Template talk:Categories

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I have suggested that all categories should link back to Category:Main.

Category names should be in generic number: plural for count words.

So far the category tree (partially) looks like:

Main

--Carlos Th, 10 March, 2005


Basically, this look very good to me. However, I hope you'll forgive me if I delete a few categories that are empty or don't serve any other purpose than connecting something with a higher category. For example: Category:Computing consists has only one article in it, namely Computers. Well, why not link Computers directly to Category:Science and Technology, of which Category:Computing is part?

My point of view is that categories should serve only one function: to show which articles belong together in some way. Therefore I can't really see the point of categories with only one or two articles; in that case, the article may as well be part of a higher category. Likewise, categories with hundreds of articles in them are not effective either; if that happens, it is useful to make subcategories. To give an example, if Category:Language contains a huge amount of Romance languages, we create Category:Romance languages, but that does not necessarily mean that there must also be a Category:Germanic languages.

--IJzeren Jan 04:44, 30 May 2005 (PDT)

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