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Making categories more friendly: enable HotCat by all, but with pending revisions
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New editors often, in my experience, remark how difficult it is to tag (categorize) things on Wikipedia compared to Facebook and other modern sites. We have a useful tool, en:Wikipedia:HotCat, but there is no consensus from the community to enable it by default, as people are afraid of newbies messing up categories. The best solution I have, therefore, is to try to use some form of pending revisions with HotCat: enable it by default, but with pending revisions for new editors/anons.

--Piotrus (talk) 05:11, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

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It looks like nobody plans to work on this, plus HotCat tickets themselves aren't tracked here