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Net Terminology

Below are a few terms and abbreviations common to the ArcheryTalk board and ArcheryChat chatroom.  Although there are hundreds more of these, they are some of the oneís more commonly seen here. 

 

Administrator:  The person who operates and maintains a website.

 

Avitar:  The small picture next to your user name.

 

BRB:  Be Right Back

 

BTW:  By The Way

 

Flame:A post, usually made in anger, that is degrading or offensive to the target.

 

Flame War:When to or more people continuously hurl flames at each other.These usually degenerate into childish name calling contests.

 

IMHO:  In My Humble Opinion.

 

LOL:  Laughing Out Loud.  Something was funny.

 

Mods:  Moderators

 

Moderator:  A person who oversees a forum and attempts to keep order.

 

Nym Shift:  (pronounced Name Shift)  Changing names or user idís in order to regain access when banned or to post something you donít want associated with your primary account.

 

Oxycleaned:To be banned from the site.It gets its name from Oxford, one of the moderators.

 

ROTFL:  Rolling On The Floor Laughing.  Something was really funny.

 

ROTFLMAO:  Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A$$ Off.  Something was really, really funny.

 

Sock or Sock Puppet:  A person who posts only a few times to support someone elseís controversial or unbelieveable statements.  This is a favorite tactic of trolls and is usually the troll himself. 

 

Smiley:  A any of dozens of smiley faces made with special characters and viewed by tilting you head to the left, for example : )  These are usually converted into actual smiley faces by the AT board software.

 

SWMBO:  She Who Must Be Obeyed, your wife.

 

Troll:  A person who goes into a forum and posts something controversial or inflammatory just so they can set back and watch the resulting flame war.

 

TTT: To The Top, used when someone wants a post to move back to the top of the stack so it is more likely to bee seen.

 

YMMV:  Your Mileage May Vary, meaning these are the results I got but it may be different for you.

 

 

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