Category talk:American bloggers
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Is this categor only for USA-people?
I'm guessing this is a category is only for USA-people. I would have thought it was for all Americans, but there's also a Canadians category.
I've added a note to the category page to reflect my guess, but is my guess right?
In this context, using the ambiguous term "American" is very confusing. Counld this category be renamed? (this isn't difficult, since there are bots that do the search&replace work) Gronky 23:15, 26 October 2005 (UTC)
- This is one of the most controversial issues on Wikipedia. Many people strongly object to the attempt to prevent the normal English usage of the word American, including me (I'm British) and many Canadians, considering those who oppose it to be making a political point. CalJW 08:35, 30 October 2005 (UTC)
- I'm not sure which defintion you are calling normal English usage, but that's not important to me - I'm not on either side of the debate. What's important is that as a reader of Wikipedia I want to know what articles belong in the category - so that that category is useful when I'm searching for information, and so that I can know whether an article I want to categorise belongs in the category. So whatever defintion is in use, please clarify on the article's page, or if this is not possible because no single definition is in use and the category's boundries are disputed, then add a note to that affect. Gronky 00:24, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
Why does this category exist?
Being a "blogger" does not make one notable. Piperdown 02:11, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Why So Many Non-Bloggers?
I take the opposite tack from the editor above: I recognize that blogging is a relatively new art form, but to see so many actors and celebrities on this page is kind of depressing. It's as if Wikipedia had an "anti-sculptor bias," but had a page that purported to list eminent sculptors--and it contained a lot of painters who noodled around with pieces of granite in their spare time, because "how hard can it be?" Meanwhile, real sculptors had to attract nearly universal attention outside their fields and become household names to merely be considered for inclusion.Scooge (talk) 16:05, 12 August 2009 (UTC)