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Old 05-03-2014, 11:58   #106
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IIRC, he was asking, politely. Not "telling".

Ooops!

Sorry, Richard.
True, OP was asking not telling however, the way OP was asking did not leave much doubt that it was expected. Whether is was polite or not is subjective.

As stated earlier, I agree with the OP and by the way what does IIRC stand for?
If I Recall Correctly.

See, very easy if you don't know a certain acronym, initial or abbreviation to ask for clarification. I have done so several times and always got a prompt, polite answer. No much trouble at all.

By the way, to the OP. I concur, the post and request was no trouble at all and IMO (in my opinion ) was a polite question. But it did start an interesting conversation and you did manage to flush out one reply (a very uncharacteristic reply) that was not exactly nice.
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Old 05-03-2014, 12:01   #107
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If I Recall Correctly.

See, very easy if you don't know a certain acronym, initial or abbreviation to ask for clarification. I have done so several times and always got a prompt, polite answer. No much trouble at all.

By the way, to the OP. I concur, the post and request was no trouble at all and IMO (in my opinion ) was a polite question. But it did start an interesting conversation and you did manage to flush out one reply (a very uncharacteristic reply) that was not exactly nice.
IMO that is YO (your opinion). The beauty of democracy and public forums. BTW I believe the replies were very characteristic and nice.
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Old 05-03-2014, 13:20   #108
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BTW I believe the replies were very characteristic and nice.
They were with one exception which perhaps you (fortunately) missed.
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Old 05-03-2014, 13:31   #109
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IMO that is YO (your opinion). The beauty of democracy and public forums. BTW I believe the replies were very characteristic and nice.
A misnomer here.This is NOT a public forum. It is a private forum that you join and are allowed to be involved with, but there are rules which, as in life, you have to conform to.

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I've changed.

My initial response to this thread was along the lines of "just educated yourself, its not hard. Takes me less than 5 seconds to select a term (eg. IIRC), google it (like this), and scan the results to find the expanded version... and now im educated for life!.

However, I've just posted a couple of other posts and found myself expanding my internetisms. This thread has gotten to me, and i've found myself empathising with the fact that this is a sailing forum.
Techy forums are more ofey offay orfa... <googles> au fait with these things.


In the interests of the middle ground (where I think we should meet), here's the most common internetisms.

LOL - laugh out loud (i think that funny)
FYI - For Your Information
IMO - In My Opinion (also IMHO - In My Humble Opinion)
WTF - What the!?!
FFS - For Goodness Sake
AFAIK - As Far As I Know (Also AFAIC As Far As Im Concerned)
IIRC - In (If I Recall Correctly)
FWIW - For What Its Worth
ROFL - Rolls On Floor Laughing (and other countless variants)
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary - quite applicable here
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Geez... Y'all are getting the thread back on track.... The best part of this thread is when it drifted to the funniest thing I've heard in quite awhile..

"I always get those last two mixed up"

Pure genius, that was.
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wannabe secret agent makes reasonable points,

but we should also remember that the OP was not talking about this sort of "internet slang", but about cryptic abbreviations which only a subset of readers will recognise, and which do not even necessarily have a single accepted interpretation.

I forget the example he gave but it was a very fair point, I thought

I realise the discussion has subsequently broadened, but that is not (AFAIK !) something which can be sheeted home to the OP
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RPP = registered pension plan. At least that's what the Great God Google tells me.

My, this thread certainly proves it has been a very long winter.
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it has been a very long winter.
A long, cold, snowy, winter and that's a fact.
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Geez... Y'all are getting the thread back on track.... The best part of this thread is when it drifted to the funniest thing I've heard in quite awhile..

"I always get those last two mixed up"

Pure genius, that was.
But it made no sense... Whoring in the kitchen, and cooking in the bedroom?
Maybe its an american thing

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but we should also remember that the OP was not talking about this sort of "internet slang", but about cryptic abbreviations which only a subset of readers will recognise, and which do not even necessarily have a single accepted interpretation.
Hmmm... Ya think? I thought he was pretty clear "Therefore, I ask that you not use acronyms. Please spell out what you are saying."
His example was RPP though - something hard enough to guess at, even if we did have context.

All acronyms (yeah yeah, i know its not technically an acronym) are ambiguous... its context that allows you to understand what is being said...
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But it made no sense...
His example was RPP though - something hard enough to guess at, even if we did have context.
Knowing that it means Registered Pension Plan doesn't tell you much unless you happen to have one. Those of us who don't are none the wiser for having the definition. Like Registered to, by, or for whom? What does it do? Turns out that there are some in Canada (and maybe the US, I quit reading). It is a pension plan for employees that is accepted by the government wherein both the employer and the employee get deductions. FWIW (Oops, sorry Richard, I put in the FWIW (for what it's worth) because I thought it would be irrelevant to many people (those disinterested in pension plans or having other forms.)

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but we should also remember that the OP was not talking about this sort of "internet slang", but about cryptic abbreviations which only a subset of readers will recognise, and which do not even necessarily have a single accepted interpretation.
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Hmmm... Ya think? I thought he was pretty clear "Therefore, I ask that you not use acronyms. Please spell out what you are saying."
His example was RPP though - something hard enough to guess at, even if we did have context.
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.... Obviously there are some (NASA, RYC, as example) that are fine but I was pointing at the more esoteric in nature.....

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....I'm not talking of 'internet slang'....
Yeah, based on these posts, I think the OP has made it pretty clear what he meant, once people made it clear what they thought he meant.

Which is, IMHO, how good communication should work: if nobody checks whether message received = message sent, and corrects it until it is, it's not strictly speaking communication.

I guess it qualifies as intercourse, though, or some such.

Which some would say is better than NOWT... ooooops, sorry, nothing !
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My, this thread certainly proves it has been a very long winter.

Been Is it over?

MAHASTIUMR far as the winter goes

I just made that up: mad as hell and still taking it up my rear
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I hadn't in mind the 'internet shorthand' (as example, LOL, KWIM, WTF, etc). Those are rather easy to figure and/or of lesser importance. What I meant was of more importance than that. I had in mind the oft esoteric nomenclature of various disciplines, ie, trade associations of which understanding is made more difficult by using abbreviations. As example, an engineer speaking to another engineer can happily use the talk of the trade all day long. But that same manner of speech would not translate well to the layman. All I was asking was for all of us try to be relatable in the means by using full spelling.

I know I could bury others in abbreviated trade talk. Yet what have I communicated. Being relatable to your audience is No 1. I suppose that does present a burden to some but I would say they do not care for their audience as they insist on their way and place the burden of communication wholly on the listener.
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Heck, I have no idea what context RPP was used in. Perhaps it is short for Rest in Peace Pussy. I didn't believe the pension plan reference was applicable on CF, but perhaps that was the discussion. My point is there are various acronyms, shortened terms, or abbreviations for use in many applications. The same collection of letters may mean different things in different contexts.
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