Category talk:Establishments by time

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Looks like each of these sub-categories has a few sub-sub-categories, and each of those has less than ten articles each (often only one or two). Anyone object to use reorganizing these into larger categories (with ~20 articles each) or are we planning on adding more articles to each category? EhJJTALK 18:40, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Can we perhaps do this by decade, or by century, so we get at least five articles for the category? --Eptalon (talk) 19:36, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
I think that Category:Schools by year established is redundant to this main category and Category:Schools, for example. Is there really a need to be more specific? As for the rest, I agree that these subcats are confusing and somewhat pointless. Perhaps, as Eptalon said, by century up to a certain point would suit our needs, then by decade in recent history. That seems to allow for growth but is less fiddly. sonia 19:41, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
I agree. Hazard-SJ Talk 19:44, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
I think we need to keep them Establishments by year, however the sub-sub categories might not be necessary. That being said, I don't think its a ba thing to have only a few in a category. Why revert the work only to have to redo it again in the future. Not to mention our standard is that any category can exist as long as it has 3 articles. -DJSasso (talk) 21:27, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
I do check & search inside categories. Many fussy categories makes searching inside categories time-consuming and difficult. It is quite pointless to have establishments by year in the 13th century! I would suggest this:
  • Establishments by century (500 BC to 1699 AD)
  • Establishments by decade (1700 to date)
If not agreeable, then I would support Establishments by century up to and including 17th century.
This basically supports Eptalon & Sonia, above. Macdonald-ross (talk) 10:22, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
If something absolutely has to be changed then yeah I could go that way, but I think it defeats the purpose, someone searching for something by year wants to know what was created the exact same year...not within a 100 years. A business that was started in 601 is far differnt from one in 690. And in the 19th century onward I definitely want to know exact years, a decade is to far apart. A company that was started in 1961 is far different from a company started in 1969. This defeats the whole pupose of categorizing by year. -DJSasso (talk) 11:52, 13 August 2010 (UTC)