Category talk:Infographics

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A main category Category:Infographics renamed without any discussion[edit]

User:Timeshifter has renamed Category:Infographics overnight on his own to Category:Information graphics, claiming this first was a bad name. The thing is that both names are common good. I think changing the one to the other should be talked about first? Isn't there a procedure here? Could somebody take a look at this? Thanks you. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 12:12, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

I replied at Category talk:Diagrams. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:44, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Can we please discuss this subject here? -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 15:48, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Your response on the Category talk:Diagrams doesn't make much sense to me. I repeate:

This is silly. Categories are frequently renamed for clarity, spelling, grammar, etc.. This happens all the time. You didn't ask permission to create the categories and galleries you have created.... --Timeshifter (talk) 15:36, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Creating new articles or new categories just differnt from moving an normal 2.5 year old existing top category. In Wikipedia EN and NL this is something we talk about first. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 22:16, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Bad reason[edit]

It seems to me that the category has been renamed for the wrong reason. User:Timeshifter names "bad name", but seems nothing bad about this name "Infographics". It is a common name. This name seems even more familiar then "Information graphics". I googled both terms and found:

  • Infographic - 801.000 google rate
  • Infographics - 723.000 google rare
  • "Information graphic" - 134.000 google rate
  • "Information graphics" - 207.000 google rate

It seems logical to prefer the term infographics above information graphics. I will copy this argumentation to the Wikipedia page, and hopefully get some more response over there. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 21:45, 26 July 2008 (UTC)


In my opinion it was a right decissioin to rename the category to Information graphics. Gootle rate is only an indication, not a fact. --Avron (talk) 17:46, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Categories for discussion[edit]

Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2008/07/Category:Information graphics --Timeshifter (talk) 19:32, 27 July 2008 (UTC)