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Same Words in Category Name

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Surnames/tags: Categorization DB_Error_8028
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Description of Suggestion - 8028: Same Words in Category Name

The same words are present in two (or more) categories.

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Possible Causes

Two (or more) categories with the same words in the name. They may be the same name in another order.

[[Category:Lake Forest, Illinois]]
[[Category:Forest Lake, Illinois]]

These are two different places, so it is a false error.


Four categories, all name studies with surnames that are also country names. These are all different groupings of profiles, so this is a false error.

[[Category:Project Members, Categorization]]
[[Category:Categorization Project Members]]

Two categories which would hold the same members. Find the more correct name and rename the other category or categories.

Action Steps

Examine the similar categories to determine if they are grouping the same thing.

  1. Ignore false errors.
  2. Rename categories to the correctly named category.

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Technical Stuff

All categories excluding the ones using #Redirect and the ones being handled by EditBOT are searched if they use the same words. If category is already listed as 8018 error, it is excluded. If a category name is in form Migrants_from_*_to_* it is also excluded from the report. If any of words 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Township or County is in the category name it is excluded from the report.

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