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Approaching CategoryTree: Well thought through observations and questions, I will try answer to my best abilities :-
--[[User:Bigstones|Bigstones]] ([[User talk:Bigstones|talk]]) 21:06, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
 
: 1. Yes, though one other thought I had when creating [[:Category:FlightGear wiki]] was to also have it serve as the root for the pages in the various namespaces (i.e. Main/Articles, File, Help, Portal, Template and User), though I chose to put both of the articles in the "FlightGear wiki" namespace in that category as well. In other words I intended to have in it the root categories for pages in each namespace as well as [[:Category:Hidden categories]] and [[:Category:Wiki maintenance]] that did not really fit well anywhere else.
 
: I should also mention that I created that category because there seemed to be a few separate trees that did not connect at the roots while I was hunting down all but one of the uncategorised categories (I seem to be unable to edit the only page linking to the last one, [[Template:Ru/Черновик]]).
 
: 2. You can chose any category when uploading files. In the last months/years a lot of files have been added to article categories. While that ''could'' work I feel that it would be messy and make it harder to find the right image when browsing for images specifically. Personally I would prefer if a file category was added to a article category instead of all it's images. In some cases that would work splendidly in other cases not. For example [[:Category:Screenshots]] fits well under [[:Category:Software]], but i do not think that [[:Category:Icons]] would fit well under any article category.
 
: When it comes to newly uploaded aircraft images I feel in part that I am at fault. When I categorised the the bigger part of the existing ones (hundreds of them, and still not done) I unfortunately did not think the category structure and naming through properly, so those ended up in a few large heaps of screenshots, the worst one probably being [[:Category:FlightGear exterior screenshots‎]] (nearly 500 images). I also showed poor judgment in category names. I could have skipped FlightGear in the category names (talk about being implied ;-). Had they instead been for example "Aircraft interior screenshots" they would also probably be easier to find in the upload wizard. Though all this is easy to say now afterwards...
 
: 3. My tip in regards to the non-English articles is to use the language links and use the categories of the corresponding English article. Currently the non-English articles are the ones remaining to be categorised (except for new and a few old ones), I have kind of saved them for last and focused on the easy ones.
 
: 4. I think I created [[:Category:Documentation]] to bind together [[:Category:Howto]] and [[:Category:Core developer documentation]]. I guess it just went on from there with not too much thought into it mainly aiming at connecting related categories and articles, again probably when hunting down uncategorised categories.
 
: 5.1, 2 and 3 Definitively! I would be doing it myself if it wasn't such a chore, lol. And yes indeed it ''is'' common maintenance. :-) When creating new category names, it is well worth the time to come up with meaningful category names, which as I mentioned above, is sometimes easier to see in the rear-view mirror... ;-)
 
: —[[User:Johan G|Johan G]] ([[User_talk:Johan_G|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/Johan_G|contribs]]) 22:40, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

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