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A RAFO Acronym and Information Centre

Reported by: Great Lord of Chaos

Type: Addition / Suggestion

Status: On hold

Created: 27/11/2009 04:21:50 AM

I was thinking that some newbies wouldn't know what "NSSP" and "NGFT" really mean, so I was thinking that we put up something perhaps under Community or Team that was based for new people wanting to learn about the site. A small section of history, and place for acronyms, a few rules, etc.
But then just anyone could learn our deepest secrets!
Nah, that's probably a good idea. Might include some common internet acronyms (such as IIRC), or even some Wot-centered acroynms (tEotW for example).
It seems odd that there's nothing on the Home Page explaining the origin of the name.
I was thinking that some newbies wouldn't know what "NSSP" and "NGFT" really mean, so I was thinking that we put up something perhaps under Community or Team that was based for new people wanting to learn about the site. A small section of history, and place for acronyms, a few rules, etc.

The only time I've ever seen anyone refer to the site by its full name rather than the acronym is in reference to the web address itself, and most people will probably be able to figure out what "RAFO" means, but it seems kind of strange that there's not even an explanation of the sites name. Some acronyms are so common as to be universally recognized (my wife tells me that the OED, IIRC, recently added "IMHO", "FYI" and another acronym) but the defining the RAFO specific ones strikes me as a great example of the kind of thing that should be listed at the (still dead) Help link.

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