Grants talk:IdeaLab/Avoid subcategorizing women

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Non-diffusing subcategories[edit]

Wikipedia's solution to this has been to use "non-diffusing subcategory", see: w:Wikipedia:Categorization#Non-diffusing_subcategoriesPengo (talk) 04:57, 10 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Actually, the solution is to recategorise men into the appropriate male categories, which I was doing a few months ago. I'd like to work on that some more except that I'm confused about whether gender categories are supposed to be non-diffusing. (I've read that they are, but also that they're often used to make categories smaller (which implies they aren't), and I've seen them used both ways, but then the current scheme is so disorganised that you can't really infer anything from it.) Ekips39 (talk) 13:45, 10 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Theoretically wikidata is supposed to be "the end of all categories"- each biographical article can be categorised by occupation (composer) and gender (female) and then a wikidata query can hand you the list. Of course just because it's supposed to be a category killer, doesn't mean it will be; but that's the idea. So I question whether adding more categories is helpful in the long run.

Also, what is the technical way are you doing this? Is there going to be some sort of automated process to find/build lists, or will it be by hand? Are you proposing to delete female-only lists, create male-only lists, or some other process? Mvolz (talk) 18:11, 10 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Bobamnertiopsis, FloNight suggests me (almost a month ago :/ I've just read it today) to join to your project... I propossed a similar idea Grants:IdeaLab/Integrar las biografías de mujeres en el contenido global mediante recategorizacion de la info.. I was thinking about not to avoid nor delete gender categories but adding to female biographies into general categories. For instance: to add category 'science' (and subcategories, like 'astronomy', etc...) in the female scientists biographies. Should we collaborate? I've just starting editing in wikipedia a short time ago, now I'm practising with minor edits, so this task is perfect. I have not a lot of time to do this, but I would try to make progress weekly. I'd preferred to work in spanish biographies.--Anaenbeta (talk) 23:09, 12 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]