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Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:55 pm
by Coin Mule
Hey, well here is my list. "S.E.M.", Scanning Electron Microscope, "SEC." Securities Exchange Commission, "NFA" National Futures Association, "OPM" Other Peoples Money, "VAM" The term VAM is an acronym for "Van Allen - Mallis, "RPM" Revolutions Per Minute, oh wait, Reprint Mint mark. But I sink dat be it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

But I do see Pauls point, one poster, who hasn't been around since I asked if they were a native English speaker was speaking in Text Message Shorthand, I guess they thought it was cool ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ. Leet I can handle but that other stuff not so much.

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Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:27 pm
by Coin Mule
Strayergirl8 wrote: โ†‘Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:07 pm I don't understand how to post then
Hi S, it would help if we all posted our questions in the appropriate area, I for one am used to forums where the mod moves stuff where it belongs, and if someone keeps doing it the get a timeout. Also they are big time draconian with this kind of stuff, but it is very well ordered.

So let me help you out. lets say you have a question about a wheat cent.
So you start at the start page, ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€, scroll down to "United States Coin Guides", on the "United States Coin Guides" page, select "Small Cents", now you are on the Small Cents Page, click on New Topic, annnnnnnnnd posto'licious.


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Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:48 pm
by Paul
Earle42 wrote: โ†‘Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:33 pm Paul, its no secret I use acronyms in my posts. I got am not sure if what I use is what you are referring to.

I made up none of them myself.

Why do I use them?
1. convenience, time saving, and less typos (my problem!).
2. When on my very first forum years ago I was introduced to the fact that there is a set of forum acronyms used almost universally - so I use them.
3. Acronyms were made to save time, have been used for a lot longer than I ever knew until I looked it up one time, and are just a natural part of the human experience.

Can you list specifics of the ones you say are homemade? I do not remember seeing them (and admit it might just be me). Every one I have seen used here I have seen used on other forums as well.

I assume if someone does not know an acronym but is actually interested in the post to their answer, they will ask.
I prefer not to point fingers at anyone..... Or give examples.

I am concerned that a great number of new/newer individuals become reluctant to even a make post or ask a question due to their lack of experience.

I am seeing it now more than ever, ...people apologizing for even asking in their introductions and posts, .....prior to even asking the question.

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:40 pm
by Daniel
Well, there goes my reason for this topic. I am trying to get people to post appropriately. If I moved all the post to where they belong then I wouldn't have time to help. I barely have that time as is. I wish I did because I would move them all. People are posting all over and in other people's topics and not posting images and sending me questions on coins. That is what this topic is supposed to be about. Newbies don't even understand known acronyms and don't seem to see the start here forum with how to post in this forum topics. I digress. I tried. It's almost too much.

Re: This Must STOP NOW!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:56 am
by p.j.stevens
Daniel. Chill. Think it through and you'll make it all work. You know it takes time is all.