Wikipedia:Categories for deletion/Category:BBS software and Category:BBS

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The following discussion comes from Wikipedia:Categories for deletion, where it is currently listed as unresolved. It may be reviewed again in the future in the light of evolving standards and guidelines for categorization. 22:13, 24 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Category:BBS software and Category:BBS[edit]

  • Not enough input for a consensus. I made both nominated categories (which had been emptied) into "redirects" to keep things neat but of course that can be reversed at any time. -[[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 22:45, 23 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Unnecessary abbreviation, the proper categories are Category:Bulletin board system software and Category:Bulletin board systems. Rhobite 02:57, Nov 1, 2004 (UTC)

better known by the abbreviation BBS than "Bulletin Board System" (3 720 000 results) vs "BBS" (32 300 000 results) which is the case in some rare cases like "NASA" for example Alkivar 03:30, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I also think BBS is more clear than Bulletin Board System for general consumption 132.205.45.148 15:46, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)
See RAM (20,300,000 on google) vs. Random Access Memory (400,000 on google) for precedent. Even though "RAM" is more widely used, the article here is Random access memory. This isn't a jargon file, we should not use initialisms. This especially applies to categories, which are self-descriptive. Rhobite 18:17, Nov 5, 2004 (UTC)