Nevada (Moderator of the Official Playrix Forum) thought it might be nice for people to have a place to come to to look up various acronyms they find around the forum. A few players expressed difficulty understanding all of the short hand being used. Yes, Google is there to help, but there are also TS-specific acronyms that could be harder to find.
So, whenever you come across/think of/use an acronym, pop over here and post it, whether you know what it means or not, and we can add it to the list, which will be updated in alphabetical order as more come in.
*<> *g*/ - Grinning. *G*/ or *bg*/ - Big grin. *vbg*/ - Very big grin. - grinning, ducking and running
A AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned. AFAIK - As far as I know. AFK - Away from keyboard. AKA - Also known as. Amirite - Am I right? ASAHP - As soon as humanly possible. ASAP - As soon as possible. ATM - At the moment.
B BRB - Be right back. BTDT - Been there; done that. BTW - By the way. BIAB - Back in a bit BBL - Be back later
C CB - Community building(s). CID - Consider it done. CS - Customer support/services.
D Devs - Developers (township game makers). DL - Download
E ETA - Edit(ed) to add. EOM - End of message
F FB - Facebook. FIGJAM - F...rick I'm good, just ask me. FWIW - For what it's worth. FYI - For your information. FTW - For the win FTFY - Fixed that for you
G GL - Graylady (forum user). GLB - Global Leader Board
H HoL - House of Luck. HP - Hot products. HST - Having said That. HTH - Hope this helps HW - Hardware. I IIRC - If I recall correctly. IKR - I know, right? IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion. IMO - In my opinion. IRL - In real life. IS - Interseasonal week/regatta IOW - In Other Words
J JIC - Just in case. j/k - just kidding L LMGTFY - Let me Google that for you. LOL - Laugh(ing) out loud. LMAO - Laughing my a** off
M MAIG - My ass is grass. MIA - Missing in action.
N NDA - non disclosure agreement NM - never mind NOMW - not on my watch
O OOH - On one hand. OP - Original post/er. OPF- Official Playrix Forum OS - Operating system (device). OTOH - On the other hand. OMG - Oh my god/goodness
P Pls - Please. PM - Private message. PROP - Please Read the opening post.
R RL - Real life RoC - Race of Champions ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing. RSN - Real(ly) soon now
S SM(D)H - Shaking my (darn) head. Or So much Hate. SW - Software. SMOG - Senior Moments On Going SO-Significant other T TBH - To be honest. TC/T Cash - Township cash (AKA - Tickets, green money, township dollars). TC - Take Care. Tnx - Thanks. TQ - Thank you. TS - Township. TY - Thank you. TL;DR - Too long, didn't read TIA - Thanks in advance
U UTF - Unofficial Township Forum
W WTFIT - What the f...luff is this.
X XP - Experience Points
Y YC - Yacht club. YGM - You've got mail. YW/YVW -You're (very) welcome. YMMH - You might mean here YMMV - Your mileage may vary.
Last edited by Rocky_Ruud on Sat 1 Aug 2020 - 13:56; edited 5 times in total
Items added today: IS - Interseasonal = the week between Regatta seasons, that can be used for rest, I co-op cooperation or Hopping. OPF - the Official Playrix Forum. Closed since June 26 2020 UTF - the Unofficial Township Forum RoC - Race of Champions, introduced on June 30 2020
Thanks So Much For This! Like Most Of Us Living In The Digital Age I Know Use Acronyms All The Time! There have been quite a few I've Seen Here that I've never heard of .... Maybe because TS is World Wide? IDK I'm just glad it's here!!!
This is useful as a reference but please try to avoid using the more obscure ones just to feel cool, and let's try to refrain from inventing new ones that nobody actually uses. The object of effective communication is not to try to confuse people and send them running off to find reference resources.
I've spent a lot of year on forums and have never seen many of these used anywhere.
Lol, I remember when I first joined the Playrix forum, I didn't have a clue when reading all the abbreviations members used on the site. It was really useful when Nevada started this thread
I know. It's just lazy and rude to be so self important that you can't type a few extra characters so everyone can follow what you are saying. I'm not talking about the fun expressions, but the key words that make a sentence meaningless.
It is also very unwelcoming to newcomers for us to keep sending signals they are not one of us and don't belong here.
@Mayfield Depends how often a day someone has to type something. I do everything on a phone so have about 1.5 cm visibility when typing. Negativity can also be extremely off-putting. IMNSHO it's worth taking the time to express oneself non-judgementally.? HAND comes in very handy sometimes (sticky out tongue with a wink emoji) ;P
@JayS - please tell me what IMNSHO means before I have to ask my kids again. I get enough stick from them for writing texts long hand The only acronyms I have ever used is in signals when I was in the military, many, many, oh so many moons ago.