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=== ID === === Category Suggestions === === Difficulty === === Resolution ===


8001
Apostrophe in name
1
Rename category replacing the apostrophe with a single quotation (')
8002
And character in name
1
Rename category replacing & with "and" with appropriate spacing
8003
WideMinus in name
1
Rename category with hyphen (normal minus) replacing the WideMinus (em or en dash)
8004
Colon in name
1
Rename category replacing colon with comma.
8005
ForwardSlash in name
3
While the simple solution is to replace with a comma, some projects need to be consulted in order to get the correct name constructed. Military is one example.
8009
Separators in name
1
Need clarification
8011
Same name, different Separators
2
Need to determine what the correct name should be. This may require coordination with the managing Project.
8012
No Space after comma
1
Rename the category with correct spacing
8013
Space before comma
1
Rename the category with correct spacing
8018
Same name separator difference
2
Need to determine what the correct name should be. This may require coordination with the managing Project.
8019
Naming Convention - Separators
1
Need clarification for some acceptable usages (false error). Period used in abbreviations like D.C. or A.J are acceptable. See General Information and Naming Conventions below for other types of errors.
8021
Same name, different Case
1
Determine which is the correct one and merge the incorrect one into the correct one.
8022
Common typo in Category name
1
Rename category with correct name
8023
Common typo in Category content
1
Correct typo in text. Note that some common typos are actually in a URL and it may not be possible to fix.
8028
Same words in category name
3
In some cases, one of the categories may just be created with the words in different order. E.g. Some categories that use locations have "location, theme" and others "theme, location" For those, determine the correct one. In some cases, projects manage these errors. There are also cases where the different orders are exactly what is desired. E.g. some migration categories are of the form "Migrated from A to B" and there is a corresponding "Migrated from B to A."
8029
Naming Convention - Case
1-2
Reneame category with correct capitalization. If empty and the correctly named category exists, just delete. If capitalization isn't obvious (e.g. foreign language) then contact the person creating or the appropriate project.
8031
Cycles - Self Usage
1
Remove the self referencing category. If that is the only category, find the correct parent and use that.
8032
Cycles - Parent Is Child
1
Similar to 8031 but is two different categories each including the other. Determine the correct hierarchy and remove the incorrect category. If the structure isn't obvious, coordinate with the project.
8041
Uncategorised - Unlinked
2
Categories not in category structure and without any links. Either set their parent category or delete them.
8042
Uncategorised - Linked
2
Categories not in category structure and with members. Set their parent category.
8043
Uncategorised - Cycle
2
Categories not in category structure with parent category set. Correct some parent category.
8044
Uncategorised - Wanted Parent
1
Categories not in category structure with non-existent parent category. Make the wanted category.
8051
Language - Parent in different language
2
This error is shown, when both parent and child categories have Aka template and the language on them is different. Find the correct parent category and replace the incorrect one.
8061
Category too Long
3
While technically simple, this problem should be coordinated with either the project that manages the category or with the creator of the category if it is not under a Project.
8062
Category too Short
1-2
Determine what the category is about and add one or two sentences describing it. If it is a category that should use a Category Info Box, add the appropriate one. Note that this requires looking at the Project managing the Category and seeing if they use them.
8071
Hierarchy Category in parent and g-parent
1-2
Category only needs to be in parent category. Remove grandparent reference.

General information

Allowed characters Letters in any character set, numbers, space, comma, dot(.), hyphen(-), parentheses(must be paired)
Characters not allowed  ! @ # $ % ^ & * " / | em-dash en-dash (wide minus)
Exception to separators in name Saint-Louis-du-Ha!_Ha!,_Qu├ębec
Names with dash (-) There should either be spaces on both sides or neither side. (2000-2010) but not (2000 -2010).
Mixed languages Names should not have a foreign language version included in the name. Names are single language only
Single quote (not the apostrophe character) Only used as an apostrophe and not as a quote. That is, "Name 'xyz' more text" is not allowed but "O'Brien" would be.

Naming Conventions

Type of Category Naming pattern
Location Depends on country.
Migration See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Migration_Category_Structure
Cemetery See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category_Cemetery_FormattingUse CategoryInfoBox
Religious https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Principles_and_Formatting_Guidelines_for_Religious_Categories




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