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Right now the terminology category is a bit of a mess, being something of a catch-all category for different events, jargon, organizations, and technology. I think we need to clearly establish what constitutes as "terminology." The category description itself says:

Terminology articles explain the specialized jargon used on 24.

With that taken into account, I think pages included in that category should be limited to the following:

Everything else, like Friends of Palmer or the SA list, can't be really classified as "jargon," and should be filed in the appropriate events, objects, organizations, or technology categories. What does everyone else think?     Nitromancer  (Talk)     20:56, December 16, 2015 (UTC)

I've been having a bit of a clean out of that category, so apologies if some of this is no longer relevant!
However I definitely think we need to sort it out and work out some rules for the category. I like what you've stated above; it makes sense to me and captures what I think the category should be. I might suggest possibly having a sub-category for the CTU protocol jargon, to group it together within terminology, possibly a "CTU terminology" thing or "CTU protocols"?
Perhaps for some of the other articles in terminology, we could have some new categories. Time zones seems to be a common theme; possibly currency, and something for all the databases/lists/files? Like a "databases" categ for HK list, SA list, WET list, NCIC, Corrections Offender Network, File 33? Just some thoughts--Acer4666 (talk) 21:13, December 16, 2015 (UTC)
I've done some of these changes - however, I'm still stumped on Friends of Palmer. It's kind of a slang, almost derogatory political nickname that doesn't seem to fit in Category:Organizations - should we leave just with the Palmer campaign supporter categ? --Acer4666 (talk) 13:36, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
That's a tricky one for sure. Okay on second thought, Terminology is the best place for that page ATM, since, like you said, it's more of a slang term than the name of any formal organization or group. Though I'm unsure of whether or not it should be included in David Palmer campaign supporters. Wouldn't that imply that the term is representative of an actual group of people, rather than just a nickname that's indiscriminately thrown around?     Nitromancer  (Talk)     20:06, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
I still think that's an appropriate category for it to have. It's sorted under * at the beginning of the categ, and is definitely relevant article to it. If you like we could change the criteria on that categ with an appended "and related articles" but since "Friends of Palmer" is a nickname for Palmer campaign supporters it seems right that it go there, along with Committee to Elect David Palmer article--Acer4666 (talk) 20:17, December 19, 2015 (UTC)
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