Category talk:Cities

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Category:Places is now deprecated and not used.[edit]

Should Category:Cities be a subcategory of Category:Places?

I dunno really. I've linked between them for the time being -- Harry Wood 18:36, 5 Feb 2006 (EST)

I think an uber category for Places is a good thing since we have various levels such as countries, states, cities, towns, etc. --Raymond King | talk 19:09, 5 Feb 2006 (EST)

Category:Places is now deprecated and not used. Please see Category talk:Places for details. TedErnst | talk 12:29, 26 November 2006 (EST)


Some wikis are not called (eg) Maastricht wiki, but Wikimaas, and thus get listed under W instead of M. This is not intuitive.

What do you suggest we do? TedErnst | talk 17:06, 23 August 2006 (EDT)

Cities as it's own thing[edit]

The following discussion originally took place on the talk page of the "Places" category. Since then the category "Wiki Location" has become the de facto root node for everything geographic. The "new plan" referred to here was using "Plcaes" the way "Earth" is now being used. The objection and it's resolution lead to the current plan as of the end of Oct 2006 with "Wiki Location" being a root node for everything geographic with "Earth" rooting a tree of places and a special "Cities" category also a subcat of "Wiki Location".

Love your energy on this new plan, Jennifer. Just one thought. Wikis about cities are special. I'm not sure they're more special than wikis about countries or states or anything else, but I want to make sure we don't lose the fact that WikiMaas is about a city when it's categorized in it's correct place in the place hierarchy. Know what I mean? TedErnst | talk 14:26, 19 October 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, I also think that "city" is a privileged kind of location. It's "meaningfulness to people" goes all the way back to city states and greek philsophy on the proper role of a person in a "polis". Plus it's deeply entwined with dialects and economic communities and on and on...
Actually I think maybe I have a solution (how does it sound?): Make "Wiki List" contain a category called "Wiki Place" for "place-ish categories". Then you have a root node "Earth" (which works better than "ageographic" for wikis that aren't restricted to local issues) that leads to the whole tree structure of places on Earth proposed above. Parrallel to "Earth" you can have a category for "Polis" or "City" or whatever. So if you want a wiki that's only about something in London it would go in "Category:London" but if the subject of the wiki was "all and only London itself" then the wiki would go in "Category:London" AND "Category:Polis"...
Sound good? (I like the idea of naming the Category "Polis" but whatever your favorite term is I'll go with that. What do you like?)
- JenniferForUnity 01:38, 20 October 2006 (EDT)

I love the "polis" idea, but no one will ever find it by searching. Category "cities" still makes the most sense to me. Or "City Wiki" perhaps. TedErnst | talk 11:32, 20 October 2006 (EDT)

Yeah, the more I thought about it the more "Cities" makes sense to me too just in terms of people using it alread and it being easy to find. Cool, cool :-) - JenniferForUnity 13:56, 20 October 2006 (EDT)

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