Commons talk:Categories


Category structureEdit

Hi,

I started to work a bit with categorizing images, especially statistical charts. However, when I look at Category:Diagrams, then the following is written:

Diagrams are categorized:

    by theme: Astronomy, biology, economics, politics, etc.
    by type: 3D, timelines, animated, tree, ladder, block, etc.
    by language: Language-neutral, English, French, etc.
    by created with: Hand drawn, software (like Mathematica, Gnuplot, etc.)

If we look for example by language it means we have to duplicate the category tree several times, since each subcategory usually has again a by language. This duplication in the subcatgeories should be done automatically and should not eat up precious working time of mine. Are there any plans, e.g. for (rule-based) virtual categories (if a page is in category A and B then it is in subcategory AandB which is a subcategory of A and B) or (rule based) bots who can do this automatically? --Sigbert (talk) 10:04, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

For years this has seemed to me a reasonable proposal, and indeed has been proposed occasionally in Commons:Village pump/Proposals but nothing has happened yet. Jim.henderson (talk) 01:19, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
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