Category talk:Railway stations in the United Kingdom
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At present, this category structure is a mess, with some categories named Train stations in... and some named Railway stations in... User:Juiced lemon has attempted to do some cleaning up, e.g. by putting Category:Railway stations in Staffordshire as a sub-cat of Category:Train stations in Staffordshire, but there is still a lot more work to do.
I cannot find any reference to a British v US use of English policy on Commons, but the equivalent policy on Wikipedia states that UK English should be used for UK related subjects, and it would make sense to apply this here. Train stations is generally considered incorrect, or an Americanism, in the UK, therefore I propose that this directory and all sub-directories should be renamed Category:Railway stations in the United Kingdom, and all relevant sub-directories be similarly renamed. This may lead to a non-conformity with the draft policy Commons:Naming categories, but as the UK category structure already fails to conform to this, and is significantly large enough to be considered a tree in its own right, I do not see this being a problem. – Tivedshambo (talk) 13:07, 6 December 2007 (UTC)
Aargh! Please - please - as this is a British category, could we get rid of this awful Americanism and rename it Railway stations in the United Kingdom? The same applies to the various subcategories.Tivedshambo 16:53, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
- I disagree (see the Universality principle in Commons:Naming categories - I have written this page). Rename this Wikipedia article: Train station, and you'll have a argument to rename Category:Train station and its subcategories. --Juiced lemon 20:15, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
- Very strong oppose to renaming this category back to train stations. See Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2007/12/Categories of train stations where this category was renamed to railway stations. The phrase train stations is considered incorrect in British usage, and thgerefore railway stations should be used instead. – Tivedshambo (talk) 10:35, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
- Although I prefer myself a UK standard, I can live with the "Train stations" "de facto" standard and the UK "Railway" exception. I will try to keep the exceptions in mind provided that they are documented on the top level category pages. --Foroa (talk) 13:55, 12 January 2009 (UTC)