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Index of Acronyms?
« on: October 24, 2011, 09:25:15 pm »
I was wondering if we should have a list of common acronyms found here on TC available to newcomers. When I first joined, terms like "UPG" had me pretty confused.

Just an idea :)

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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 09:40:59 pm »
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I was wondering if we should have a list of common acronyms found here on TC available to newcomers. When I first joined, terms like "UPG" had me pretty confused.

Just an idea :)

 
I remember there being one on the old board (or was it on Beehive?) but I cannot for the life of me find it:confused:


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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 09:47:02 pm »
Quote from: MarieBay;27323
I was wondering if we should have a list of common acronyms found here on TC available to newcomers. When I first joined, terms like "UPG" had me pretty confused.

Just an idea :)

You know thats not a bad idea. I know when I first joined the forum I was kinda lost.
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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 09:47:46 pm »
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I remember there being one on the old board (or was it on Beehive?) but I cannot for the life of me find it:confused:

 
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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 09:53:17 pm »
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Sweet! Thank you for digging that up, Melamphoros! Will future Confused Newbies be able to find it easily from here, or do I need to go back and improve the tagging?

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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 09:59:54 pm »
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Sweet! Thank you for digging that up, Melamphoros!


You're welcome:)

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Will future Confused Newbies be able to find it easily from here, or do I need to go back and improve the tagging?


The tagging is fine (although I would add abbreviations to that as well).  I'm thinking about copy-pasting the list to a new thread (and setting it sticky) here anyway.


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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 10:45:39 pm »
Quote from: Melamphoros;27333
The tagging is fine (although I would add abbreviations to that as well).  I'm thinking about copy-pasting the list to a new thread (and setting it sticky) here anyway.

 
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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 10:53:31 pm »
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Strikes me as the sort of thing work sticking in the wiki.

 
Which would be a bit better as I can't seem to replicate the table Star used in the linked post.


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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 07:52:13 am »
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Which would be a bit better as I can't seem to replicate the table Star used in the linked post.

That's because vBulletin doesn't really have a real set of table BBCodes. The Wiki adds one but it is almost impossible to really use as it is very different from table html and is never really explained in enough detail to make it usable. :(
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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 09:15:40 am »
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That's because vBulletin doesn't really have a real set of table BBCodes. The Wiki adds one but it is almost impossible to really use as it is very different from table html and is never really explained in enough detail to make it usable. :(

 
border="1"
|-
| test cell 1
| test cell 2
|-
| test 3
| test 4
|-


...Okay, that's really different, but I think I've got it.  I'll work on converting the old table here in a bit, probably after lunch.
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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 10:21:07 am »
Quote from: Darkhawk;27355
Strikes me as the sort of thing work sticking in the wiki.

 
I haven't even begun to get into the Wiki yet, but here's the table if someone wants to grab it and stick it in (staff should be able to edit the post to see the code, or I think if you reply the table code should be included as quoted text):

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|The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum
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|Thanks In Advance
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|See You Later
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|Welcome Back
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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 11:53:06 am »
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...Okay, that's really different, but I think I've got it.

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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2011, 06:08:32 pm »
Quote from: Star;27415
I haven't even begun to get into the Wiki yet, but here's the table if someone wants to grab it and stick it in....

 
Hmm, it's showing its age a bit.  Once it's in the wiki, I might have a go at some updating - which is exactly why having a wiki is an asset, and why something like this belongs in it (which starts a further train of thought about "what else does TC do that is well-suited to wikification?").

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Re: Index of Acronyms?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 06:15:26 pm »
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Hmm, it's showing its age a bit.  Once it's in the wiki, I might have a go at some updating....

Here it is (on the main wiki): [wiki]Common TC Acronyms[/wiki]
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