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sephira

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« on: October 09, 2011, 11:40:16 PM »

I've seen several abbreviations on several board and I just can't figure out what they mean. For example:
UPG
YMMV
UTO
OTO

If I've missed any please let me know as I am not abbreviation savvy, obviously!
Thanks!
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 02:16:26 AM »

Chat/Text speak is not allowed in most areas on these forums.  There is a fairly extensive list of acronyms used in chat rooms and text messaging here: http://www.sharpened.net/acronyms/
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 11:21:25 AM »

Thank you so much for helping me! I really appreciated the link as it was very helpful. Again, Thanks!
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 06:20:01 PM »

That's not what those are, CD. I know two of them, UPG is Unverified Personal Gnosis and OTO is Ordo Templi Orientis. They are abbreviations for things people use within the magical community online.
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 12:07:22 AM »

OTO is Ordo Templi Orientis.

What does that mean Ghost Wolf? And Thank You!
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 01:23:12 AM »

Thanks GW ... that explains why those two aren't in the list.  But YMMV definitely is. ;)
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 09:11:13 AM »

OTO is Ordo Templi Orientis.

What does that mean Ghost Wolf? And Thank You!

Here is an introduction from the US Grand Lodge, OTO: http://oto-usa.org/about_oto.html
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 12:45:36 AM »

Chat/Text speak is not allowed in most areas on these forums.  There is a fairly extensive list of acronyms used in chat rooms and text messaging here: http://www.sharpened.net/acronyms/

Ooh...I hate that list. There are many abbreviations that predate the text speaking users. RPG has been short for Role-Playing Game since they coined the phrase back in the early days of Dungeons and Dragons. 24/7 is standard usage for any place or activity that does not shut down, ETA for Estimated Time of Arrival...

I've been in forums (no longer than a couple of days) that were so strict that they jumped down my throat with both feet for calling the Central Processing Unit in a computer a CPU.

Needless to say I told them what I thought just before closing my account.
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2011, 01:40:34 PM »

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I've been in forums (no longer than a couple of days) that were so strict that they jumped down my throat with both feet for calling the Central Processing Unit in a computer a CPU.

 :wtf:

I didn't even know that CPU stood for that, I just always called it a CPU  :D
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