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abbreviation for Civilization VI on the forum

Discussion in 'Civ6 - General Discussions' started by Stilgar08, Jun 3, 2016.

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Abbreviation for Civilization VI?

Poll closed Oct 31, 2016.
  1. Civ 6

    143 vote(s)
    50.2%
  2. CIVVI

    13 vote(s)
    4.6%
  3. Civ VI

    39 vote(s)
    13.7%
  4. civvi

    11 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. SIX

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Oh my God: WHO THE HELL CARES???

    76 vote(s)
    26.7%
  1. Acken

    Acken Deity

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    Civ6 short, easy and clear.
     
  2. GauntZero

    GauntZero Warlord

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    civvi ? Seriously ? No thanks, I will stick to Civ6 ;D
     
  3. SammyKhalifa

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    Of the choices I think I like just Civ6 or civvi the best. None of them are terrible though.

    Other "creative" options like we had with five and ciV etc. just seemed waaay too pleased with themselves in how clever they thought they were.
     
  4. Minor Annoyance

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    And abbreviations are supposed to be easy to read. civ and ciV aren't different enough.

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  5. Civciv5

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    None of the above.

    How about Civ6? Or CiVI?
     
  6. ProMeTheus112

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    how about there is no "official" abbreviation and everyone just writes it the way they want :p
     
  7. SammyKhalifa

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    That might be it. Probably better expressed than how I put it.

    Though I have to admit that for Civ 4 there's just something fun about typing "civiv" instead, heh.
     
  8. Boris Gudenuf

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    CIV6 or Civ 6, it's consistent with the earlier games, and some of the others had meanings that could be confusing:
    CVI, as someone noted, is the Roman numeral 106.

    CIVVI, on the other hand, is a bad rendition of the Roman Numeral 112

    And, since the 112th day of the year is the Holy Day for the Holy Slobbovian Church's Saint Surtax, the patron saint of People With Artificial Limbs, it would be Prosthetically Incorrect to use it.
     
  9. Miravlix

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    Mixing numbers and letters is just epic fail.

    Not that Civ Six is better since it's Civ VI, only when spoken is it civ six.
     
  10. GeoModder

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    SIX? SIX of what? NINE? Are we going Borg here? No, thank you, I'll keep it at a crystal clear CiVI.
     
  11. Minor Annoyance

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    Well I'm going to see if I can get my phone to auto correct "civ6" to "Sid Meier's Civilization: The sixth of its series" and see how that plays for people.

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  12. beetle

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    We did not have this issue with Civ II or Civ III. Some clever person noticed the potential with IV, and it caught on.

    V, of course, continues the trend. Yes, I guess VI, VII, and VIII could continue the same way. Good enough. But I think we should take advance of this one chance that:

    SIX

    Also gives a superficially impression of being a Roman Numeral, especially in the context of CIV. This does not happen with any other digits. So...

    CIVSIX
     
  13. Thorburne

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    ...And then they can release an enhanced version down the road called Super Civilization VI and it can be abbreviated as SCiVI. Hopefully, it won't come in a brown box... :p
     
  14. ProMeTheus112

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    Civilization Six
    Civilization 6
    Civilization VI
     
  15. SMcM

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    I'm amazed more people haven't gone with the last option!
     
  16. Sansa_Stark

    Sansa_Stark Prince

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    Civ6 for me, I really don't get what is good on CiV, CIV, Civvi, Ciiv and the like, it only creates confusion.
     
  17. JimmyBanks

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    No VIC option? :lol:
     
  18. Thorburne

    Thorburne Centurion

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    It's just about trying to be cute...

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  19. Big J Money

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    Why no option for CiVI?
     

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