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Author Topic: Confused by the acronyms used by members? Check the glossary  (Read 214 times)

BigJ

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Confused by the acronyms used by members? Check the glossary
« on: February 22, 2017, 07:03:56 PM »

Not really the place for this but it's one of the more popular sub-forums. I was just reading a post and came across "DP". Probably not going to have much luck googling that but no problem. I found the glossary :)
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Re: Confused by the acronyms used by members? Check the glossary
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 07:49:45 PM »

. . . I was just reading a post and came across "DP".

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BigJ

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Re: Confused by the acronyms used by members? Check the glossary
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 10:09:37 PM »

* Note to self: be more subtle next time *  ;)

It's all good. Less typing means you regular Kitizens can spend more time helping others :) It's a rite of passage in most tech/niche forums to go from mild confusion to comprehension. Feels like I'm cheating by using the glossary!
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Re: Confused by the acronyms used by members? Check the glossary
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2017, 10:44:15 PM »

Have never liked those apprevaiation on tech forums it's ok once you get to know them but it can confuse new members like this one a classic example SSFP = Service Specific Face Plate and had a good laugh with OR engineer on who makes those complex words up for what is just a filtered face plate (FFP)
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Re: Confused by the acronyms used by members? Check the glossary
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2017, 12:18:12 AM »

I love TLAs   :wry:
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 12:34:14 AM »

We could start a new contest . . . Who can write the longest sentence just using TLAs.  :D

It is those acronyms which are made up of other acronyms that tend to make me go  ???

Example:

CWMP == CPE WAN Management Protocol == Customer Premises Equipment Wide Area Network Management Protocol.

Bah! TR-069 is so much simpler!  ::)
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