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Category:Images_from_the_Australian_War_Memorial[edit]

Should this category be hidden? It's just a standard image source category. --  Docu  at 05:13, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

No, it shouldn't be hidden. It's a source, but also it's a useful navigational category for images by a theme.
Why do we ever hide image source categories? Merely because many of them, such as Photographs_by_Andy_Dingley, are a courtesy to authors and aren't of particular use to image viewers. For some sources though, there is a strong themed connection to them and viewers will wish to navigate in that context. That's true of celebrated photographers Annie Liebovitz, Lee Miller etc. where the author is of interest themselves, of photographers such as Reece Winstone or Francis Frith where the collection is a well-known historical resource, and it should be obvious that this is the case for a collection like the AWM, where this has been assembled deliberately to have some value as a thematic collection. Andy Dingley (talk) 11:57, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
While there are some maintenance categories that can be hidden, I am firm believer that most categories ought not to be. It doesn't help anyone, and it's usually fairly arbitrary (I don't mean that as a criticism for contributors who work so hard on maintenance categories). Andy comments are also well said. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:10, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
"Maintenance" categories can also be hidden because those editors who care about maintenance will also be likely to have "show hidden cats" enabled. Andy Dingley (talk) 19:08, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Not hidden, as consensus leans that way. --rimshottalk 23:37, 4 January 2012 (UTC)