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Suggestion re "hypercategory" and "subcategories" (NZ, NZ locations, etc)[edit]

Over the past week or so, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the New Zealand and New Zealand locations categories and how they overlap. I know I’m new here and don’t want to come across bouncing on anyone’s toes like a deranged tigger, but I think I’ve hit on a possible solution to this which also makes the categorising of New Zealand pages a lot more logical - I’d appreciate some feedback on it (for that purpose I’m putting this argument on a couple of different discussion pages in the hope that more people see it.

IMO, the New Zealand category is the top category - a hypercategory covering all NZ pages. It should have several subcategories, including the NZ locations one - others could include NZ history, NZ Maori, NZ politics, NZ arts and literature, NZ people, NZ sport etc. Each of those could then have its own subcategories: NZ locations could have NZ islands, NZ mountains, NZ rivers, Canterbury, Taranaki, Otago, etc.; NZ history could have Pre-European history, 19th century history, NZ at war, plus a link to NZ people and NZ politics, etc; NZ Maori could have Maoritanga, Maori folklore and legends, Pre-European History, Maori and politics, etc.; and so on.

About 90% of the straggly articles currently cluttering up the lists at New Zealand and New Zealand locations would then find natural homes in the subcategories. Only articles which didn’t belong in any category, or covered several categories, would need to be listed there. The hypercategories would become simply the lower part of a tree that branches into more readily understandable branches. It wouldn’t take much work - simply recategorising the pages currently listing only to New Zealand which should go into subcategories, and slowly adding other pages found to the categories to which they belong. Grutness 00:09, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Didn't he do well? Grand job. We could do with thousands more immigrants of that calibre. Now to see whether the current 48 listed "articles" (including one I have just added) lead to ideas for further subcategories. Robin Patterson 07:38, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
:) I did a fair amount - including most of the geography-related ones - before I ran out of steam. It would be great to get all the others organised away in the same way, though. The NZ biography and culture sections in particular could still do with a good tidy-up. Grutness...wha? 09:52, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)