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

+8 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 Pilot (191k 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

+24 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 (640k points)
selected by Natalie Trott
+13 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 (396k points)

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