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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Libra1310, Aug 16, 2011.

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  1. Libra1310

    Libra1310 TS Member

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    I am new to the site. I was wondering what the little codes people use mean.
    I am talking about terms like BUMP, ^^^,TOP and all the others. Thanks, Chris.
     
  2. code5coupe

    code5coupe Member

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    Those are all methods of moving a dated thread back to the top of the list where people will see it more easily. (Any time someone posts to a thread, no matter how inane the post is, the thread goes back to the top...hence the term TO THE TOP, or just TOP)
     
  3. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Unless you select category view this forum is one long list so threads can get pushed down to the bottom or off the page pretty quickly depending on how much posting there is. So in order to keep their threads close to the top folks will use those or other words to mover the thread to the top. Sometimes people who seemingly have nothing to do with the thread or for no apparent reason like when some item has sold will move those to the top also which is aggravating.
     
  4. Libra1310

    Libra1310 TS Member

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    I appreciate the help, Thanks.

    Chris
     
  5. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!! Listen to Rick above, you don't want to turn into me. ;)
     
  6. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Welcome.

    Wayne

    TTT

    ^

    1X UP
     
  7. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    Listen to Rick...........we're all just slightly off(one way or the other)Warped,Bent,Crooked,Half-cocked............... you name it I could go on,and on.

    Oh,by the way(BTW)..........TTT

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  8. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    LOL= Laugh out loud

    LMAO= Laugh my a$$ off

    FWIW= For what it's worth

    OP= Oringinal Post

    TTT= To The Top

    BTW= By the Way

    AFAIK= As far as i know

    AYK= As you know

    ROTFL= rolling on the floor laughing

    OMG= Oh my God

    OTOH= On the other hand

    Some more you may encounter. I swear the kids today have a language of their own. I have had to Google many of the codes myself to find out what people mean.
     
  9. BDodd

    BDodd TS Member

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    However, you'll not be criticized for just spelling things out for we ancient ones.......breakemall - well there is that!
     
  10. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

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    No you will not be criticized for spelling things, out, just spelling errors by the anal retentive who concentrate more on sentence structure than message.
     
  11. blade819

    blade819 Well-Known Member

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    Matt:

    You forgot one

    FUBAR

    blade819(wishes he was at the Cardinal Center)
     
  12. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    We better leave that one for the imagination.
     
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