Does a page about a list of tools belong to "tool" or "topic" category ?Edit

For example, there are pages about single tools (e.g. Oura Ring), and pages about that group/compare several tools that fulfill a similar purpose (e.g. "Diet Tracking Tools", "Tools and Apps that find relations between variables in time series"). In the last two examples (the lists), the authors of the page sorted them into the category "tool". So this might be the intuitive thing to do. I'm bringing up this subject because we had talked about the limits of the tool category before -"Diet Tracking tools" could also be seen as a "Topic" that contains links to "Tools", i.e. actual devices. However, I'd suggest to keep lists of tools in the tools category, because I find the other option rather confusing. - Katoss (talk) 15:34, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

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