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Old 03-25-2010, 04:41 PM   #161
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

At the beginning/end of one's own wall of text it's used to show where a summary of the post can be found, although it's usually written as "TLDR version".
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:24 PM   #162
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

And let's be clear:

Posting a huge wall of text, and then including a "tl;dr version" at the bottom as a summary of your own stuff is courteous and perfectly fine to do.

Beginning your response to someone's post with "tl;dr" because you thought they wrote too much is very rude. Don't do it here, and you really shouldn't do it anywhere.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:33 PM   #163
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And let's be clear:
Posting a huge wall of text, and then including a "tl;dr version" at the bottom as a summary of your own stuff[/i] is courteous and perfectly fine to do.
Wouldn't it be better to just put "In summary" or "To sum up" or something? "Too long, Didn't Read" implies that you suppose the reader is impatient at least, IMO.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:25 PM   #164
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

Looked for the first 5-6 pages and didn't see these:

GURPS - Generic Universal RolePlaying System
GCA - GURPS Character Assisstant
GCB - GURPS Character Builder
GVB - GURPS Vehicle Builder
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:32 AM   #165
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Looked for the first 5-6 pages and didn't see these:

GURPS - Generic Universal RolePlaying System
GCA - GURPS Character Assisstant
GCB - GURPS Character Builder
GVB - GURPS Vehicle Builder
The first one is rather redundant, but the other three I'm adding.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:20 AM   #166
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LT == Cabaret Chicks on Ice
This probably isn't the right place for an obscure in-joke.

I'd suggest separate entries-
LT
LTC
CCoI

Also, for the sake of updating the list-
SS 1-8 for the Spaceships series
MH for Monster Hunters

Any other recent notables?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:48 AM   #167
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"Handwavium" is a term you guys use a lot. I've worked out what it means (it's not unobvious) but you might wanna stick it in here anyway.
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:14 PM   #168
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"Handwavium" is a term you guys use a lot. I've worked out what it means (it's not unobvious) but you might wanna stick it in here anyway.
WARNING: TV tropes link.

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:43 AM   #169
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

I think this thread should retain its focus on abbreviations. "Handwavium" isn't an abbreviation.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:07 AM   #170
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ok, well it's a term that's used a lot and it would save newbies asking "what does X mean?" you know, i'm only trying to help.
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