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Old 02-09-2014, 11:58 AM   #11
 
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Another sticky, *I* would say. But that's a decision for the Reference Team!
Both teams are working on a lot of changes to our Reference Section, including sorting through/cleaning up our current stickies - it could be that one of those exists, too - but is lost somewhere in the forum, lol!
If not, we can make one! Or add them in, if RT wants to do it that way. Can't hurt to post them here and start a 2nd list?

Thanks for all your help, Flint! <3
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:03 PM   #12
 
I'll write up a common term list tomorrow. I'm too pooped to put a lot of thought into anything right now. I just responded to a thread and now I can't find it.

I'll add to the cleaning up the forum thing in my next pm response. I was just thinking about that.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:19 PM   #13
 
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I steer clear of too many abbreviations as it can be rather confusing when they start to overlap each other or conflict with non hobby related terms.When you start to do salt and fresh it becomes even more complicated. I do think there should be a translation page such as this but I do not promote using them.

I suppose there are times when it is appropriate but those are exceptions.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:35 PM   #14
 
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As a rule, I agree with you, Gilly.
I'm guilty of using a few of them, though my in-born love of writing prevents it from being *too* often
. . . my posts might be far shorter if I did. >.<
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:41 PM   #15
 
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lol
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:01 PM   #16
 
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Guilty of that one, for sure! Also - TMS, MTS, ADF and Crypt. . .
. . .andsince I do what I do here TFK, BF, OP MT(Moderation Team) RT (for Reference Team) RS (Reference section). I'm sooooo tempted to build an entire sentence without using a single complete word right now! ^__^

Gilly - I retract my previous post! >.<
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:02 AM   #17
 
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I love English! Especially when its put to new and interesting uses. I know that it doesn't matter and probaly no one cares, but most of the items on the list are acronyms NOT abbreviations...
Acronyms use first letters in place of whole words, abbreviations shorten words. ex- acronym: USA, RTS, WTF, NASA
-abbreviation: gal., tsp., wed., hygro.,
Seriously though, thanks for the list, many times on this forum I get stuck at an acronym or abbreviation and have to guess.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:39 AM   #18
 
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one should also take into account how things can be misinterpreted
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:13 PM   #19
 
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My rics,acros and acans, need calc,alk,and mag mixed from my moded RODI of proper temp before more RTN sets in from a recent frag.

Whenever I see GSP I think of Green Star Polyps seeing as it is a common coral,but I am sure you all are thinking about a certain puffer. I did not know about the puffer thing until I was trying to figure out how there coral contracted ich and was swimming funny gasping for air.

I try and stick to writing and typing more but am guilty of using the acronyms\abbreviations form time to time.

Thanks again for the thread.
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:52 PM   #20
 
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Be it abbreviations or acronyms using too many on here can be too confusing to ppl especially new ppl on here. Even if you make a sticky on it Ches not sure everyone will know where to find it or even know one exist. I mean look at how many we have now and where they are.
Not saying making a Sticky for this is useless but just say maybe using words would be best most of the time. Especially when one acronym has more then one meaning.
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