Last modified: 2008-02-28 17:24:00 UTC
I am finding a serious inconsistency in Wikipedia's Categorization process.
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 2725 ***