Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (abbreviations)/Archive 1

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How should acronyms and similar constructs be handled?

One approach would handle them like this

     Entry: CPU
     +- - - - - - -
     |CPU - central processing unit
     |

Another would be to

     Entry: CPU
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     |#REDIRECT central processing unit
     Entry: Central_processing_unit
     +- - - - - - -
     |Central Processing Unit (CPU)

that is, the acronym redirects to the main page, and is displayed in an on-page title; in this scenerio, only acronyms with multiple definitions would be handled as in the first case:

     Entry: CPU
     +- - - - - - -
     |CPU - central processing unit
     |
     |cpu - cerebrially pleasant ungent

Finally, should it be that all (but horribly complex) acronyms simply define the expansion and link to a main page? For example, right now "GUI" is the main page and "graphical user interface" links back to it.

--loh