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Forum Acronyms

Discussion in 'Introductions & Celebrations' started by Croggy, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Croggy

    Croggy Cereal Forumer Staff Member

    Welcome to Leeds Forum.

    This is a list of some of the abbreviations commonly used on forums - please feel free to add others and don't' be afraid to ask if you don't' know the meaning of any others you come across.


    AFAIK As Far As I Know
    AKA Also Known As
    ASAP As Soon As Possible
    ATM At The Moment

    BTW By The Way

    DD Dear/Darling Daughter
    DH Dear Husband
    DP Dear Partner
    DS Dear Son

    FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
    FWIW For What It's Worth
    FFS For F**x sake
    FYI For Your Information

    HTH Hope This Helps

    IMO In My Opinion
    IMHO In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
    IYKWIM If you know what I mean
    IYSWIM If you see what I mean

    LMAO Laughing My Ass Off
    LOL Laugh/ing Out Loud

    MIL and FIL etc
    Mother in law, Father in law..also SIL and BIL Sister and Brother in law

    OH - Other Half
    OMG O My God!
    OP - Original poster (IE the person who starts a thread)
    OT Off topic

    PITA Pain In The Ass
    POV Point Of View

    RL Real Life
    ROFL Roll/ing On the Floor Laughing
    RAOFLMAO Rolling Around On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off!

    SO - Significant Other
    SP(?) - Spelling (used if you're not sure how something's spelled)

    TMI - Too Much Information
    TY Thank you

    YW Youre welcome

    WB Welcome Back
    WTG Way To Go
    WTHDTM What The Hell Does That Mean
    WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get
    WTF What the *****
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  3. Mexico75

    Mexico75 Active Member

    Can't believe you forgot,

    Mod -forum moderator. Could cause some Quadrophinia based confusion for the older membership lol.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2014
  4. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

    I guess technically Mod isn't an acronym, but yes, good point.
  5. Mexico75

    Mexico75 Active Member

    he said abbreviations as well ;)
  6. Mexico75

    Mexico75 Active Member

    Troll - A forum member who generally joins with the sole intention of causing trouble or inciting arguments.
    Trolling - The act of causing arguments/ trouble on a forum.
  7. Derc

    Derc New Member

    DNFTT, do not feed the troll.
  8. dj 2xm

    dj 2xm New Member

    LMBFAO... Laughing My Big Fat Ass Off
  9. Gordon Glazebrook

    Gordon Glazebrook New Member

    Yes, and there are quite a few of them around I'm afraid!
    On one political page I frequent there is a schoolboy, not old enough to vote, stirring things up.
    Ever noticed though that they don't go by their own name, but a pseudonym, no photo and usually no "friends"!!!

  10. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

    Astroturfer / Astroturfing

    Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g. political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations more credibility by withholding information about the source's financial connection. The term astroturfing is a derivation of AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to look like natural grass, a play on the word "grassroots." The implication behind the use of the term is that there are no "true" or "natural" grassroots, but rather "fake" or "artificial" support, though some astroturfing operatives defend the practice.

    You usually see them in political discussions where big companies want to get their way, but still pay lip service to something that would damage their profits.
  11. LateEvents.com

    LateEvents.com New Member

  12. MrTempleDene

    MrTempleDene Just Me Staff Member

    FAO : For (the) Attention Of
  13. Hairyloon

    Hairyloon Active Member

    Though often used as a term to describe someone who is saying things that the poster doesn't want to hear, but cannot find good arguments to refute...
    Mr Gary C and Mexico75 like this.

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