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Author: TMFBiologyFool Three stars, 500 posts CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 597  
Subject: Abbreviations Date: 7/1/2008 1:54 PM
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How are we handling abbreviations?

Wikipedia would have PDUFA automatically redirect to Prescription Drug User Fee Act. Is that the plan? If so how do I do it?

-Brian
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Author: TMFMoby Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 13 of 597
Subject: Re: Abbreviations Date: 7/1/2008 3:07 PM
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We're thinking of doing it that way unless the abbreviation is much more commonplace than the spelled-out term.

Let me know if we can make this more clear on the Styleguide or if you think we should go a different route.
http://wiki.fool.com/wiki/Help:Styleguide#Page_Names

Thanks,
Jeremy

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Author: TMFBiologyFool Three stars, 500 posts CAPS All Star Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 16 of 597
Subject: Re: Abbreviations Date: 7/1/2008 4:39 PM
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Got it. I named the page by its full name, but if one searches for the acronym or abbreviation it would be nice to pop up the correct page. It'll show in the related pages (assuming someone uses it in the full-named page), but may not be the top one depending on how smart the search function is.

Seems like we need to have a second page with just the acronym, which points to the first. If the acronym only stands for one thing then it could automatically redirect to the full-named page otherwise (in those rare cases) we would need multiple links and a static page.

As an example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=PDUFA

automatically sends you to the info on this page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prescription_Drug_User_Fee_Act

Not sure how to set up the redirect though this is my first experience with a wiki.

-Brian

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