Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/02/Category:Radio broadcasting

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redundant to, and should be integrated into, Category:Broadcasting Cqdx (talk) 02:51, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

I understand your thinking, but in Commons Category:Broadcasting (Radio telecommunications\Broadcasting) contains many audio radio pictures and Category:Radio broadcasting (Radio telecommunications\Broadcasting\Radio\Radio broadcasting) contained TV pictures, and many pictures in these categories contain both audio and video, therefore there is no category "television broadcasting". The mixture of radio (wireless) and radio (audio) is confusing. Category:Broadcasting is already in a radio category. --Cqdx (talk) 05:16, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
Although I think this category should stay (at least with some name), I do agree with some of your points:
  • First, having "Category:Radio" under "Category:Broadcasting" is a bit odd; other forms of "radio" are common enough that there is non-broadcast communication the general public still calls "radio" in daily life, such as walkie-talkies. I don't have a good answer for what order things should be in there, except that somehow Category:Radio broadcasting is a cultural use of radio signals, that should somehow be under both a radio communications category and a broadcasting category.
  • And you're right that some other categories contain an odd selection of files: I noticed that people (or at least the automatic categorization suggestion bots) tend to dump everything into Category:Radio instead of subcategories; I think that's more from not knowing what other kind of radio there could be. They should be "drilled down" into their correct categories.
  • And I noticed that there is Category:Television and not Category:Television broadcasting. I assume that's because the main use of the word "television" is broadcasting (assuming one counts cable TV and multi-channel satellite as broadcasting). There are also amateur television (see Category:Slow scan television on Commons) and Closed-circuit television for example. Other than CCTV, I can't think of any video service called "television" that is not broadcast, though. --Closeapple (talk) 20:53, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep - Useful to distinguish between the different types of broadcasting. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:43, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Strong Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Not redundant at all. Radio broadcasting, as opposed to for example agricultural broadcasting or television broadcasting. -- Infrogmation (talk) 18:22, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Delete. As outlined in the request, television is broadcasted over radio waves, and the category Broadcasting contains both audio and TV, because studio technology is identical, except for the addition of a camera. --DL1FL (talk) 19:20, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
    • As someone who has worked in both radio and television, I can say that the statement that "studio technology is identical, except for the addition of a camera" is simply false. -- Infrogmation (talk) 19:57, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol keep vote.svg Keep Many items are uniquely related to radio. The broadcasting transmitter technology maybe shared with TV, the rest isn't always. --Foroa (talk) 07:59, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Kept: King of ♠ 11:10, 29 November 2012 (UTC)