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I was gonna place this in the new to magic forum, but I'm not really new. C'est la vie.

" I can't wait to see DB, or maybe DC and S&R as Fism doing new work with their IT and AC possibly ringing in a ID. Their TT is highly overrated, and they should go back to RRCM."

The point I'm trying to make is that a lot of the people on the board use acronyms like no tomorrow. don't get me wrong, I'm not one to tip the hat (no pun intended) on some effects. IT and TT and the like I can understand. But throwing around stuff like the AC in the RRCM is a bit too much fo rthe newbies. Without revealing sleights and the like, don't you think we can go without so many acronyms? Or am I wrong as always (that's at least what my girlfriend says LOL). Post up!

Jonathan Townsend
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There is a two part cure for acronyms.

1) learn to touch type
2) learn to write cogent arguments

A good way to start working on step two would involve some reasearch into the basics of rhetoric. Good writing can be concise, precise and friendly. all the coins I've dropped here
Hideo Kato
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For me, even LOL is a mysterious acronym.
What is RRCM, or is it RRTCM?
I know IT because Stephen King wrote the novel.

By the way, I know BTW.

I only hope you can kindly edit a mini-dictionary of acronyms for maigcians.

Mya Angel
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The problem is that not all members use the same acronyms for the same thing. A perfect example is the one Hideo Kato gave RRCM and RRTCM. While we can guess at what was meant by the members it is still at best a guess. The members themselves need to take the initiative upon themselves to write out what it is they want to say as pointed out in Jontowns post.

The grammar hosts/hostesses have a hard enough time with members who can not or will not take the time to look over their posts before hitting the submit button and correcting many mistakes that they could avoid.

Sorry guys, but the bottom line is we only have 12 grammar staff and there are over 11000 of you. Unless some of you would like to volunteer I don't see how we can do it. Smile

There is nothing that remains so constant as change. Don't end up like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set. Smile

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Here, here!! I agree.

I suspect most folks won't see this thread because they skip over this forum to get to magic topics.
Steve Brooks
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I must agree with Mya, as well as point out that because our membership is so global, the idea of creating any kind of so-called standard chart of meanings to the various acronyms used would virtually be impossible. Smile
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