Category talk:The Albanian House

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Category:The Albanian House[edit]

I'm not sure of the purpose of this category, or why it is hidden. Is this a personal project that should be a user category? Are these buildings included in some official list or compiled based on personal/arbitrary characteristics? Themightyquill (talk) 08:08, 12 December 2019 (UTC)

Hello themightyquill! This category was created as a common research project to combine the Wikimedia platform with GitHub, open street map and The Albanian House, which itself is a project that intends to document cultural heritage buildings and other buildings of historical and cultural value for Albania. (https://thealbanian.house ) I am an architect, specialized in Sustainable architecture and

SoniaBudini(the other user contributing like me in this category) is also an architect, therefore the inclusion of the subcategories is not arbitrary but based on our expertise, you can check here (https://thealbanian.house/bibliography) the bibliography we have used as a reference for the content of the project (Albanian books and articles referring the development of the most characteristic cultural heritage monuments, in the housing typology). We have uploaded more than 2000 photos in Wikimedia commons and most of them even have the status of cultural heritage monuments, were very poorly documented, or not documented at all. Probably, these categories are a little bit outside the usual structure, but all of them are very important to this documentation, and Wikimedia commons was the most appropriate platform because of the need also of all this information to be more public and accessible for everyone. – JoraK (talk) 09:27, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

JoraK I'm not suggesting deletion, but I would then suggest that it's a personal user category which should remain hidden, but not included in Category:Architecture of Albania. Alternately, if these images taken from your project, Category:The Albanian House could be renamed Category:Images from The Albanian House and placed in Category:Images by source. Of course, all the the subcategories should also be in Category:Houses in Albania. If it's appropriate you might create Category:Vernacular architecture of Albania too. If some of them have the status as cultural heritage monuments, I would urge you to categorize them as such too. - Themightyquill (talk) 14:56, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
I would also recomend to remove this cat from Category:Architecture of Albania.
Most sub-categories were already added to the respective subcategories of Category:Cultural heritage monuments in Albania and to the local categories like Category:Buildings in Berat or Category:Dukat … Like this, almost every sub-cat is also a sub-sub-sub-sub cat of Category:Architecture of Albania.
I'm working to get the remaining sub-cats properly categorized, too. --Albinfo (talk) 17:57, 13 December 2019 (UTC)
Okay, great. I removed it from Category:Architecture of Albania and I ll try to do the same as Albinfo with the sub-categories. Meanwhile, I am keeping The Albanian House as a hidden category.– JoraK (talk) 19:07, 13 December 2019 (UTC)

Kept as user category. - Themightyquill (talk) 10:44, 25 January 2020 (UTC)