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How to find the appropriate categoryEdit

I uploaded a file, I know exactly in what category it has to be placed, I'm sure this category exists, but .... it seems almost impossible to find this category. All the help pages, instruction pages, etc, etc, are of no help at all. Nijdam (talk) 09:51, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Did you find it? I looked through your uploads, and all the items already appeared to have corresponding categories. If a specific search for a category doesn't return anything useful, you can start from the top at Category:Topics and try to specify down from there. If you have exhausted all your options and knowledge, you have good grounds for creating a new category. If it's not the correct one, someone with better knowledge can rectify it, and no harm has been done. ~ Nelg (talk) 16:44, 23 April 2013 (UTC)
You can use category of wikipedia article about the same item. HTH --Adam majewski (talk) 16:50, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

"Way of Life"Edit

Some additional input at Commons:Categories for discussion/2012/04/Category:19th-century way of life would be welcome. Thanks. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:19, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

View all from categoryEdit

Hi...I want to list all Pictures in Category:Paintings plus all pictures in one of its sudirectories in some kind of gallery. Is this possible? Generator (talk) 08:27, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

The Mediawiki software doesn't enable it yet. Support this bug report to request for this enhancement. For now, the script FastCCI displays 3 clicable icons at every category page, which display images from the category and its subcategories. For now, this function displays only images filtered by the selected of the 3 predefined filters only (tagged quality images). It was requested to make the script more universal to display unfiletered content or contend by selectable filter/criterium. --ŠJů (talk) 10:19, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Legitimate cases of over-categorizationEdit

Belongs in cat:Dih4 cycle graphs because the top vertex shows a Dih4 cycle graph, but it would be wrong to remove its parent cat:Dih4 because this image is no cycle graph.

I sometimes stumble upon images that illustrate foo in general, and thus should be in cat:foo - but also show some detail of foo, so that they should be in cat:foo detail as well. (See image on the right.) Technically this is COM:OVERCAT, but I think it is the right thing to do. Opinions? Maybe the guideline COM:OVERCAT should define cases where this is legitimate. mate2code 14:55, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Last modified on 28 February 2014, at 19:05