Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/Today

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How to use this page[edit]

  1. Know if the category you are looking at needs deleting (or being created). If it is a "red link" and has no articles or subcategories, then it is already deleted (more likely, it was never really created in the first place), and does not need to be listed here.
  2. Read and understand Wikipedia:Categorization before using this page. Nominate categories that violate policies here, or are misspelled, mis-capitalized, redundant/need to be merged, not NPOV, small without potential for growth, or are generally bad ideas. (See also Wikipedia:Naming conventions and Wikipedia:Manual of Style.)
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  9. Link both categories to delete and categories to merge into. Failure to do this will delay consideration of your suggestion.

Special notes[edit]

Some categories may be listed in Category:Categories for deletion but accidently not listed here.

Discussion for Today[edit]

This page is transcluded from Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2017_March_23

March 23[edit]


Category:Politics of the District of Columbia[edit]

Nominator's rationale: Note: I made the latter category just now. There is no meaningful distinction between the "District of Columbia" and "Washington, D.C." and all other D.C. categories (including several categories of this scheme) use "[X] of Washington, D.C." ―Justin (koavf)TCM 16:10, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Category:Church of South India Clergy[edit]

Nominator's rationale: Correct capitalisation StAnselm (talk) 06:53, 23 March 2017 (UTC)