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I believe that the problems have been fixed Bluedudemi (talk) 14:22, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Please do not add "Category:University of Michigan alumni" ...[edit]

... In cases where a sport alumni cat (eg "Category:Michigan Wolverines football players") is already in place. These are more specific sub-categories so adding the parent category is redundant. I know that you have been notified of this before. Thanks. Rikster2 (talk) 01:00, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Bluedudemi, what you're doing can be considered disruptive editing, especially because you've been told numerous times before. Continuing to add this alumni parent category can get you blocked. Jrcla2 (talk) 13:48, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

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University of Michigan alumni category sub-categorization[edit]

I am posting this here as well as on my talk page to be sure you get a prompt answer to your question to me.

You are referring to the University of Michigan alumni category page rather than the University of Michigan page or the List of University of Michigan alumni page or its sub-pages. Someone has tagged the category page because they think there are too many entries in this general category. The page has a few sub-categories already, where articles of alumni who are athletes or graduated from a few schools of the university of the university can be categorized, but apparently there are not enough since so many articles have been added to the parent general category.

Presumably what is desired is to create new sub-category pages, in the same way as creating an article, placing them in the category of University of Michigan alumni. Then, one would go through all of the individuals and place them in the sub-categories, removing them from the more general category. While other schools of the university might be good categories, assuming they exist and some of the individuals' articles show them as graduates of the school, others could possibly be derived from the sections (or categories, in a non-technical sense) in the list of University of Michigan alumni article(s). I suppose an example could be Category:University of Michigan alumni (politicians). While this seems different than most sub-categories one would expect to see for a university, I am not sure you could reduce the number of categories without something creative such as this. I also suggest you see: Wikipedia:Categorization, Help:Category and any links from those pages that appear relevant which will give you more definite and authoritative advice.

Possibly use of Wikipedia:HotCat could help the process but I have never used it and do not know anything more than the page about it could tell you. Otherwise, it would appear that one would have to create the sub-categories, then look at each of the 3,647 articles in the existing category to see which sub-category might be substituted for the general category. I suppose some sub-category names might be suggested by looking at the articles if you can not come up with all the appropriate sub-categories by looking at the list articles or considering other schools as sub-categories.

You might also look at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion, which might give you a little more information. Also, by perusing some of the items, you may find other editors who know more about categorization and do work in that area, which I do not, who could help. This appears to be far too big and time-consuming a task for me to undertake since I can think of no shortcuts, have no experience in the area, and have many other tasks under way. I hope this is helpful. Good luck with this. Donner60 (talk) 01:02, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Donner60...many thanks for the reply: 1) it will take me a while to digest it and to think about an approach to reorganizing the many entries; 2) I appreciate your various suggestions; 3) sorry to hear that you are too engaged in other things to participate, but I do greatly appreciate your very detailed and thoughtful reply... Bluedudemi (talk) 01:06, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Kathryn M. Dominguez[edit]

I reverted your edits to Kathryn M. Dominguez. Template:Infobox officeholder does not support the "institution" field you added and anything in that field won't show up in the infobox. Just a heads up for the future that certain infobox templates accept only certain fields. Thanks. Safiel (talk) 23:14, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Category:University of Michigan[edit]

Please stop adding Category:University of Michigan to every article that references the University of Michigan. --Bamyers99 (talk) 15:46, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Rather than serving up an edict, you might elucidate the reason for not adding a template/category for items which reference Michigan. That would seem to be the function of the template. Bluedudemi (talk) 15:48, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

See Wikipedia:Overcategorization. A link in the article to University of Michigan is sufficient. Categories are for things directly related to a topic, not tangentialy related. Lets take a look at Blacky Pictures Test, "The test was created by Gerald S. Blum in 1947, who was later Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan". Somebody looking at articles in Category:University of Michigan is not going to care about some professor at UofM. --Bamyers99 (talk) 16:00, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

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Possible future articles - UM Alumni[edit]

Hey, Bluedude - I left a note on one of those alumni Talk pages. I don't think that a page set aside for conversations about the content of the particular article is a good place to maintain an ongoing list of possible articles about people whose only common characteristic is the school they attended. Maybe a sandbox on your user account, or at WP:Articles for creation? The latter seems quite well suited to the list you've been compiling - JohnInDC (talk) 01:16, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

JohnInDC...I'm pretty agnostic about this, but a naive user...not sure how/where to do what you suggest even after reading the pages you linked. That said, the talk page seems to to contain suggestions for upgrades/additions to the main article...and I take the bio articles proposed to be an extension of the main article. Not sure (well, more accurately, don't know...) how to use the sandbox functionality. I'll take your thoughts under advisement. If you leave it alone for a day or two I'll re-read the pages and see/consider whether or not I understand your suggested process.

Bluedudemi (talk) 01:21, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

Check this out - Wikipedia:User_pages#Terminology_and_page_locations - it'll tell you how to make sub-user pages. They're under your control and can contain things that are like, articles in draft or reminders to yourself, that kind of thing. Adding a list of (effectively random) names to the Talk page of an article that, TBH, not many people read or watch, isn't a very effective way of getting eyes onto the material you think should be created. For that, WP:AFC is your better bet. JohnInDC (talk) 01:28, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

John, thanks for the advice. Can't promise I won't jump on it this weekend, but the WP:AFC sounds like a good pointer. Have a great holiday. Bluedudemi (talk) 02:59, 4 September 2016 (UTC)

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