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Every article should belong to at least one category. The categories to be included, which serve as classifications, should be the significant (useful) topics to which the subject of the article most closely belongs to as a member, and where users are most likely to look if they can't remember the name of the thing they are trying to look up.

Articles which can reasonably be placed in a sub-category of a topic should be assigned to that sub-category. Adding or retaining the category for the parent topic is not to be done except in rare instances.

Categories which have large numbers of pages and can be flagged with {{Verylarge}} to indicate the need to move articles into appropriate sub-categories. Pages should be moved into an appropriate sub-category when one has been established and removed from the parent category.

Categories may also be referred to as "topic" or "subject". The top level category may be called the "root" or "starting point" where all categories may be browsed. For articles, the top level may be found by a "Browse by topic" link or at the Category:Contents. The root level templates are actually in a category within that tree called Category:Templates.

Further information: Advanced Categorization

Specific issue Cleanup lists for categories: