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Create a separate setting for the main category
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Feature summary (what you would like to be able to do and where):
The idea came about when discussing automatic category categorization T33097. Categories should be categorized as follows Category:User xx-y -> Category:User xx -> MAIN CATEGORY.

Right now the default MAIN CATEGORY is in the footer message: MediaWiki:Babel-footer-url, but in my opinion it is not safe to take a category from there, because the footer can change as you like, links can be removed from it as well as completely different ones can be added. We definitely need to create a separate parameter to store the main category, where information for categorization will be taken from.

Use case(s) (list the steps that you performed to discover that problem, and describe the actual underlying problem which you want to solve. Do not describe only a solution):

  • Categorization
  • Community Configuration
  • Wikidata links

Benefits (why should this be implemented?):
We will have a separate secure storage for the main category, independent of the block design and content.