Most common use should be seen first and the one you suggest is the most common in english speaking countries. I think english Wikipedia is an international encyclopedia written in english. Not an encyclopedia of Great Britain and/or United States. Thus I see the disambiguation page as the best alternative to bee the first page. --Easyas12c 16:38, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)
- I'd support Automatic Teller Machine being on this page, and a disamb page being created elsewhere. I don't know about other non-native English speakers but for me ATM had no other meaning than the cash machine until I found this page. – Alensha 寫 词 13:48, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
- I'm just glad it doesn't go straight to "ass to mouth" anymore... therealhazel 18.104.22.168
Removals of line items for causeEdit
I've removed a couple of items, as noted here:
- Azhagiya Tamil Magan, forthcoming Tamil film starring Vijay and Shreya
- The article reference is OK, but 'ATM' isn't mentioned in the article at all.
- Anti-tank guided missile
- The acronyms appearing in the target article are 'ATGM' and 'ATGW'; 'ATM' is not mentioned.
--User:Ceyockey (talk to me) 00:20, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
- I today re-removed that entry, and an anonymous user even decided to place it atop the list. Someone must be desperate to promote the film, unless they think people interested in Automated Teller Machines or Asynchronous Transfer Mode are their target audience. -- Jimbonator (talk) 01:40, 8 May 2008 (UTC)
- African Traditional Medicine (According to Google results)
- Applied Traditional Medicine (Some universities use "ATM" abbreviation for it)
- Applied Thai Traditional Medicine or Applied Traditional Thai Medicine (Some universities use "ATM" abbreviation for it, instead of ATTM)
- 'ATM' are not mentioned too.
I came here looking for "Asynchronous Transfer Mode" and I get to read down a list that includes "a-- to mouth". Is there any way we can be a little more tactful for those of us who want to do something useful on the Internet? What if my kids were looking for "ATM" meaning "Asynchronous Transfer Mode" or "Automatic Teller Machine" for a class at school? I understand and support free speech and free information, but I also support decency and adult responsibility. I would be fine with leaving the link on this page as long as the text description is a lot less offensive - unfortunately I can't think of a less offensive description or title that wouldn't make it a useless link. Am I out of line here or what? Does anyone else have an idea of what to do here? --Rcronk 22:46, 20 February 2007 (UTC) I agree, and removed it... sorry if that was bad of me... I just got sick when I saw it and use wikipedia alot and didn't want to experience that.... if one searches for the whole word, isn't that enough to get to the right page, why have the achronym as well... //Me
Bloody american puritans. Information is free no matter what you think your kids might do on the internet. Why do you deserve the right to censor contents on wikipedia ? I personally find George Bush offensive, but I dont go about censoring articles about him because I respect that other people might find it interesting(or funny). As long as people stay to the facts there are NO limits on what should be or not should be on wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 19:15, 1 November 2007 (UTC) ===A Workaround...=== not to be confused with [reach around] Gentlemen, I too first visited this page for one of the technical terms, and didn't even realize there was a sexual context. However, I would say that there is REAL educational value for listing sexual terms on Wikipedia, and making sure they are find-able, so that when you hear something on the web, or in a movie, or something the guys are talking about at the gym, or perhaps something your partner mentions they'd like to try, you actually do need to know. Suppose your bed mate asks "hey, have you ever tried ATM?", wouldn't you like to quickly check that on your iPhone or Blackberry while they're in the bathroom - before they get back - and without a general Google search, which will bring back loads of ads and porn. My phone has a special Wikipedia app, which I use quite a bit and prefer over a general Google or Yahoo search. I've looked to Wikipedia for terms I've heard in movies - apparently I don't get out that much - I can even remember what the last few terms were - though I won't go into them here.
Could we have something like "ATM (adult context)" that is a link? I think that would satisfy most parties. Since I don't want to start a delete war I'm not going to add it, but I think whoever removed it should consider this workaround. Ttennebkram (talk) 16:19, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Sorting the List?Edit
Is the list in any particular order? I'd vote for some logical grouping, and then alphabetical by fully expanded phrase within that, or just alphabetical in general. What's the "Best Practice" ? Ttennebkram (talk) 16:23, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
I just made some sorting on the list, a basic clasifications... hope it helps.. anyone can always improve it! I did also end up here looking for Asynchronous Transfer Mode, wich is a very known tech term.. not only the cash machines! So I'm glad there is a disambiguation page. But it needed some order too. --Dhcpy (talk) 18:13, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
at the momentEdit
atm is is used by gamers and cell phone users to mean "at the moment"
For instance you might say something like "sorry busy atm"
this use of atm should be listed
Sorry that I am not following formatting conventions
- Thank you for your suggestion. However, we already have an entry for "atm" in Wiktionary, and if you look at the top-right of the page we are discussing you will see a link to that entry, where the use of "atm" for "at the moment" is given. Wiktionary is the right place for dictionary definitions, not this "disambiguation" page, which is only for distinguishing between articles in Wikipedia itself that have similar titles: Noyster (talk), 10:54, 19 January 2015 (UTC)