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List of HB approved acronyms

such as AFAIK, IMHO etc.
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To popularize such acronyms within HB bakers, list most common of these in help section in HB. It will ease communication.
VJW, Feb 21 2011

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       HB??
hippo, Feb 21 2011
  

       WIBNI.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 21 2011
  

       I will notify the grand-poobahship approval committee (the GPAC) and have them draw up the official list of centrally condoned acronyms and technical style-guide (OLCCAATSG), it should have been sent to you with the welcome pack you got when you joined and your subscription payments were processed. This pack, made available to high-prioirty users, otherwise known as the High-Order Access X Materials contains all known and fully endorsed acronymic guidelines - frankly, I'm surprised you missed this.
zen_tom, Feb 21 2011
  

       But of course, nobody actually uses the approved ones. We all not only use unapproved ones, but unique and unexplained acronyms that are discarded after first use (uaua-tada,fu!).
Ian Tindale, Feb 21 2011
  

       IMHO, the point of using commonly known acronymns is that they are commonly known. As for HB specific acronymns there are already some in the help file FYI.
rcarty, Feb 21 2011
  

       Acronyms are just handy abbreviations commonly used in order to save time and effort. Approval or otherwise is pointless. You can't stop the signal.

TTFN.
DrBob, Feb 21 2011
  

       VJW? - anyway, this is a terrible idea. The two acronyms (strictly speaking, these are 'initialisms') you cite in the summary are widely used elsewhere, so it would be odd for the Halfbakery to have a special look-up page for these when there are thousands of explanations of these on the internet already. Then, you use the word "approved", suggesting that this system is going to be policed somehow. Finally, acronyms which aren't immediately understandable or which aren't explained when first used in a piece of text are just a symptom of self-importance and cliqueyness.
hippo, Feb 21 2011
  

       WTF = went to France
BRB = big red balls
AFAIK = all fail at international karate
IMHO = imperial majesty's holography office (more properly HIMHO, of course, but we let that slide)
WRT = welly ring treatment
calum, Feb 21 2011
  

       Very good, Calum.   

       TTFN - Tough Titty for Newbies.
WIBNI - Well I Bloody Never Imagined!
pocmloc, Feb 21 2011
  

       WTAGIPBAN = why they always generate ideas people barely acknowledge necessary   

       WTCTTISITMWIBNIIWR= why, troglodytes can tell this is scarcastic; I think my wind indiscriminately breaks normally in impolite ways--regrets.
RayfordSteele, Feb 21 2011
  

       NAH - No Acronyms Here.
Jinbish, Feb 21 2011
  

       ISTASMVJW - I'm sorry they are so mean, VJW.
sqeaketh the wheel, Feb 23 2011
  

       TLA - Two/Three Letter Acronym
FLA - Four/Five/Fifty ...
WIBF - What a surprise!
Dub, Feb 23 2011
  

       //this is scarcastic//

Sounds painful.
DrBob, Feb 24 2011
  

       All these should be included in the LOHBAA
pocmloc, Feb 24 2011
  
      
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