User talk:Rodhullandemu


Andy Dingley (talk) 01:15, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Railway stationsEdit

Hm.. I saw an 8-year-old discussion yes, but since the whole category tree is by now "Train stations in...", "Railway stations in..." has become inconsistent. Or am I missing something? That said, if one wants to restore to "Railway stations" I won't lose no sleep on that, but would just be sorry for the inconsistency in the category tree. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 10:23, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

I think we can tolerate a minor inconsistency if the terminology is the common usage in that country. I think it was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said that "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of a tiny mind". British people do not use "train station". Cheers. Rodhullandemu (talk) 10:27, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Ok. Still we have to deal with those who are accustomed with the scheme "Train stations in" and don't find the category for places of the United Kingdom. At this point there are lots of category redirect from "Train" to "Railway" that must be create in order for HotCat to catch them. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 11:14, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Ok, done, though the main cat needes some more children cats. I added Railway stations in the United Kingdom by location and subdivided the stations of England, Scotland and Wales resp. by county, council area and principal area. As for Northern Ireland, there's a whole mess. I noticed that the principal way to subdivide topics of Northern Ireland is by county, but Northern Ireland's counties are no longer an administrative unit since 1972. I understand that for non-administrative topics like i.e. writers, music, culture, a county subdivision is still acceptable, but for administative items a more accurate categorization is hopeful... -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 12:34, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for that. I haven't touched Ireland and am not familiar with its structues, but I'm open to someone knowledgeable coming along and taking it on. Cheers. Rodhullandemu (talk) 12:37, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Aren't there Wikicommoners from Northern Ireland who could possibly help on this respect? -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 13:56, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
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