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    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 23rd Aug 12, 6:22 PM
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    Abbreviations & other helpful links on MSE
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    • 23rd Aug 12, 6:22 PM
    Abbreviations & other helpful links on MSE 23rd Aug 12 at 6:22 PM
    hi, am always seeing newbies/peeps asking about some of the abbreviations we use on here so thought it might be a good idea to have them in here & perhaps if the question gets asked in other boards peeps can redirect them here, hope that's ok

    AIOE - All In One Envelope (when sending pcards to same comp addy)
    AOOP - All On One Postcard
    AKA - Also Known As
    AOE - Any Other Expenses
    BG - Board Guide (on the comps board..
    Glad, Misslayed, I Love comps, sarah1972

    CCC - Compers Chat Corner
    CG - Compers Guide..
    Comping Guide - Getting Started & Other FAQs
    CYE - Check Your Email
    CYL - Catch You Later
    C2Ws - Click2wins
    DAE: Does Anyone Else?
    DMT - Daily Mags thread..
    Magazine Dailies/Click to Win (link) competition thread - updated regularly
    DRS - Delete Request Sent
    DUPE - Duplicate (of another comp)
    DTT - Daytime Telephone Number
    DISC - Discussion
    DM - Direct message
    E: (date) - End Date (for the competition)
    EE - Extra Entries (as in gain another by sharing f/b/tw)
    ETA - Edited To Add
    EF - Entry Form
    FB - Face Book
    FPD - Free Prize Draw
    FYI - For Your Information
    FF - FireFox
    http://www.cnet.com/firefox/
    GED - Guessed End Date
    GFC - Google Friend Connect
    IIR - If I recall
    IIRC - If I recall correctly
    IIH - If It Helps
    ICYMI - In case you missed it

    IRL: In Real Life
    IWIWIW - I won! I won! I won!
    IOW - (How you're) Informed Of Wins - How you are informed of wins..
    JWD - Job Well Done
    LWE - Long White Envelope (or Winning Envelope)
    as in the magazines Take A Break, That's Life, puzzler
    etc who only send out headed letters to inform you of wins)
    LEM - Losing EMail
    L&S (l&s) - Like & Share
    LMK - Let Me Know
    LMS - Like My Status
    MT - Modified tweet
    MRS - Merge Request Sent
    MR - Merge Requested
    NPN - No Purchase Neccesary
    NI/Norn Iron - Northern Ireland
    NSFW - Not suitable/safe for work (the NSFW tag is used in
    e-mail, videos, and on interactive discussion areas (such as Internet forums, blogs, or community websites) to mark URLs or hyperlinks which contain material such as pornography or profanity, which the viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as at work.
    OMG! - Oh My Gosh (God)
    OEPHH - One Entry Per Household
    OEPP - One Entry Per Person
    PDYOR - Please do your own research
    PAYG - Pay as you Go
    POP - Proof of Purchase
    PPE - Please Press Expired

    Robo - Roboform - http://www.roboform.com/everywhere
    ROI - Republic of Ireland
    RU or R/U - Runner(s) Up
    RL - Real Life
    RT - retweet
    SU ~ Stumbleupon
    SKS - Some Kind Soul
    SNR - Standard Network Rate (sometimes SNWR or SNC) used for text comps
    SYL - See You Later

    SYT - See you tomorrow
    SF - Site Feedback
    Tw -Twitter
    Twitter Jail - Having reached your tweeting limit
    T&Cs - Terms and Conditions
    TBH/TBF - To Be Honest/To Be Frank
    TMI - Too Much Information
    TYVM - Thank You Very Much
    TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
    TTYL - Talk to you Later

    URL = Uniform Resource Locator = The web page address (eg. www.google.co.uk) .. (thanks to one-eye for info)
    UPD - Unexpected Parcel Delivery
    WTC -Winning Telephone Call
    WTM - Winning text message
    WPC - Winning
    Phone Call
    WEM - Winning EMail
    wltw - Would like to win
    WTG - Way To Go!
    WL - Winners List
    - World Wide Web
    xox - hugs & kisses

    ..............

    AE - Alter Ego
    AFAIK- As Far As I Know
    AFAIR - As far As I Recall
    AFAIC - As far As I'm Concerned - (thanks to Van Popple)
    BOGOF - Buy One Get One Free
    BRB - Be Right Back
    BF/GF - Boyfriend/Girlfriend
    DD - Dearest/Darling Daughter
    DFW - Debt Free Wanabee (Debt Free Wanabee Board)
    GC - Grand Children
    GD - Grand Daughter
    GK - Grand Kids
    GS - Grand Son
    DH - Darling Husband
    DS - Dearest/Darling Son
    DSD - Dearest/Darling StepDaughter
    DSS - Dearest/Darling StepSon
    DW - Dearest/Darling Wife
    FAO - For Attention Of
    HTH - Hope This Helps
    IM(H)O - In My (Humble) Opinion
    IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
    IYSWIM - If You See What I Mean
    LOL - laughing Out Loud
    MIL - Mother In law
    MSE - Money Saving Expert
    OH - Other Half
    OP - Original Poster
    OS - Old Style (MoneySaving Old Style Board)
    Preeing - Spying on someone's social media
    PICNIC - Problem In chair Not In Computer
    PM - Private Message
    PMSL - Peeing MySelf Laughing
    POV - Point of view
    PPOV - Personel point of view
    PPR - Posting Privileges removed
    ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A!! Off
    SO - Significant Other
    SOA - State(ment) Of Affairs
    TIA - Thanks In Advance
    ...

    Twitter Slang Terms
    http://www.noslang.com/twitterslang.php
    RT - Retweet
    OH - Overheard
    FF - Follow Friday
    HT - Heard Through
    MM - Music Monday
    @(at) - sends a message to a user
    #Hash tag - used to 'tag' tweets on certain topics
    $ - Used to denote a company's stock symbol
    DM - Direct Message
    Tweetup - A real life meetup announced on twitter
    SM - Social Media (Not to be confused with Scott Monty)
    SB - Small Business
    ICYMI - In Case You Missed It
    MRT - Modified ReTweet
    MT - Modified Tweet
    NTS - Note To Self
    NP - Now Playing
    CC - Carbon Copy (like in E-Mail)
    .
    30 Trendy Internet Slang Words and Acronyms You Need To Know To Fit In
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/30-trendy-internet-acronyms-slang-need-know-fit/

    What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms?
    http://www.smart-words.org/abbreviations/text.html

    As with any forum, abbreviations are often used on
    For an extensive list of abbreviations used on the internet
    see
    http://www.internetslang.com/
    Netlingo
    ....
    from Forum member andrew71
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=66703605#post66703605
    EN - Effort Needed
    LET - Lots Effort Needed
    NSYNLE - No Seriously You Need Lots Effort
    RCM5EA - Rafflecopter More (than) 5 Entries Available
    RCLWA - Raffle copter Lots Ways Allowed
    WTB - watch tick boxes
    WNTB -Watch nasty/naughty tick boxes
    ....
    Unofficial A-Z
    Last edited by fire**fly; 13-09-2017 at 10:12 PM. Reason: updating thread
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    • Khrisb
    • By Khrisb 1st Sep 12, 7:34 AM
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    Khrisb
    Hi thanks for all the above,
    if a comp is for Ireland ROI or Northern Ireland only do I put (ROI & NI only) in the heading or is there another way?
    Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film!

    Norn Iron club No:483
    • Khrisb
    • By Khrisb 1st Sep 12, 9:47 AM
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    Khrisb
    hiya Khrisb, you got me on that one

    think our lovely ImmortalBeloved is the expert on them, most times i've come across them is in text/phone entries in mags & they just put ROI

    i've had a quick look through IB's
    'view threads by ImmortalBeloved' & see IB does put (Norn Iron/Ireland) (Norn/ROI) on the titles,
    maybe as long as it's on the title it should be ok either way,
    but think it best to try to find out
    i'll pm glad to ask/help as it's something i'd like to know as well,
    &/or maybe another member might be able to help as well

    big thanks for asking & i'll update 1st page as soon as glad/anyone
    helps us out x
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Hi thanks for that just wanted to get it right 1st time I thought I had seen (Norn Iron/Ireland) but was not sure I hope i can put in a few
    Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film!

    Norn Iron club No:483
    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Sep 12, 11:26 AM
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    Glad
    Hi thanks for all the above,
    if a comp is for Ireland ROI or Northern Ireland only do I put (ROI & NI only) in the heading or is there another way?
    Originally posted by Khrisb
    I think if a comp states ROI or NI in the T&Cs then it should be in the title and the OP

    That way most people will notice in the title and won't need to even open it if they are not eligible to enter

    In fact it's a good idea to include any restrictions in the title of a thread if possible
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    • Khrisb
    • By Khrisb 1st Sep 12, 9:57 PM
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    Khrisb
    I think if a comp states ROI or NI in the T&Cs then it should be in the title and the OP

    That way most people will notice in the title and won't need to even open it if they are not eligible to enter

    In fact it's a good idea to include any restrictions in the title of a thread if possible
    Originally posted by Glad
    Thanks for that, I personally do like it if the OP puts the T&C as most comps are UK only, is there any point, or would it be allowed if I posted ROI entry only (small numbers but it’s out there to be won) comps ?Using the above advice in the title.
    Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film!

    Norn Iron club No:483
    • Daphne01
    • By Daphne01 13th Sep 12, 6:47 PM
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    Daphne01
    IIR if I recall
    IIRC if I recall correctly

    Oh, and I always thought DH meant something entirely different
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    • Daphne01
    • By Daphne01 13th Sep 12, 7:30 PM
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    Daphne01
    thanks daphne updated x

    what did you think DH meant
    (if you don't mind me asking
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    The first word was !!!!

    Edit: Snap Barnaby sue, great minds
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    • Daphne01
    • By Daphne01 13th Sep 12, 7:39 PM
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    Daphne01
    ooohhh see what you mean now both

    tbh when i first joined i always though SO was S*d Off
    Originally posted by fire**fly
    Haha, I think we should create an alternative abreviation list on the lines of Roger's Profanisaurus. Could be fun
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    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 13th Sep 12, 7:44 PM
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    andrew71
    What about UPD? It's not been used but it could be used for an Unexpected Parcel Delivery. A parcel you weren't expecting?

  • Barnabysue
    The first word was !!!!

    Edit: Snap Barnaby sue, great minds
    Originally posted by Daphne01
    More like dirty minds
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    • Khrisb
    • By Khrisb 16th Sep 12, 3:43 PM
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    Khrisb
    Oh, and I always thought DH meant something entirely different [/QUOTE]

    I like Richard Cranium slow's some of the DH's up
    Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film!

    Norn Iron club No:483
    • One-Eye
    • By One-Eye 8th Oct 12, 12:27 PM
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    One-Eye
    RU or R/U - Runner(s) Up
    • nicolarae
    • By nicolarae 19th Nov 12, 11:09 PM
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    nicolarae
    Thank you! I'm a newbie comper so this thread is brilliant
  • jbmumofone
    That is brilliant, thank you!
    • stellar
    • By stellar 20th Jul 13, 7:34 PM
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    stellar
    Yes DUPE had me baffled for months when I first started because it means to deceive or trick I thought it meant the competition was suspect!
    No spam please I'm British!
  • Luckyone
    Hello Fire*Fly

    Some more here for you. I come across these when posting/entering Rafflecopters or RC if no room in title

    BL ~ Bloglovin
    GFC ~ Google Friend Connect
    CL ~ Clout
    SU ~ Stumbleupon

    CL & SU I so far have not used in a title but thought as it is a way to enter extra times in RC's I would also put it here.

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    • andrew71
    • By andrew71 10th Oct 14, 4:47 PM
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    andrew71
    The alternative abbreviations for competitions
    I'd presume many of us now have a good idea what most abbreviations mean on here such as FB and TW (Facebook and Twitter if you're still stuck) but what about some alternative ones?
    EN - Effort Needed
    LET - Lots Effort Needed
    NSYNLE No Seriously You Need Lots Effort

    RCM5EA - Rafflecopter More (than) 5 Entries Available
    RCLWA Raffle copter Lots Ways Allowed
    RCHMECYHFAP -Raffle copter How Many Entries Can You Have For A Prize

    WTB - watch tick boxes
    WNTB -Watch nasty/naughty tick boxes

    • fire**fly
    • By fire**fly 13th Sep 17, 10:59 PM
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    fire**fly
    thread updated & hopefully has all latest
    abbreviations/links/etc on & details for newbies
    please pm or ask on Compers Chat Corner
    if any other details are needed
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