Category talk:Location not applicable
I am active in categorisation and recategorisation of images (contributions), but it is today when I came to this category at the first time. IMHO it is a good idea to invent a machine readable attribute of location-applicability, but apparently this realization was failed. There are many abstract images which does not contain [[Category:Location not applicable]] tag, and even if you will put it there, then thousands of new abstract images will be uploaded soon.
|Are categories relevant to geography?||All||Some||None|
|C.:L.n.a. not present||Location is applicable||Location is not applicable|
|C.:L.n.a. present||Location is not applicable|
But a simpler and more useful solution is possible. Each category related to geography must have some tag, such as metacategory Category: Categories with geographically locatable files. A file included to one of such categories should be considered as location-applicable unless the file is included to Category: Location not applicable. So, this category should be kept, but not to include millions of abstract images, and used only for particular files to override the location-applicability implied by one or more of its categories. Don’t make complications to the image uploading process for abstract pictures. Improve the category system instead. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:02, 25 April 2010 (UTC)
Waste of resources
This Cate should only be applicable on JPEGs, because the Geocoding thing is only for photos. Please let do this tools and not do struggle every user with non photographic files with this thing. ↔ User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 00:56, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
- I never liked this category, since I doubt anybody is actually using it for anything anymore, but I might be wrong. --Jarekt (talk) 01:57, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
- I don't like this category either; to tell it more precise: I am not at all convinced that it is useful. The discussions at the deletion requests mention some useability - but is it really intended to have millions of files in this category?
- It is also worth a further discussion whether e.g. a SVG coat of arms of a community is not applicable - the community itself is of course, so you can see reasons to locate the coa as well. The same can be told about other SVG drawings: maps of not too large regions, flags of political units, diagrams of e.g. motorway crossings at a special unique place... many of such "weak"-applicable locations can be found. IMHO it will be better to categorize such drawings somehow to the items they are belonging to, and this categories may get the geolocalization; not the single drawing.
- But please, do not create a new category for "Location weak applicable"! sarang♥사랑 16:55, 3 September 2016 (UTC)