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Topic: Is there a list of commonly used PBS acronyms anywhere?

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Subject: Is there a list of commonly used PBS acronyms anywhere?
Date Posted: 6/25/2008 8:12 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2008
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Being a new member, I have had a time figuring out some of the acronyms I've seen on the website and particularly in the forum. I've figured out most of them, however there are still a few that are unfamiliar to me.

At any rate, I was wondering if there is a list anywhere on the site that I may have overlooked or been unable to find using search that spells out all the popular acronyms that are used for PBS. This would definately be useful for new members. I can start a list but I didn't want to "reinvent the wheel".

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 8:15 PM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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I think you'd have to list the acronyms to get definitions.  I usually google them, but that doesn't always work.  The few that bugged me the longest were TPTB = the powers that be and ETA = edited to add.  There's FIFO = first in first out, and there's FABIL = find a book I'd like...I can't think of many others aside from the usual LOL, OMG and stuff like that.  If you post a specific one here you'll get at least a half-dozen people letting you know what it means.

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 8:25 PM ET
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In the Help Center

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 9:02 PM ET
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Aha! Thanks Liese, I had a pretty strong feeling there was a list around somewhere that somebody here could quickly direct me to. However, I just looked again through the Help Center and don't see anything for the Glossary. What is the normal click-through procedure to get to it?

I saw an acronym today for the first time that isn't in the Glossary. From the context it was used in, I assume it has to do with the condition that a book is received in. RWAP

Last Edited on: 6/25/08 9:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1

Date Posted: 6/25/2008 9:05 PM ET
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RWAP = Received With A Problem.