Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/08/Category:Categories by alphabet
At the time I started this deletion request there were six "specialized alphabetical" categories placed at this really strange topic-category. By now there are happily only
three two left, and I request your agreement on agreeing together to be rid of them too, and of the larger idea of "by alphabet" and "by name"-cats. Everything is defaultively "by alphabet" and "by name"! Subcategories are to be extracted down a tree only for non-nominal sorting arrays (thematic – that is). I understand some users use to take benefit in 'flatlists'. Getting a flatlist encompassing the full set of subcats at one outlook should be technically arranged from within each very cat-page, as a toggle-optional feature which may upon click turn the viewing fashion from deep to flat list and back without constituting a separate page - and thus cater for both desired fashions of viewing categories on Commons.
At this point:
- Category:Lakes of New Zealand by alphabet – Dismantle category - with items moved to father category:Lakes of New Zealand - and delete it
- Category:People by occupation by alphabet – Simply delete this shockingly inconsistant duplicate, after assuring that all tenants are tagged back to mother Category:People by occupation.
- Note that I can change all of the categories with AWB if necessary. I'll need to request access. I think the by alphabet categories are useful; however, I would be completely supportive of getting rid of them if there was an alternative way to search by category. Ryan Vesey Review me! 00:31, 26 July 2012 (UTC)