Jim,Yes, I agree. It is helpful to qualify the conditions and definitions we use in posts.
When I see something like a '3lb,3 season base' packing list I usually wonder what '3-season' and 'base' mean to the writer.
I don't set policy at this site, but I suggest the following terms:
For 2,3, or 4 season lists, please specify your low temperature, indicate snow and/or ice if you prepared for it. For example:
"3-season gear list,0'C, snow and ice"
I also see a lot of variability regarding weight terms. There have been recent threads on 5 lb, 10 lb, and 1 lb lists, wherein various terms were used. I propose the following three measured weights:
base weight worn (1)
base weight packed (2)
..and the following three derived weights:
total base weight (=1+2)
total pack weight (=2+3)
total carried weight (=1+2+3)
This format removes the artificial distinction (IMO) between base weight in the pack, and weight 'worn or carried'. No more stuffing pockets to reduce one's "base" weight.
I also include clothing worn as base weight, whereas I frequently see only pack items as 'base'.
You can see a (light, not UL) example for a day hike at my profile.