posted on Mar, 16 2007 @ 08:44 AM
I think what tends to happen is that there is a core group of people (myslef included) who tend to roam around this forum and have become comfortable
with the use of acronyms and so on. Now, that does not make it fair to the other people who may not be used to these terms, but it is, "shop talk"
as you say, and is common. I like the suggestion of including the parentheses version as well.
However, theere is never any intention of drowning somebody in these terms, and yes, I totally know who it is that you are all speaking of that often
I think it is just a habit, similar to street jargon or other pigeon-type languages. Either way, we should all be careful not to
exclude others, which is your original point I believe!?
Let me ask you though, what is OK and what is not?? For instance, HUD (Heads Up Display) should be about the most common and well known aircraft
term, yes?? But, not to somebody who just does not know...so where do we draw the line??? Honestly, I think the intention is good here but I think
we really need to do as Skunkworks suggests, and just limit the amounts! If we want to get technical, we can always put a disclaimer at the top of
the thread or u2u one another.
OP, good eye opener for all of us and yes, there are ways to include and educate others at the same time without requiring a book of codes at the
Thanks for the idea, Peace....Mondo