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tbuitenh's picture
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The forum attaches a cute tooltip to each mention of GNU. Can we have these for other words too?

Let me suggest a few common ones that not everyone knows:

IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer
RTFM - Read The Fine Manual (please don't say that in these forums)
FWIW - For What It's Worth
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
HTH - Hope This Helps

That should make posts by certain people like, um, me more readable. HTH.

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Thanks. That helps me too (as I didn't know the meanings of a few of these as well). I've added those and some additional acronyms to the system.

However, it is nicer and more encouraged to talk *english*. Adding of these acronym tooltips doesn't mean encouraging you to talk in acronyms all the time. Eye

Cheers

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I know, I know. Especially HTH is completely unnecessary. Please make a sticky thread for reporting unknown tech jargon (newbie: Samba? I'm supposed to dance on my computer???) and acronyms, it will be very useful.

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VPN - Virtual Private Network
PM - Private Message

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"tbuitenh" wrote:

I know, I know. Especially HTH is completely unnecessary. Please make a sticky thread for reporting unknown tech jargon (newbie: Samba? I'm supposed to dance on my computer???) and acronyms, it will be very useful.

Stickified!

Tango is another computing term associated with dancing. Smiling

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IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol
CGI - Common Gateway Interface or Computer Generated Imagery

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Thanks Taco. Done. Smiling

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BTW - By the way
FYI - For your information

maybe a few architectures ?
x86 - very common 32-bit PC architecture
ia32 - very common 32-bit PC architecture
x86_64 - 64-bit version of x86; used by newer Athlon (AMD64), Pentium and Xeon (EM64T) chips
ia64 - 64-bit architecture used by the Intel Itantum; NOT x86_64
ppc - PowerPC: architecture used by IBM POWER and Apple G* processors
sparc - architecture used by SUN processors

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I'll be adding those.. but I think we shouldn't have too much acronyms undelined like this not to overdo it and come up annoying. Smiling

So some that are known to 90% of all computer users should be ok without a tooltip. I think most users of GNU/Linux and operating systems we support here know terms like x86 for example. Smiling

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but you're *** if you don't Eye

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Hehe, I've just added those suggested acronyms. Smiling

Thanks

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