This is a wiki best practice.
A good wiki cannot easily document all its naming conventions since these evolve at a relatively rapid pace with the content. However, there's no excuse not to try to do so, as it bewilders newbs to be constantly corrected and maybe scolded by all the old trolls whose collective intelligence is making all the important namespace decisions.
Usually name precedents are more important than conventions since there are many cases where a number of examples arise at once quickly and don't get documented as rules. Reviewing all pages for similar topic names also identifies pages that should be improved.
In rough order of precedence the influences on this wiki's conventions are:
- consistent use of page name prefixes and words used as names of categories
- not contradicting the verb:namespace except to eradicate bad spatial metaphor, e.g. verb:move and verb:go vs. tag:move
- exact use of prepositions and avoiding metaphorically-loaded terms
- reinforcing tag:namespace
- other ECG naming conventions
- openpolitics.ca naming conventions
- adopt Wikipedia names for everything else