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Before I moved this template to the main space, I started conversations about its relevance and asked for help editing here and here. OlYellerTalktome 22:12, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Discrepancies between text and title[edit]

I noted a discrepancy between the title of this template ("Improve categories") and the text, which only deals with adding categories. This led to me moving the template, but it was suggested to rather have a discussion here. Now I'm wondering what's the intended purpose of this template? Is it only to ask for additional categories to be added, an improvement of the existing categories (e.g. moving into appropriate subcategories) or for both, as applicable? This would be important to know to figure out which changes have to be done to this template. Thanks, --The Evil IP address (talk) 18:08, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

I have always used this template to denote an article needing improvement of categories, like more specific ones, or just simply additional categories. So it's both. The text should be adapted slightly to reflect that. Although the text has been the same since the creation of this template in March 2009: This article needs additional categories. I'd propose: This article needs additional or more specific categories. Debresser (talk) 18:41, 29 December 2011 (UTC)
I definitely don't think "improve" implies "suck" as The Evil IP address stated in the move summary. I do think that the template was previously misleading so I changed the text to what Debresser suggested.
On a side note, we should probably get Twinkle to change its description of the template for page patrollers. OlYeller21Talktome 18:31, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your edit to the text of the template. Debresser (talk) 16:05, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

Bot use[edit]

Does anybody know which bots add this category to articles? I'm looking for a way to search for articles that have a specific category and no others. Encycloshave (talk) 16:06, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Wording and usage[edit]

I recently placed this template on Category:Attacks in 2014 when it didn't have any categories. It was then removed by with the edit summary "template for articles, not for cat-s". Is the intended target for this template indeed restricted to articles? I thought categorising categories is just as important as articles. The current invariant wording of the template, "This article …" run of course against my point, so I would like that text to be sensitive to the namespace where it's placed. Could someone either implement that or point me to other templates where I can glean how to do that? Thank you. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 01:44, 24 December 2014 (UTC)