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Re Category:Yosemite National Park - too crowed - see notice at top of category[edit]

I only moved it because [[:Category:Yosemite National Park] shouldn't have images added directly to it. See notice at the top of the category.

This category has become too crowded. It should list very few images directly. Files should be moved to subcategories where appropriate. New subcategories can be created. Some files need to be moved elsewhere. Search for more categories: fulltext, Main Page, topics, meta categories. Please remove or replace this tag afterwards.

So that's the reason. It needs to be moved. So please be nice to the Commons! Help clean out the category! Thanks, EChastain (talk) 20:12, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

re Category:Yosemite National Park - reason for moving image in the notice at the top of the category - please read and compy[edit]

Thanks, EChastain (talk) 20:15, 15 March 2015 (UTC)\

I think you may be interpreting the notice too strictly. We shouldn't be violating Commons guidelines in order to empty out the category. Namely:
  1. Commons:Category says that every image in Commons needs to be in a category: your edit to File:Tuolumne Muir Gorge.jpg left it out of any categories.
  2. Commons:Category says that images should be categorized with "where" they were taken. Your edit to File:Granite Yosemite P1160483.jpg removed that information
Notice that the notice at the top of the categories suggests creating new subcategories. If you find that Category:Yosemite National Park is too crowded, then create new geographical subcategories (like Category:Bishop Pass is to Category:Kings Canyon National Park, and reclassify the images into the subcategories. Don't simply remove the super-category and leave nothing in its place. — hike395 (talk) 20:29, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Hike395, sorry about that. I should have put it in Category:Granite. But whatever. I'll leave it for another editor to clean out. Thanks, EChastain (talk) 20:37, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Hike395, and I did create several different categories, EChastain (talk) 20:39, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


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Meters (talk) 17:28, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Important message for file movers[edit]

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Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks![edit]


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