FamilySearch Wiki:Categorization

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Style guideline proposal - A conversation on this issue is found on the discussion page. Once consensus is reached, a Manual of Style guideline will be added to this page.

Resources for maintenance and collaboration
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Cleanup Ambiguous page title
Citations needed (statements)
Citations needed (articles)
Dead links
Outdated links
External links that should be internal
Neutrality disputes
Out-of-date information
Requested moves
Categorization Too many exp. calls
To be determined
Uncategorized categories
Uncategorized files
Uncategorized pages
Uncategorized templates
Very large categories
Wanted categories
Stubs Stub sorting
Stub articles
Short pages
Redirects Broken redirects
Double redirects
Deletion Deletion requests
Urgent requests
Copyright problems

Every article should belong to at least one category. The categories to be included, which serve as classifications, should be the significant (useful) topics to which the subject of the article most closely belongs to as a member, and where users are most likely to look if they can't remember the name of the thing they are trying to look up.

Articles which can reasonably be placed in a sub-category of a topic should be assigned to that sub-category. Adding or retaining the category for the parent topic is not to be done except in rare instances.

Categories which have large numbers of pages and can be flagged with {{Verylarge}} to indicate the need to move articles into appropriate sub-categories. Pages should be moved into an appropriate sub-category when one has been established and removed from the parent category.

Categories may also be referred to as "topic" or "subject". The top level category may be called the "root" or "starting point" where all categories may be browsed. For articles, the top level may be found by a "Browse by topic" link or at the Category:Contents. The root level templates are actually in a category within that tree called Category:Templates.

Further information: Help:Advanced Categorization

Specific issue Cleanup lists for categories: