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Shorthand Form in this Forum. [message #262621] Mon, 27 August 2007 22:20 Go to next message
Arju
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At the first time I used "u" instead of you. Later I always tried not to do that mistake. I see in the forum there are several shortcut like "IM", "OP","BTW","YOYO" and may be many others. I really don't understand yet what these indicates. I also asked to my friends(over 10 friends) what OP/ IM indicates. But no one can be able to clarify me. They have not heard about it. So it will be easier for all if either all of us will avoid shortcut or will make a data dictionary in which shortcut and their meanings will be kept.
Re: Shorthand Form in this Forum. [message #262632 is a reply to message #262621] Mon, 27 August 2007 23:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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IM = instant message
OP = original poster
BTW = by the way
YOYO = you're on your own

If you search the web, there are various websites that list these abbreviations or acronyms that are commonly used. Most of it originated from text messaging or instant messaging where space and time were initially limited. They are intended for children to use to communicate with one another quickly, without having to type a lot or send a lengthy text message that may incur fees based on the length. In the adult business world, such things are generally considered unprofessional and usage is discouraged, as it is here. This is already addressed in the forum guide. It does, however, seem a bit hypocritical that some of those who constantly remind others not to use such things, still use a few themselves. Tom Kyte is well-known for making fun of anyone who uses "IM speak". Someone pointed out that he used things like AFAIK (as far as I know), so he stopped doing that. I thing he even searched his old responses and changed them.
Re: Shorthand Form in this Forum. [message #262938 is a reply to message #262621] Tue, 28 August 2007 09:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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WWW.ACRONYMFINDER.COM is what I frequently use.
Re: Shorthand Form in this Forum. [message #262964 is a reply to message #262938] Tue, 28 August 2007 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And it is a good link : Cool
http://www.acronymfinder.com/

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Michel
Re: Shorthand Form in this Forum. [message #263059 is a reply to message #262621] Tue, 28 August 2007 23:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Arju
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Cool Nice link. But for one shortcut there are thousands of elaboration. Cool
Re: Shorthand Form in this Forum. [message #263176 is a reply to message #263059] Wed, 29 August 2007 04:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
vamsi kasina
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That too with a drastic difference.
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Re: Shorthand Form in this Forum. [message #268188 is a reply to message #263176] Mon, 17 September 2007 22:32 Go to previous message
muzahid
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vamsi kasina wrote on Wed, 29 August 2007 04:59
That too with a drastic difference.
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ASAP As Slow As Possible
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ASAP As simple As possible

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