[Foundation-l] Plethora of overlapping Categories

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Jun 21 16:14:48 UTC 2011

On 21 June 2011 17:05, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:
> David Gerard wrote:

>> There's a perennial proposal[1] for categories to work like a tag
>> system (with efficient Boolean searches) to be incorporated into
>> MediaWiki.

> 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
> hair".

I expect keeping some canned Boolean searches around would be useful.
That can come after such searches don't cripple the database, of

- d.

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