Commons:Categories for discussion/2013/07/Category:Outside broadcasting vans

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Category:Outside broadcasting vans[edit]

Why is the reference to "outside broadcasting vans"? Is there such a thing as an interior broadcasting van? Isn't the term "broadcasting van" sufficient, since the fact that it is a van necessarily implies that it is an off-site broadcast? We have Category:Ice cream vans, even though the ice cream is being served out of the van at outside locations, and we don't add the word "outside" to make it Category:Outdoor ice cream vans. So why are we adding the word here? Skeezix1000 (talk) 18:59, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Interestingly, the parent category (Category:Broadcasting vehicles) does not contain the modifier "outside", nor do any of its other subcategories. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:20, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
I guess this is derived from "vans used for outside broadcasting". It looks like the usual name for the concept. --rimshottalk 20:09, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
It does appear from the article that "OB van" is a term, but there is nothing in that link to suggest the full term is ever used. On en-wp, the article on this type of vehicle is at Production truck, which could be the better term for the category. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:14, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Does "production truck" include radio broadcasting? If so, it really might be a better name. --rimshottalk 06:29, 31 July 2013 (UTC)