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Errr I always thought that a space came before a letter. So "apple" goes before "apple cart" and "EU Members" goes before "EUropean Countries"... right? Jazzman831 23:11, 23 August 2007 (EDT)

Sorry, if you go that way, then yes please revert it. At wikipedia I always put the most relevant category first, and I thought that was the way it was done here too. You know how they have usually about ten categories for an article? Look at the Ernest Hemmingway article: [1]. After all of the unsourced statement categories, they list the relevant ones before moving to the obscure "Writers from Chicago" and later even more obscure "Suicides by firearms in the united States". I guess I don't know what the procedure is here. Bohdan 23:19, 23 August 2007 (EDT)
Oh that I don't know. They all seem to be put on in "first come first served" order, so I didn't think anyone would mind if I eased my OCD a bit and put them alphabetically. Seems it's easier than putting them in "importance order" since I doubt anyone will ever agree on what's more important. (I checked; the Manual of Style says nothing about order, nor does the "How to create a page" page. Guess nobody's hit this issue yet. We are pioneers Bohdan!) Jazzman831 23:41, 23 August 2007 (EDT)
As long as we aren't Young Pioneers... Bohdan 00:28, 24 August 2007 (EDT)
  • In case you missed it, we are presently revamping all categories. They will be in natural order of importance, for ease of searching, Comrade, not for ease of OCD. ;-) --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 23:19, 24 August 2007 (EDT)
Hokay Cap'n. Guess I'd better stay away from the cats then; I have little concept of what's most important. This should probably be added to the Manual of Style, so that new editors know this policy. Jazzman831 23:32, 24 August 2007 (EDT)
  • Perhaps you are right, however once all switched, they will be easy to maintain in case someone just decides to create whatever. Categories in a library or on line encyclopedia are always in ranking order of importance. You know, like: United States of America >>> United States Congress >>> Senators/Representatives >>> Committees >>> Committee Assignments >>> Clerk of the House/Senate >>> Sergeant-at-Arms, etc. That make sense? --şŷŝôρ-₮KṢρёаќǃ 04:35, 25 August 2007 (EDT)