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Discussion for Today[edit]

This page is transcluded from Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2018_April_23

April 23[edit]



Nominator's rationale: In accordance with how Catholicism redirects to Catholic Church. Chicbyaccident (talk) 16:56, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockholm[edit]

Nominator's rationale: Per main article Catholic Diocese of Stockholm. Chicbyaccident (talk) 16:49, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
The convention of the articles in Category:Roman Catholic dioceses in Nordic Europe is firmly "Roman Catholic". The nom likes citing WP:CONSISTENCY, which is about articles ... and in this case WP:CONSISTENCY leads us to using "Roman Catholic" in the article title, with Category:Roman Catholic Diocese of Stockholm correctly named to match. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 17:13, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment. I notice, however, that you moved the article in question before posting it. Chicbyaccident (talk) 17:17, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Indeed, but no "noticing" was needed, because I explicitly disclosed it in my post. As I wrote above: an undiscussed move in February 2018‎, which I have now reverted. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 17:29, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:Confraternal orders[edit]

Nominator's rationale: While articles fraternity and confraternity exists, as categories of scope(s) of orders they prove notoriously unclear to distinguish. Chicbyaccident (talk) 15:04, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:Fraternal benefit orders[edit]

Nominator's rationale: No such article as fraternal benefit order. If it existed, it would probably have been redirected to either fraternal order or benefit society anyway. Virtually unsurmountably unclear, nisched, even WP:fringe-wise term and scope. No equivalents in other language versions. Items previously categorised ought better simply be categorised in Category:Fraternal orders and/or Category:Fraternal service organizations. Chicbyaccident (talk) 14:47, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:History books about the Holocaust[edit]

Nominator's rationale: This is one of many, many related categories where the word 'history' is simply unnecessary. (Those books are not only 'history', they are social sciences, including sociological and such insights, too). And the category name is confusing, suggesting this is about the 'history' of TH, and not about things such as economics, politics, etc. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:44, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:History books[edit]

Nominator's rationale: The parent category Category:Works about history is IMHO better. Particularly for subcategories, ex. Category:History books about the Holocaust should be Category:Books about the Holocaust and so on. A lot of the categories like this should be rerenamed, but for now we can tackle this one, I'll start a separate CfD about child categories like this (but there are hundreds, where the word 'history' is simply unnecessary and even wrong). Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:42, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Oppose as nominated. There many many subcats with titles beginning "History books", including
  1. Category:History books by century‎ and its 27 subcats "nth-century history books"
  2. Category:History books by topic, and its 32 subcats of which ~20 have titles beginning "History books"
  3. @Category:History books about countries, with 87 subcats all named "History books about FooCountry"
I don't see any advantage in a rename which places this cat out of synch with so many of its children.
A group nom which included the children could possibly be more persuasive, but I'm not sure that other workable formulations will always be available. I'd ant to see those alternatives before saying yes. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 16:59, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:Field hockey terminolgy[edit]

Nominator's rationale: Correcting typo Zeke, the Mad Horrorist (Speak quickly) (Follow my trail) 04:50, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Speedy rename per WP:C2A. @Zeke, for future reference this should have been listed at WP:CFDS. No need for a full discussion. It's here now, but next time, please use speedy. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 17:27, 23 April 2018 (UTC)