A glossary of terms used on ATS.

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posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 10:00 AM
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Welcome to ATS.

Here is a short glossary of terms used on the internet. If you see some ‘funny’ words and acronyms on the web site you should be able to figure out what it means from this thread.


Blog- A blog is basicly an online journal. Many people use blogs including celeberties and news reporters.

BTW- By The Way.

Caps- Typing all in capitol letters.

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions.

Flame- To Flame some one or Flaming, is to send nasty or insulting messages.

GIF- Graphic Interchange Format. A common image file.

IMHO- In My Humble Opinion or sometimes IMO- In My Opinion.

JPEG- Joint Photographic Experts Group. A common image file.

LOL- Laughs Out Loud. Sometimes ROTFL is used, Roll On The Floor Laughing.

OMG- Oh My God

PODcast- A PODcast is a audio broadcast over the internet. It is usually associated with apples portable music player, the iPOD. You do not need a iPOD to listen to PODcast.

Spam- In the real world Spam is unwanted meat that comes from a can. On the internet Spam is unwanted advertisements that come from a man.

Sock Puppet- A second member account that is used by the same person. This is sometimes used as a way to create the illusion of support in an argument.

Troll- a troll is a person who posts for the purpose of disruption. Trolls feed on other peoples frustrations. Do not feed the trolls.


If you know any more terms that should be here please feel free to add them.
Just keep to the ATS Terms And Conditions Of Use.
If you don't know a term and can't find it here, please ask.

[edit on 14/12/2005 by Umbrax]




posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by Umbrax
OMG- Oh My God


That's amusing, I'd always read it as oh my gosh...

In addition to Umbrax's examples, there are more terms and acronyms that are used in many blogs and discussion boards that are not permitted here, though. Abbreviations of swears (wts = what the swear), editing out one of the letters in a sw*ar, $\/\/34®1|\|9 1|\| £337 is also unacceptable.

Just remember, there are several moderators here, and they can't all be dumb. If you're trying to break the Terms and Conditions in some new and creative way, chances are someone's going to catch on.



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 02:39 PM
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OBL= Osama Bin Laden
ALQ= Al Quiada

DUBYA = President W. Bush

FTL= Faster Then Lightspeed

AOA= Angle of Attack

FOIA= Freedom of Information Act

OPS= Operations usualy "black"

I am sure there are many more



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 02:43 PM
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WTF = What The Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge

It's A Christmas Story thing. All hail Peter Billingsley!


Peace



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 03:50 PM
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Oh yeah, just used the term in a U2U and thought to post it here, too


A lurker is someone who reads through threads, but doesn't make any posts of their own. That's not a bad thing, by the way; if you don't have anything to contribute to the thread other than to say "good point" or "idiot" (which is against the T&C, by the way, as you'd be insulting a member) just send it to the person via U2U.

That's in the mCENTER, by the way (BTW).



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 04:06 PM
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How about a few more basics ones?

ATS = AboveTopSecret

BTS = BelowTopSecret

PTS = Politics@AboveTopSecret

WATS = Way Above Top Secret (a monthly award given)

ATSnn = AboveTopSecret New Network

RATS = Really Above Top Secret (a hidden from search-engines forum that requires "purchase" in the ATS store)




posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 09:19 PM
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Do not feed the trolls.


LMBO-sorry but that really struck me funny.

(oh and LMBO=Laughing My Butt Off...we can say *that* right?)

my contribution:

FTR= For The Record
ITA=I Totally Agree
WTH=What The Heck

and an alternate of IMHO=In My HONEST opinion (Not everyone is humble, but we can hope at least honest, right? )



posted on Dec, 15 2005 @ 09:50 AM
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IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

AFAIK = As Far As I Know (this one is all mine)

n00b = Newbie, usually used as an insult, term is not often encountered on ATS, more of a game term.

Just my 0.03 copper metallic currency



posted on Dec, 22 2005 @ 03:12 PM
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WATS = Way Above Top Secret (a monthly award given)


This is sometimes jokingly referred to as "TWATS"

The Way Above Top Secret award...... as opposed to any other meaning of this word, hehe....


Others:

UFO - Unidentified Flying Object
IFO - Identified Flying Object
USO - Unidentified Submerged Object
OOPART - Out of Place (or out of time) Artifact (like a bullet in a Mammoth skull)
CRYPTID - Creature whose existence is only speculated (such as Bigfoot, Lochness Monster, etc. or is thought to be extinct, but is sighted).
NWO - New World Order
PNAC - Project for a New American Century (I think this is it)
DIA - Lesser known branch of Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency
NSA - National Security Agency (jokingly.....No Such Agency)
ARMY - Aint Ready for Marines Yet
NAVY - Need Another Virgin Yeoman?
MARINES - My Ass Rides In Naval Equipment Sir!
AIR FORCE - Aint I Ready to Fly Over Real Combat Engagements?
ID10T Error - Just look at it closer... You got yourself an Eye-Dee-Ten-Tee Error....("IDIOT")

Some Chat ones....

AFK - Away From Keyboard
BRB - Be Right Back

[edit on 22-12-2005 by Gazrok]



posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 06:06 PM
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^ I like the military abrevations lol...



posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
WTF = What The Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge

It's A Christmas Story thing. All hail Peter Billingsley!


Peace


it.... it.. was... Soap Poisoning.



posted on Dec, 29 2005 @ 10:02 AM
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Don't shoot your eye out....



posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 09:59 PM
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Oh yeah, then there's the ..dun dun dun...BBN, the big black nothing. The lurking god of ats, if not payed homage to will lash out. Here, view the thread, know it...love it.

www.belowtopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 10:11 PM
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usually in chat people ask me wtf that means so here are some.


afk: away from keyboard
stfu: please cease your typing
bbl: be back later
fyi: for your information
irl: in real life
pwn: to defeat or be defeated
noobs: everyone but me j/k

idk: i dont know
lhwsmboomn: laughing hysterically while shooting my beverage out of my nose









posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 05:20 PM
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Spam- In the real world Spam is unwanted meat that comes from a can. On the internet Spam is unwanted advertisements that come from a man.

i find this a sexist comment.



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 05:28 PM
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Lysergic, IDK means you are unaware of the answer. Hope that clears up your request



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 06:53 PM
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Originally posted by iaintgtnonamefool
i find this a sexist comment.


Sorry, can and person doesn't rhyme



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:06 PM
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OWN3D: When someone hands you your ass in a debate.



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:09 PM
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TIA, Thanks in advance.

Oops forgot: IIG, intrepid is gorgeous.


Which will get you a TIA.


[edit on 11-1-2006 by intrepid]



posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
TIA, Thanks in advance.

Oops forgot: IIG, intrepid is gorgeous.


Which will get you a TIA.


[edit on 11-1-2006 by intrepid]


But then banned for lying
(never seen ya, so take that with a grain of salt
)





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