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Deleted one[edit]

The Portugese Communist Party was listed twice, to the same page, so I deleted on of the links/descriptions

The following discussion is an archived debate 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.

The result of the debate was no consensus, but no primary topic dab. Moved. —Nightstallion (?) 08:38, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

PCP (disambiguation) → PCP – User:Zambaretzu moved PCP to PCP (disambiguation) without any kind of discussion and redirected PCP to Phencyclidine. PCP is a TLA with lots of meanings, I recognize that in some parts of the world Phencyclidine may be the most well-known, but in other places it means the name of a Communist party or a medical term. There's no good reason to make it an automatic redirect, specially without discussion. Afonso Silva 16:40, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

Survey[edit]

Add *Support or *Oppose followed by an optional one-sentence explanation, then sign your opinion with ~~~~
  • Oppose - The way it is now looks okay to me. Sure, PCP may stand for lots of other things (in fact, what I mostly use it for is Primary Care Physician) but I do think the drug is a suitable redirect. The disambiguation page is still there, and as long as there's a dab notice at the top of the drug page, it should be fine. Most of the articles listed on the disambiguation page are more commonly referred to by their full names. Kafziel 17:09, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Support - PCP is a TLA with multiple meanings and should go directly to a disambiguation page. From there, people can choose the link with the specific meaning of PCP they intended. In support of this, a simple search on Google reveals over 10 million pages with PCP, only about 506 thousand of which contain Phencyclidine. I do not believe the health care field should have a monopoly on this three-letter acronym on Wikipedia. 204.42.20.62 17:42, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
That's not an accurate Google test. First of all, PCP+drug comes up with more than 3 million hits. Secondly, none of the other items on the disambiguation page come even close to that with their own google searches. The health care field doesn't have a "monopoly" on the acronym; there's a disambiguation page with all the other meanings. Kafziel 18:00, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it is an accurate Google test. The question is whether to forward PCP to Phencyclidine not drug. I tried your test and the result was considerably less than 3 million pages. 204.42.20.62 19:22, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
(Edit conflict with Zambaretzu)
I can, of course, cite my finding: [1]. 3,780,000 hits, to be exact.
Interesting. Your link gives 2,360,000 pages on my computer. Are you using default Google settings? What is the result when you search for PCP alone?
That's more hits than all the others put together. The Paraguayan Communist Party (928 hits), Probabilistically checkable proof (16,800 hits), or even Priority ceiling protocol (21,300 hits). Even Primary Care Physician, by far the largest among the rest, gets only 785,000 hits. Kafziel 20:25, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Drug is not the proposed forward destination for PCP. Phencyclidine is. PCP and Phencyclidine yields about 250 thousand less pages on Google than your result for Primary Care Physician. So, numbers reasoning, PCP should forward to Primary Care Physician. I support the compromise (and non-affront to the searcher) of a disambiguation page.204.42.20.62 22:04, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose - per Google test, phencyclidine is by far the most popular. PCP+drug has 3.75 million hits, PCP+physician has 900,000, all the communist parties together have 350,000 (results from PCP+communist and PCP+comunista), and everything else in the disambiguation page has even less. In addition, 8 of the top 10 Google results for PCP are for the drug, including our very own phencyclidine page.--Zambaretzu 20:13, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
As mentioned above, the correct metric is PCP+Phencyclidine [2] 204.42.20.62 22:04, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Also as mentioned above, that is incorrect. There's no reason to assume that every article on the Internet related to drugs and PCP would also explicitly spell out "phencyclidine". PCP is synonymous with phencyclidine, so the two would not necessarily be found together. It's like expecting every page on Google with the word NASA on it should also have to have "National Aeronautics and Space Administration" written on it somewhere. That's absurd. Kafziel 22:18, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
And there is no reason to assume that every page in Google's database returned from a search on the terms drug and PCP is related to Phencyclidine. The question is whether to forward PCP to Phencyclidine not drugs. PCP is synonymous with Primary Care Physician. PCP is also synonymous with Pentachlorophenol, Pneumocystis pneumonia, Principia Cybernetica Project, and Plant and Cell Physiology. That is why Wikipedia has a disambiguation page for PCP. PCP has more than one common meaning. 204.42.20.62 22:52, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
(edit conflict with Kafziel)
I agree with 204.42.20.62. Although PCP+phencyclidine may not lead to all possible pages, PCP+drug may lead to pages not related to phencyclidine, so, there's no way we can say that PCP+drug is reliable. For example, PCP is a TLA for medical related things, so, it would not be so unexpected to find the word "drug" in such articles. The Communist parties participate in drug-related policies, for example "Communist Party"+drug gives 1.560.000 results!. Your argument is not correct, searching "PCP+drug" shows us nothing. Afonso Silva 22:28, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Yeah. Right. I'm sure all three million hits had nothing whatsoever to do with drugs. What does that even mean, Communist party +drug? Of course it would come up with hits. That doesn't mean PCP+drugs is wrong. Do you know how a search engine works? Kafziel 22:29, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
I'm just saying that many of the results from "PCP+drugs" are certainly not related to phencyclidine. Many of them are related to doctors, communist parties and maybe other things, for example, my 9th result in google is this [3], it is related with Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, which is obviously listed in the dab page. Afonso Silva 22:47, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
That's a disingenuous argument at best. Looking through the first 50 results for PCP+drug, there's exactly one that isn't about phencyclidine - that would make it 3.7 million results instead of 3.78. --Zambaretzu 03:11, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Support If I think of PCP, I think of a communist party; so it's certainly not obviuos--Aldux 17:19, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Strong Support. This is so logical a move, especially given how the current redirects apparently came to be. Redirecting a large number of users to the wrong article is simply not acceptable. Vegaswikian 02:29, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Add any additional comments
  • From at the "what links here" at the PCP redirect page, it looks like every article that links there relates to the drug. So, again, I think the drug page is an appropriate redirect. Kafziel 17:12, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
If people mostly use it for other things, why should it redirect to the drug page? In Portugal, PCP rarely stands for Phencyclidine, here, PCP is the Portuguese Communist Party. If lots of wikilinks point to it because of Phencyclidine, those links should be changed. According to WP:D: A code of honor for creating disambiguation pages is to fix all resulting mis-directed links.. Afonso Silva 17:29, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Who said people mostly use it for other things? As you can see above, most people use it for the drug. To be blunt, it doesn't really matter what people use it for in Portugal. This is the English Wikipedia. In English, it's mainly used for the drug. Perhaps on the Portuguese Wikipedia it should redirect to the Communist Party. Not here. Kafziel 22:21, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
You said: in fact, what I mostly use it for is Primary Care Physician, like you, several people certainly use it for different things. You are right, this is English Wikipedia, and, as you certainly know, several people outside the English speaking world speak English. Afonso Silva 22:31, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
We do not cater to those who are outside the English speaking world. That's made quite clear in the manual of style. And I am by no means representative of the English speaking world as a whole; I work in medical insurance, so I use "PCP" every day to mean doctor, but even I am perfectly aware of what PCP really is. It's a drug. Kafziel 22:36, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
Where, in the manual of style, says that contributions from outside the English speaking world are less important? I can actually prove you the opposite. PCP means lots of things! For you, PCP means doctor. That's why it had a huge dab page since long ago. Some user moved it to what he considered to be the best location and now we have to accept it. That's insane. Afonso Silva 22:43, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
You don't have to accept it. You can list it at the proposed moves page, which you did. That's what this discussion is for. But I agree with the user who moved it, and I'm not the only one. If consensus supports us, then you have to accept it. If consensus sides with you, I have no problem with that. This is not a topic that is important to me—I found it only because I work on the move requests page—so it seems silly for me to spend my time arguing about it. Are there really no better things you could be spending your time on? My "oppose" stands, and since I'm finding it difficult to find anything more constructive to say, that will be the end of it. Kafziel 23:50, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
The other user in this discussion who supported the move is the one who originally moved it without discussion. 204.42.20.62 00:00, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
So? His vote still counts. You are an unregistered user and you had a grand total of 4 edits under your belt when you arrived at this discussion. Does that mean we should discount your opinion, too? Kafziel 00:13, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
The end of the last sentence of your last comment seemed to imply you were leaving ("that will be the end of it.") . You are the only one, aside from the user who moved it, who agreed with the user who moved it. Someone not making a close reading might have been confused by your comment ("But I agree with the user who moved it, and I'm not the only one."). It did not seem good to leave that standing. 204.42.24.75 02:02, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
Saying PCP "means" lots of things in the English-speaking world just doesn't ring true. Sure, as an abbreviation, it stands for various things in specific, technical fields. But in common parlance, I don't think there are very many people who associate PCP with anything other than the drug. In fact, PCP is the foremost name for the drug, and few people will know it by the chemical name. I apologize for moving without any discussion and won't do it again, but the issue seems pretty clear-cut to me.--Zambaretzu 03:11, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
PCP means lots of things in the English-speaking world. It not only rings true—it is true. That is why Wikipedia has disambiguation pages. For example, AA has one meaning for me. AAA also has one meaning for me. But not all English-speaking people in the world grew up watching American television or driving American automobiles. Just like not all English-speaking people in the world were forced to enter DARE education as youths. So, while we may think a lot of English speakers use an abbreviation one way (or another) we should not impose that personal preference upon them.204.42.24.75 06:46, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
If you look at the what links here and ignore the user and talk pages, in other words articles, then the drug is not the main destination. The point is that we should not redirect to the wrong article. If there are too many options, then a redirect is likely the best choice. Also, this being a TLA means we need to be careful about using a redirect instead of a dab. Vegaswikian 22:39, 16 May 2006 (UTC)
Looking at a DAB page's links to make a decision is not without problems. It ignores actions by editors who have correctly linked to articles to avoid going to a dab article or the wrong article. Also, given the large number of uses, the current redirect causes many users to be redirected to the wrong article. That is something that we are suppose to avoid by using dabs. Vegaswikian 19:31, 14 May 2006 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. 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.

The Fallen[edit]

from the page: "Miscellaneous: The Fallen Clan, a member of The Fallen community, Private Cutie Patootie, also known as Kiru, Lone Wolf, C. "Brat" B., and Arctic Wolf, who also claims to be a man." Am i missing something here or is that vandalism?IchiGhost (talk) 20:19, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

progressive (progressing) cavity pumo[edit]

The article [[4]] uses the abbreviation PCP for it. --Helium4 (talk) 08:40, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Prior comparative period[edit]

   I've removed

* Prior comparative period, an accounting term that enables financial reports to be compared to a similar year rather than just the immediately preceding year

since no one has found the term to be worthy of even mention, let alone presentation of any information about the concept or practice, in that article.
   No doubt a more thorough treatment of accounting practices (GAAP?) could have a section to which such an entry could link.
--Jerzyt 11:35, 28 October 2016 (UTC)