Category talk:Unidentified subjects

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Rename category[edit]

Category names should be written with plural. Here "unidentified subjects". See category naming guidelines. Teofilo (talk) 20:40, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

While the individual categories and subcategories can be written in plural, the main heading is singular and should not be changed. IE: the subject of (say) Category:Unidentified maps is plural because it contains many maps, it is one singular subject. I vote for Keep the original format of the title. WayneRay (talk) 16:02, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
I say keep it how it is. It sounds better since it's more of a description than a noun (it's a category of "images with an unidentified subject" not a category of subjects that are unidentified). It's more of a maintenance category anyway. Rocket000 (talk) 17:40, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Removing Items[edit]

How are items removed from the cagegory? I made topic on the talk page and added a category to the image, but it is still there. Mr. C.C. (talk) 23:57, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

You have to remove the "Unidentified subjects" category from the file after you categorize it. Rocket000 (talk) 01:11, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorting character[edit]

Does we discuss and chose once and never again a Sorting character for Category:unidentified...... like ? in the string [[Category:Unidentified insects|?]] in category:insects. Because there are two kinds of users. Who wants the ? and who wants ~ o  · or any other character that put maintenance categories at the end of the list. It's almost a decade that there is a silent war with thousands of wasted futile edits.--Pierpao.lo (listening) 10:46, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

I don't think that is necessary or important to standardize such a thing. When we have picture whose subject is not identified, the main interest is that someone will recognize it. For this reason I prefer to use the "?" so this subcategory becomes very visible and is placed before all others, what does not happen when the sort key is another character that is very little and positioning the sub-category at the end of all. These are my reasons and my opinion. --DenghiùComm (talk) 14:10, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
In ASCIIbetical sorting order, "?" will sort after numbers and before letters, while "~" will sort after both numbers and letters... AnonMoos (talk) 15:29, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
Exactly this is the problem many people does not like ? beacause want the maintenance categories at the end--Pierpao.lo (listening) 15:45, 25 February 2017 (UTC)
This is the order of sort keys:
at the top ! " $  % & # * + - . / = ?
at the bottom ~ £ § °

--DenghiùComm (talk) 19:48, 25 February 2017 (UTC)

Most of meta-categories are put at the beginning on Commons. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:52, 25 February 2017 (UTC)