Why is editbot removing the cancer category from profiles? [closed]

+5 votes
I recently noticed that EditBot has removed the category Cancer from some of my watchlisted profiles. I don't recall seeing any discussions about this. What's going on?
WikiTree profile: Jennie Stevens
closed with the note: Now I understand. Thanks!
in Policy and Style by Aaron Gullison G2G6 Mach 8 (86.1k points)
closed by Aaron Gullison
As Jamie noted, cancer the Zodiac sign was removed. Cancer the disease, often added to the zodiac category by mistake, is still a category. I'm sorry. I will help you add the correct category back to your categories if you like.

ALL signs of the zodiac have been deleted after much discussion.

2 Answers

+22 votes
Best answer
Zodiac categories are being removed after many years of discussion on the subject.

The correct category for the non-Zodiac Cancer would be something here: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Cancers
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (433k points)
selected by Natalie Trott
+10 votes

Maybe a consequence of https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/600497/can-we-dispense-with-the-zodiac-categories?show=600497#q600497

On the profile you link it was obviously intended to be in the category for cancer the disease (which I think is Category: Cancer Victims) not Cancer the zodiac sign (which seems to have been deleted).

by Paul Masini G2G6 Pilot (217k points)

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