This project has been set up to help manage the categories of Wikipedia and improve them. I envision this page being useful to those who regularly work on categories as a way to coordinate efforts and to decide what we can work on next.

If you want to talk about categorization policy, please go to Wikipedia talk:Categorization.

If you would like to comment on this project, you may do so at User talk:Tygrrr/Categories.


  • Categorize all articles according to the guidelines at Wikipedia:Categorization.
  • Organize the categories logically and completely.

Project ideasEdit

Please list any ideas for categorization projects. Include your name and date so we can know whose idea it was. Anyone can work on the ideas listed here. Listing the idea does not commit you to completing it. If you're already working on a project, list it here and you may get some help.

  • Expand and improve Wikipedia:Categorization. Since we're supposedly using it as a guideline, it should probably say a little more than what it does right now. It's pretty bare-bones. · Tygrrr... 17:57, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Organize Category:Wikipedia templates, including finding a home for all those template categories in the Wanted categories list and the Uncategorized templates. · Tygrrr... 17:57, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Organize Category:Islands (orginally Creol's idea). · Tygrrr... 17:57, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Changing city categories from just the city to City, State (or Province or whatever). For example, Category:Chicago --> Category:Chicago, Illinois. · Tygrrr... 20:17, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
    • United States   Done
    • Canada   Done
  • All urban and rural districts in Saxony created, with recategorisation of towns and cities as appropriate. Not all "towns" are their own urban district--Bärliner 23:03, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
Saxony   Done all extanttowns and cities in the appropriate regierungsbezirk and rural district.--Bärliner 12:34, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Sachsen-Anhalt, started--Bärliner 12:34, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
CatTree: African-American people
A-A people

A-A athletes

A-A actors

A-A musical entertainers

A-A musicians (sub-cat:A-A guitarists)

A-A singers

A-A songwriters

  Done New subcategories based on general people categories are shown at right (A-A = African-American) -- Creol(talk) 18:18, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Current discussionsEdit

Please list any pages where discussions about categorization are happening. Please date the entry and add your name.


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  1. Tygrrr...
  2. Bärliner 18:10, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
  3. Creol(talk)
  4. - Huji reply
  5. Lights (talk) §
  6. BirdsArmy Talk 21:28, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  7. The Rambling Man (talk) 14:14, 10 April 2008 (UTC)
  8. Thamusemeantfan
  9. User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 13:49, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
  10. Chenzw  Talk  09:26, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  11. ChenzwBot (talkchanges) - My bot too, to prevent flooding recent changes during mass replaces. Look out for malfunctions (though I supervise it while it is running AWB) Chenzw  Talk  23:56, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
  12. SwirlBoy39 14:02, 20 August 2008 (UTC) - Cleaning cats on articles.
  13. Kennedy (talk)
  14. Auslli (talk) 12:53, 21 March 2009 (UTC). European Geography and Linguistics
  15. Miss Tilney (talk) 08:31, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
  16. Is this Wikiproject awake? --Chemicalinterest (talk) 20:54, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Useful pagesEdit

Feel free to add sub-categories and new links to pages that you think will help members of this project.