Talk:ISP

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Tea room discussion[edit]

Note: the below discussion was moved from the Wiktionary:Tea room.

Should this page contain some discussion of the capitalized Internet Service Provider vs. the semi-capitalized Internet service provider? __meco 14:43, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

The correct expansion would be Internet service provider, or internet service provider. It's not a proper noun, but as with other initialisms, I suppose many of the people who use it capitalize its expansion.
The expansion shouldn't use the clunky-looking bold initials. This is not good typesetting practice, and advised against in Wikipedia (w:Wikipedia:Capitalization#Acronyms and initialisms).
The second definition is a proprietary company name, and probably doesn't belong.[1] Michael Z. 2008-06-08 13:50 z