A page whose title includes a slash ("/') is within a subdirectory. For example, the page Molecular Playground/Tamiflu is within the subdirectory Molecular Playground/. All pages belonging to the Molecular Playground project are supposed to be created within that subdirectory.
User namespaces are common subdirectories. For example, User:Eric Martz/Sandbox 1 is a page within the subdirectory of a particular user's namespace. Such pages are protected, whereas pages in ordinary subdirectories are not protected.
Existing subdirectories include
Any user can create a new subdirectory simply by including it in the title of the new page. (See How To Create A New Page.) However, to avoid creating unnecessary subdirectories, before you create a new subdirectory, please discuss your plans with the Proteopedia administration by emailing .
After a subdirectory has been created, additional pages whose titles begin with that subdirectory's name will be included in the same subdirectory. For example, the page Molecular Playground/HIV Protease Inhibitor is also within the subdirectory Molecular Playground/.
Subdirectories vs. Namespaces
Subdirectories should be distinguished from Namespaces. Pages within a namespace have a colon between the namespace and their title, for example this page, Proteopedia:Subdirectories is a page titled Subdirectories within the Proteopedia namespace.
Searching for a subdirectory
If a subdirectory name contains multiple words, you can seach for all pages within it by putting double quotes around the name, e.g. "Molecular Playground". However, a better method is to indicate that the subdirectory name is the beginning of the page name. This is done with the Special:Prefixindex function. To search for Molecular Playground, construct an address in your browser, following this example:
This will list all pages whose titles begin with Molecular Playground".