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Categorizing by year

I was a little startled to see Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 (Henry Purcell) in Category:1925 works since the work page has "3" for the first parameter. Shall we simply delete the word "first" from the category pages, or do we want a bunch of [[Category:Reprinted [for the N time?] YYYY works]] pages? Richard Mix (talk) 00:55, 3 January 2021 (UTC)

I understand what you are saying. I would propose to remove the word "first" (in Template:{{CatTxt}}). I thought about changing Template:{{Pub}} so only the first publication would be assigned to a category, but there are quite a few work pages where we don't know date of first publication, just a later one. Also, I think it is more useful to have all publication dates in a category, especially in your case where the 1925 publication is an arrangement. Good point about reprints, but sometimes it's useful to know where to find it in a recent (or more widely known) publication. Personally I'd rather let editors decide whether the reprint or copy is important enough to cite on the work page. — Barry Johnston (talk) 04:21, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
Agreed, and simpler to do than I had thought!
In fact, it looks like the Z 626 harpsichord realization might have just entered PD-US. Richard Mix (talk) 21:24, 3 January 2021 (UTC)