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Add shortcut for linking to acronym's meaning?

by SilverB1rd (Scribe)
on Aug 02, 2001 at 21:20 UTC ( #101718=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

As I was digging around the web and I found this site where you can search for the meaning of acronyms. I though it would be nice if we had a tag like [acro://????] so you can find out what something like IITYIWHTKY means.

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Re: Add shortcut for linking to acronym's meaning?
by agent00013 (Pilgrim) on Aug 03, 2001 at 05:12 UTC
    As the others have said, there are lots of different acronyms in lots of different realms of life. An account might have a different understanding of some acronym then a farmer. A Monk might see SOPW and know it's Seekers of Perl Wisdom whereas the man on the street might think Soft Old Pillow of Wool (ok, that's fake, but anyway).

    Do people really use common everyday acronyms often on this site? Not really. Most of the acronyms used by people in the Monk community relate to locations on the site or general internet slang. That is, IMHO.

    In essence, setting up a tag like this takes more time then someone would want to spend setting up, especially considering the return on his invested coding would be very little.

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Re: Add shortcut for linking to acronym's meaning?
by ysth (Canon) on Jan 11, 2006 at 18:22 UTC
Re: Add shortcut for linking to acronym's meaning?
by scain (Curate) on Aug 02, 2001 at 21:55 UTC
    I don't see how we could support this; I mean it doesn't even have "TIMTOWTDI" in its database.
      Because it has TMTOWTDI. The original one had no "is" in it.

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Re: Acronyms
by Theo (Priest) on Jan 23, 2004 at 00:46 UTC
    A simple search for "acronym" brought me to this node. So here I will note that there is a list of acronyms seen in the Monastery.

    (so many nodes and so little time ... )

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