Hi Romaine, Thanks for your comment but I think category like this is not uncommon on Wikimedia projects. We often use it for maintenance and navigation (as you have correctly noted above) and not as part of the encyclopedia. It is different from content category. Thus, we don't include it on content categories. We use it to track the number of articles created as part of a project/contest as well as the number of participants.
Let's look at it this way; If I'm participating in 16WikiWomen translation project for example, and I did not include my username on the list of participants on meta, there is no way the organizers would have known that I'm a participant and any article I translate as part of the project would be considered as a routine contribution. Measure of success is important in every project and I think the 16WikiWomen organizers would be interested in knowing the number of articles translated and the number of participants, to measure the success of their project. If there is something like "Category:16WikiWomen" for example, they could visit each language Wikipedia they listed on the project page and search for the category. This would show the number of articles translated and the translators (participants). "Category:Women footballers" - to check for women footballers or number of women footballers. "Category:16WikiWomen" - to check for the number of articles translated or the number of translator. The two above illustrative categories have different scope. Please, correct me if I am wrong. Best, Isaac Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld from Glo Mobile. -----Original Message----- From: Romaine Wiki <romaine.w...@gmail.com> Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:46:12 To: <reachout2is...@gmail.com>; Wikimedia Mailing List<email@example.com> Cc: Florence Devouard<anth...@anthere.org> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen Why using a category? Categories are especially useful for navigation purposes or maintenance. A category here seems useless. The only categories that are useful are the ones for categorising women in various ways like profession, country, etc. I hope that kind of categories can be filled with many articles about women in Africa. Romaine 2017-02-20 22:11 GMT+01:00 Olatunde Isaac <reachout2is...@gmail.com>: > Hi Flo, > > I am curious, is there a category we could place articles translated as > part of 16 WikiWomen? > > Best, > > Isaac. > Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld from Glo Mobile. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Florence Devouard <fdevou...@gmail.com> > Sender: "Wikimedia-l" <wikimedia-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org> > Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:10:52 > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Reply-To: Wikimedia Mailing List <email@example.com> > Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Launch of translation drive #16WikiWomen > > In the run up to International Women’s Day on the 8th March, Wiki Loves > Women is launching the on-Wikipedia translation drive #16WikiWomen. > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/16_African_Women_Translate-a-thon > > The idea is for Wikipedians to take 16 days to make translate the > Wikipedia biographies on 16 notable African women, into at least 16 > languages (African or international languages). > > The articles to be translated will be the biographies of African women. > The list of language can be, but is not limited to: > * International languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, > Mandarin, German > * African languages: Akan, Afrikaans, Igbo, Hausa, Wolof, Tswana, Zulu, > Xhosa, Shona, Swahili, Yoruba, Sudanese, Amharic, Tsonga, Ewe, Sesotho, > Chichewa > > The list of the 16 women biographies that will be translated are: > * Malouma, a Mauritanian singer, songwriter and politician > * Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, a South African politician. The best > initial version was in French > * Cri-Zelda Brits, a South African cricketer > * Anna Tibaijuka, a Tanzanian politician and former > under-secretary-general of the United Nations > * Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, a Nigerian women’s rights activist > * Flora Nwapa, a Nigerian author who writes predominantly in Igbo > * Samia Yusuf Omar, Sprinter from Somalia > * Maggie Laubser, a South African painter > * Fatima Massaquoi, a pioneering educator from Liberia > * Frances Ames, a South African neurologist, psychiatrist, and human > rights activist > * Asmaa Mahfouz, a Egyptian activist. The best version is currently in > Arabic > * Yaa Asantewaa, the legendary former Queen Mother of Ghana > * Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian lawyer > * Martha Karua, a Kenyan politician > * Chinwendu Ihezuo, a Nigerian professional footballer > * Nassima Saifi, a Paralympian athlete from Algeria > > Please jump in ! 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