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.
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
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.