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President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA

If you haven't noticed, Dakka has a glossary that automatically give definitions for abbreviated words, such as GW or ROTFL.

If you have any suggestions for commonly used miniature gaming or general internet abbreviations that you've noticed haven't yet been added to the glossary please post them in this thread, along with a clear description of what the abbreviation means (and what game they apply to, or rather if they are a general abbreviation).


Here a few guidelines as to whether an abbreviation can be added to the glossary:

  • The glossary is for the entire forum, we can't make forum specific glossaries.

  • Definitions should be as succinct as possible.

  • The abbreviation can only be a single word (so no two-word combination abbreviations).

  • The glossary recognizes the word when surrounded by a space or punctuation, so GW and .GW. will show up because both are surrounded by spaces or punctuation, but GWGW won't work because there aren't spaces or punctuation around both sides of it.

  • The one exception to the above rule is plurality. Any abbreviation entered will also be automatically recognized by the system with an 's' attached to the end. So 'GW' will also automatically also be recognized as 'GWs'



  • I especially need suggestions from non-40K gamers who can let me know about some of the abbreviations used on aregular basis in other games that I have no idea about (since I mainly just play 40K).


    Thanks for your help!

    This message was edited 7 times. Last update was at 2008/06/25 03:02:41


     
       
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    Here is a complete list (at the time of writing) of all the abbreviations that currently have definitions in the Dakka glossary:


    2D6
    3D6
    40K
    4D6
    AC
    AFAIK
    AFV
    AG
    AMP
    AP
    APOC
    ARM
    AS
    ATA
    ATGM
    ATGMs
    ATK
    ATM
    ATSKNF
    AU
    AV
    B5
    BA
    BC
    BFG
    BFSP
    BFM
    BGB
    BiD
    BL
    BP
    BRB
    BS
    BSB
    BT
    BTB
    BTW
    CA
    CCG
    CCS
    CCW
    CENT
    CIB
    CL
    CMA
    CMD
    CML
    CoD
    CR
    CRA
    CSM
    CTRL
    D4
    D6
    D8
    D10
    D12
    D20
    DA
    DC
    DCM
    DD
    DE
    DEF
    DEV
    DH
    DKoK
    DM
    DMG
    DND
    DotF
    DoM
    DOW
    DP
    DP9
    DW
    eButcher
    eCaine
    ECL
    eDenny
    eEiryss
    eFeora
    EG
    eGaspy
    eHaley
    eHoarluk
    eIrusk
    eKaya
    eKreoss
    eKrueger
    eLylyth
    eMadrak
    eMagnus
    eMakeda
    eMorghul
    eNemo
    EOD
    EOM
    EOT
    ES
    eSeverius
    eSorscha
    eStryker
    eThagrosh
    eVlad
    EXP
    FA
    FAQ
    FB
    FC
    FCW
    FE
    FE2
    FFG
    FLG
    FNP
    FOC
    FomT
    FOW
    FRFSRF
    FTC
    FTW
    FUBAR
    FUR
    FW
    FWIW
    FYI
    FZORGLE
    GBitF
    GD
    GEN
    GEQ
    GH
    GK
    GL
    GMCA
    GMCA
    GS
    GT
    GTG
    GUO
    GW
    HB
    HE
    HF
    HG
    HH
    HK
    HOR
    HQ
    HR
    HS
    HT
    HTH
    HW
    IA
    IA1
    IA2
    IA3
    IA4
    IA5
    IA6
    IB
    IC
    ID
    IG
    IIRC
    IMHO
    IMNSHO
    IMO
    INI
    INIT
    INQ
    INT
    INV
    IOCG
    IOT
    ITP
    IW
    IWs
    JJ
    JO
    JOTWW
    JSJ
    JSOD
    JWC
    KD
    KE
    KEE
    KFF
    KOS
    KP
    LA
    LAS
    LatD
    LC
    LD
    LG
    LMK
    LOC
    LOL
    LOS
    LotD
    LOTR
    LP
    LR
    LRBT
    LRC
    LRMBT
    LVGT
    LVL
    MAT
    MB
    MC
    MEQ
    MISC
    ML
    MM
    MMM
    MoCU
    MoK
    MoN
    MoO
    MoS
    MoT
    MotF
    MotW
    MR
    MSU
    MTG
    Muso
    NFW
    NIKE
    NMM
    NPC
    OD
    OKs
    OOP
    OotF
    OP
    OT
    OTOH
    OTT
    PA
    PAGK
    PC
    PD
    PF
    PG
    PK
    PL
    PLAS
    PLS
    POM
    PP
    PVE
    PVP
    QFT
    RAI
    RAT
    RAW
    RB
    RBT
    RC
    RF
    RFP
    RNF
    RNG
    RoB
    RoF
    ROTFL
    RP
    RPG
    RR
    RT
    RTT
    RU
    RZ
    SAFH
    SAG
    SB
    SC
    Senny
    Sevy
    SG
    SH
    SHV
    SK
    SL
    SM
    SMF
    SMS
    SOB
    SP
    SPD
    Spod
    SS
    SST
    ST
    STC
    STD
    STR
    Sv
    SW
    TAC
    TAGK
    TB
    TBH
    TCG
    TDA
    TFC
    TFG
    TH
    TK
    TL
    TLOS
    TMC
    TO
    TS
    TSOALR
    TWF
    TYR
    UA
    UK
    UKGT
    UNA
    US1
    US2
    US3
    US4
    USGT
    USR
    USRs
    V5
    VC
    VOF
    VP
    WA
    WAAC
    WBB
    WC
    WD
    WE
    WG
    WGBL
    WGT
    WH
    WH40K
    WHF
    WHFB
    WHQ
    WIP
    WJ
    WL
    WM
    WoC
    WotR
    WR
    WRT
    WS
    WTF
    WTH
    WYSIWYG
    YMDC
    YMMV
    YMTC



    Here is a list of abbreviations submitted to the glossary that were rejected because they are also commonly used words (or become commonly used words in their plural form).


    A = Attack Characteristic [40K,WHFB] -- ('a' is a commonly used single letter)
    AT-43 = After Trauma, Year 43 [AT-43] -- (it uses a 'dash' symbol)
    b/c = Because [GEN] -- (it uses a forward-slash '/' symbol)
    I = Initiative Characteristic [40K,WHFB] -- ('I' is a commonly used single letter)
    HA = Heavy Armor [WHFB] -- ('has' is a commonly used word)
    LOCK = Warlocke [WM] -- ('lock' is a commonly used word)
    w/ = With [GEN] -- (it uses a forward-slash '/' symbol)






    This message was edited 57 times. Last update was at 2010/03/19 05:18:51


     
       
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    Sanchez01 wrote:
    Question, Why are there some in the main list that are white and give no definition?



    Previously, we were doing some tweaks on the glossary system that involved case sensitivity which caused some of the definitions to go offline for a bit. That is fixed now.

    Now, if you ever see any of the abbreviations in the 'master list' not displaying it is because they were just recently added to the system and it takes a few days for the database to incorporate the change.


    Emperors Faithful wrote:
    JFR = Just F*thing RUN!
    MoG = Moment of Glory
    TWF = That was Fun!
    RWBM = Revenge Will Be MINE!



    Doing a quick search of the forums shows me that these abbreviations are not being used on Dakka. The goal of the glossary system is to provide clarity for abbreviations used on this forum, not simply to try to catalog every possible abbreviation.



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    yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
    yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
    yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
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    Drk_Oblitr8r wrote:St. = Sait
    Mnt= Mountain
    etc



    As I mentioned before, we aren't trying to add every single abbreviation known to man, only those that are commonly used on this forum that people new to the hobby wouldn't know about.


    As for everyone else, your suggestions have been added and will start showing up in a few days as the site cache is reset.



    I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
    yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
    yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
    yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
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    Gwar! wrote:Quick Question: Is there a technical limitation that would prevent ++ showing up as a tooltip?

    I am thinking that ++ could tooltip as:
    Invulnerable Save [40k]
    Ward Save [WHFB]

    as many people seem to use this format (Like saying a TH/SS terminator has a 2+/3++ save) and it would help out people who don't know what it is.



    Yeah unfortunately the glossary can only be used for letters and numbers. No other symbols can be included.



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    yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
    yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
    yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
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    Ok, thought it might be useful to include the Tau Crisis suit configurations in these, since a lot of people don't know what they are.

    I know they're not acronyms, but they'd be useful, and surely the Glossary works with full words, right?

    Fireknife - Tau Crisis suit with Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker, Missile Pod [40k]

    Deathrain - Tau Crisis suit with twin linked Missile Pod, Drone Controller and 2 Gun Drones [40k]

    Sunforge - Tau Crisis suit with twin linked Fusion Blaster and Shield Generator [40k]

    Burning Eye - Tau Crisis suit with twin linked Plasma Rifle and Target Lock [40k]

    Blinding Spear - Tau Crisis suit with Plasma Rifle, Burst Cannon and Multi Tracker [40k]



       
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    DP- Daemon Prince
    JS- Jon Stewart
    FTF- For the Fail!

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    Alpharius wrote:How often do new terms get added to the Glossary?


    When I muster up the courage to do it. As you can see you posted this back in August and I'm getting around to adding a batch right now.

    I know its bad to say this, but if someone PMs me with a specific request to get something they put into this thread added, it often does prod me on to go and do it.

    But everything submitted in this thread should be entered and showing up in new threads shortly...with a few exceptions for some of the general terms suggested that I've never personally seen used on Dakka.


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    yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
    yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
    yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
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    Breaking Something Valuable

    Could we perhaps have MG be meltagun, as PG is plasmagun?

    Also, for SW, a WTT (wolf tail talisman) and a WTN (wolf tooth necklace). TWL- Thunder Wolf Lord.

    Perhaps RP for Rules Pending?

    I second: LRR (land raider redeemer), PW, PE (from Gwars post).

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    Heard these frequently... had o have someone explain them to me.

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    RoC - Rule of Cool

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    WS - White Scars. One of the least mainstream mainstream SM chapters!

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    For 'Gen' you only have 'general' which should be replaced with/supplemented by the far more appropriate 'generation'.

    As in 'next gen' etc.

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    DT - Dedicated Transport [40k].
       
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    WWP - webway portal
    HL - Heat lance



    Automatically Appended Next Post:
    HB - haywire blaster

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    FF - Flickerfield
    NS - Nightshield
    PGL - Phantasm Grenade Launcher
    WWP - Webway Portal

    (Ninja'd on the WWP!)

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    HG - Haywire grenades
    (Can't believe no-ones got this one) DL - dark lance



     
       
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    NWS - nemesis warding stave

    "Though we face the power of hell, and death is at our side, we fear not, for the Emperor is with us through it all. If we live, we live for the Emperor. If we die, we die for the Emperor. So whether we live or die, we are the Emperor's. We are Grey Knights and this is why we came to be." - Grand Master Dreadknightl  
       
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    dreadknightl wrote:NWS - nemesis warding stave


    That's already done.



     
       
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    RB: Relic Blade.
       
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    IA - In addition

    "Though we face the power of hell, and death is at our side, we fear not, for the Emperor is with us through it all. If we live, we live for the Emperor. If we die, we die for the Emperor. So whether we live or die, we are the Emperor's. We are Grey Knights and this is why we came to be." - Grand Master Dreadknightl  
       
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    PH-Pshycic Hood [40K]
    DM-Daemon Weapon [40K&WHFB]
    BL-Bright Lance[Eldar]

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    Utapau

    ^ That Daemon Weapon should be DW

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    Sitting in yo' bath tub, poopin out shoggoths

    Theirs FPS for first person shooter, but theirs no RTS for real time strategy.

    750 points

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    Soon to be a common term when GW releases it,

    LGS-Liquid Green Stuff (GW)

       
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    Canada,Prince Edward Island

    Also,

    BoW-Beasts of War

       
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    DHG=Dwarf Handgun [Dwarves]
    EB=Envenomed Blade [DE]
    IH=Ionhead [Tau]

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