Category talk:Information graphics

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Related discussion elsewhere[edit]

There is related discussion at Category talk:Diagrams. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:53, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes, and there is a related discussion on
-- 15:56, 24 July 2008 (UTC)


I propose to empty this category and put a category redirect to Category:Illustrations--WikipediaMaster (talk) 22:28, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

Please see:
Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2008/07/Category:Information graphics --Timeshifter (talk) 22:43, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Timeshifter has been blocking all progress here for the last week. Maybe it is not such a bad idea to skipp the whole category if we can't get any kind of solution here. This can't take for ever. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 21:01, 4 August 2008 (UTC)

Infographic in dictionaries and Google Scholar[edit]

"Infographic" is becoming very popular on the web. See:

5 years ago it was not as popular on the web.

I finally found "infographic" in a dictionary:

Infographic is still not in these 2 dictionaries.

Infographic is much more popular in Google Scholar than it was 5 years ago.

Since it looks like scholars and some of the dictionaries are catching up with popular usage, then I have no problem nowadays with using "infographics" instead of "information graphics" for category and subcategory names. --Timeshifter (talk) 09:29, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

This isn't such a revelation, the English-Hebrew dictionary has known this word for probably quite long. Orrlingtalk 09:45, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
I use the Firefox browser. The built-in spell checker does not have "infographic" in it. When I misspell infographic it suggests things like "informatics" as spell corrections. If I type in just "infographic" spelled correctly, it says it is incorrect. It suggests "info graphic" or "info-graphic". So some dictionaries are still catching up with popular usage. --Timeshifter (talk) 09:52, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Infographics by city and country[edit]

I suggest changing these 2 subcategory names:

  • Information graphics by city‎
  • Information graphics by country‎

I suggest changing them to:

  • Infographics by city‎
  • Infographics by country‎

--Timeshifter (talk) 09:45, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

No opposition; I suppose that Infographics is not an 'official' word yet though. Orrlingtalk 17:20, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
  • {{Oppose}} Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral: I don't think that term has gained sufficient currency. By all means create a category redirect if you wish, but I suggest leaving the primary category as "Information graphics" for clarity. — SMUconlaw (talk) 14:53, 1 January 2014 (UTC) Having thought about it a bit more, I guess I don't mind either "Information graphics" or "Infographics", provided there is consensus. — SMUconlaw (talk) 17:38, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Possible tree structure[edit]

Category:Infographics redirects to Category:Information graphics.

What about the subcategories? I was thinking of leaving the parent category as "Information graphics". Here is a possible tree structure:

Around a year ago English Wikipedia changed the name of their article from Information graphics to Infographic. --Timeshifter (talk) 02:07, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

I don't think that's a good idea. Subcategories should follow the parent category for consistency. Having thought about it a bit more, I guess I do not have any strong objection if there is consensus for renaming the whole tree "Infographics". Let's see what other editors think. — SMUconlaw (talk) 07:36, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I am happy with either one for the parent category. The main reason I wanted "infographics" for the subcategories was because it sounded clunky to me to have complex category names such as "Information graphics by city". Also, I don't want to be in the way of public opinion on this word. I preferred "information graphics" in the past when infographics was not as well known. --Timeshifter (talk) 16:47, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

What I like in the "Information graphics" form is that it makes very clear to every user - and most of us are probably not from North America - that it has the two distinct thematic kernels: information --- and --- graphics, now matched together to accomplish a specific idea. "Infographics" is very OK as much as other portmanteaus are OK, I just notice that "Information graphics" is more directly reflective of the actual essence preserving the whole "information" basis. Orrlingtalk 16:27, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Charts are not diagrams[edit]

Charts are a subcategory of infographics. Charts are not diagrams.

So charts need to be removed from diagram categories and moved into infographics subcategories:

See also the discussion here: