[Foundation-l] Plethora of overlapping Categories

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Tue Jun 21 16:05:40 UTC 2011

David Gerard wrote:
> On 21 June 2011 10:50, Rui Correia <correia.rui at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I edit the WP in English, Portuguese, French, Afrikaans, German, Spanish ...
>> This is happenning in all languages - it is not a WP-E issue.
> Categories work a bit like a hierarchy, a bit like tags.
> There's a perennial proposal[1] for categories to work like a tag
> system (with efficient Boolean searches) to be incorporated into
> MediaWiki.
> - d.
> [1] e.g. from me

If MediaWiki switched to a tags system, we'd lose Commons gems such as
"Category:Nude or partially nude women with blue, green, pink, and/or purple


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