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Category:Red indian tents[edit]

A bad category name on several counts:

  • "Indian", if used, should be capitalized.
  • "Red Indian" is archaic to the point of insulting. It's a term like "Negro", or worse. "Indian" itself is acceptable to many, even embraced by some (such as the American Indian Movement, but we usually use "Native American", which is more broadly accepted.
  • Most of these are tipis and should be recategorized as such
  • As far as I can tell, those (two, I believe) that are not tipis are not actually tents; they are probably hogans or some such, and should be placed in some more appropriately named category, which may need to be created.

Once that is dealt with, I think this poorly named category should go away. - Jmabel | talk 06:23, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

At first i have to tell that my englisch is not very well so if you think that the names of the categories are not good please cange it. I made these categories with an old translation book and i have no problem if you make it better. I was very surprised how many pictures are now in the category tents and its sub categories. Thanks for your help --Ronaldino 06:55, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Sounds like category creator has no problem with the move & removal. I'll do the moves, but the removal has to be done by an administrator. - Jmabel | talk 03:42, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Should they be kept as redirects or outright deleted? I prefer to keep redirect if there is a chance someone might try and recreate them if they don't exist. --pfctdayelise (????) 04:42, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
If there is a problem that the categories are recreated, they can be protected from creation like the Germany categories at User:Notschrei/protected pages. / 11:14, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
Given the miscapitalization in the old name, there seems to me to be almost no chance of recreation. Ditto for the next one. - Jmabel | talk 19:08, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done (BTW - if a category is empty, putting a tag on it like {{speedy|empty, badly named - correct name is Foo}} usually gets it deleted pretty quickly.) --pfctdayelise (????) 02:30, 6 July 2007 (UTC)