Talk:MTV

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MTV

MTV --- Mainly that this is not an encyclopedia. MTV is not a vocabulary term on its own. The only reference here is one to popular culture, which is not something that falls under definable by a dictionary. Neskaya 05:03, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

We generally keep acronyms and initialisms, and this entry is a good example of wiktionary doing its job as a dictionary well. It expands the initialism, gives a brief definition of what it means (so that anyone coming across it who doesn't know what it means can look it up and find out) and links to Wikipedia where there is a full encyclopaedia article for those who want to know more. Thryduulf 08:31, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Hmm... it's OK to have brand names iff they are initialisms? That puzzles me. -- Visviva 03:48, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Seems like too gaping wide of a loophole to me. Delete. --Connel MacKenzie 22:10, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Its a loophole only until we can agree to modify the CFI in such a way as to include some brand names, e.g. ones that see widespread use without context. There are clearly a majority of people who believe that we should include some brand names, so even if the current proposal does not pass, there will be a future one (perhaps with different criteria) that will. My understanding of Connel's position is that he does not want promotional entries in Wiktionary. I fully agree with this, but, unlike Connel, I don't think that entries like this are promotional. Thryduulf 22:38, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
I would think that MTV qualifies for inclusion under the criterion for attributive use; "MTV generation" comes to mind, and I think there are some other phrases of that sort. -- Visviva 03:48, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Keep. Of all the words in the English language beginning with M, T, and V, only one combination comes to mind. bd2412 T 23:50, 17 July 2007 (UTC)