Wikipedia talk:HotCat

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Please leave your comments and suggestions for HotCat.

It just opens the editor[edit]

Why when I use this does it just open the editor and do nothing else? Jujutsuan (Please notify with {{re}} | talk | contribs) 22:41, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't seem to work with the Visual Editor. WaggersTALK 09:54, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Requested improvement: catimprove[edit]

When an editor adds a category to an article tagged as {{uncategorised}}, that tag gets removed. Please can Hotcat replace it by {{catimprove}}, in cases where the added categories are only any of the types:

  1. Category:Living people
  2. Cagegory:nnnn births or deaths
  3. Category:Alumni of xyz college.

None of these categories provide adequate categorisation for a person, alive or dead, and anyone who has a Wikipedia article should always come within some category associated with their occupation or other source of supposed notability. Hotcat is helping editors to edit unhelpfully here, by removing the "uncategorised" but not, at present, adding "catimprove", so that the article will no longer come to the attention of editors eager to add categories which are lacking. Can it please be improved? @Johnpacklambert: as an editor with whom I've recently discussed this. PamD 17:58, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

HotCat enabled by default[edit]

I increasingly feel HotCat should be enabled by default on new accounts to encourage discovery. Having autocomplete makes it by far the most intuitive way to add categories, something that most new accounts have no clue about - certainly I didn't when I joined. It would be nice if there was something like it for WikiProjects, too. Blythwood (talk) 13:02, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

@Blythwood: I too think that HotCat should be enabled by default...for all Wikipedia users. Do you have an idea who to contact to get this done? Otherwise I'll request this at Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals). I hope you're okay with me moving your unrelated comment into a new section.
Also there is something like it for WikiProjects as well: User:Kephir/gadgets/rater. Actually most of my work on Wikipedia wouldn't be possible (or at least a hell lot slower) without these 2 tools. My hope is that both get built into Wikipedia as preferences that are enabled by default.
--Fixuture (talk) 17:46, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
It's be nice if someone would make it so people couldn't erroneously add dated maintenance categories with HotCat first. Or maybe just exclude all hidden categories. Anomie 23:59, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
Fixuture, absolutely if you want to. I think encouraging people to add categories is probably worth it. Blythwood (talk) 02:53, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Bug: Removing capital letter at beginning of cat name causes cursor to jump to end of text box[edit]

This is unexpected behavior that may result in saving pages with wacky non-existent categories. —swpbT 14:35, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Exactly the behavior that I was complaining about above. Naraht (talk) 15:05, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

edit count[edit]

Everything is fine, only thing that is weird, HotCat edits are not counted on the X!'s Tools page. Am i the only one? Wikirictor (talk) 16:39, 15 January 2017 (UTC)