User:Alan Liefting/Essays/Over-categorisation

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...a quick initial draft:


The idea of over-categorisation can have two meanings on Wikipedia: it is the creation of too many categories or it could be the adding of too many redundant or unneeded categories to an article. The WikiProject Categories has a guideline on over-categorisation but it only applies to the former situation.

Here are examples of over-categorisation based on actual edits:

Further examples