Talk:GNC (store)

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Business Model Section and Misc[edit]

I don't understand the strangely specific and yet ambiguous inclusion of the 'division managers.' Does this mean that they are division managers for the state of Pennsylvania or for the United States? Who knows.

Also this article needs to be wikified in general. (EarnestyEternity (talk) 23:54, 4 September 2008 (UTC))

Move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Withdrawn

Relisted. Favonian (talk) 21:25, 10 February 2012 (UTC) Per WP:COMMONNAME, "GNC" is the most commonly used name in reference to the store — even the logo says just GNC, the website is gnc.com, and a search for "General nutrition center[s]" gets far fewer hits. The retail chain seems to be the WP:PRIMARYTOPIC for this abbreviation, as it gets more hits than the other elements abbreviated GNC. However, two of the other things currently listed on the GNC page are at PROD, so whether or not we need a GNC (disambiguation) page for them will depend on how the prod turns out. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 19:38, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Comment I think the type of aeronautical chart would be a likely topic as well, for GNC[1]. 70.24.247.54 (talk) 05:52, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Either way, I think the WP:COMMONNAME for the company is GNC. It also seems to be by far the widest use of "GNC" on-wiki, so I call WP:PRIMARYTOPIC still. As it is, General Nutrition Centers' page has more inbound links than any other use of the term, and far more traffic. Furthermore, it's the only thing listed on the dab page that currently has the exact name GNC; while a couple other things use that name, they don't have articles and probably never will. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 21:50, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
  • GNC is not a name, it's only an abbreviation. Per WP:TITLEFORMAT, article titles should not be abbreviations unless they are almost exclusively used to denote the topic, which is not the case here. However, I agree that the primary use of the abbreviation GNC is to refer to General Nutrition Centers, so the dab page should be moved to GNC (disambiguation) and GNC should redirect to this article, with a {{redirect}} hatnote added. Station1 (talk) 19:57, 11 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Every source I've seen in relation to the topic calls it "GNC" way the hell more than "General Nutrition Centers". The company itself exclusively uses just "GNC". Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 20:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose – GNC is a very ambiguous TLA. Claiming primary for one company makes no sense. Dicklyon (talk) 03:06, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
  • As a compromise, since other things that GNC stands for are now on the dab page, I have moved this page to GNC (store). GNC is far more commonly used than General Nutrition Centers — comparable to say, KFC vs. Kentucky Fried Chicken. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 20:40, 14 February 2012 (UTC)