• 5 Sep 13th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 14th Sep, 2017 08:29:12 PM
    I'm just asking to be sure. I know we arrange them according to letter (A, B, C...). However, there has been several cases where the folders were split further (Sa, Sc, Se; Wi, Wh...). Is the latter kind of splitting kosher, no matter the circumstances? Reply

      How narrowly things should be split is based on how large/unwieldy the resulting folders would be. In that specific case, even the rather narrow folder divisions are giving folders a bit on the long side.

      Bumping because I feel a need for more opinions.

      On that page, I think most of the folders are rather short in content, resulting in too many folders.

      I'd say it's kosher if it's necessary to create manageably large folders. If there are a gazillion tropes starting with the letter A, I think it's better to break down the "A" folder further than to have a ridiculously long folder.

      Note that it's quite common to do the opposite thing and have folders "A-E", "F-H" and so on, when there are too few examples for each letter to merit separate folders.

      It used to be the case that if a folder got above a certain length, the mechanism for opening and closing it broke, so then it had to be split. I don't know if that's still true, though.
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