Disputatio Categoriae:Philologi

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With reference to Roland2's suggestions on Disputatio_Vicipaediae:Categoria#Supercategories (proposal) I'd like to suggest that either

  • all pages that are in this category be moved into their relevant subcategories _only_ and removed from this category
  • or that the national subcategories be deleted, leaving one category "Philologi" for all philologi on our planet.

BTW, there are also Categoria:Professores and Categoria:Professores rerum Classicarum and Categoria:Eruditi Germanici etc. to be dealt with later... --Iovis Fulmen 21:33, 7 Augusti 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's a very good idea. You're offering ...? Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 22:36, 7 Augusti 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm afraid the idea is better than my capability of putting it into practice reasonably. My apprehension is that I would at best come up with a system imperfect in a different way, and at worst - well, with sth worse. My point is, I'm not against detailed subcategories, but how detailed is useful here? In this Vicipaedia which uses a language that is not confined to any existing nation boundaries, why subcategories according to nations? If we just move all philologi out into the relevant subcategories, what do we win by that? On the other hand, what we lose is a category page showing all the philologi covered here.
Then again, it could make sense to differentiate between philologi linguarum classicarum and hodierni temporis (I mentioned Categoria:Professores rerum Classicarum above)... I therefore tend to be against the subcategories here and in Categoria:Professores, unless there is an easy way to get one _automated_ list of all entries contained in the subcategories so that you don't have to click into all of them if you want an overview of all philologi (and I mean _automated_, not a list that needs to be typed manually and is never up to date because of a lack of contributors).--Iovis Fulmen 20:34, 8 Augusti 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But there is an easy way: [1] --UV 21:05, 8 Augusti 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Now this really is a useful tool. I will keep that in mind. Is it possible to integrate it directly into the category page for people like me who are not so expert at these things?--Iovis Fulmen 22:12, 8 Augusti 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I seem to have started most of these categories too, but rather following an existing pattern than because I was convinced of their value. At some level, categorisation of people by nationality is surely useful, but not necessarily at this level. I'm easy. Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 22:15, 8 Augusti 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, there seems to be some inconsistency around. To arrange the philologi by country may after all not be a problem per se (even less with the tool mentioned by UV above). Now I was wondering about this: Isn't [:Categoria:Professores rerum Classicarum]] necessarily a subcategory of philologi? (The professores there are all philologi, including the university-specific subcategories, but with the one exception of W. L. Westermann, who is a historian).--Iovis Fulmen 11:08, 9 Augusti 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]