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MOD We Need Your Help- Revising the WNU Glossary

Discussion in 'Welcome New Users' started by Bazinga'd , Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Edit: Due to a re-organisation, this thread got locked. You can find more information in this thread. If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask there as well.

    As Skiara and I have recently realized, the WNU glossary is woefully out of date and in need of revision.

    We would like to solicit everyone's help in trying to determine what revisions should be made, or what new definitions and acronyms need to be added, deleted or changed.

    The WNU Glossary can be found HERE.

    Please use this thread to make your suggestions. Skiara and I will try to make the changes to the thread on a rolling basis, but would like to get general comments in regarding its format and content first.

    If you have any questions, please PM Skiara and myself. Thanks

    Baz
     
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  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Under Explanations, Joshua Griffin should be a former owner of TFN since it's just Philip Wise now. DONE
    Rebelscum gets some mention in Collecting, so you might add that it is also owned by Philip Wise and is the sister site of TFN, though they have more of an emphasis on Collecting than TFN does. Done. (new entry added for Rebelscum.)

    Some of the links need fixing as well - the one for Comms, for example. Comms Links updated. Working on other links.
     
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  3. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 6

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    What's TFN?

    Sent using Tapatalk this was!
     
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  4. DarthIshyZ

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 6

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    In seriousness (and sorry for the DP), when typing things up in MS Word, copy & paste thru something like Notepad that doesn't put in strange coding. I have my Tapatalk on black background. Unformatted text shows with white writing. MS Word text shows as black writing. Hard to read on a black background.

    Sent using Tapatalk this was!
     
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  5. Lady Belligerent

    Lady Belligerent • WNU Adoptions Coordinator• star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    My suggestions, after a quick scan through, are:

    Convo - private message, or private conversation Added
    DRL - Darth Real Life Added

    General repairs to the text would spiff it up in general. :)
     
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  6. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    What specifically would you like happen?
     
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  7. Lady Belligerent

    Lady Belligerent • WNU Adoptions Coordinator• star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    Here’s an example:

    AHBY: Abbreviation for "All Hail Blue Yoda", a phrase used by members of the Blue Yoda Society (see [link= [url]http://boards.theforce.net/thr...nd-threads-version-3-0.50006713/]Introduction[/url] to social groups and threads[/link] also).

    ——
    It would be time consuming to repair the codes so that they read correctly, but it would be easier to read.

    ETA: The link is outdated and doesn’t work either. :)
     
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  8. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  9. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Great replies so far! Thanks! :D

    Anything else? Oldbies, do you miss anything? Newbies, is there anything that you miss? Let us know, please! :)
     
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  10. Dandelo

    Dandelo Force Ghost star 7

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    AOD Acronym for Acolytes Of Darkness; a social group of users that belong to the dark side of the force. Namely the Sith. Now defunct and replaced with KOD and TSE
    (mods may need to check this is correct first. At least this is my understanding Lady Belligerent might be able to confirm here :p ) Added

    KOD Acronym for Knights of Darkness; A fanclub and social group in SWC for fans of the dark side, including The Sith and Knights of Ren. Added

    TSE Acronym for The Sith Empire; A fanclub and social group in EUC for fans of the dark side. Notably the Sith. Added

    GOL Acronym for Guardians Of Light; A fanclub and social group in EUC for fans of the light side of the force and the Jedi Added

    NJT Acronym for New Jedi Trials A fanclub and social group in the SWC for fans on the Jedi Knights. Added

    CCC Acronym for Cloud City Cantina. The official social thread for SWC Added

    BMC Acronym for Blue Moon Cantina. The official social thread for EUC Added

    RYL Acronym for Rethink Your Life. The official thread for PT Added

    SWC Acronym for Star Wars Community Added

    PT Acronym for Prequel Trilogy Previously Added

    EUC Acronym for Expanded Universe Community Added


    hope this helps so far :D
     
  11. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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  12. Lady Belligerent

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  13. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks! :D

    Another question: Which abbreviations are out of date? We would like to put them off the list to make it an really updated list. Please, tell us, which ones should be deleted or need to be discussed in your view? :)
     
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  14. Dandelo

    Dandelo Force Ghost star 7

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    I have a question about this one in particular:

    YSLCATGOT: You stand/stood little chance against the God of Thunder

    I have never come across this abbreviation or it's meaning before. Was this used in a specific forum?

    Edit: Also MSN instant messenger merged with Skype a few years ago, so no longer can be used. Perhaps deleting MSN and adding Skype might work, since a lot of users use it these days :)
     
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  15. Lady Belligerent

    Lady Belligerent • WNU Adoptions Coordinator• star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    AIM is shutting down this year too. I’m not sure anyone still uses it with FB messenger and Skype. Also, is S.I.T.H. a thing still or did it go away years ago? I added that fact about AIM along with the December 15th shut down date.

    Need to add TFA and TLJ to the list for sure. :) Done
     
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  16. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks for the hints. Dandelo, I can’t answer that question. So I guess it’s way outdated.

    Btw I will work on the opening post, but I need to go offline for about two weeks, so I can’t do it before I’m back.
     
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  17. Dandelo

    Dandelo Force Ghost star 7

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    just been reminded the second thread for this is The Peace Keepers Jedi Order

    just FYI Skiara and Bazinga'd

    :)
     
  18. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Now that TLJ has been released, if anyone has any new suggestions for the Glossary, please post them here.
     
  19. Base Delta Zillo

    Base Delta Zillo Jedi Padawan

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    Do we have the meaning of RSA in there? On some of the former mods/administrators it says RSA
     
  20. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Its on there. @Base Delta Zillo

     
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  21. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Like me wearing that title. ;)
     
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  22. TiniTinyTony

    TiniTinyTony Super Bowl Pick 'Em Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    There are definitely a lot of acronyms over in the Literature forum. They talk about Legends material and abbreviate it and instantly I'm lost. So you may need a SME when it comes to that material. Personally, I'm concerning with canon material since the Disney purchase so that's my primary focus. Here's some general stuff that may help New Users navigate the Lit Forum.

    TP or TPB: Trade PaperBack Added to Glossary and Explanations.
    When a collection of stories that were once originally published separately are combined into one book to tell one story arc or a collection of stories that have a connected theme

    IDW Publishing: Idea and Design Works Publishing company. Not Added
    They are currently releasing Star Wars Adventure comics that are consider canon stores.

    SWA: Star Wars Adventures. Added to Glossary and Explanations.
    A comic book series aimed at younger audiences which tell tiny little stories that happen between or during the events of the Star Wars theatrical movies

    FOD: Force of Destiny Added to Glossary.
    A subset of the SWA line, where the focus is on female heroism. The stories can be found in the form of animated shorts or in comic book form

    OHC: Oversized HardCover Added to Glossary and Explanations.
    Sometimes called Omnibus by Marvel, the term is decided by the number of issues collected within but at times it can be remarkably low

    PTG: Printing Added to Glossary and Explanations.
    Refers to when the a comic book publishing company printed a specific comic run. Examples: NEW PTG or 2ND PTG. Since first printings are often worth more to collectors, they care if certain comics came from the original run or they sold out and therefore the comic book publisher did a second one
     
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  23. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    @TiniTinyTony Most of your recomendations were incorporated into the glossary/explanation sections. Thanks again for your help.

    @Skiara
     
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  24. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    The more input we get, the better the glossary can be. So thanks from my end as well!