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  • acronyms

    Just making a request of the moderators here.

    I think it would be helpful to have a page for MiceChat-specific acronyms added to the FAQ section. Maybe also including commonly-used terms (like "101" or "e-stop").

    Most of us on the boards know that HISTA = "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience", but there are always new people, and we're obviously very fond of abbreviations. Someone may or may not know right away what EMH refers to, or PAP. It would be fun to have a quick reference page up there somewhere.

    BTW, I didn't use HISTA as an example because of the "swimmingly" good replacement thread. Pure coincidence.
    Last edited by RenMan; 12-07-2006, 03:16 PM. Reason: addendum

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    Re: acronyms

    Hmmm, here's a few off the top of my head and use on a regular basis.
    HISTA: Honey I shrunk the audience
    HMH Haunted Mansion Holiday
    POTC: Pirates of the Carribean
    WDW Walt Disney World
    COP Carousel of Progress
    iasw; Its a small world
    IJA Indiana Jones Adventure
    DLR Disneyland Resort
    TOT Tower of Terror
    BTMRR: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
    POD: Parade of Dreams
    DCA: Disney's California Adventure
    CMs: Castmembers

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    • #3
      Re: acronyms

      Just had a thread about this: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showt...ight=shorthand

      Here's what I said then:

      Just a note. We discourage the using of shorthand in the title and first post of a thread. It is almost always best if the real name of rides, parks, shows, attractions, etc. are used to set up the thread and title. Then if members use shorthand later in the thread, it will make sense even without needing to consult a shorthand guide.
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      • #4
        Re: acronyms

        Even so, I don't really see the down side in adding a page to the FAQ. There will always be people who use acronyms in their titles and first posts, whether you discourage it or not. Plus there are lots of times when users refer to an attraction or event (F!, MSEP, MNSSHP) mid-thread without the OP having referred to them directly.

        For what reason do you NOT want to add to the FAQ (and/or add a sticky note)? Just curious.

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        • #5
          Re: acronyms

          There's not very many MiceChat-specific acronyms, though....

          Off the top of my head, there's only MC, MCG, BBB, DMCA, RYPC, YAGE, and maybe a couple others... Not really enough for a good FAQ.
          -Tim

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          • #6
            Re: acronyms

            Originally posted by Melonballer View Post
            Hmmm, here's a few off the top of my head and use on a regular basis.
            HISTA: Honey I shrunk the audience
            HMH Haunted Mansion Holiday
            POTC: Pirates of the Carribean
            WDW Walt Disney World
            COP Carousel of Progress
            iasw; Its a small world
            IJA Indiana Jones Adventure
            DLR Disneyland Resort
            TOT Tower of Terror
            BTMRR: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
            POD: Parade of Dreams
            DCA: Disney's California Adventure
            CMs: Castmembers
            Thanks! I'm not asking because there's any given acronym that I need to know right now. When one pops up that I don't know, I either ask or do a forum search to figure it out. It just seems like it would be a handy, even educational, resource to have readily available, especially if it elaborated on some of the CM-specific abbreviations.

            No one's going to know to look into this thread later if they need help. They would know to look in the FAQ section if it were there.

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            • #7
              Re: acronyms

              Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
              There's not very many MiceChat-specific acronyms, though....

              Off the top of my head, there's only MC, MCG, BBB, DMCA, RYPC, YAGE, and maybe a couple others... Not really enough for a good FAQ.
              I guess I really meant disney-specific, as opposed to defining things like LOL or BRB or YAGE (which isn't specific to this board). So I'm including things like HMH or BTMRR, but also including ones like COW.

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              • #8
                Re: acronyms

                YAGE isn't? Hmm.. odd. Never hear anybody outside of here ever use that... and I've been on a lot of boards during the course of about 10 years.
                -Tim

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                • #9
                  Re: acronyms

                  Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
                  YAGE isn't? Hmm.. odd. Never hear anybody outside of here ever use that... and I've been on a lot of boards during the course of about 10 years.
                  Huh. I think you might be right on this one. I stand corrected.

                  I could have sworn that when I saw the term here I looked it up elsewhere, but I can't find it anywhere.

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                  • #10
                    Re: acronyms

                    Originally posted by RenMan View Post
                    Huh. I think you might be right on this one. I stand corrected.

                    I could have sworn that when I saw the term here I looked it up elsewhere, but I can't find it anywhere.
                    Woohoo! Not out of the loop as much as I thought I was!
                    -Tim

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                    • #11
                      Re: acronyms

                      I know we used Yet Another Grand Exit (YAGE) before MiceChat on FabsBoard.....many of us came from that board to this one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: acronyms

                        The term YAGE is used by a few, but not many.
                        -Monorail Man

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