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The link is now piped to the name of the category prefixed with "Cat:" to help indicate that this is a link to a category. DES (talk) 13:32, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Cat → Category[edit]

Does anyone object to just spelling the word out properly? There's no need not to since its in a template, and it could then usefully be used in nomination titles over at WP:CFD where by convention we use the full word. -Splashtalk 19:15, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

Feel free to copy this one to Wikipedia if you think it's useful. --Singkong2005 talk 06:28, 6 August 2006 (UTC)


Hey!? Who stuffed around with the template? it was deliberately left at just Cat: so as not to take up space! Increasing it to its fuull length means its no longer useful for sfd-current. Grutness...wha? 08:21, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

change cat to category[edit]

I feel it's unnceissary to only type Cat in the tempalte, and not Category. AzaToth 16:09, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

See the section right above this one. Perhaps there is space for both an abbreviated and a non-abbreviated template? Kusma (討論) 16:44, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
Tag removed. JesseW, the juggling janitor 03:10, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

First character upper-case[edit]

Since categories should always be capitalized, this template should make the first character of the category name upper-case, like so:


--Eliyak T·C 23:41, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Hatnote should mention Template:Wikipedia category[edit]

{{editprotected}} Because Template:Category redirects here, I believe there should be some mention of the template {{Wikipedia category}}, which some people might be looking for. Perhaps in a hatnote? Lenoxus " * " 22:38, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Added to documentation, which you're welcome to play around with as you see fit. Happymelon 14:42, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Spell it out[edit]

I would like to concur with the people above that said it is silly to abbreviate "Category:" as "Cat:" in this template. Grutness, seems to say (in 2005) that there is some reason it shouldn't be spelled out, can anyone explain what that is? Dragons flight (talk) 20:39, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

It is still used by Grutness in SfD, and a few others, although some there seems to prefer spelling it out, and indeed using the Category:Living people format there. A template hack will allow them to carry on, while fixing those articles that use the template. Rich Farmbrough, 14:37, 17 April 2010 (UTC).
OK havk in progress, but we should ask them igf they need the abbreviation to Cat: as hacks are bad. Rich Farmbrough, 14:42, 17 April 2010 (UTC).

Editprotected request involving this template[edit]

This message is to inform people monitoring this talk page that there is an "editprotected" request involving this and several other templates at Template talk:! cymru.lass (hit me up)(background check) 20:45, 28 December 2010 (UTC)