Is there a reason why Fanshawe, Oklahoma is listed differently than the other Le Flore County towns?

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in Policy and Style by Debby Black G2G6 Mach 8 (81.1k points)
retagged by Lianne Lavoie

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If there is more than one city/town with the same name in the same state, then the county name in included in the category name to disambiguate.

In this case, it looks like there is only one Fanshawe, Oklahoma, but it's in two counties. So two categories were created for the same city, one in each county.

I'm not sure if that's how it should have been done in this case. I did a similar thing with Category:Bramshaw, Hampshire and Category:Bramshaw, Wiltshire, because there was no category name that would work for both. But in this case, we could just have a Category:Fanshawe, Oklahoma, which would be a subcategory of both the counties.

What do you think?
by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (423k points)
It would look more consistent with the other towns if done the last way you suggested, but those of you who have spent so much time on the categorization project are the experts, so whatever you think best...
OK, I replaced the two separate Fanshawe categories with one called Category:Fanshawe, Oklahoma. I think that makes the most sense in this case.

There will always be cities/towns that look inconsistent, though. We'll still need to include the county in the name when necessary to disambiguate.
It looks good, Lianne. Thanks.

Now that there are towns, do I put my family in the county and the town or remove them from the county and put them in the town?
You should use the most specific one you can. So, if you know the town, you should use the town.

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