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What Does "OP" Mean?

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posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 06:23 PM
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I've seen it in alot of posts but can't figure out what it stands for?

I know it's a kinda silly question but could someone explain it?

Thanks again.




posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 06:24 PM
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Original Poster. Usually referring to the thread author.




posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 06:28 PM
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I couldn't even think of that?




Thanks Mechanic



posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 06:38 PM
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oops,
i thought it was Opening Post...=OP

"OP" being a shorthand/abbreviation which seems a little more sanitized than the 'TS' [Thread Starter] which i have tried my darnest to inject as a more appropriate notation,

(i guess TS had some negative conotations attached to it)




thanks



posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio
oops,
i thought it was Opening Post...=OP



Hmmm....

I hadn't thought of that one. Result is pretty much the same, though.

And by the way, "OP" is usually used when the present poster had forgotten the original posters name. I hate that when that happens!



posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 10:40 PM
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operator...

oppressor..

OP.... original programmer. or original program...



posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 10:52 PM
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I thought it was "opening post"...

"original poster" makes sense as well


In case of "Op/Ed", it means "opinion"



posted on Dec, 30 2006 @ 10:59 PM
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I thought it was just "original post"

Anyway, I think we all get the idea now...



posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
In case of "Op/Ed", it means "opinion"


Ahh finally an answer to a question I've always wanted to ask.

I had noticed that a lot in Skeptic's threads, and was unsure exactly what it is. Makes perfect sense now.




posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Thanks for much to the OP
for starting this because I tried working it out and didn't get far haha



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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edit on 18-6-2011 by LadySkadi because: OP (original poster) and op (opening post)




posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Back in the 80's it meant "Ocean Pacific" if you knew that you probably wore the shorts! YEAH!



posted on Jun, 18 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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It means "Order pizza". Like, "Dude, I'm getting hungry. Can we OP?"



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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And by the way, "OP" is usually used when the present poster had forgotten the original posters name. I hate that when that happens!


My, more common usage of it is when you're pages into a thread, but responding to the original post of the thread (i.e. you didn't read the 22 pages, you're just posting your thoughts on it).



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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I've always thought of OP as Original Post.

If I'm talking about the post that started the thread then I use OP contextually.
The OP clearly states that...

If I'm talking about my first post in a particular thread.
In my OP I said...




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