As a Wikipedia user I want to be able to perform category intersection search.
This is part of the Top 20 wishes of the German community
The actual system of the categories is not adapted for Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is too big. The search Engine is not very good. We need a good
The categories system has a big defect : We can't cross it.
An exemple : Victor Hugo. The article [[fr:Victor Hugo]] has lot of cats :
1802 births | 1885 deaths | French dramatists and playwrights | French poets |
French novelists | French-language poets | Members of the Académie française |
Romantic poets | Novelists | Spiritualists | Former Students of Lycée
Louis-le-Grand | Natives of Besançon | People buried at the Panthéon
Well, now, I can know all personns "Born in 1802", "French Poets", etc. (I go on
[[Cat:1802 births]], [[Cat:French poets]].
But I can't know "French Poets" "born in 1802". I will be able to know if
[[Cat:French poets]] is IN [[Cat:1802 births]].
So, here is my new Idea :
We add Tags on the pages. i.e. : %%Men%%, %%Born in 1878%%, %%Poetry%%
We can navigate and search articles with some tags, with exclusive requests (or
- 'Men Writer Writer AND Poetry'
- 'Men Writer or Poetry'
- 'Men Writer Xor Poetry', etc.
I don't know the limts of the system. I think add "Recommanded Tags" would be
good. You will be able to surf as
I search a Town, Lille, in France, in Nord country.
"Well, in the Tag France, I search a Town" -> I get all french towns. I search
French Towns in Nord -> I see Lille !"
What do you think about that ?