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Requested 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.

The result of the proposal was not moved. --BDD (talk) 04:38, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Philippine Long Distance Telephone CompanyPLDT – In normal conversation, no one uses "Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company" but "PLDT". Relisted. BDD (talk) 17:45, 30 April 2013 (UTC)HTD 11:56, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Here are some news sources the past few months:

Some Google news search results:

HTD 12:04, 20 April 2013 (UTC)


Feel free to state your position on the renaming proposal by beginning a new line in this section with *'''Support''' or *'''Oppose''', then sign your comment with ~~~~. Since polling is not a substitute for discussion, please explain your reasons, taking into account Wikipedia's policy on article titles.
  • Oppose—A sole initialism as article title would have to be extremely well-known. Tony (talk) 13:21, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
    • Oppose—Concur. "Titles should be precise enough to unambiguously define the topical scope of the article, but no more precise than that." –
       – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard|— 21:17, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose: Per Tony1's comment. Even the FBI, USSR, and CIA's article names are their full ones. Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 07:26, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Responses (to everyone): The PLDT name is extremely well-known, at least in the Philippines; "Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company" is not. Everyone knows what FBI, USSR, and CIA mean (well maybe not that quite for the USSR as "Soviet Union" is a more popular name), but while many people may know what PLDT means, it is dredged into the subconscious and the initial has become to be its most prevalent name by far.


Any additional comments:
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.

Move article to "PLDT"[edit]

I support the move to PLDT. "PLDT" is far and away the WP:Commonname. Think IBM not International Business Machines Corporation; 3M not Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company; NATO not North Atlantic Treaty Organization; BBC; CNN; PBS... While NATO is more widely known then PLDT, PBS is not really known outside the U.S and IBM and 3M not known outside Western corporate circles. (how many average Filipinos or Indians or Kenyans could tell you what PBS, IBM or 3M is?) That's just like PLDT, which is not really known outside the third-largest English speaking nation the Philippines. If PBS is the name of that article, then clearly PLDT should be the name of this article. The use of PLDT is as common as PBS -- no one uses the full name except in the most formal of situations and always in conjunction with its more common name. The only difference is that PBS is common in the United States and Wikipedia was formed in America.--Iloilo Wanderer (talk) 02:53, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

In other reason, I am wanting that the article be moved to PLDT Inc.. It has already been posted in their website (link here) that the company's official name will already be known as such. Chitetskoy (talk) 05:01, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Antivandal Editor[edit]

Add Slogan LTE MOUSE 2.1 (talk) 00:34, 15 November 2016 (UTC)