Question about the Country category

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Hi Phil,

I've been working on categories of late, although just around the edges because I don't think we have any real consensus on a vision for how they should work. One of our early efforts was to complete a survey of the current category structure on WikiEducator. We noted that there were two categories in which countries would be listed Category:Countries and Category:Country. Just looking at the structure, it's not clear why we have two listings. It wasn't until awhile later that I noticed the description of Category:Country: "Countries other than where English is mainly spoken". (I noted that you created this category last spring). But there are clearly English speaking countries included in the category: Ireland, Canada, Australia. I'm thinking that people don't realize the difference in the two categories. I like the idea of having a category of "countries which are largely non-English speaking" If we named it something more specific like that and then recategorised the countries, I think it would work.

So I'm proposing we do that. What do you think?

Thanks, Alison

ASnieckus (talk)13:56, 29 January 2010