Forum:Organisation acronyms and the GPDT

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Some organisations have acronyms, but should they be moved to their full official names instead? Here's a list of all the organisations this question applies to, with the current page name linked:

Acronym Full name
Old School pages
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
GPDT (previously known as RPDT) Gielinor 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
Additional RSW examples
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
Note: All pages listed in the Old School section use the same name as rsw with the exception of GPDT which was renamed on Old School.


As you can see above going beyond our wiki its a somewhat split, 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.

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.

I'd also like to thank Jagex for using a 2007 backup as to not subject us to all those awful post-07 postbag groups. As a side question how do you think GPDT employees say GPDT per discord discussion?

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. I'd also like to further my argument by noting User:Riblet15 intends to make a organisation infobox, full titles would make sense there and acronyms can be 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), or we are lacking most if not all transcripts that actually mention them (G.A.G.). iN008talk 02:56, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Support B - Full titles all the way. Initials and acronyms are terrible to search for especially for the ones with '.' in the name (ex. H.A.M). Redirects for variations of the period would solve the search issues. Shoyrukon (talk) 03:28, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Support B - One thing I request though. We must label a disambiguous page for all organizations as The League of Word Art. - Jakesterwars (talk) 05:07, 19 December 2019 (UTC)

Support B - BigDiesel2m (talk) 11:03, 5 January 2020 (UTC)

Closed - Option B will be implemented due to unanimous support both here and in discord conversations, sister thread on yew grove also currently supports this outcome. iN008talk 15:07, 5 January 2020 (UTC)