Abbreviations/Acronyms

General Discussions: ASK John: Abbreviations/Acronyms

By andyverbeck on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 01:14 pm: Edit Post

Can someone please elaborate on some of the abbreviations/acronyms used on your discusion board? I often looks at the sleds, in your classifieds, and see bump/ttt/etc. Not sure what this means. Just curious.


By indy_500 on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 04:08 pm: Edit Post

ttt and bump is a way of updating a thread. so ttt means to the top.


By frnash on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 05:08 pm: Edit Post

However, please note that any new note added to a thread will cause that thread to move to the "top" of the list of changed threads; the actual text included in the note is functionally irrelevant.


By m8man on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 09:06 pm: Edit Post

nash,

maybe we could replace ttt with "functionally relevant text."

m8man


By frnash on Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 09:43 pm: Edit Post

m8man:
"maybe we could replace ttt with 'functionally relevant text.'"
 

It sounds like you're suggesting the use of a unique functionally relevant formatting tag such as:
    \top{your choice of text}
Which will bring the thread to the top and present the designated text as the message?

(Formatting tags are functionally relevant, since the forum software recognizes them as commands, not text, and acts on them.)

Clearly unnecessary, as the posting of any text in a new message will do exactly that.


By marty__kms on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 11:09 am: Edit Post

Wow...


By lvr1000 on Tuesday, July 07, 2009 - 01:58 pm: Edit Post

Ouch, my head hurts now.

Here is a source I always use:

http://www.urbandictionary.com

gl


By mezz on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 09:42 am: Edit Post

"Functionally Relevent Text", Hmmmm, or the acronym Fart (frt). Sorry, couldn't resist.-Mezz


By mezz on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 09:53 am: Edit Post

frt :-)


By chords on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 06:52 pm: Edit Post

Well weather its TTT or frt, relevent or not, it aint gonna work here.


By lvr1000 on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 07:35 pm: Edit Post

frnash?


By frnash on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 02:01 am: Edit Post

Is there still a question here?

To restate what I said before:

Any new message added to a thread will cause that threat to move "to the top", regardless of what text appears in that message.

That may be a trivially short message, consisting of a single letter or maybe even just a "." (period).

Beyond that, you might think it useful to provide some explanation to the reader as to what the bare minimum "new message" is all about, which is what some folks try to do by posting a message composed solely of the three letters "TTT".

Of course, we frequently get questions such as the one that began this thread, so apparently a message containing only the three letters "TTT" doesn't necessarily convey much more information than a message containing only a "." (period).

Bottom line: Such a message serves to indicate that the author posted the message solely to kick the thread "to the top", typically as a reminder that some element of a previous post remains unresolved. The reader may want to review the entire thread.


By kevisip on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 06:45 am: Edit Post

Well said father Nash.


By favoritos on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 07:50 am: Edit Post

Wow frnash, you are up late. Nice reply. I do not even have the brain running at that time of day. You may want to also let andyverbeck know that "ttt" does not actually work in every topic forum.


By canoepaddler on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 12:41 pm: Edit Post

Oh Nashy Nashy...Spell check missed it, but I caught you...

Any new message added to a thread will cause that threat to move "to the top"

Anyone else and I wouldn't have batted an eye. :-)


By samc on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 12:47 pm: Edit Post

Nash oh wise one - Thank god you didn't use any big words or everyone out here on this thread would have been lost! "to the top"


By frnash on Thursday, July 09, 2009 - 12:50 pm: Edit Post

favoritos:
"Wow frnash, you are up late. Nice reply."
 
1. Not so late really, Arizona doesn't do Daylight Saving Time (all we need is another hour of blazing sunlight in the late afternoon/evening!), so we're on MST year 'round, 3 hours earlier than the EDT time stamp on my post.
2. Thank you!


canoepaddler:
"… that threat …"

And I wasn't even feeling threatened! :-)
Mebby I was up later than I shoulda been, eh?

grin


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