The difference between categories and tags is semantic but those semantics determine how the feature is used.
I suppose from an abstract technical perspective what is needed is different classes of category-like objects based on the purpose it should serve and displayed separately and possibly differently On May 19, 2014 9:28 PM, "John Mark Vandenberg" <jay...@gmail.com> wrote: > I think intersection is the most significant cause of the current > categorisation system. > > My understanding of the current reasoning behind categorisation as seen on > Commons and elsewhere is that: > > 1) the lack of category intersection causes the very specific categories, > which are essentially saved category intersections. > > and > > 2) the category list at the bottom of the page being very literally the > category names as listed in the page wikitext is why pages are only > included in non-overlapping leaf node categories. > > On en.wp there are many useful specific categories which are deleted > because they would only 'clutter' the category section of the page content > footer. E.g. Spanish Paralympic competitors at the 2012 Summer Games. Most > other multisport cohorts/intersections can have a category, but 'by > country; by games' cohort is currently not permitted. > > Fair enough. I've seen stubs on en.wp where the category section of the > page is larger than the page prose. > > IMO the 'future' of categories in wikimedia projects would be to replace > the very specific 'intersection categories' with saved queries in > wikidata, with the category list at the bottom of the page dynamically > including the list of saved wikidata search query results that the page is > a member of, if the local project has more than <d> pages that are members > of the query. > > -- > John > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>