Category talk:Libertad (ship, 1956)

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IMO Number[edit]

I deleted the IMO Number Category. Since ARA Libertad is a Navy Ship it does NOT have an IMO number and never had one. en.mercopress.com

Besides acknowledging that fact the note in the Category:IMO 6125398 page says:

“This is extra information, relevant because the Argentine frigate Libertad was identified with this number for a long time. So do not skip this category.”

Given the above stated facts it becomes clear that this IMO Number is not "information", but falseness. Nor is it "relevant", as it was just part of a short lived media-related misunderstanding. It is plain misinformation. By using this false number to categorize the ship wikipedia would be propagating factual errors and misinforming the readers, which may or may not come across the above quoted note to find the truth. Windroff (talk) 23:06, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

You are definately right. I added this information to the IMO number hoping that if someone looks for the IMO number he will find that this is isn't correct. If you have a better text, please add this to the IMO number. Deleting the number we'll miss that info. That's all --Stunteltje (talk) 00:34, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Keeping a false number categorized so people might arrive to the truth is not the correct way to handle this issue, and no modification in the note's text will change this. Moreover, there could eventually be two different ships categorized by this single number, clearly an absurdity.
This category must be deleted altogether, while a note clarifying the IMO Number mistake could be added to the ARA Libertad article. This will tie up things. I'll fill the deletion request. Windroff (talk) 01:17, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
I see now that the number fails its checksum, hence it's a complete fabrication: there could be no ship identified by it. This gives yet another reason to delete the category. Windroff (talk) 02:40, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
OK, convinced. --Stunteltje (talk) 08:25, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
See also Commons:Categories for discussion/2013/01/Category:IMO 6125398. --  Docu  at 08:06, 19 January 2013 (UTC)