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Contains this text but not in this category or its (n-level) descendants
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I'd love to have a way to search for file pages (and category pages) that contain a particular piece of text but are not in a particular category or its n-level descendants. These would, of course, be likely candidates to add to that category or one of its subcategories. It would be especially nice if it would somehow feed into VFC; for that purpose, if it can't be worked out from the VFC end, it would be possible to add a temporary maintenance category to the pages found in such a search, and then VFC could be triggered off of that category.

This would benefit people trying to categorize poorly categorized photos. Right now, you typically have to look through an awful lot of correctly categorized photos in the course of doing work like this.

  • Jmabel (talk) 23:03, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

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This proposal received 0 support votes, and was ranked last out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories#Contains_this_text_but_not_in_this_category_or_its_.28n-level.29_descendants

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