User talk:St.nerol

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We're trying to cut down on new categories

Hello, welcome to the wiki. Thanks for spam fighting. We're using Categories as a broad way of finding related comics. By creating lots of specific categories it limits the number of related comics to just a few. We've decided to not use Categories as a kind of ad-hoc tag cloud, but to help people find possibly related comics. lcarsos_a (talk) 06:18, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi! Well, I have actually read your long post about the categories in the portal, and I can't say anything more than that I really agree with you! I think that several of the existing categories feels too specific. (For example, I suspect that we never will find more than two comics related to the "Axiom of Chioce", but on the other hand, Logic and Set theory are two areas related to math that I know Randall is often coming back to.) Flowcharts was probably the most specific I created, and even though I only tagged two (?) I think that there exists at least a handful of them. (One named "Flow Chart" was not yet explained.) I worried instead that maybe some of the categories I created were almost too broad, like "Computers". – St.nerol (talk) 09:44, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Eh, more tags also make it harder to completely tag pages, because there's more to remember. Brains can only process so much when creating new pages. Davidy22(talk) 09:59, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
And some comics will also be borderline cases whether they fit in a certain category or not. So I think we shouldn't have too high expectations on being completely "done". But the way I think, someday I might go through all comics and try to complete for example the Sarcasm and the Language tags. Or the Physics and the Math tags. Or the ones with color. So we're in a progress. --St.nerol (talk) 10:48, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
"Puts on sunglasses", "Windmills", "Wingsuit", "Airships", and "Axiom of Choice" are, I think, superfluous categories. Though there might be more comics on these subjects than I know about, and if somebody finds them useful I don't really mind them being there. :) --St.nerol (talk) 11:10, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Uh. Please, I can barely remember all the categories we have right now. Try to hold back and finish what we already have. Davidy22[talk] 23:27, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Seconded. Again. lcarsos_a (talk) 23:33, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
I'm disappointed. Do you really think that "Physics", "Music" and "Philosophy" are bad categories, or are you just worried that you won't remember them? Well, maybe I should just leave this and focus more on my studies instead. -St.nerol (talk) 08:49, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
There's a lot of categories right now, and I think the wiki would be better served if we finished applying all the categories that we already have. When we're finished polishing what we have off, we can start making new categories. Davidy22[talk] 10:47, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I could be wrong, but I'm under the impression the messages above were triggered by the Julia Stiles category, which, indeed, is too specialized at the moment. On the other hand, there is no need for a single editor to be able to know all categoies by heart. The wiki way is "progressive enhancement" and comics will eventually be tagged by editors if they notice a missing category. Besides, there's a list of categories precisely for that, as well as several other category-related special pages. But regardless of the outcome of such opinion differences, let's not let such disagreements discourage either side. We are very few and every helping hand is precious. --Waldir (talk) 14:35, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
I've never heard about Julia Stiles. I think it was triggered by the Philosophy category. I have been working a lot on applying the categories we have. It's when I do this that I sometimes see a category wanting. I think it saves some effort if I can create the category while I'm at it, instead of having to wait and later go through the comics again. --St.nerol (talk) 23:32, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

Nerol, you are espousing a minority view. - Frankie (talk) 21:09, 4 January 2013 (UTC)