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categorizing plants

This thread is continued from Category talk:Arctic#categories

moving onto plants, they should probably be organized hierarchically the same way. so the top level would be simply "Plants"

, with additional categories for terrain , if necessary

Thoughts? –xenocidic (talk) 16:21, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree that the plants should be ordered the same way, and since the new Infobox and div container is plant, it all works well. Why don't you go ahead and set those up, please. --FeralKitty (talk) 17:22, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Excellent points above on the renaming of categories. Question, then, what should the plant terrain categories be called (or are they necessary)?

how about

We already have a very poorly named Category:Water Flower which I will happy to see renamed, even if merely to change it to Water flower. :p Honestly, though, this is a bit of a harder question. As much as I hate to say pluralize it, technically the others "sound" plural (i.e. arctic species) :p Still, even if it's a bit improper to do, it "reads" better. If I had Arctic, Arctic species, and Arctic plant on a page, the last would stick out like a sore thumb. Anyway, it's inside a template, so it's not like we're locked into one thing or the other. If Jim or you or I come up with a better idea, we can change it easily. Let's just go with the plurals for now.
As for temperate, if you're not sure about it, maybe ask Jim when he's back. I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other, and he might have a better feeling as to whether it's useful and/or what you might want to call it. (It's really an "odd" category, since it's more of a non-arctic/non-desert set, but I don't know if it would be confusing or not.) --FeralKitty (talk) 17:56, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, will "temperate" plants work in the arctic or the desert? if so it might just be best to call the "Normal plants", or something. –xenocidic (talk) 18:01, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Possibly not. Plants have a specific terrain type where they want to be planted, so you may not be able to plant a non-arctic seed in the snow.
Again, temperate is more of a collection/set, as opposed to a type, which is what the rest of the plant cats are. Let's just let Jim decide. I can't give you a good answer as to whether it should be a category or not. --FeralKitty (talk) 18:50, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I'm going ahead with the rest, I won't bother with adding the temperate template for now. I guess we can just let readers know that if it's not an arctic or a desert plant, it goes in grass or soil, and it won't go in the arctic or the desert. –xenocidic (talk) 19:02, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Please trust me when I say that we don't need a Template for Category:Plants. There's already a mechanism in place to handle this. --FeralKitty (talk) 19:23, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Do we still want them categorized in "Garden piece"? –xenocidic (talk) 19:32, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, because plants are a subset of Category:Garden Piece. I think Jim wants to overhaul that category/article, although I can't remember what his specific complaint was. Why don't you go ahead and add your new top-level category and its sub-categories to the Site Map (below the species please). --FeralKitty (talk) 19:40, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Like this ? What's next? –xenocidic (talk) 20:04, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that's great, thanks! --FeralKitty (talk) 20:16, 22 August 2008 (UTC)