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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken_Monk
    If it takes people to a few minutes to figure out what a thread is about or what the title to a thread says then... thats a problem!
    It's only a problem when you don't want to adapt to the community you are participating in IMHO.

    Speaking only for myself, I didn't learn all of these over night. I quickly picked them up after being a part of another online Disney community. Commenting on it like this isn't going to stop it because it has been going on for years online. Feel free to type out whatever you wish, but please realize some of us will make use of the myriad of abbreviations/acronyms that have been established through the years. I don't do it to confuse people, but for ease of posting. I suspect that is true for others. And yes at times, a new one will pop up...and I have to take an extra second or two to figure it out. And when I cannot figure it out from the context, I ask.

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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    I'm not crazy about the over use of acronyms either. They make it very hard for newer Disney geeks to know what is going on and force them to either ask or get frustrated and leave the conversation. However, it is so tempting to use them. Who wants to type Its a Small World when you can just say IaSW?

    It is just one of those tough decisions to make. Clarity versus ease of typing. The problems can be easily avoided if the person who starts the thread will at least use the full names in the subject line of the thread and in the thread body. That makes it easier to figure out what is going on in subsequent posts. But in practice, I know that isn't likely to happen.
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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    MandaBella, my original intent when creating this thread was not to change the way that people post on Mice Chat and or the Internet. It was intended for people to see that maybe we are using these abbreviations WAY to much!

    There are many acronyms which are Internet wide and are easy to understand. LOL, IMHO ROTFL. There are many which are not, BPB (Block Party Bash)? Again, my post werent meant as a plea to change the way people post on Mice Chat. It was just a personal observation.

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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    Dusty, you sir rock!
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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    You think thats bad? Working at Disneyland has you going with a ton more of acronyms, all cheesy and horrible to remember. Disney's favorite thing to do is come up with acronyms for work.

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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken_Monk
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    Tee hee- only kidding! You know, your user name? Nevermind.

    I also have a hard time figuring out some of them. I still don't know what a few on your list are! Like the last one! I got used to the basic ones when I worked in attractions, but some of them are out of hand. And then sometimes I feel like I should know and don't want to look dumb by asking. <shrug>
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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken_Monk
    MandaBella, my original intent when creating this thread was not to change the way that people post on Mice Chat and or the Internet. It was intended for people to see that maybe we are using these abbreviations WAY to much!

    It was just a personal observation.
    Understood Drunken_Monk.

    I don't care for sentences that are overloaded with them either. However, sentences with one or two aren't too bad.
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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    TinkPink, I was waiting for someone to ask what the last one stood for.
    Its My God This Thread Is Out Of Control.

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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage
    I'm not crazy about the over use of acronyms either. They make it very hard for newer Disney geeks to know what is going on and force them to either ask or get frustrated and leave the conversation. However, it is so tempting to use them. Who wants to type Its a Small World when you can just say IaSW?

    It is just one of those tough decisions to make. Clarity versus ease of typing. The problems can be easily avoided if the person who starts the thread will at least use the full names in the subject line of the thread and in the thread body. That makes it easier to figure out what is going on in subsequent posts. But in practice, I know that isn't likely to happen.
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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    OIC. IDK, YMMV on IASW IMHO...FWIW IIRC POTC is DOA right now, so I'll BBIAB with some info ASAP. AAMOF Monsters, Inc is ROFLMFAO funny, AFAIC.

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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    Eh, you'll get used to it. Then you can talk in code with your fellow DL geek friends with others around and they'll be all confused...it's fun

    Seriously though, if you don't know what something means, don't hesitate to ask. You won't be ridiculed for it

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    Re: These acronyms are getting out of hand

    Then again, if you use too many acronyms, be prepared to explain what you are saying.
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