ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ:User categories

A user category is a type of category—a grouping of related pages[୧] intended as a tool for navigation[୨]—that contains the user pages of Wikipedia users. The technical function of a user category, therefore, is to group the user pages of Wikipedia users who share one or more characteristics. Given this technical function, and considering the principle that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and not a social networking site[୩] or personal webhost,[୪] the purpose of user categories is to aid in facilitating coordination and collaboration between users for the improvement and development of the encyclopedia.

In addition (similar to all categories[୫][୬]), user categories should not be used as "bottom-of-the-page" notices.[୭] If a Wikipedian wishes to have such a notice, they may edit their user page and add the notice in some other way (such as by adding text or a userbox), rather than inappropriately creating a category grouping.[୮]

See also: Category:ଉଇକିଆଳି (category tree)

Naming conventions ସମ୍ପାଦନା

See also: Wikipedia:Naming conventions (categories)
  • Names and descriptions of user categories are subject to the same rules and restrictions as userbox content.
  • The name of a category should be clear about its scope and purpose and should generally follow the naming convention of fellow members of a parent category. See Category:Wikipedians by interest for an example.
  • A user category should have an indication it is a user category. "Indications" include, but are not limited to: "Wikipedians", "WikiProject", or a name of a Wikipedia-specific organization or grouping. For example, Category:Wikipedian mathematicians, not Category:Mathematicians. Babel-specific user categories are an exception to this, and instead should follow that convention by having the same name as the Babel-specific userbox, i.e. Category:User (language code)[(-level)].
  • If in the userbox content, the verb (see Wikipedia:Userboxes#Content) is one of preference (enjoys, likes, loves, etc.), replace it with a more specific verb when selecting the category name. For example, "This user enjoys J. R. R. Tolkien" could be categorised as Category:Wikipedians who read J. R. R. Tolkien.

Overcategorization ସମ୍ପାଦନା

ଉଇକିପିଡ଼ିଆ:Overcategorization/User categories

Syntax for including user categories in a userbox ସମ୍ପାଦନା

Remember: Userboxes should not automatically include categories by default.

The following example is from {{User eo-1}}:

<div style="float:left;border:solid #C0C8FF 1px;margin:1px">
{| cellspacing="0" style="width:238px;background:#F0F8FF"
| style="width:45px;height:45px;background:#C0C8FF;text-align:center;font-size:14pt"
| '''[[Esperanto|eo]]-1'''
| style="font-size:8pt;text-align:center;padding:4pt;line-height:1.25em"
| Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per
'''[[:Category:User eo-1|baza]]''' nivelo de '''[[:Category:User eo|Esperanto]]'''
{{#ifeq:{{NAMESPACE}}|User|[[Category:User eo-1|{{PAGENAME}}]]}}
[[Category:User eo-1|* ]]
  • |}</div> must begin on a new line. <includeonly> (or <noinclude> if not categorising userpages) should be on the same line to prevent extra spacing from appearing when grouping userboxes on userpages.
  • Categories enclosed in <includeonly> tags - This will only categorise pages on which the userbox is transcluded. To show the userbox in that category, use {{User category}} or {{Your userbox name|nocat=}}. Remember to set the sort key as {{PAGENAME}}.
  • Categories enclosed in <noinclude> tags - This will only categorise the userbox.
Historical pages
  1. "Each of the pages in the Category namespace represents a so-called category, a kind of grouping of related pages." – Help:Category#Summary
  2. "Categories (along with other features like cross-references, lists, and infoboxes) help readers find information, even if they don't know that it exists or what it's called." - Wikipedia:Categorization#When_to_use_categories
  3. "Wikipedia is not a social network such as MySpace or Facebook. ... Wikipedians have their own user pages, but they may be used only to present information relevant to working on the encyclopedia. ... The focus of user pages should not be social networking, but rather providing a foundation for effective collaboration." – Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not a blog, webspace provider, social networking, or memorial site
  4. "[Y]our user page ... exists to make collaboration among Wikipedians easier". – Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not your web host
  5. "Categories are for defining characteristics..." - Wikipedia:Categorization
  6. "[N]ot every verifiable fact (or the intersection of two or more such facts) in an article requires an associated category." - Wikipedia:Overcategorization
  7. "A category is probably inappropriate if the answer to the following ... is "no": Is it possible to write a few paragraphs or more on the subject of a category, explaining it?" - Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and navigational templates#Categories
  8. "...merely being true, or even verifiable, does not automatically make something suitable for inclusion ..." - Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information