WikiProject Categories has been set up to help manage the categories of Wikipedia and improve them. The goal is to categorize all articles in a way that is consistent with the guidelines at Wikipedia:Categorization.

Discussions about categorization policy happen at Wikipedia talk:Categorization. That page is also the place for solving specific issues related to category organization.

To discuss deleting, merging, or renaming categories, see Wikipedia:Categories for discussion.

Please direct all talk to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Categories if you would like to help or comment on the project.

There is a task force that puts uncategorized articles into categories.

You may wish to view all subpages of this page.


If you would like to take part then add your signature to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Categories/Participants page and a description of any areas in which you may be interested.


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Resource Description
Category:Wikipedia categorization Category page listing our project pages
Wikipedia:WikiProject Categories/Current subprojects WikiProject Categories subprojects
((WikiProject Categories)) Use this banner template on talk pages of interest to this WikiProject
Wikipedia:Template messages/Category namespace a list of maintenance templates for category namespace
/uncategorized Taskforce page for finding and categorizing uncategorized articles
Category:Uncategorized pages Category containing pages that need categorization
Special:UncategorizedPages Special page for uncategorized pages
Uncategorized Categories Special page for uncategorized categories
Wikipedia:Database_reports#Categories Page containing generated reports about categories
Wikimedia stats:Category Overview Index Dumps of the category tree
Category:Overpopulated categories Categories having pages that should be moved into subcategories

Current projects[edit]

Please list any categorization projects you are planning or are in the process of working on. Include your name and date and describe what you are/will be doing. See also: Category:Wikipedia category cleanup

Current discussions[edit]

Please list any pages where discussions about categorization are taking place. Please date the entry and add your name.

Policies and guidelines[edit]


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