Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Categories/Prevent draftspace pages from being placed in article categories/Proposal

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  • Problem: Per w:WP:DRAFTNOCAT (and equivalent policies and guidelines at other wikis/language editions), draft pages are not supposed to be placed in article categories. However, many newcomers are unaware of this. Further, many experienced editors choose to ignore it. As a result, volunteers have to go around regularly manually disabling categories on drafts.
  • Proposed solution: This task could be integrated into the software. In an ideal application, all categories in a draft would be automatically wrapped in the draft categories template by the software, without the need to do anything to the wikitext. Exceptions should be made for Category:Wikipedia drafts and its subcategories.
  • Who would benefit: This would eliminate a task for patrollers, reduce confusion for newcomers, eliminate the chance readers come across a miscategorized draft while browsing categories, and allow for easier category work on drafts for all editors.
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  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T299286
  • Proposer: {{u|Sdkb}}talk 20:33, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]