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About this category[edit]

See User:Teratornis/Wiki tasks#Categories for notes about what I'm doing here, and User talk:Teratornis/Wiki tasks#Categories for discussion about it. --Teratornis 21:22, 27 October 2007 (EDT)

Could we have 2 sets of categories: tree and all?[edit]

Such as Category:All (main) articles;
or another example,
a Category:All images that would be in the Category:Images?

Seems to work well for Wikindex.Civic Cat (talk) 18:45, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

2 types of Conservapedia[edit]

Category:Parallel Conservapedia articles as well as Category:Non-parallel Conservapedia articles;
Category:All parallel Conservapedia articles as well as Category:All non-parallel Conservapedia articles?
(By parallel, I mean an article about the CP article of the same name.)Civic Cat (talk) 18:45, 8 June 2011 (UTC)


For things like,
A Storehouse of Knowledge:Article,
or Metapedia:Article.Civic Cat (talk) 18:45, 8 June 2011 (UTC)


Wikipedia has it
Category:Wikipedians who contribute to LyricWiki
and yes one of us might a category there.

Even Conservapedia has it

possible categories:
Category:RationalWikians by number of edits
Category:RationalWikians by credential
Category:RationalWikians by education
Category:RationalWikians by ethnicity and nationality
Category:RationalWikians by interest
Category:RationalWikians by language
Category:RationalWikians by philosophy
Category:RationalWikians by profession
Category:RationalWikians by religion

Yahoo questions about it here  :-D  
What is the difference between Wikins and satanists?
It sounds like Wikins have no real religious foundation. They just do what ever they want and it's OK?

Civic Cat (talk) 18:45, 8 June 2011 (UTC)


My take:

  1. Maybe, but we have some 5000 or so mainspace articles. That'd take a bot
  2. Conservapedia: don't care, maybe someone who does will notice.
  3. Pseudo namespaces: None of those three are really active enough to deserve it, So I'd say no.
  4. RationalWikians: Meh, do whatever you like.

ТyTalk. 18:52, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

  1. I might. If me, and maybe 10 others in the future did 500 each, over the next 20 months, that'd be about 25 a month.
  2. Conservapedia: again I might
  3. Pseudo namespaces: what if there were 10 righteous ones?
  4. RationalWikians: thanx for your passionate endorsement.  :-D  Civic Cat (talk) 19:16, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

The problem is getting people to do it. If no one objects, I'll gladly help with 1 and maybe 3. 4. seems more like a personal thing. Any thoughts for 3? ТyTalk. 19:45, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Very well, I'll start in a few days (my access to the internet is intermittent), but I'll make it an ongoing project.  :-)  Civic Cat (talk) 20:08, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Okey dokey. Damn I wish we still had the Ninja group, you have no idea how much cat work pisses people off. ТyTalk. 20:09, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
  1. I'm not sure why that is needed. See
  2. I'm not sure why that is needed. See I think I might not actually understand what you're asking. But I don't really care about CP, so do what you want.
  3. I C wut U did thar, CivicCat. But I still don't see a point for things at little used as that.
  4. Sure, if you really want to.

ThunderkatzHo! 02:19, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Good point. A namespace also requires serverside modification IIRC. ТyTalk. 02:21, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Okay. Guess I'll wait a bit longer before acting.

  1. Thanks for the link. Maybe we should put it in the prologue of this category. Also, it still might help to differentiate from the stubs.
  2. Ditto, though are links to other namespaces? I do care about CP. Their illiberalism must be countered and they edumacated!
  3. I've done a cursory search and found nothing. However, I forsee a day when CP sysops are beaten into submission and humiliation, where they are crrrushed, and that wiki is consigned to the scrap heap of history. However, new targets might appear for even greater countering, mockery, and derision on our part. Where will be their namespaces? Who knows who will be reading this post many years from now? They will be able to argue that the issue has been on the minds of at least a few RW'ians for many years.
  4. Actually, I just noticed an above heading link is blue. I'll check it out. Still I wonder if an all category will be useful.

    Thank you Ty. Thank you Thunderkatz.  :-)  Civic Cat (talk) 13:52, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Russell Paradox[edit]

Has anyone else noticed that the Category of all Categories is a Category of itself?