The main problem for categories is the fact of they are mainly in English... Many people who don't speak English don't put any categories because they don't know which categories are needed...
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De : Gnangarra <>
À : Wikimedia Commons Discussion List <>
Envoyé le : Mer 23 février 2011, 4h 36min 17s
Objet : Re: [Commons-l] Fwd: [Foundation-l] Friendliness

... we already see is that what is currently in place doesnt work and that the notifications are putting people off further contributions.

If it starts to create categories, then thats useful because it shows that what we use isnt what others are looking for.... we need to recognise that then address it ...

On 23 February 2011 11:07, Kevin Morgan <> wrote:
If the category field is a text field then that will likely lead to
categories being created that do not link to the index. Instead a drop
down menu or search feature should be used. Also an option to attempt
to apply the categories used in a Wikipedia page would be very useful.

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