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Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

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I started Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/06/Category:Construction in Toronto, Queen's Quay, east of Yonge. In that discussion I wrote: "I think it is 100 percent clear that whoever thought Category:Roadworks on Queens Quay, Toronto should replace Category:Construction in Toronto, Queen's Quay, east of Yonge had gone off half-cocked." I don't know who authorized User:SteinsplitterBot -- but the edit summary uses the assertions of "consistency with the parent cats" very similar to assertions you use.

The comments in the section above? It is a discussion of my efforts, isn't it? I too respect your dedication, and your efforts. I too wish there were "a couple of things you would work on".

I have two problems with your frequent assertion, that reorganization is required to make things "consistent with parent categories".

First, if, for the sake of argument, the commons had a consistent category system, and you were an insider privy to that system, I think it would still be a mistake for you to reorganize images and categories, even if every other insider privy to that system would back you up, and even if the WMF had explicitly endorse the work of you insiders. Why? Because, given that the commons lacks a visible, open, transparent schema. How exactly are well-meaning good faith volunteers supposed to learn what insiders consider the one-true-category-system?

In other discussions you have expressed impatience over my requests for discussion over what you regard as "routine maintenance". If there was an overall schema which good-faith volunteers could consult, I would have a lot less impatience with assertions that actions were merely "routine maintenance". But there is no schema. And, on a project where there is no schema, discussion is necessary so that those who aren't insiders can learn what you insiders think is the proper system.

Second, my experience of how well categorized our images are, my experience is that the commons doesn't have one consistent parent category system, with a few islands of inconsistency and / or undercategorized images. Rather, my experience is that we have some islands of consistency, and that, unfortunately, those islands of consistency are not really consistent with one another.

You and I have several philosophical disagreements over how images should be organized. It is my impression that your patience with my concerns over weaknesses in categorization systems is, um, limited. So I am not going to voice those concerns here, without some indication you are ready to consider them. Geo Swan (talk) 02:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

This is unbelievable. Is this a joke? --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:34, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
This is really frustrating. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:32, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I have frequently tried to help George, but eventually had to submit to his intransigence. Because of this attitude, I informed him that he has problems I can't help him with. I was then subjected to rambling rants like this. So sad. Secondarywaltz (talk) 15:06, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
I usually enjoy working with him. But when it comes to categories, I've never seen another editor like him. He is just so sloppy about his category creation, he has odd ideas about category consistency, and he has no comprehension how much work he generates for other editors. All of this we could deal with, except his first reaction is almost always to complain (long, lengthy CfDs usually) and accuse (someone hijacked my category!). Never a short, friendly note to sort anything out. He is exhausting. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 15:54, 30 June 2014 (UTC)