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I know this topc will probably be archived pretty soon, but I thought I may as well bring it up. While strolling through the mainspace I have been changing KIA to K.I.A., as well as Killed in action to K.I.A.. However, I realized I may have been making the wrong move. This is also seen on the Raptor page; many pages say "Wounded in action" but very very few say W.I.A.. So which is correct? USAM170TalkUSA 13:49, August 20, 2011 (UTC)


Basically Killed/Wounded/Missing in Action and KIA/WIA/MIA are all correct. Still, I'd prefer the latter ones (and it doesn't matter so much if there's dots between the letters or not). If someone wouldn't know what they mean they can look up in a dictionary. - Spetsnaz Logo MW2 MLGISNOT4ME [Talk] - 14:08, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

I prefer abbreviations. Should we vote on which one to use? YELLOWLUCARIO TALK  14:21, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe, but let's discuss a bit first. *discusses* - Spetsnaz Logo MW2 MLGISNOT4ME [Talk] - 14:34, August 20, 2011 (UTC)
Abbreviations require periods between them, otherwise they are grammatically incorrect. But I believe the Wounded in Action is better than W.I.A. The Wikia Contributor T | C | E | Q15:06, August 20, 2011 (UTC)
Acronyms don't require periods though. In the military, it's MIA, KIA, POW, ect. And why even discuss this? Just use both the acronyms and full words. Its not like it's hurting the wiki in anyway to use both of 'em. Personal Conqueror of all Zombies Ireland flagCoaZTalkPersonal Conqueror of all Zombies Ireland flag 15:21, August 20, 2011 (UTC)
I just want to make the wiki seem like it's not all different, so it doesn't look like we don't know what we're doing. On a similar note, I will start making K.I.A. to KIA and changing Killed in action to KIA. USAM170TalkUSA 15:37, August 20, 2011 (UTC)
Killed In Action etc. could extend the table in some circumstances, KIA etc. are safer in that circumstance. YELLOWLUCARIO TALK  11:00, August 21, 2011 (UTC)

I think it should be K.I.A. because KIA is a car, so if an article says they're KIA that means they're a car? Just pointing that out. Desert Eagle menu icon MW2Tr0529TalkTAR-21 15:58, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

I seriously don't think anyone thinks of a car when the subject is related to military xD - Spetsnaz Logo MW2 MLGISNOT4ME [Talk] - 16:01, August 20, 2011 (UTC)
KIA is a military acronym. Kia is a car. Personal Conqueror of all Zombies Ireland flagCoaZTalkPersonal Conqueror of all Zombies Ireland flag 16:08, August 20, 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure if there needs to be a rule on this. KIA, K.I.A., and Killed in Action all tell me the same thing. Black Ops Official logoPoketape Talk 21:12, August 22, 2011 (UTC)

It's a style issue, so consistency would be nice. "KIA" and "WIA" is standard usage, as far as I'm concerned, and generally looks better on an online format. --Scottie theNerd 09:36, August 28, 2011 (UTC)

Discussion ended with no clear decision. Black Ops Official logoPoketapeTalk 07:27, September 11, 2011 (UTC)

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