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Dutchy3010
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:15 AM Edited by Dutchy3010, 19 July 2009 - 11:59 AM.

GTAForums.com Dictionary


This topic is about the words and abbreviations that are common used at this forum, but aren't as a matter of course for new members. I made this topic after reading somewhere "TC", which directed to the first post. I didn't know what the characters stand for, but it was very easy: Topic Creator. That's how I came up with this idea: a GTAForums.com Dictionary. Of course I forgot some important words and/or important abbreviations, so I ask you to help me extend this topic! Thanks in advance!


Words

WordExplanation
Admin/AdministratorThe "highest" members of the crew, have access to (almost) all functions of this forum.
Annual AwardsThis is a contest, organised in the crew, in which members can vote for their favourite in more then one category.
Area ModeratorThis moderator can only moderate in a (few) subforum(s). You can find a list here.
AvatarsSmall images that can be uploaded by members, or choosen from a avatar gallery. It shows up next to your posts and in your profile.
BanLook at "permanent ban".
BBcodeThis is for the lay-out of your post. You can find a tutorial about it here.
BetaMost of the time, this is about modifications. It's a first version of a modification, which most likely isn't completed.
BugA mistake or failure in a game (or other software). It is not intended by the makers.
Bump a topicReply in a topic, so that it raises in the index. For example: someone asked something 3 years ago, and now somebody else replies.
ClansA group of people which play on regular base a multiplayer game together.
CommendationA commendation is a medal for very good contribution to this forum. It will be showed next to the posts. Moderators and Admins can award them to members.
CrewThe crew of this forum are the admins, moderators and area moderators, which try to keep the forum clean from rubbish.
Double postingPosting two consecutive times. Don't do this, just use the edit button.
Duplicate accountThis is prohibited on this forum. It means that you have two accounts, only one is allowed.
Easter EggA secret object or image, that programmers hide in the game on purpose. Most of the time it is a joke or a reference.
EditYou can edit your post, so you don't have to double post.
FlamePost an insulting or verbally abusive post.
Flood controlThis is a way to prevent serious spam. You have to wait 10 or 20 seconds before searching again, and 60 seconds to post again.
GlitchLook at "bug".
GroupsThere are at the moment 15 groups at this forum. These includes for example Official Gangs and Crew groups.
GTAGarageThe modding site of the community. You can upload your own mods, or download others.
Led ByLook at "Area Moderator".
LockWhen a thread isn't appropriate for the forum, it will get locked (or deleted). It means that nobody (except the crew) can post in that thread.
Member LogEvery member of this forum has a member log. A member log contains every (verbal) commendation and warnings. Only the crew can see them.
MergeThe crew has the opportunity to merge topics, so two topics become one.
Mod(erator)Members of this group can moderate everywhere. They can also give other members bans, warns or commendations.
Modding CrewThese members are the area moderators of the modding forums, and moderator at GTAGarage.
ModificationAn adaption to a game. For more information, look in the modding forums.
NoobA negative name for a new member, who, for example, is short-tempered.
NewbieA new member. In contradiction to Noob or n00b, this most of the time isn't negative.
On-topicPost that has something to do with the subject of the topic.
Off-topicPost that has not something to do with the subject of the topic.
Permanent banAfter a member really misbehaved himself, he could get a permanent ban. That means that he isn't welcome on this forum any more.
PiracyLook at "Warez".
PollPoll stands for "Public Opinion Location Library". When someone adds a poll, he wants to know the opinion of the members with a few choice opportunities.
QuoteYou can quote somebody's post (by pressing "quote" or use the opcode [ quote=...] [/ quote]. This way you can reply to a specific post.
ReminderThis is used by light violations. When a member does the same thing again, most likely there will follow a harsher punishment.
ReportWhen you are seeing a post/topic that is against the rules of this forum, you can press the report button. The crew will get a note of it.
RippingRelease something that is made by others, under you own name. Of course, this is prohibited.
SignatureThe signature will appear under every post. It will also be visible in your profile. Be sure you don't violate the signature size rules.
SkinThe layout of the forum depends on which skin you are using. You can change it in your controls (Skin and Languages).
SpamPosting many messages that are unwanted, for example abusive messages or advertisements. More generally, spamming is posting lots of offtopic messages or messages that aren't useful.
SpoilerGiving information about a movie, game, book, etcetera, which might spoil the plot of it. When you give information about the plot of a game, please use the spoiler tags: [ spoiler] [ /spoiler].
SubforumIt's a part, a subdomain, of the forum.
Temporary banThe member can't post for a period. After that period, the member is allowed to post again.
Track TopicAt this forum you can track topics. When you turn on "Do you want all subscribed topics displayed on the sidebar?" in your control panel, the topics will displayed on the sidebar of the forum.
Triple PostingPost three times after each other. Use the EDIT button instead.
Verbal CommendationIt is a reward for members that put effort in things for this forum. It isn't a medal, just a way to say thank you from the staff.
Verbal WarningFormal warnings, when someone violates the rules.
WarezIllegal software and games. Things like emulators and no-cd cracks are also warez.
Warez RequestAsking questions about warez (for example where to find it).



Abbreviations


AbbreviationExplanation
1337leet/elite
360Xbox360
ACPAdmin Control Panel
AdminAdministrator
AFAICAs Far As I'm Concerned
AFAIKAs Far As I Know
AKAAlso Known As
ASAPAs Soon As Possible
BTWBy The Way
BUMPBring Up My Post
CMIIWCorrect Me If I'm Wrong
CW/CTWChinatown Wars
DLCDownLoadable Content (GTA IV/TLAD)
EEEaster Egg
FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FFFireFox
FFSFor F*ck Sake
FPS
  1. First-Person Shooter
  2. Frams Per Second
FTWFor the Win
GFXGraphics
GJGood Job
GTAGrand theft Auto
GTAFGTAForums
GTAGGtaGarage
GTFOGet the F*ck Out
HTHHope This Helps
IEInternet Explorer
IIRCIf I Remember/Recall Correctly
IMHOIn My Holy/Honest/Humble Opinion
IMOIn My Opinion
IPBInvision Power Board
IRCInternet Relay Chat
JJJust Joking
JKJust Kidding
KUTGKeep Up The Good Work
LCSLiberty City Stories
LMAOLaughing My Ass Off
LOLLaughing Out Loud
MMORPGMassively-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game
MMORTSMassively Multiplayer Online - Real Time Strategy
Mod
  1. Moderator
  2. Modification
MPMultiplayer
MTAMulti theft Auto
NCNo Comment
NMNever Mind
NPNo Problem
NDSNintendo DS
OMGOh My God
OMFGOh My F*cking God
OPOriginal Post
PBMPreviously Banned Member
PMPersonal Message
POLLPublic Opinion Location Library
PS2Playstation 2
PS3Playstation 3
PSNPlaystation Network
PSPPlaystation Portable
RELRelease
REQRequest
QFTQuoted for Truth
ROFLRolling Over Floor Laughing
RPG
  1. Rocket Propelled Grenade
  2. Role-Playing Game
RTSReal Time Strategy
SASan Andreas
SA-MPSan Andreas Multiplayer
SigSignature
Specsspecifications
STFUShut the F*ck Up
STFwSearch the F*cking Web
TBHTo Be Honest
TC
  1. Topic Creator
  2. Total Conversion
TLADThe Lost and Damned
tl;drToo Long; Didn't Read.
TYThank You
VCVice City
VCSVice City Stories
VC-MPVice City Multiplayer
w00tWe Owned Other Team - Exclamation of "Yay, I won!" or "Yes!".
WDWell Done!
WIPWork In Progress
WTFWhat the F*ck
WTHWhat the Hell
XBLXbox Live
Corrections and additions are appreciated!

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:42 AM

Man, this is some good work.

You should add 'wd' - Well Done.

Wd on this topic biggrin.gif cookie.gif cookie.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:46 AM

On "IPB" and "LMAO" you made some spelling mistakes. (Invision and Off) tounge.gif
Them are the only two errors I seen, other than that it looks good.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:21 AM

Looking good, might want to add an abbreviation column for TLAD (it's only mentioned in the DLC column) and maybe IVums which I've seen used around.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't see the TLAD column.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:38 AM

Very nice. smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:09 AM

Nice job, already learned from it. May be good to add.

PSN = Playstation Network
FPS is also quite often short for Frames Per Second.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:19 AM

QUOTE (Dutchy3010 @ Apr 15 2009, 13:15)
Permanent banAfter a member really misbehaved himself, he could get a permanent ban. That means that he isn't welcome on this forum any more.

Very nice, but may i just ask you to change this one thing from himself to themselves?
It just may be seen as sexism.

2 Additions:
JJ = Just jokes/joking
JK = Just kidding

Cheers.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:48 AM

QUOTE
Double posting Posting two times after each other. Don't do this, just use the edit button.


First part of it isn't really clear, should be more so like: Posting two consecutive times.

Nice job. icon14.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:14 AM

Haha, I f*cking love the abbreviations section.

Who knew that AFAIK was 'As Far As I Know'? Not me!

Many thanks.


One teensy correction - Triple, as in 'triple post' is only spelt with one 'p'.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:38 AM

awesome work, I once suggested this but they said this wasn't really needed because we have urban dictionary sad.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

Heh, I didn't know 'WOOT' means 'We Owned Other Team'.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:17 PM

Another abbreviation
IIRC: If I Remember/Recall Correctly

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:41 PM

another one that I can't find.

IRC = Internet Relax Client (or chat, I don't know, someone help me on this)
it's used pretty common for gangs.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:46 PM

@oldage: Internet Relay Chat

Suggestion: w00t isn't We Owned Other Team, it's like... "Yay, I won!" or "Yes!", WOOT would be We Owned Other Team.
GG - Good Game
GJ - Good Job

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE (Edmachine @ Apr 15 2009, 13:46)
@oldage: Internet Relay Chat

Suggestion: w00t isn't We Owned Other Team, it's like... "Yay, I won!" or "Yes!", WOOT would be We Owned Other Team.
GG - Good Game
GJ - Good Job

thanks smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE (Edmachine @ Apr 15 2009, 15:46)
Suggestion: w00t isn't We Owned Other Team, it's like... "Yay, I won!" or "Yes!", WOOT would be We Owned Other Team.

I don't agree. W00t is more common used, so that is why I wrote that. It means officially still the same, although it is also used as some kind of exclamation. I added the meaning of the exclamation too.

@ everyone else: thanks a lot, I added them all. smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:45 PM Edited by Enjoii, 15 April 2009 - 02:52 PM.

Just another thought, might want to add explanations for the Annual Awards, and Member Logs?
Also, the abbreviation for bump is Bring Up My Post.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (Enjoii @ Apr 15 2009, 15:45)
Also, the abbreviation for bump is Bring Up My Post.

Really? I just thought it meant bumped to the top of the page, as in a literal bump. The more you know...

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:16 PM

Nice especially for me! tounge.gif I don't even know what AFAIK means until this thread exist. How a noob I am..

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (Grand Theft Auto Dude @ Apr 15 2009, 14:26)
Heh, I didn't know 'WOOT' means 'We Owned Other Team'.

I didn't know it too! How stupid I am. tounge2.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

I always Google whenever I come across a word/abbreviation that I haven't heard before. That's how I know most of the abbreviations. But this is a good topic, should save me the trouble of Googling. smile.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:36 PM

Just spotted a typo;
QUOTE
Flood control- This is a way to prevent serious spam. You have to wait 10 seconds before searching again, and 60 seconds to post again.

Unless there is a different time limit for members with medals, this should say 20 seconds rather than 10.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:02 PM

QUOTE (Enjoii @ Apr 15 2009, 15:45)

Also, the abbreviation for bump is Bring Up My Post.

No f*cking way... wow, man.

You're highlighting my internet ignorance with this topic. biggrin.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:30 PM

I never thought BUMP could stand for anything blush.gif I just assumed it meant a "bump". Ah well I am glad I learnt that before I went to my grave wink.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (CharmingCharlie @ Apr 15 2009, 19:30)
well I am glad I learnt that before I went to my grave wink.gif

don't talk like that cry.gif
it makes me feel you're already going to die.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 07:48 PM

Some of these are arguable, like I've heard people claim that woot was actually a shortened version of "wow, loot", etc.

I think a few others listed are just backronyms, or cases of revisionist history, like how some people insist that S.O.S. is a shortening of Save Our Ship.

That said, most of these are close enough to at least explain the basic meaning to people who don't understand what someone else is trying to convey. So yeah, nice effort. icon14.gif

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 08:43 PM Edited by Flesh-n-Bone, 15 April 2009 - 10:36 PM.

GTAF - Gtaforums
XBL - Xbox Live
Quadruple posting - Posting four times in a row.

I didn't see them, either way GJ. I used to struggle with finding out with IIRC meant for a while!


EDIT: Sweets @ I always have thought off S.O.S. being short for "Same Old sh*t", but that's just me.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (Sweets @ Apr 15 2009, 13:48)
I think a few others listed are just backronyms, or cases of revisionist history, like how some people insist that S.O.S. is a shortening of Save Our Ship.

Yeah, I really don't think BUMP was ever an acronym. Bring Up My Post doesn't make any sense when you bump someone else's topic anyway.

But yeah, a nice little guide nonetheless.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:46 PM

Nice!

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:43 PM

Suggestion: tl;dr = Too Long; Didn't Read.




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