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Is there any Drupal mod that allows for glide over acronym explanation. So like you put the mouse over the letters LFS and it comes up Linux From Scratch. We had it in the first days of nuxified. I feel it would help people out, as a lot of explanations use acronyms and this may bamboozle new users. If it is not possible we should maybe collaborate a list, so that we can show people what we mean. Eye
This is in no means vital, and is only a small suggestion, not for myself.

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I agree, I miss that feature

I agree, I miss that feature too although I don't need it.

Congratulations on 400 posts by the way!

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I think there is a module

I think there is a module for this on Drupal. Gonna check on that yet. If there is it shouldn't be too hard to implement. Smiling

And yeah, congratulations Andrew on that nice round 400th post. Here's a star for you :star: Eye

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YASSSS! WE HAVE THE STAR!!

YASSSS! WE HAVE THE STAR!! Whats the code for it.

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The code is simple :star:

The code is simple :star: Smiling

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:star:

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What, you couldn't find the

What, you couldn't find the code?*

*bad joke about 404 posts

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tbuitenh wrote: bad joke
tbuitenh wrote:

bad joke about 404 posts

I never found that one...

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Hehe AndrewB is 404 not

Hehe AndrewB is 404 not found. Laughing out loud Where are you Andrew?

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AHHHHH where am I!

AHHHHH where am I!

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Oh you've been found, you're

Oh you've been found, you're 405 now. Laughing out loud

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Way off subject now hehe.

Way off subject now hehe.

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I didn't forget the subject

I didn't forget the subject though. Eye

I know I'm due this among other revisions mentioned and I'm gonna be doing them over this weekend or monday.

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Acronyms feature has been

Acronyms feature has been implemented. Smiling Check this out: SPARC. Eye

Besides a tooltip it also links to the glossary page.

It is even possible to have detailed explanations of various terms and acronyms on that page, but for now this should do.

Edit: Feel free to suggest acronyms in our old acronyms thread. Smiling

Cheers

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Thanks libervisco. The

Thanks libervisco.
The forums seem to be shaping up nicely Laughing out loud

One glitch..
When you click on SPARC, it does take you to another page but nothing is displayed!
Also http://www.nuxified.org/glossary is an empty NXFD page..

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It was a permissions issue.

It was a permissions issue. Fixed and tested. Smiling

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Works for me too now, HTH,

Works for me too now, HTH, YMMV Smiling

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please add: NAS: Network

please add:

NAS: Network Attached Storage
SSH: Secure SHell (for encrypted interactive sessions through networks)
BASH: Bourne Again SHell (common CLI and scripting language on GNU/Linux)

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Added, thanks.

Added, thanks.

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GGL

Could I kindly suggest:

GGL: GetGNULinux.org

(not mandatory at all) ? Eye

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I thought that had been

I thought that had been added actually! Maybe it is just cause I remember GGL.

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Good idea Olivier. I've

Good idea Olivier. I've added it. Smiling

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IMHO

IMHO

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a few more

A few more I found on the way... This is really a great feature.

IMO - In My Opinion (most generally, a few common internet slang acronyms
SVN - Subversion
GUI - Graphical User Interface (this one comes up often!=)
CLI - Command Line Interface (should never come up Smiling )
CMS - Content Management System
OS - Operating System
EULA - End-User License Agreement

Do we need: TLA ?

(Three Letter Acronym Smiling)

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I hate TLA.

I hate TLA.
EyeSticking out tongue:star:

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IMO isn't nearly as common

IMO isn't nearly as common as IMHO. Excuse me if this is only true on USENET. and EULA - I dunno. do we have BSD for Berkeley Software Distribution ?

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Added all except "OS" as I

Added all except "OS" as I think most visitors should at least get that one. Smiling We don't want to oversaturate.

Olivier wrote:

CLI - Command Line Interface (should never come up Smiling )

We have a whole forum for CLI. Laughing out loud

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Ah, and I came up another

Ah, and I came up another one, how about TLD (top-level domain)? Not sure this if this is obvious, it just wasn't to me to start with.

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That reminds me of two

That reminds me of two more:

TLP: top level post
OP: original post(er)

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OP could also mean some

OP could also mean some other things. I think it's too general to add, but I added TLD and TLP. Smiling

Thanks

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