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I'm going to put up an Unnamed Characters page for the ambassadors/diplomats/prime ministers who have turned up with no names. The issue is, what should it be called?

Unnamed diplomats is not sufficient since some are simply officeholders, and unnamed ambassadors is not a broad enough category because prime ministers aren't ambassadors.

Idea: should these characters be listed in the yet-to-be-created page called Unnamed government officials? If you say yes, then Prime Minister of Turkey will be listed right between American Cabinet members. Personally I don't have a problem with that, especially since "government" doesn't strictly mean "US national government".

If the above idea is no good, then I'd like this category name to leave room for possible foreignors who are not envoys and the like, meaning I'm leaning toward Unnamed foreign characters. It has its problems but what else could we do? – Blue Rook 22:30, 23 July 2007 (UTC)talkcontribs

Several of the terrorists on the show are also "foreign characters" as well, thereby making that idea a little too broad. Category:Government, however, could be used, as there's not really too many characters on it right now, American or otherwise. --Deege515 01:38, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes I'll stay away from "foreign characters" for that reason. I think your second suggestion evinces a misunderstanding of my use of "category" ... I meant category in the traditional, not wiki, sense. When I said yet-to-be-created page called Unnamed government officials I was referring to the red link you'll see here: Unnamed characters. The page which that link leads to still needs to be created, and I had been talking about an alternative to that one earlier. Ultimately, however, unless someone suggests otherwise, I'll use that one to store all the Cabinet members / attorney generals / foreign officials which I come across. – Blue Rook 06:23, 24 July 2007 (UTC)talkcontribs
I don't see why you wouldn't use "Unnamed government officials" since, as you said, the term "government" isn't U.S.-centric. For the same reason, "Unnamed foreign characters" is pretty ridiculous. Everyone's foreign to someone. --Proudhug 11:48, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
 ? I already did use it. I put the characters in the gov't officials page, which I created on July 24. – Blue Rook 19:56, 25 July 2007 (UTC)talkcontribs
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