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Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet **Updated 10/21/10**

Postby Bella on Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:05 am

Due to popular demand, I present your forum lingo cheat sheet! If I've left out anything, let me know. Obviously, there's a nearly endless amount of terms we could add, but I'd like to keep it to those that are most widely used on forums.

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  • FWIW: For What It's Worth
  • BTW: By The Way
  • AFAIK: As Far As I Know
  • IIRC: If I Recall Correctly
  • TIA: Thanks In Advance
  • IMO: In My Opinion
  • IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
  • HTH: Hope This Helps
  • Flaming: The act of antagonizing, insulting or fighting
  • Troll: A member who exists solely to irritate and annoy
  • DNFTT: Do Not Feed The Troll (in other words, ignore them)
  • ITA: I Totally Agree
  • IKR?: I Know, Right?
  • MTE: My Thoughts, Exactly
  • C/S: Co-Sign (same meaning as "ITA")
  • THIS!: (same meaning as "ITA")
  • IAWTC: I Agree With This Comment
  • WTF/WTH: What The F*ck/What The Hell
  • OMG: Oh My God/Gosh
  • OMFG: Oh My F*cking God
  • LOL: Laughing Out Loud
  • LMAO: Laughing My Ass Off
  • ROFLMAO: Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
  • YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary
  • NSFW: Not Safe For Work
  • Avy/Sig: Avatar/Signature (images)
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • TBH: To Be Honest
  • IDK: I Don't Know
  • FTW/FTL: For The Win/For The Loss (occasionally used for F*ck The World)
  • FML: F*ck My Life
  • AFK: Away From Keyboard
  • GG: Gotta Go
  • IRL: In Real Life (i.e. not the Internet)
  • J/K: Just Kidding
  • NP: No Problem
  • OP: Original Post/Poster
  • TTYL: Talk To You Later
  • TY: Thank You
  • YW: You're Welcome
  • b/c: Because
  • v.v.: Very, very
  • SFM: So F*cking Much
  • IDGI: I Don't Get It
  • NGL: Not Gonna Lie
  • IDEK: I Don't Even Know
  • BTSC: Behind The Scenes Contact (often used in Mafia games)
  • OT: Off Topic
  • O Rly?: Oh, Really? (used sarcastically)
  • b/w: Between
  • Srsly: Seriously
  • tl;dr: Too Long; Don't Read
  • DW/DNW: Do Want/Do Not Want
  • FTFY: Fix That For You
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Iceman on Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:41 pm

How about "BTW" for By The Way, I use that a lot I don't know about everyone else.
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Bella on Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:54 pm

Great one -- how could I forget? Thanks.
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Adam on Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:45 pm

Great List Bella! I'll put the thread link in my sig to help the community out, and hopefully get a few more replies :)

EDIT: Wait, scratch that, I can't have more than 2 URL's in a signature :( I'll just have to spread it via word of mouth then :)
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Bella on Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:23 pm

Adam wrote:Great List Bella! I'll put the thread link in my sig to help the community out, and hopefully get a few more replies :)

EDIT: Wait, scratch that, I can't have more than 2 URL's in a signature :( I'll just have to spread it via word of mouth then :)


LOL Thanks, Adam!
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Adam on Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:44 am

No worries dear :)
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Adril-22 on Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:05 am

I know this might seem like a crazy idea... But why not type out the actual words?

FWIW....


For what it's worth.


They both took the same amount of time to type out. :p
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Bella on Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:52 am

Adril-22 wrote:I know this might seem like a crazy idea... But why not type out the actual words?

FWIW....


For what it's worth.


They both took the same amount of time to type out. :p


I doubt they took the same amount of time. :P
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Adril-22 on Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:02 am

Maybe a 2 second difference. But it saves lots of time when trying to explain what you meant when you said FWIW.
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Bella on Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:01 am

Adril-22 wrote:Maybe a 2 second difference. But it saves lots of time when trying to explain what you meant when you said FWIW.


Hence the cheat sheet. ;)
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Adril-22 on Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:32 pm

Bella wrote:
Adril-22 wrote:Maybe a 2 second difference. But it saves lots of time when trying to explain what you meant when you said FWIW.


Hence the cheat sheet. ;)


I'm challenging your cheat sheet!

Not everyone comes in the cafe you know!!!!
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Bella on Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:41 pm

Adril-22 wrote:
Bella wrote:
Adril-22 wrote:Maybe a 2 second difference. But it saves lots of time when trying to explain what you meant when you said FWIW.


Hence the cheat sheet. ;)


I'm challenging your cheat sheet!

Not everyone comes in the cafe you know!!!!


Challenge, schmallenge. :roll:
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Joshjb on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:59 pm

What about FYI? :o
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Iceman on Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:01 pm

Joshjb wrote:What about FYI? :o

Further Your Intellect? :) :P
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Re: Forum Lingo Cheat Sheet

Postby Adam on Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:13 pm

No FTW or even better: FTMFW?! This cheat sheet is FTL Bella :P
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