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Why do we have articles of former presidents with either abbreviations or just last names? For example, there isn't an Abraham Lincoln, there's only a Lincoln page. Also we only have LBJ, not Lyndon B. Johnson. I definately think that this should be changed, but I wanted to check and see if there was a reason for this first. - Tyminator1 (Talk) 01:35, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

Because their first names were never given in any specific episode. Per the Manual of Style, those are the names by which those characters were most commonly known as. --Cubs Fan (Talk to me) 08:56, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

Okay, but I don't think that someone would search for LBJ, they would search for Lyndon Johnson. - Tyminator1 (Talk) 12:16, November 16, 2009 (UTC)

Well, I agree with Tyminator1, there should be given their full names. I also suggest of marking the presidents who where ficitional, which means only appeared in 24.Osch7 18:02, November 16, 2009 (UTC)
If they were to be given their full names in the article titles, an exception would have to be made for the policy, which otherwise is pretty clear on this. You're welcome to make redirects to instantly solve the "searching for full name" issue though, which would take people right to the article. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 03:32, November 17, 2009 (UTC)
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