User talk:Auntof6

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Rd232 (talk) 14:29, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Metacats[edit]

Re [1] - I came across {{metacat}} yesterday, and it seemed appropriate here, since the category only contains other categories, and ideally should be empty with unidentified ones at Category:Radio telescopes. So that seemed to follow Commons:Naming_categories#Categories_by_CRITERION. But I'm clearly missing something, can you point me in the right direction please? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 10:59, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

@Mike Peel: It is true that a metacat contains only other categories, but the categories it contains are for things grouped by a criterion that is specified in the category name. An example is Category:Telescopes by country. That category name says "by country" (which is used as a short way of saying "grouped by country"), and each subcat there is for telescopes in one country.
There are other templates that can say that a category should contain only other categories. However, those are used based on what a category can contain, not what it does contain. Category:Radio telescopes in Poland might have only categories right now, but that might not always be true. It could contain files for different reasons: there might not be enough files for a specific telescope to make a separate category, there could be an image of a radio telescope in Poland that hasn't been identified, or there could be something that applies to multiple Polish radio telescopes (such as a book about all of them). Those things aren't there now, but they would fit in the category if they existed.
I hope that helps. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:20, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
Aah, thanks, that makes more sense now. So it's "... by country", rather than "... in <country>" that counts as a meta category. It's more meta than I thought. :-) Thanks for the explanation. Mike Peel (talk) 21:04, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
You got it! :) --Auntof6 (talk) 21:23, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

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Hi. I've had long correspondence on just this subject with another editor where I wanted the particular image(s) to be categorised (as well as another category for the current tenant) under the name of the builder and occupier for much more than 100 years. I was told I was history or something. Now, having indicated my sympathy with you, do you mind if I add back the category Wells Fargo buildings? Eddaido (talk) 07:35, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

@Eddaido: There's no need to do that because the category Category:Union Trust Company Building 744 Market Street is already in Category:Wells Fargo buildings. --Auntof6 (talk) 07:43, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Aaaah. Stupid of me. Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 07:45, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

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