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Old 06-13-2016, 09:32 PM
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I've said it before, I think we have too many categories as is.
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Some of us don't mind sorting through them. Besides, as a wiki project, users can usually add the right ones to a film eventually, or put up some sort of flag in the database that says "needs categorization," similar to the "Incomplete" template or "Under Construction" template.
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Some of us don't mind sorting through them. Besides, as a wiki project, users can usually add the right ones to a film eventually, or put up some sort of flag in the database that says "needs categorization," similar to the "Incomplete" template or "Under Construction" template.
You do realize that Incompletes are bad, right?
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I agree with fcm personally. There's 270-odd categories as it is.. Do we really need another one for just a dozen or so movies? Granted if you eliminate specific countries and directors and what have you that might get chopped in half, even then, that's quite a lot of genres and qualities and other identifiers to catalogue a film with.. I'm sure most if not all of these silent films fit one or more of them. Hell I'm personally not sure we need a Black & White category, but at least there's a considerable number of films there (almost 500 it seems). A category for a dozen or so movies just seems superfluous. If fact I wonder if we should set a minimum film number requirement for categories and start clearing some of the more sparse ones out. Some of them - particularly with certain directors - only have something like three or four films, which again, just seems superfluous unless we're talking about a considerably well-known/renowned director who just hasn't done a lot of films with firearms in them or something.

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I agree with fcm personally. There's 270-odd categories as it is.. Do we really need another one for just a dozen or so movies? Granted if you eliminate specific countries and directors and what have you that might get chopped in half, even then, that's quite a lot of genres and qualities and other identifiers to catalogue a film with.. I'm sure most if not all of these silent films fit one or more of them. Hell I'm personally not sure we need a Black & White category, but at least there's a considerable number of films there (almost 500 it seems). A category for a dozen or so movies just seems superfluous. If fact I wonder if we should set a minimum film number requirement for categories and start clearing some of the more sparse ones out. Some of them - particularly with certain directors - only have something like three or four films, which again, just seems superfluous unless we're talking about a considerably well-known/renowned director who just hasn't done a lot of films with firearms in them or something.

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The most annoying category is Deceased Actor. Now we have to keep an eye out for any deaths in the entertainment industry. I remember doing a wave of them after the Oscar's death montage one year.
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Old 06-17-2016, 03:36 AM
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There are only so many silent films, and only some of those feature visible firearms. Since that film genre has been largely abandoned, it isn't likely going to be an overly large category on the wiki.
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