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Bug 13184 - inclusive category lists
inclusive category lists
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2725
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
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: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-02-28 13:50 UTC by EraserGirl
Modified: 2008-02-28 17:24 UTC (History)
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Description EraserGirl 2008-02-28 13:50:21 UTC
I am finding a serious inconsistency in Wikipedia's Categorization process.

for example;

If one were to look at a list of films categorized as 'Silent Films'  you would only be looking at a list that EXCLUDE all items that appear in SUB CATEGORIES, such as AMERICAN SILENT FILMS.  I

So, instead of looking at a COMPLETE Category of ALL silent films. You are basically being presented with a list of UNCATEGORIZED SILENT FILMS.  The prevailing opinion is that INCLUSIVE category lists are TOO LARGE, which is neither here nor there.  That is a human aesthetic problem not a data handling one.  But as it stands the resulting list of uncategorized silent films is meaningless.   When a PARENT category is displayed it SHOULD also display all items appearing in SUBCATEGORIES as well. At the very least it should be an OPTION.

I am sure this issue is present in other genres, than film that is just my particular example.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-02-28 17:24:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 2725 ***

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