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Bug 2970 - automatically add "Category:Need categorization" to every new page
automatically add "Category:Need categorization" to every new page
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-26 18:31 UTC by Renata
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Renata 2005-07-26 18:31:37 UTC
I suggest replacing buggy and cached [[Special:Uncategorizedpages]] with an automatic 
category (something named like "Category:No category yet" or "Category:Need 
categorization") which would be added to every new page at the time of its creation. 
It would stay there untill somebody would change it to some meaningful category. 
Since categories a real time (not cached) it would greatly facilitate categorization 
efforts and increase visibility of the project. Also it would save some time for 
developers as there would be no need to generate reports for the special page (which 
is now seriously outdated). Also, I woul like to poit out to [[Category:Stubs]] and a 
very successful Stub sorting project. It is possible because stubs are assigned into 
easily editable category.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-07-26 18:34:37 UTC
There is no requirement that pages be categorized. This would clutter such pages 
unnecessarily, in my opinion.
Comment 2 Renata 2005-07-27 20:35:06 UTC
I believe that every page should be categorized in order to have an organized encyclopedia. And 
now categorization is made hard because you cannot easily get a list uncategorized pages.
I am not sure if I understand what you mean by "clutter such pages." Could you explain?
Comment 3 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-08-09 10:59:38 UTC
What is bugged in [[Special:Uncategorizedpages]] anyway ?
Comment 4 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-12-03 15:49:27 UTC
wontfix, use [[Special:Uncategorizedpages]]

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