Category talk:Program

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TV Movies?

Should TV movies be put into Category:Program? As a precedent, JCaesar has done so if a TV movie is a stand-alone movie. If it's part of a series (e.g., ABC Movie of the Week), the series goes under Category:Program but not the individual movies. I have no particular opinion on this, I'm just asking for clarification. —Naddy 18:02, 10 January 2007 (EST)

Personally, I'd rather see TV movies go under their own category, like Category:TV Movies, if they were to go into any category at all (which, frankly, they probably should). --IndieRockLance 18:23, 10 January 2007 (EST)
They already are in Category:TV Movie. The question is whether they should also go into Category:Program. Just what is a "program"? And what's the purpose of the category? Is it intended as a distinction from episodes, people, glossary terms, etc? —Naddy 18:31, 10 January 2007 (EST)
I always considered a "program" to be a television series or miniseries, but even miniseries pushes it. The program category exists to separate series pages which use the "program" template from ones which use character, people, or whatever other templates. Since TV Movies are not using that template, I don't think they quite fall under the scope of the programs template. So, I'm going to say that they shouldn't be there. --IndieRockLance 18:34, 10 January 2007 (EST)
I don't see why standalone movies shouldn't go in the program category they are television programs. A program is technically anything produced for television. Though only listing ABC Movie of the Week, Sci Fi Pictures, etc. is a good compromise to prevent too much clutter. It's the same with sports broadcasts and awards shows although those tend to be at least somewhat recurring. It is a program category not a series category after all(although the original intent may have been to avoid confusion with seasons by Brits). I'd say a good non-ambiguous rule would be any top level psuedo-domains that are about programs should go in the program category. So if a movie doesn't have a series banner that it was produced under it should go in the category and the only /'s in the category should be an actual part of a title. The-jam 18:48, 10 January 2007 (EST)