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Categorization of plant articles[edit]

Hi, welcome to Wikipedia! The system for categorizing plant articles is not well documented so it's not surprising that mistakes get made. (I've been trying to explain it a bit better this morning.) There are separate category hierarchies for taxa and for taxa by rank. See the first two sections at WP:PLANTS/Categorization. So there should be a category Category:Podocarpaceae genera as well as a category Category:Podocarpaceae.

Whether this parallel system is necessary or desirable is open to debate, but it is widely used in plant articles. Peter coxhead (talk) 12:07, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

I see, thank you for letting me know. I hadn't noticed this being the case for most plant categories, so I thought Category:Podocarpaceae genera was the exception and not the norm. Does the same hold true for taxonomies for animal, fungi, etc?AioftheStorm (talk) 00:09, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
See e.g. Category:Genera. Coverage over the tree of life is very patchy indeed (and quite often not correctly set up). For genera, birds seem to be covered well, other organisms generally not. Hence this category system doesn't seem useful to me for most groups of organisms because you can't actually use it for navigation. User:Hesperian did quite a bit of work at one time building it up for angiosperms, where the coverage is fairly good. I think that actually Category:Podocarpaceae genera was an exception for gymnosperms, and what I should have done was empty it and ask for it to be deleted, rather than populate it, fairly pointlessly. Sigh...
The important point, though, is that the "taxonomic category hierarchy" should always exist, and is distinct from the "taxonomic rank category hierarchy" in those groups where this latter exists. I don't at present see that it's worth creating the "rank" version if it doesn't exist. Peter coxhead (talk) 10:09, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Incorrect use of PROD[edit]

Please use WP:PROD tags only in article space. I noticed you PRODed several articles in the Wikipedia:Articles for Creation space. I dePRODed them and instead nominated most of them for speedy deletion as hoaxes. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 01:43, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

I will go ahead and do that then, thanks. I had actually consulted CSD about this and asked if they should be SD'ed or PRODed and while most agreed they could be SD'ed no one appeared to realize that they couldn't be PRODed and one editor told me it would probably be a gentler option to SD so I did that. Perhaps the PRODing guidelines should be updated since they were probably written before AFC was a thing and just never considered the possibility of large amounts of pseudo-article content existing in the WikiTalk space.AioftheStorm (talk) 02:00, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

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Licenses[edit]

Multi-licensing means that someone who downloads one of your media for downstream use can choose one or other of the advertised licenses. The licenses do not typically have to be compatible with one another to allow this - an obvious example of an exception would be if the license stipulated its own invalidity when dual licensed. I'm not aware of any licenses that do any such thing.

As you may have noticed, CC0 is one of the available choices in the dropdown selector for licenses on Commons - there is no multi-licensing required.

HTH,

Samsara (FA  FP) 04:22, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the response. I wish I could have responded as promptly as you did. Anyways, it is not immediately clear to me that multi-licensing with CC0 is compatible with Wikipedia's TOU, and user Moonriddengirl seems unsure of this as well and has contacted the WMF's copyright lawyers about this. I hope this is the case and will be keeping an eye out for their response.AioftheStorm (talk) 03:08, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

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As much as I appreciate the tidbit at the end stating that this message is informational and does not imply misconduct, I fail to see how any reasonable person could see the posting of this as anything other than an implication of misconduct. In the future, please do not leave templates of this nature on my talkpage, I find them patronizing and low-effort.AioftheStorm (talk) 07:21, 11 November 2014 (UTC)