Category talk:Intergovernmental organizations

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@Green Giant: Tbh, I find this category name very opaque. Off hand, idk what it means (putting it mildly). I'd rather have a lucid category name than one that conforms to some other project's problematic choice. Not saying what the ideal choice would be, but I'm just not feeling warm-and-fuzzy about this. --Pi zero (talk) 03:31, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

I made a mistake with calling it "Category:International organizations" but the current name is meant to group categories on organizations in which national governments have membership e.g. the U.N., ASEAN, European Jnion, African Union etc. My intention was to have them in one place so I could update the categories but also because Arabic WN has a similar category. I think it’s useful to bring them together because these organizations are often in the news. Green Giant (talk) 03:41, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Intergovernmental organizations is just a very common term for this type of institutions, so I don't see any problem. De Wikischim (talk) 08:35, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
"Intergovernmental" may be descriptive of them, i.e., it's true that all the organizations we want to put here group together governments rather than, say, corporations, but it isn't obviously determinative of what goes in here. There are coalitions of governments at levels other than the national. My distress (truthfully) when I first saw this name seems to me to have been over this very question. The category appears to be intended for international intergovernmental organizations, which at sixteen syllables distributed as evenly as possible across three words doesn't strike me as ideal either. I'm not saying there isn't some positive value in having a category for this function; I'm saying I'd like to find a name for it that won't make me cringe just a little each time I use it. --Pi zero (talk) 11:23, 26 May 2018 (UTC)