Am I free to create these place subcategories as I need them?

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I seem to be able to, but would like to do it by the rules.  Particularly whether states should be SA or South Australia etc.  And what level should be used for subcategory names, ie should I create "Maylands" or "Maylands, South Australia" or "Maylands, South Australia, Australia" or "Maylands, South Australia, Australia, Oceana"?  The first is likely to be ambiguous, the last is very clumsy.

Thanks for your help,

related to an answer for: How do I create new Australian locations?
in Policy and Style by David Morgan G2G Crew (700 points)
recategorized by Chris Whitten

1 Answer

+2 votes
Best answer
Yes, you are free to create new categories! Thank you for looking into the standards first. :)

I think it might vary by country, but I think for Australia, "City, State", so "Maylands, South Australia", is best. The idea is that we want just enough information for that category to be unambiguous. There's only one South Australia, so you don't need to get any more specific than that.

See the Special Projects -> Categorization section on G2G for more discussions to do with categories.

I hope that helps!
by Liander Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (434k points)
selected by Keith Baker
What about the state of Victoria?

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