Category talk:Media needing categories

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Images have been left orphaned at Category:Media needing categories, and the "categorise these media files today" line at the top of the page still directs to the old cat, will a simple redirect fix this ?I don't want to make the situation more confused than it is now, otherwise i'd do it myself.KTo288

  • I have no idea but I've added a "Please see Category:Media needing categories" to the empty category to point people the right way.-Wikibob 00:38, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
    • They seem to have a bot going around changing i_m_a_g_e_s needing categories to media needing images, every where it finds it, something else has gone wrong today the link at the top no longer works. KTo288 23:42, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
What is the name of the b*o*t? -- carol 05:09, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Time stamp[edit]

I don't know about any body else but I prefered the old system of having all the files in one big cat, that way I could just scan through the images and categorise the ones that I could recognise, or was interested in researching. Sorting them by date imposes an artificial sorting which isn't much help in categorising the files, before the images would sort out in alphabetical order, with similarly named files forming groups of files needing similar categories, for example there was a cluster of A-6 Inruder and A-7 Corsair II files created by alphabetical sorting which could be quickly added to the right categories.KTo288 (talk) 10:10, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I cleaned out letters. It felt good when they were gone. I chose difficult letters also, Like "I" (the first letter of images that were uploaded whose names were "IMG_NNNN.jpg" or "Imagen_nnnn.jpg". When there are no rewards given for accomplishing large thankless tasks, the other little mental rewards (like the one I mentioned) should be there. How to remove the mental rewards for too much beaurocracy? -- carol (talk) 17:28, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, carol. =) Rocket000 (talk) 17:09, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
If you could be clear about this one point, is it a thank you for the "thankless task" or is it a thank you for the opinion I expressed here? Also, where was this discussed so we can see that the users who voted favorably for this new system are indeed working with it? -- carol (talk) 17:17, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't mean to open a can of worms, just wanted vent a little frustration. As to rewards you don't even get the "reward" of being able to nominate an emptied cat for deletion, as the template seems to do it automatically. Still doing a good job and finding the right cats for each file is its own reward. KTo288 (talk) 01:27, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
One thing I learned while I was doing this, if the image is from Ibiza or Eivissa (the same place) and it needs a category, it probably belongs in the category 'Tourism'. -- carol (talk) 02:25, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I have spent the last three months going through all the categories and still am. Most of the Calligraphy is gone and also Maps of all kinds, Users a tiny bit and most of the pdf files, hundreds of speedy deletes of the real crappy photos and more. Dauntless task but a good time waster. WayneRay (talk) 17:00, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Do you have an opinion about time stamp vs alphabetical ordering for this? I am still with the opinion that the alphabetical storing of the images is more productive (similar images will tend to appear together) and can be more fun for as a game of solitaire. -- carol (talk) 17:41, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Alphabetical ordering is best I think because most are by country and somone who is looking to re categorize and put in the most appropriate category will find them easier. There was a note to rename and redirect the Category to Category:Unidentified maps so I moved it over there and will have to put the new one in various countries so people will know there are uncategorized maps. WayneRay (talk) 21:20, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I can't se why we can't have both, it just needs a version of the bot to sort by alphabet rather than date.KTo288 (talk) 08:34, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Collect by year[edit]

I wish to modify this template:UncategorizedHeader in order to collect contained categories by Year, before eventually talking with bot user (i have not yet studied the template, but i believe that it's not necessary). Last categories are now virtually invisible. Someone does not agree?--Pierpao.lo (listening) 11:54, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Any chance you could make some for 2011? While we're at it, how many people are adding categories to these files? ----DanTD (talk) 13:38, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
@User:DanTD I'm not sure to understand what you mean. If your question is why there are files uncategorized since 2011, the answer is that usually old uncategorized pictures are deleted, but we have got a large donation in 2011 that will never be deleted--Pierpao.lo (listening) 17:55, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Ja translation to be added[edit]

I translated the text as follows;


Please someone add the translation as I couldn't find how to do it. --Nightingale (talk) 00:32, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Hint on how to work on the uncategorized files[edit]

I was categorizing some uncategorized files these days and I found it rather useful to make a selection of the huge number of images to some set I can handle and which fits best to my knowledge. The result was that I could categorize more than 50 % of the selection and I even found quite a large number of good images. The simple trick is to use the new search to combine the category for uncategorized images with your interests. For me this was this search and similar searches for Austria. It is also possible to use Cat-a-lot on the result set. Don't know where to spread the news, but maybe this can help to find additional volunteers for the backlog. It is much better than browsing through 400.000 files. --Herzi Pinki (talk) 10:04, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

How you do this search?--Pierpao.lo (listening) 19:20, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Pierpao, here is the search for uncategorized images in Italy for 2014: this search (1760 matches). Once you have done the first search, you can change the search string to something else, e.g. for 2013: this search (1000 matches). ciao --Herzi Pinki (talk) 22:36, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

I might also suggest working with files in Category:Media with geo-coordinates needing categories or using this search (for images in categories that include the words "unidentified countries" but which also are in the category "Media with locations" [i.e. images with their latitude & longitude data attached]). It's easy enough to click to map link on each image and place it in an appropriate category by location. Themightyquill (talk) 20:16, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

file name extensions[edit]

Over the years I have been working on this section. I also started the Cat:PDF files and it just occurred to me that as they are all mixed in with every page(s) of Media needing Categories etc, and it is taking me a long time to find them, can these pages be reorganized by file extension so that all .jpg, .png, .gif, .ogg, pdf etc all occur together? This would make our job easier I think. Also, in the Geograph files, most seem to have a Category already? Can we just delete the uncategorized notice? and if so is there a mass Bot way of doing them all? WayneRay (talk) 15:25, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

An old American West Hotel... in POLAND?[edit]

Is there a category for American West-themed hotels in other parts of the globe not normally known for having such settings? ----DanTD (talk) 15:44, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Because this place in Poland would be perfect for such a category.
As far as I know, there is no category for western-themed places. There does exist categories for Western-themed amusement parks and Wild west style houses. --EdTre (talk) 14:21, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Highlighting files with aktive use[edit]

Moin Moin together, is it possible to highlight files that are in active use, like in Wikipedia or Wikidata? Regards --Crazy1880 (talk) 17:38, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Things needing to be categorized by country[edit]

I see that you created Category:Media needing categories by country. What is the difference between that and the existing category Category:To be categorised by country? --Auntof6 (talk) 06:45, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

no difference. I just wanted to delete all categories here (Category:To be categorised) to make system here (Category:Media needing categories). But now I see that there are three templates: {{To be categorised by region}}, {{To be categorised by year}} and {{To be categorised by country}}. Any ideas? Do we want the duplicate system here (Category:Media needing categories)?--Estopedist1 (talk) 06:59, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
What is the reason for the change? My primary thoughts are that the names you suggest are more grammatical, but that this change should be discussed before being made. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:03, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, @Estopedist1:. In the meantime, I have reinstated the original categories. You need to publicize this discussion or no one will see it. I recommend doing it as a CFD on Category:To be categorised. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:44, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: I see that the phrase "to be categorized" is used a lot. So the solution can be also vice versa: Media needing categories by user --> To be categorised by user --Estopedist1 (talk) 09:52, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
It looks like some of the categories are used differently from others. Category:To be categorised by user contains subcats for named individual users and the contents of those subcats need to be further categorized. In other words, the thing mentioned in the name of the category (the user) is known, and the files need additional categories. On the other hand, Category:To be categorised by year contains subcats where the thing mentioned in the name of the category (the year) is not known and needs to be supplied. Either way the categories are named, it might be ambiguous. --Auntof6 (talk) 11:22, 23 August 2019 (UTC)