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Should we enforce consistent abbreviating?

Following on from Should we enforce consistent abbreviating?, could we vote on an abbreviation for consistency?

  • RaspPi
  • Raspi
  • RPi
  • RP
  • The Pi/Pi
    (Could this be confusing with 3.14?)
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    @KyleMacey As I mentioned before - this is not a duplicate, it is a follow on question to decide upon an abbreviation for consistency. – Alex L Jun 13 '12 at 14:21
  • I thought that it was decided that we shouldn't abbreviate. Am I wrong? – user46 Jun 18 '12 at 2:16
  • @dunsmoreb it's 6 votes for No vs. 5 for Yes, don't think we can call it just yet – Alex L Jun 18 '12 at 12:23
  • @Alex I think we can. It has been a week since the question was asked. I think it is safe to say that the majority has decided that we aren't abbreviating. – user46 Jun 18 '12 at 18:51
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Raspi, or RasPi

The Raspberry Pi foundation use it - see the Raspberry Pi FAQ:

We will release a datasheet for the SoC which will cover the hardware exposed on the Raspi board e.g. the GPIOs. We will also release a board schematic later on.

It's short, not easily confused with other devices, and already in (partial) use.

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    I feel like I remember some official source using "Ras Pi" although I can't find it right now. For those of us just looking for something passable as we write Q&As "RasPi" seems pretty hard to go wrong with. – AlanSE Jun 13 '12 at 19:25
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I say Rpi or R-Pi, but does it really matter? As long as the tags and titles are consistant (And it should not be in either of them at all) then surely that is fine?

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It's all subjective, but "Pi" gets my vote. Short, to the point and I really can't see it getting confused with 3.14159265358979323846 - the context should be clear enough.

I think what's more important is that we have a consistent abbreviation, so if we chose to go with another acronym I'm not going to kick up a fuss.

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I know what the folks on raspberrypi.org prefer, but for entering questions, comments and answers on StackExchange, I vote for "the Pi" or "Pi" depending on context. Any variation of "raspi" takes both hands on a QWERTY kbd, while Pi uses just the right hand (and the left pinky if you prefer Left-Shift over Right-Shift). Also, in this forum, the other three or four characters are unnecessary.

"Pi" is fast, it's small, it's easy, and it's clear and unambiguous.

  • +1 for mentioning how you type it! – ACarter Jun 18 '12 at 16:55
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Whatever you want, as long as it gets the point across and will be understood.

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