Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2009-06/Add en: prefix to topical categories

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The proposal is basically to rename things like Category:Chess to Category:en:Chess (en being the ISO 639 code for English). This leaves Category:Chess as a parent category (i.e. no actual articles, but maybe some appendices). Advantages, well it cleans up interwikis because right now these categories have two French interwikis, or in some cases none (for example the French and Swedish Wiktionaries have categories for minerals in English; neither of these links to the English Wiktionary). The disadvantage is pretty obvious; the changes would affect an enormous number of articles and sub-categories, (I'm also talking about things like Category:Latin derivations). Somewhat oddly, at least for now I'm going to keep out of this and abstain, at least until there's a really strong argument on one side or the other. Mglovesfun 21:41, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

I would support. And what about categories like English verbs? Is there a WT:BP discussion on this? DAVilla 03:29, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
In a word, no. Someone suggested I post this directly here, so I have. Mglovesfun 11:16, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I’m in favour of the general move to treat English categories as parallel with other languages’. Let me know when a proper WT:VOTE is set up for this.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 12:31, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Would this afford users of en.Wiktionary any benefit? What has to happen for that benefit to be delivered.
How would the change be effectuated? DCDuring TALK 00:35, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
I'd be against this. No Wikimedia project should ever have to use its native ISO code to form a link to its own pages. --EncycloPetey 03:05, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
This is not quite the same thing for me. There's no reason to treat English as a 'special case'. If you look at some links on some other Wiktionaries like fr:Catégorie:Lexique en français du sport (lit. 'category:lexis in French of sport') or indeed that we have Category:English nouns and not just Category:Nouns. Having said all that, it might be more trouble than it's worth. Mglovesfun 10:10, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't see the benefit of this, so would be oppose to avoid the hassle of changing over, unless someone were to convince me of the benefit.msh210 23:15, 21 June 2009 (UTC)