Category talk:Places

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What is this Category good for? It collects items, that absolutely not belong together! IMHO nonsens! TomAlt 23:05, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

I guess, this category is good for finding pictures on certain topics. Payton. 09:58, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

My question is: Where would I find metros, i.e. pictures of underground stations, trains etc.? Would it make sense to create a new subcategory Metro? I have a bunch of own photographs made in the metros of Cologne, Munich and Frankfurt. Payton. 09:58, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

The Category "Places" actually shouldn't contain any images directly - it's supposed to group together other categories for "places".
As for subways: Category:Subway was deleted a while ago - don't know why. Perhaps re-created it and add it to Category:Public Transport or Category:Rapid transit (and don't forget to add existing subway pages/categories there, too, like Category:Munich U-Bahn, gallery U-Bahn Frankfurt, etc - also look into Category:Rapid transit in Germany). But maybe first ask User:SPUI and/or User:Shizhao why Category:Subway was deleted. -- Duesentrieb(?!) 10:20, 1 December 2006 (UTC)


I removed the following from the category description:

English: More images of nature are available on OpenPhoto (see link below). Attention: look at the license of each image if you want to upload it in Commons.
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Italiano: Altre immagini che rappresentano la natura sono disponibili su OpenPhoto (vedere il collegamento in basso). Attenzione : verificate la licenza di ogni immagine che volete inserire in Commons.
Português: Mais imagens que representam a natureza estão disponíveis em OpenPhoto (ver link abaixo). Atenção: Verifique a licença de cada imagem se você quiser carregá-la no Commons.
Ελληνικά: Πολλές εικόνες παρμένες από τη φύση είναι διαθέσιμες στο OpenPhoto (δείτε το σύνδεσμο παρακάτω). Προσοχή: κοιτάξτε την άδεια κάθε εικόνας εάν θέλετε να την ανεβάσετε στα Κοινά.
日本語: 自然に関する数多くの画像や写真は、OpenPhoto.にあります。注意:もし、あなたが Commons にそれらの写真等ををアップロードしたいのなら、各々の撮影者や関係者から許可を得てからにしてください。

-> OpenPhoto

There are several reasons for this removal:

  • The text does not describe the category, which is what category descriptions are for.
  • Commons:Free media resources is the appropriate place to list media sources.
  • It seems odd to single out this particular category and this particular photo sharing site for this type of linking to a vaguely related tag, particularly since the tag is really too generic to be meaningful.
  • Most of the photos found by following that link appear to be non-free.
  • The text takes up a lot of space and detracts from the actual content.

LX (talk, contribs) 14:50, 1 April 2011 (UTC)