User talk:Captmondo/Archives/2006/December

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Overcat

Hello,

In fact the images Image:SophoclesBust.png and Image:Metrodorus-PergamonMuseum.png contain both a fine category (Category:Sophocles and Category:Metrodorus), which are themselves belonging to the appropriate categories (Category:Ancient Greek writers and Category:Ancient Greek philosophers). So putting these in the categories Sophocles AND Ancient Greek writers (for instance) is what is called “overcategorization”: the more precise a cat is, the better.

For the Pergamonmuseum, if I report to Category:Museums in Berlin, it seems the this cat doesn't exist: there is only an article, Pergamonmuseum. Personly, I don't appreciate articles, which are boring to manage (furthermore for a museum); but if you want your objects to be referenced, you'll have to add them in it. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 16:28, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

OK I see: you created two categories (Category:Djer and Category:Ahmose I) which did not appear in the mother category, Category:Pharaohs. This is normal: when you create a category, you must specify in which cat it will have to appear by... simply categorizing it! For instance, I added the cat "Pharaohs" to Category:Ahmose I, and as you can notice it, "Ahmose I" now appears in Category:Pharaohs. I did the same for Category:Djer, with the same result.
Note that it is also important to add inter-wikis links when creating a cat ([1]): it allows to quickly navigate through projects.
Regards. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 17:14, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
The answer is yes. When a subcategory is created, all the related images in the mother cat should be changed to fit in the new cat. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 20:33, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Removing "18th Dynasty of Egypt" from Image Links

Hi! My reason for removing those links was the same that other users mentioned above: if something is included in a subcategory, there's no reason for it to be included in its more generic category. Akhenaten and Nefertiti have their own categories, which are included in the Category:18th dynasty of Egypt. Also, there's no need to include something in "Sculptures of Egypt" when it's already included in "Busts of Egypt", since the latter is a subcat to the former.

I was pondering creating an Amarna category, but it seems that only persons are included in the 18th dynasty category, also, I haven't found any pictures from the Amarna period which weren't either the picture of a person or somehow related to one person, so I created this Amarna princesses category instead.

There's a big chaos in this Ancient Egypt category here (more than in all other categories on Commons...), and I'm trying to bring some order to it. It's still an ongoing process, so if you have any good ideas, they're welcomed :)

Happy Holidays! :)

Alensha 13:53, 24 December 2006 (UTC)