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Suggest master- and sub-categories when searching for a category in the UploadWizard (Wikimedia Commons)
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When using the Wikimedia Commons mobile application this is already a thing, if you wish to add something to let's say "Skyscrapers in Colombia" it will automatically suggest "Skyscrapers in Bogota" and other sub-categories, many users are simply unaware of what the appropriate sub-category to place something in is as not everyone checks a category before they upload a medium and this will prevent a parent category from becoming "too populated".

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DonTrung created this task.Jun 5 2018, 11:22 AM
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CommunityTechBot renamed this task from embaaaaaaa to Suggest master- and sub-categories when searching for a category in the UploadWizard (Wikimedia Commons).Jul 1 2018, 9:18 PM
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Vicuna does this, and it is vital.
It should absolutely be implemented in the upload wizard too.

A typical use case:

  1. I upload a picture of Volvo III SuperDeluxe
  2. No category appear for Volvo III SuperDeluxe, so I press backspace to remove some characters, until Volvo II appears
  3. With Vicuna I can go up one category from Volvo II, see that Volvo SuperDeluxe III exists, select it, then discover that there are further categories that match my picture even better.
  4. With Upload Wizard I have to go back to Volvo which has too many subcategories so only a few random ones are displayed.

Conclusion:

  • With Vicuna I easily found the perfect category
  • WIth Upload Wizard I only categorized as Volvo