Category talk:Alps

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Info about mountains[edit]


Articles - too narrow?[edit]

IMHO the articles for individual mountains have quite narrow fields, and far too many images won't fit into these articles. Creating a new article for each mountain or valley would result in hundreds of articles in one category, and putting all images into Category:Alps will result in even a bigger mess. (It is already quite messy). What about defining subcategories according to mountain ranges or groups, such as for Austria those used in [[1]]? --Michael Schmid 14:48, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Sure, but follow the subcategory scheme in en: (or de:) as much as possible, then you can make two-way interwiki links to facilitate navigation back and forth. Stan Shebs 14:17, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
Hummm - it is a big a mess in :de, de:Kategorie:Alpen has 3 categories for mountain ranges in the alps (thereof one improperly named), but only articles for the other mountain ranges. en:Category:Alps has a subcategory en:Mountain_ranges_of_the_Alps, but without subcategories. fr:Catégorie:Massif_des_Alpes has 4 subcategories for mountain ranges and articles for the others. So what to do? Probably one should clean up and introduce the proper categories there as well?
By the way, the list of mountain ranges is available at [[2]], but unfortunately it is not really a flat hirarchy but some ranges have subranges, and sometimes only the subranges have a proper name.
Leaving as it is seems like no good idea, with more than 200 entries already by now, and constantly growing. --Michael Schmid 14:16, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, I thought the categories on de: and en: had more subcategories. Certainly more subcategories are worthwhile here, but don't go crazy and just add everything you can think of. I usually don't create a category unless there at least 10 items to go in it - the supercat is a fine home for the remaining "miscellaneous", and with time and more uploads, it will become clear what new subcats will be needed then. Stan Shebs 05:39, 22 October 2005 (UTC)