On Jul 18, 2012 8:56 PM, "Carcharoth" <carcharothwp(a)googlemail.com>
On 7/18/12, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 18 July 2012 10:47, Andrew Gray
I remember it being referred to many years ago as
practice, but I've dug around a bit in the discussion archives and
can't seem to pin it down. It's probably pre-2004, maybe even pre-2003
- anyone remember?
As with almost all our category system, it's basically ad hoc. I
suggest if you can propose something not insane to relevant
wikiprojects and are prepared to do the bot work yourself, you can
have endless fun clicking "save" in AWB for a few hours.
For 1,000,000 articles? I think it should be done, but it will take
more than a few hours. I think it could be done very quickly, if lots
of people got involved.
Laura and I did it for Australian sports people. It is time consuming as
category structures need to be created.
And I don't think the cases where it is
unclear or a matter of privacy (a vanishingly small number) should
preclude the obvious cases being done. It doesn't seem quite right
that the potential for arguments over edge cases and how to handle
them sensitively, would preclude being able to search by gender.
When used in category intersections, its really useful info for gender