Wikipedia talk:HotCat

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Is it possible to have HotCat warn when the category being added is a parent category of a category already assigned to the article? For example, the article is already part of Category:Japanese people stubs and the user wishes to add Category:Japanese people. Will HotCat suggest "Japanese people" in that context? --Big_iron (talk) 19:41, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

While it's usually wrong to add a parent category, in this example it's right, as the article will be removed from the stub category when it ceases to be a stub. PamD 23:15, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Well I also saw someone use HotCat to add category Category:Canadian people when the person was already part of Category:People from Ottawa which is a sub-sub-sub-sub-Category of Canadian people. --Big_iron (talk) 19:07, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Firefox 57[edit]

Well, the bad news is this is one of the tools that seems to not be working on Firefox 57 for Linux Mint. Seraphim System (talk) 18:12, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Edit summary[edit]

Any idea why Wikipedia now prompts you to add an edit summary when HotCat has already auto-populated it? SFB 17:48, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

I've been getting this same message for about a month now also. Senator2029 “Talk” 06:15, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Accoridng to MediaWiki:Gadget-HotCat.js, the script is maintained on Commons, so that's where the troubleshooting needs to take place. Senator2029 “Talk” 06:33, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
I’m having the same issue. It happens when removing categories or doing multiple things at once but not when simply adding categories. Interqwark talk contribs 3:13 am, Today (UTC+2)


Has anybody found a way to get HotCat working with the Timeless skin? WaggersTALK 09:38, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Here's the relevant Phabricator task: phabricator:T181344Simon04 (talk) 19:45, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Categorization and stub templates[edit]

As per WP:SECTIONORDER, categories are supposed to go above stub templates, but HotCat automatically adds categories below stub templates. Is there a way the program can be rewritten to automatically place categories above stub templates, either when adding a single category or multiple cats at a time? IntoThinAir (formerly Everymorning) talk 03:29, 6 September 2018 (UTC)