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A little research - forum abbreviations

Discussion in 'Chill Out Forum:' started by philjohns, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. philjohns

    philjohns Senior Member

    Im doing a little research into abbreviations used on online forums for a project that Im doing and a document that Im writing.

    What would you say are the most used abbreviations (lol, lmfao etc) on this forum?
  2. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    lol - laughing out loud (and all variations of it: lmao, rofl, roflmao... and the more vulgar pmsl)
    iirc - if I recall correctly
    imo - in my opinion
    imho - in my honest/humble opinion
    wip - work in progress
    (n)sfw - (not) safe for work
    asap - as soon as possible

    Also think of generic ones such as omg and wtf which aren't really specific to this forum/sector itself. But neither is lol or ASAP for that matter.

    Might think of some other ones later on.
    Oh and DF of course. How could I forget that one? :p
  3. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I try and avoid abbreviations if I can, even in text messages.
  4. I don't like to abbreviate on text messages.. weird really :)
  5. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I think it is a nice thing, plus it separates us from tngrs who tlk txt spk
  6. Goreki

    Goreki Member

    tl;dr - Too Long, Didn't Read
    AFAIK - As Far As I Know
    BTW - By The Way
    OMG - Oh My God/Gosh
    OP - Original Poster
    TOS - Terms Of Service
    FUBAR - F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition.
    HTH - Hope This Helps
    TBH - To Be Honest
    CBA - Can't Be Arsed
    FYI - For Your Information
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    I don't either, text's weren't really that big when I had my first mobile, then when they started getting more popular I had a smartphone with a qwerty keyboard so I just typed like I would on a pc sort of thing. Still do now :D
  8. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

    I did not know half of these!

    I'm with you Levi, unlimited text messages helps! You are less concerned with fitting as much into a message as possible!
  9. Goreki

    Goreki Member

    To be honest, I'm with you guys on not using abbreviations, I just pick them up from trying to dis-cypher txt's, emails, forum messages and so on. But what really grinds on me, is when people use alternatives like "yew" for "you". I don't get why people just can not type "you". IT'S THE SAME AMOUNT OF LETTERS!
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Some people say u(r) instead of you(r) too. And others say 4 instead of for.

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