On 12/03/2008, Daniel Schwen <lists(a)schwen.de> wrote:
We have to make categories useful for commons, and
that means turning them
into a tagging system (what they technically already are). And that can only
be accomplished by getting category intersections to work.
That would also mean getting rid of the "most precise category" paradigm.
* Who needs a category "Bridges in Swizerland" when you can tag images
with "Bridge" and "Switzerland".
* Who needs small browsable categories when you can have small browsable
intersection results (and galleries for that matter)
So when we get the infrastructure we should have the discussion, and create a
stringently enforced policy on the issue
Yes, WHEN we get the infrastructure.
When we see what it looks like and how responsive it is.
When we see how usable it is.
From the search box - how do I get from typing
in the search box to [[category:bridges in
it's the #1 search result.
From a similar file - when I'm viewing
which is in [[category:bridges in Switzerland]], if in future it has
[[category:bridges]] and [[category:switzerland]] (and a whole lot
more besides), is there some kind of link for every conceivable
pairing among those tags, where I can view their intersection?
a tag in each of two boxes and that automatically looks up
Special:Categoryintersection/foo+bar or whatever.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: