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Can anyone advise me about categorising images. I've made a start on this at Sustainable Community Action - just under 200 images so far, but anticipating many more. Following what others seem to have done (on other Wikia), I've been using 'image' subcategories within an overall 'Image' category, but - if as I'd like to, categorise by place, topic, (etc) - these image categories duplicate 'ordinary' (article) categories. It look's as if some of the ordinary categories could be used instead (to prevent excessive duplciation) but I'm wondering if there are any issues to do with this, if categories get large numbers of articles or large numbers of images for example - and so display of these ends up rather messy or in other ways less useful? Philralph 14:43, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

The easier way, copied from Commons in general, is categorizing images in two ways: one is category:GFDL images etc. and second is categorizing by topic: category:images:bulidings etc. (see w:c:nonsensopedia:kategoria:grafiki według tematu for example) and then images and articles are in separated categories. You can place in categories info see also category:images related to this topic, and in images categories see also articles related to this topic. Szoferka 14:57, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
It can help to categorize them by license on upload by setting up MediaWiki:Licenses (see furry:MediaWiki:Licenses for an example). In the second level of the menu (two asterisks) the portion before the | pipe refers to a template name, and the portion after is the text displayed in the dropdown menu on the upload page to choose that template. --Splarka (talk) 17:56, 23 August 2006 (UTC)
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