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This category was listed for deletion on March 28, 2005. Consensus was to rename but no clear decision reached on a new name so marked Unresolved. The following discussion from CFD is now closed and should not be modified.
Propose deleting this category because it misuses the English language. This is a related to the Category:Sailboat Names proposed for deletion on 26 March.
The reason is that sailboats, in normal usage, are the generally smaller vessels used in sports and personal use. Yet the introduction of this category (almost identical to that of "Sailboat Names") says (paragraphs run together) that "Category Sailboat types captures the the type name or class name of all types/classes of boat whose primary means of propulsion is by sails. e.g Dinghies, Warships, Merchant Ships, Racing Yachts, Skiffs, Windsurfers, Exploration Ships, Clippers etc etc. This Category does not capture the names of specific sailing yachts/boats/ships etc whos names are gathered in the Sailboat Names category." This is just plain wrong. Let each member of this category proposed for deletion be placed in Category:Sailing ships or Category:Sailboats or some other category which is appropriate. Each might have to be reviewed. Gene Nygaard 12:37, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Rather than deleting it, let's rename it to something that matches its purpose and includes both boats and ships. "Category:Types of sailing vessel", perhaps? Bryan 23:01, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
I agree with Bryan. Rename to "Category:Types of sailing vessel" or "Category:Sailing vessel types". -Willmcw 22:00, Apr 10, 2005 (UTC)