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Old 01-24-2008, 01:31 PM   #131
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The header on the section here says unofficial.
I know. But Eddie was asking SJG for the official abbreviation for Bio-Tech.

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Old 01-24-2008, 02:17 PM   #132
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How often does that come up?
And what does it mean?
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:04 PM   #133
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And what does it mean?
That someone managed to post fast enough for avoiding one of the Great Old Ones' threadlocks?
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:18 PM   #134
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How often does that come up?
Not as often as it could be, I suppose... perhaps a bit of social commentary ;)
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Old 01-25-2008, 01:05 AM   #135
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That said, I'd go with BIO for Bio-Tech.
In GCA I went with "Bio" rather than BIO or BT. The reason why capitalization is important here is because IO can look very much like 10 in some fonts, so BIO5 might be confused with B105.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:21 AM   #136
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In GCA I went with "Bio" rather than BIO or BT. The reason why capitalization is important here is because IO can look very much like 10 in some fonts, so BIO5 might be confused with B105.
Good point. Make it so, Ensign.

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:25 AM   #137
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Good point. Make it so, Ensign.

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GURPS Abbreviations are traditionally written all-uppercase. In fact, 4e seems to enforce it. ;)

Besides, I'm against GCA. I'm for GCB.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:45 AM   #138
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GURPS Abbreviations are traditionally written all-uppercase.
GURPS Abbreviations are traditionally confusing, too. Some traditions are meant to be forgotten.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:55 AM   #139
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GURPS Abbreviations are traditionally written all-uppercase.
"Unofficial" tradition? <raises eyebrow>

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Old 01-25-2008, 10:58 AM   #140
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GURPS Abbreviations are traditionally written all-uppercase. In fact, 4e seems to enforce it. ;)

Besides, I'm against GCA. I'm for GCB.
Bio looks better than BIO.
Besides, you already have LoT on the list.

BTW, EP for Energy Pool/Points and ER for Energy Reserve.
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