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This thread was archived on 15 January 2020 by IsobelJ.

So I made a thread over on OS regarding organisation acronyms/initialisms, and thought it would be a good idea to suggest the same for RSW.

The basic explaination is some organisations have acronyms/initialisms, should they be moved to their full official names instead? Here's a full list of organisations this applies to with the current page name linked:

Acronym Full name
AMCE Ali Morrisane Commercial Enterprises Ltd.
G.A.G. Group of Advanced Gardeners
G.L.O.
(not an organisation but somewhat relevant)
Gnome Liaison Officer
RPDT (known as GPDT on OS) RuneScape Parcel Delivery Team
H.A.M. Humans Against Monsters
KGP Killer Gentoo Penguins
VPSG Varrock Palace Secret Guard
Z.M.I. or ZMI Zamorak Magical Institute
A.R.M.S. Army Recruitment and Mobilisation Society
A.F.K. Ali for King
C.A.N.I.N.E. Cats Are Not Ignored Nearly Enough
C.A.T.T.L.E. Cows Are Taught To Lie Earthward
FBI Feathery Bolshevik Investigations
F.U.R.R.Y. Foundation for Underprivileged & Restricted Rodents & Yaks
G.R.O.W.L. Get RuneScapians Off Wolves' Land
L.O.L. Ladies of Lumbridge
L.M.A.O. Lumbridge Maids and Organists
P.I.N.C.H. N/A
PBJ Polar Bears for Justice
P.W.N.E.D. Penguins Will Never Ever Dominate
R.O.F.L. Revivalists of Fremmenik Laws
WHAM! World Hairdresser's Annual Meet

It's rather split and inconsistent, theres not always sound logic for using one or the other. It also brings up the question of when acronyms are used should they be broken up by periods.

These are the options I proposed for OS: The options:

  • A: Acronym titles
  • B: Full organisation name titles
  • C: Use whatever members of the group use most/common sense


If A is consensus, I ask another question: How should the acronyms be presented:

  1. No peiods, i.e. ZMI
  2. With periods, i.e. Z.M.I.
  3. As appears ingame, note both ZMI and Z.M.I. are used ingame so that example is useless.

Discussion

Support B, lean C otherwise; if A support 2. - Acronyms are always mentioned at the start of articles, I feel like full titles are more accurate to use and express more information when used on other pages. Should rsw create an organisation infobox as we have on OS, the acronym can be added as a parameter.

My main issue with C is that some cases aren't too easy to decide (ZMI), have so few references ingame (ACME: 2 items). Also do you REALLY want some of these quite remarkably bad initialisms/acronyms as page names? iN008talk 10:00, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Support B & A3 equally, no support for C - No support for C as per INOO8 above My contributions Dalek SecTalk to me 10:12, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Support B - For consistency, since there isn't consistency in organisations being referred to by full name/acronyms in game, and use redirects. Magic logs detail.pngIsobelJTalk page 22:26, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

Closed - There is consensus to implement option B (full titles). Magic logs detail.pngIsobelJTalk page 21:56, 15 January 2020 (UTC)