I had a thought about the navigation boxes. What if we were to have "tiers" of specificity of navboxes, some collapsed and others not?
The idea would be that if the location in question is not the most specific it can get (e.g. an article on the Dwendalian Empire is not the most specific, as there are cities and regions within the Empire), the only uncollapsed navbox would be the one that includes more specific information within the location in question. Meanwhile, it would also include one collapsed navbox with information that is less specific to the location in question. Running with the example above of the Dwendalian Empire, I would have it include two tiered navboxes:
However, if the location in question is the most specific it can get (e.g. Zadash), the only uncollapsed navbox would be the one that includes the most specific information 'above' the location in question. Additionally, the article may or may not include a collapsed navbox of the tier 'above' that, depending on the article. Running with the example above of Zadash, I would have it include two tiered navboxes:
Of course, not all these cases are going to be clear cut. For example, Rexxentrum is the literal capital of the Dwendalian Empire, so would we include Nav-ZemniFields, Nav-DwendalianEmpire, or both uncollapsed? Ultimately, however, I think that tiered organization of navboxes by specificity would be beneficial. Nav-Places is very good when we're dealing with the volume of information pre-EGtW, but now that we have so much detail on Wildemount it seems to include references to cities all throughout Exandria in an article about Zadash.
I know this would take some reorganization, but the good thing is that incorporating this kind of tiered specificity of navboxes is backwards compatible, so we wouldn't need to replace all of the Nav-Places navboxes all at once. We can take our time and slowly add in new navboxes.