Category talk:Giants

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Mythology (Rated Category-class)
WikiProject icon This category is supported by WikiProject Mythology. This project provides a central approach to Mythology-related subjects on Wikipedia. Please participate by editing the article, and help us assess and improve articles to good and 1.0 standards, or visit the WikiProject page for more details.
Category page Category  This category does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 

Mythological giants vs. people with gigantism[edit]

I'm noticing a lot of overlapping terminology between the two categories. Two examples: Category:English giants currently contains both legendary (Cormoran, Jack-in-Irons) and historical/medical (John Middleton (giant)), while the similarly named Category:Irish giants only contains a person with gigantism (Charles Byrne (giant)). How do we want to go about untangling and disambiguating these two categories? For my part, I think the best approach would be to use "___ giants" (Norse giants, English giants, Greek giants) for subcategories of the legendary/mythological giant, and "___ people with gigantism" (English people with gigantism, Irish people with gigantism) for subcategories of the medical condition.

Going back to the to examples: John Middleton would be removed from Category:English giants and Charles Byrne from Category:Irish giants (they're already in the root Category:People with gigantism anyway), Category:Irish giants would be removed from Category:People with gigantism and Category:Irish people, placed in Category:Giants and Category:Irish legendary creatures, and populated with legendary giants (Category:Fomorians could be moved into it, for a start). Category:People with gigantism doesn't seem to be populated enough to warrant subcategories, but if it ever does get to that state, John Middleton could be moved to Category:English people with gigantism and Charles Byrne to Category:Irish people with gigantism.

Does this seem like a reasonable way to go about cleaning things up? Pfhreak (talk) 16:18, 29 August 2010 (UTC)