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 +- - - - - - - |#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.