Help talk:Article naming guidelines

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Long article names and subpages

While I agree that article names should be descriptive, long article names harm the readability of subpage names.

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture/Example Configurations vs. ALSA/Example Configurations
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface/Hardware vs. UEFI/Hardware
Apache HTTP Server/mod fcgid vs. Apache/mod fcgid

I therefore propose that we rename the respective articles to ALSA, UEFI and Apache.

The long names would redirect to the short names. While naming Apache HTTP Server "Apache" is a bit misleading the latter currently redirects to the former anyway.

--Larivact (talk) 16:25, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

I would be for changing the name from the longer version to a more concise abbreviation instead. The longer name "Advanced Linux Sound Architecture" just pollutes the view and takes significantly longer to read than just ALSA, making bookmarks or viewing the page from the tab bar just impractical. I just think that instead of making the titles needlessly complex, just use a universal abbreviation that basically EVERYONE understands who uses with Linux systems whether they are professionals or just trying to figure out how to setup their audio properly.
I don't feel as if redirects will do the simplification justice, it won't take much work to transfer the pages and delete the old ones. Hell, I'd even volunteer to do it if nobody else will.
~Mycatfishsteve (talk) 11:05, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
I like this proposal, relevant rule - #Shorten article names, not to be confused with #Descriptive names, "ALSA" and "UEFI" are descriptive names of those technologies and can't be mistaken for anything else. See also wp:Acronyms in page titles. -- Svito (talk) 22:47, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

Move subpages with long parent names

I propose we move subpages with long parent names to increase their title readability:

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture/Example ConfigurationsALSA example configurations
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface/HardwareUEFI hardware

Parent pages link to subpages in Related articles, and subpages to their parents in the intro anyway. --Larivact (talk) 18:19, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

That goes totally against all current conventions of grouping related pages as subpages of the main page... -- Lahwaacz (talk) 18:58, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
We can change mw:DISPLAYTITLE instead to use common abbreviation on sub-pages, this would require us to disable mw:Manual:$wgRestrictDisplayTitle. As per DRY principle having full title in this case may be redundant. -- Svito (talk) 22:42, 20 May 2018 (UTC)