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Description of Error - 8062: Category content is empty

Category content is empty (no text on the page).

Content of info column: Category pages should include one or two sentences about the category itself, especially if there is any confusion about when this category should be used and when it should not. The text should describe the purpose of the category.

Possible Causes

This error is triggered when there is no text available on the Category page. Note: Category links are excluded from this and do not count toward "page content".

Action Steps

Provide information that explains the category (what it is for, and how it should be used). See: Help:Category_Creation_and_Removal#Briefly_describe_the_purpose_of_the_categoryBriefly describe the purpose of the category.

Where available, the usage of a CategoryInfoBox template, such as Template:CategoryInfoBox Location or Template:CategoryInfoBox Cemetery will also clear this error.

Questions and Discussions on this Error

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Hi Stephanie

Have you joined this team? There are more resources and a breakdown of who is working on what, on the team page. Feel free to message me if you want to discuss it in detail

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Amy, no, I'm not on a team. I'm just a category liason person for two projects, one of which asked me to clean up some category errors. Learning as I go, I'm afraid, but at least I'm going back over to fix my mistakes as I figure them out. Maybe I should leave it to y'all.
posted by Stephanie Ward
We welcome help, especially from Projects. I'll send you a private message shortly
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Instructions are not clear. Won't adding a project box cause another error? Why not direct to the page of CIBs instead, and maybe add some guidance on which one would be appropriate?
posted by Stephanie Ward
You're not adding a project box. Where does it say that?
posted by Ros Haywood
How odd. The instructions are different now. What it did say was to add Template:Project Category which in that format I interpreted to mean project box.
posted by Stephanie Ward