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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 02:45 AM

defender has been kind enough to install for us a automatic acronym explainer.
When you type in the commonly used acronyms (in CAPS) a mouseover will reveal the acronyms meaning.

Everyone say, "thanks defender!"

If you see any acronyms that arent already in the system, (check this list: http://www.cheapassg...opic.php?t=2244 ), post it here.

#2 bignick

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 02:46 AM

ha ha ha I just found that out. AC air conditioner! I like it!

#3 bignick

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 02:47 AM

AAE Thanks Defender! hmmmm AAE does not seem to work!

#4 jeffreyjrose

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 02:49 AM

Defender, you're a super champ. (YMMV, GGC, BB, CC)

#5 SneakyPenguin

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 02:49 AM

IMO, this is cool!

Neither does IMO. WTF?

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#6 evilmax17

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 02:49 AM

Wow, that's awesome! Of course, here's hoping the newbs think to hover over it. Still, that's pretty damn awesome...
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#7 Missingdata

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:02 AM

My goodness.... They have techology like this now a day.....

wht a world we live in.....

#8 jimbodan

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:21 AM

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#9 Ledhed

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:31 AM

This is a great idea and all, and not to bust Defender's chops, but why am I seeing the acronyms posted above as normal acronyms? They are appearing as they always do. Am I simply misunderstanding what he did?

See-----> IMO YMMV GGC

#10 jeffreyjrose

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 03:34 AM

This is a great idea and all, and not to bust Defender's chops, but why am I seeing the acronyms posted above as normal acronyms? They are appearing as they always do. Am I simply misunderstanding what he did?

See-----> IMO YMMV GGC


let your mouse pointer rest over the acronym for a second, then a box will pop up describing it

#11 Ledhed

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:43 AM

This is a great idea and all, and not to bust Defender's chops, but why am I seeing the acronyms posted above as normal acronyms? They are appearing as they always do. Am I simply misunderstanding what he did?

See-----> IMO YMMV GGC


let your mouse pointer rest over the acronym for a second, then a box will pop up describing it


I figured I was doing something wrong. Thanx.

#12 gamefreak117

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:50 AM

nice :idea: , would have never thought about it!

it would be very helpful to cheap ass newbies. fantastic technologies we have these dayz!1

#13 basketkase543

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 06:05 AM

Lets try out LMAO. That is often used.
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#14 Scrubking

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 09:59 AM

Very nice!

Great job defender!

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#15 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:20 AM

I love it, but every time you idiot proof something, a bigger idiot comes along.

I doubt it'll help stop the "What's YMMV mean?" threads, but at least now we have new grounds for flaming them when they do. :twisted:

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#16 The Successful Dropout

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:27 AM

we might want the noobs to know what STFU means, shit, nvm...i am a noob
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#17 Scrubking

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:34 AM

You guys should consider adding this to the lowercase acros as well cause I am not going to put "imo" in caps just so someone can see what it means.

An acro is an acro whether upper or lowercase.

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#18 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:43 AM

Then there's also a conflict with DOA the sale term, and Dead Or Alive, the video game...

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#19 EggViper

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 12:16 PM

good job. i like the xtra add on to GGC, now v dont have to c those "how does a GGC work" threads.

#20 defender

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:04 PM

I dont think individual games will be given acronyms within this system. It's mostly for the lingo of the web and deals forums.

I am sure CheapyD will be adding a ton of them as we go along.

#21 defender

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:05 PM

and NVM should be added too

#22 Steggy

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:11 PM

amazing idea. Thanks defender

#23 bruce_pwns_j00

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:32 PM

thanx defender
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#24 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:36 PM

I like this one a lot. Good job. :D

Second part of post removed because of stupidity pointed out by Banky in the next post down. Sorry about that one... :oops:

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#25 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 08:54 PM

But that's what I'm talking about, if I refer to DOA the game, it comes up as "dead on arrival" and if you have PC mean Player's Choice, every time someone asks about PC games it'll say "Player's Choice"

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#26 Scrubking

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 09:31 PM

But that's what I'm talking about, if I refer to DOA the game, it comes up as "dead on arrival" and if you have PC mean Player's Choice, every time someone asks about PC games it'll say "Player's Choice"


Those words should just be left out of the acrobot. I talk about PCs a lot and It will be annoying for it to show up as something I am not meaning everytime.

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#27 LeviathynX

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 09:41 PM

Yay!!! This cuts the dumb-ass risk quotient by at least 30 fucking %! Thanks Cheapy and Defender!
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#28 defender

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:43 PM

PC should be removed since it has a double meaning.

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 10:56 PM

Thanks, defender
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#30 rimsforsale

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Posted 22 May 2004 - 11:20 PM

this is going to have serious issues.. IMHO