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  • [Question] Abbreviation? I think not.

    What is with this place and everything being abbreviated? It's okay to type out a ride's name or even a person's name every once in a while. Not everyone always knows what you are talking about.
    :blush:

    I live for this stuff.

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    Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

    Yeah, I know what you mean. As a fellow new MC'er sometimes I dont know what the abbreviations mean either so I have to google it. But think thats what the glossary is for. I mean, is it really that hard to look it up? Anyways welcome to Mice Chat and when in Rome, do as the Romans do I guess.

    http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...-glossary.html

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    • #3
      Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

      This will help http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...-glossary.html

      And from what I have seen, most Disney boards use similar abbreviations. If you're unsure what something stands for, just ask; we'll be happy to help.
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      • #4
        Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

        WeaponX (and then yoyo) beat me to it, but check the glossary for any abbreviations that leave you scratching your head. And welcome to Mice Chat, both of you! :ap:
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        • #5
          Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

          Originally posted by WeaponX View Post
          Yeah, I know what you mean. As a fellow new MC'er sometimes I dont know what the abbreviations mean either so I have to google it. But think thats what the glossary is for. I mean, is it really that hard to look it up? Anyways welcome to Mice Chat and when in Rome, do as the Romans do I guess.

          http://micechat.com/forums/disneylan...-glossary.html
          Thanks! That link is very helpful... some of the abrev. have left me scratching my head in bewilderment.

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          • #6
            Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

            Firstly, welcome to MiceChat.

            Secondly, I want to give you a piece of advice - if I wanted to change the habits of an entire community of thousands of posters, my approach would probably be to make a name for myself and get people to like me first, since people are generally more receptive to advice/demands from friends than from random strangers. That's just how humans work. Going in with guns blazing in your fourth post (and first thread) probably won't yield the results you're looking for, practically speaking.

            Thirdly...you're in luck, because you're certainly not the first person to be initially confused by all the acronyms being used here. (Actually, when you think about it, we were all confused by those acronyms at one point, unless an elite few were born with terms like HISTA and BLAB and TSMM and ITTBAB rolling around in their heads...) That's why the thread others have already linked to exists.

            Fourthly, using acronyms for commonly-used lingo is not unique to MiceChat. Just about every forum I've ever seen does it, and it's different for every forum and every subject. If you don't want to deal with acronyms, perhaps you should find other ways to spend your time. Forums may just be too much of a headache for you. No shame in that. If you want to instead go with the hard way and try to change the entire internet...well, be my guest, but I won't hold my breath for results.

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            • #7
              Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

              Just remember the acronym MILF on this site is different than that other one you visit JK!

              It stands for Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor by the way...

              (PS: Are we SURE we can't change this? haha)
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              • #8
                Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                Firstly, welcome to MiceChat.

                Secondly, I want to give you a piece of advice - if I wanted to change the habits of an entire community of thousands of posters, my approach would probably be to make a name for myself and get people to like me first, since people are generally more receptive to advice/demands from friends than from random strangers. That's just how humans work. Going in with guns blazing in your fourth post (and first thread) probably won't yield the results you're looking for, practically speaking.

                I have to agree with this.
                At the same time, if you just ask, everyone is really nice on here and they will be more than willing to tell you what the acronym means.
                Some use them, some will do short versions of the name like Soarin, Thunder, Splash etc.
                Quote by Al:
                To that end I'd like the Internet community to join me in reminding the Disney company that "it all started with Walt." As you can see below we've created some T-shirts, plus a few simple graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites to let folks know how you feel.
                -Al Lutz


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                • #9
                  Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                  Originally posted by Eric5675 View Post
                  Just remember the acronym MILF on this site is different than that other one you visit JK!

                  It stands for Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor by the way...

                  (PS: Are we SURE we can't change this? haha)
                  ) When I first joined I didn't know that one so I Googled it and let's just say some...unfamily-friendly sites showed up lol.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                    I get most of the abbreviations but I'm not really a fan. I use them because it's easier than typing it all out. I kind of like the shortened versions; still clear what is referenced, still easier than typing it all out, that kind of thing.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                      Yeah but it gets annoying to type 'Snow White's Scary Adventures' when you could just type 'SWSA' =P

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                      • #12
                        Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                        Thank you for the glossary. I will bookmark it. I am going to get my AP (hey, look, already catching up! LOL) on Nov. 17th so I plan on frequenting this and a few other boards . Now I won't be so lost LOL.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                          You get used to it after awhile, and the more you visit the more you get the hang of the "lingo", per say... Just like anywhere else you visit or live!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                            Welcome to the family

                            Don't feel bad, the acronyms confused the crap out of me when I started here too. Every now and then someone busts out one that I still don't get. TWFJC really got me one time (The World Famous Jungle Cruise) or WHTBAMPI (Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Play It). And that brings us to the point that's been made... who really wants to type all of that out EVERY single time. Especially in an intense thread where the name is being used a lot. Hence the acronyms.

                            Originally posted by Datameister View Post
                            Fourthly, using acronyms for commonly-used lingo is not unique to MiceChat. Just about every forum I've ever seen does it, and it's different for every forum and every subject.
                            NASA is quite possibly the worst. Everything is an acronym at NASA. And it's not just forums... but any group of people discussing a common interest will have a specific language. Physicists, programmers, engineers, etc. They all use acronyms and shortened phrases to talk to each other in a more efficient manner.

                            It's also a bit of elitism I think. It's a club and to be a part of it you have to learn the language the club uses. The glossary will really help... and never ever feel embarrassed to ask. You'll see people asking what "ITTBAB" or "iasw" mean all the time. We're a friendly lot, when we aren't beating the crap out of each other

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                            • #15
                              Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                              Hopefully, HISTA wil not exist in the near future. So, you probably won't have to worry about that one.
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                              • #16
                                Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                                yeah, i get most of the acronyms on here, but every once in a while i will try to figure one out and think "eh forget it, it's not worth looking up" and i skip ahead to the next thing ; )

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                                  MK hates their MILF.

                                  one hundred and one

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                                    Originally posted by Imagineer Scott View Post
                                    MK hates their MILF.
                                    I agree MILF does not belong in TL in the MK.
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                                    Since May 2003

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                                      Originally posted by Disneytwins View Post
                                      I agree MILF does not belong in TL in the MK.
                                      I don't think it belongs anywhere
                                      Maybe Chuck E. Cheese?
                                      Quote by Al:
                                      To that end I'd like the Internet community to join me in reminding the Disney company that "it all started with Walt." As you can see below we've created some T-shirts, plus a few simple graphics that you can copy and paste into your websites to let folks know how you feel.
                                      -Al Lutz


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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Abbreviation? I think not.

                                        Originally posted by Eric5675 View Post
                                        Just remember the acronym MILF on this site is different than that other one you visit JK!

                                        It stands for Monster's Inc. Laugh Floor by the way...

                                        (PS: Are we SURE we can't change this? haha)
                                        No, cause COUGAR is longer.
                                        Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.

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