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Posted Oct 28, '08 at 5:43pm

imthebest

imthebest

647 posts

* A C? - AH! SI?[2]
    * AAF - As A Friend[3]
    * ADAD - "Another Day Another Dollar[3]
    * ADIH - Another Day In Hell[3]
    * ADIP - Another Day in Paradise[3]
    * AEAP - As Early As Possible[3]
    * AFAICR - As far as I can recall / remember [2]
    * AFAICS - As far as I can see [2]
    * AFAICT - As far as I can tell [2]
    * AFAIK - As far as I know[4]
    * AFAP - As Far As Possible[3]
    * AFK - Away from keyboard[4]
    * ASAP - As soon as possible[5]
    * ASL or A/S/L - Age / sex / location[6][3]
    * ASLP or A/S/L/P - Age, sex, location, picture[3]
    * ATEOTD - At The End of the Day[7]
    * ATM - At the moment[4]
    * AWOL - Absent Without (Official) Leave[2]
    * AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) - w:All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)[2]

B

    * B2B - Business to Business[4]
    * B2C - Business to Customer[3]
    * B4 - Before[3]
    * BBIAB - Be back in a bit[6]
    *
    * BBL/BBS - Be back later / shortly / soon[6]
    * BCNU - Be seein' you[4]
    * BFF - Best Friends Forever [6]
    * BFN - Bye For Now[2]
    * blog - Also known as web log or an online journal[2]
    * BOFH - ******* operator from hell[4]
    * bot - Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software[8]
    * BRB - Be right back[4]
    * BSOD - Blue Screen of Death[4]
    * BTDT - Been there done that[6]
    * BTW - By the way[8]
    * bump - Increment

    * CMIIW - Correct me if I'm wrong.
    * crawl - To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it[8]
    * crapplet - A poorly written computer application[9]
    * CU - See you (later)[4]
    * CYA - See ya OR Cover Your ***[2]
    * cyber- (prefix) - A term used to connect the subsequent word loosely to the world of computers or the Internet or sex over a computer[8]
    * cyberspace - Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems. Science fiction author William Gibson popularized the term in his novel Neuromancer. Gibson used the word to describe a virtual world of computer networks that his cyberpunk heroes 'jacked into'[8]

D

    * DFTT - Don't feed the trolls[7]
    * DIAF - Die in a fire[7]
    * DILLIGAF/D/S - Does it look like I give a flip / **** / **** / ****[7]
    * DND - Do not disturb[2]
    * DOA - Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.[10]

E

    * EOF - End of File[4]
    * EOM - End of Message[6]
    * EOL - End of Life. Device or hardware that is at the end of its product life cycle.[6] - End of Line.[6]
    * EQ - EverQuest[2]
    * ETA - Estimated time of arrival[2]

F

    * FAQ - Frequently Asked Question(s)[4]
    * FFS - For ****'s sake[6]
    * flamer - Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll[4].
    * FMCDH - From My Cold Dead Hands[2]
    * FOAD - **** off and die[4]
    * FOAF - Friend of a friend[4]
    * FTFY - Fixed that for you
    * FTL - For the loss[6]
    * FTW - For the win[6]
    * FU - **** you[2]
    * FUBAR - ****ed up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced "foo-bar")[4]
    * FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation)[4]
    * FWIW - For what it's worth[4]
    * FYI - For your information[4]

G

    * GBTW - Get back to work[2]
    * GF - Great/good fight[2]
    * GFU - Good for you[2]
    * GFY - Go **** yourself[2]
    * GG - Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match[6]
    * GGS - Good games[2]
    * GJ - Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill[2]
    * GMTA - Great minds think alike[2]
    * Godwin's Law - Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler[11]
    * gratz - Congratulations[2]
    * GTFO - Get the **** out[2]
    * GTG or G2G - 'Got to go' or 'Good to go'[6]
    * GR - Good Race[2]

H

    * HAND - have a nice day[4]
    * handle - Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)[8]
    * HF - Have fun[2]
    * haxor or H4x0r (1337) - Hacker[6]
    * hit - A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.[8]
    * home page - The website's introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is "index"[8]
    * hot list - A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.[8]
    * HTH - Hope this / that helps[4]

I

    * IANAL - I am not a lawyer[4]
    * IBTL - In before the lock[9]
    * IDK - I don't know[4]
    * IONO - I don't know[2]
    * IIRC - If I recall / remember correctly[4]
    * IIUC - If I understand correctly[2]
    * IMO - In my opinion[4][8][12]
    * IMHO - In my humble / honest opinion[4][8][12]
    * IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion[4][8][12]
    * IMAO - In my arrogant opinion[4][8][12]
    * Information superhighway - The Internet (AKA: I-way, infobahn)[8]

    * MMORPG, MMO - Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game[6]
    * MOTD - Message of the day[4]
    * MTFBWY - May The Force be with you [7]
    * MUD - Multi-User Dungeon[4]
    * MUSH - Multi-User Shared Hallucination[4]
    * MYOB - Mind your own business[4]
    * M8 - Mate[2]

N

    * N1 - Nice one, used mostly often in gaming[2]
    * NE1 - "Anyone"[18]
    * newbie, newb, n00b - An inexperienced user of a system or game,[4] or an annoying person.[2] Usually a derogatory term for someone inexperienced at a game.
    * NIFOC - Naked In Front Of Computer[4]
    * NM - (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line.[6][19]
    * NP - No problem[6]
    * NSFW - Not safe for work. Warning about content that may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers.[20][21]
    * NVM, NVMD, or nm - Nevermind, not much[22]

O

    * O RLY - Oh really?[23]
    * OIC - Oh, I see[4]
    * OFN - Old freaking news[4]
    * OMG - Oh my god[6]
    * OMFG - Oh my ****ing god[6]
    * OMGWTF - Oh my God what the **** [2]
    * OMW - On my way or Oh my word[2]
    * ONOZ - Oh, no[2]
    * OP - Original poster / Operator / Outpost[2]
    * OS - Operating system[4]
    * OT - Off topic[2]
    * OTOH - On the other hand[4]
    * OTP - On the phone or One true pairing or On The Piss[2]

P

    * P2P - Peer to peer, or pay to play[2]
    * PAW - Parents are watching[13]
    * PEBKAC/PEBCAK - Problem exists between keyboard and chair[4]
    * ping - From the popular network monitoring tool.[24][25]
    * PITA - Pain in the arse / ***[4]
    * PLMK - Please let me know[4]
    * PMSL - Pissing myself laughing[6]
    * POS - Piece of ****, or parent over shoulder.[6]
    * POTS - Plain old telephone service[4]
    * POV - Point of view[13]
    * PL - Powerleveling, used in online games.[13]
    * PPL - People[13]
    * PTKFGS - Punch the Keys For God's Sake[2]
    * pr0n - Intentional misspelling of porn[2]
    * PW - Persistent World (gaming)[7]
    * pwned - Intentional misspelling of owned[7]

Q

    * QFT - Quoted for truthiness - either to show satire or agreement with something satiric.
    * QWP - (texting) Quit Whining, Please. (gaming) equip v / equipment n.

R

    * rehi (or merely re) - Hello again[4]
    * RL - Real Life[4]
    * RMS - Ride me sideways[4]
    * ROFL/ROTFL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing[4]
    * ROFLMAO/ROTFLMAO - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my *** off[4]
    * ROFLMAOWPIMP/ROTFLMAOWPIMP - Rolling on (the) floor laughing my *** off while peeing in my pants [4]
    * ROFLOL/ROTFLOL - Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud[4]
    * RSN - Real soon now (used sarcastically)[4]
    * RTFB - Read the ****ing binary (or book)[4]
    * RTFS - Read the ****ing source[4]
    * RTFM/RTM - Read the (****ing) manual[4] or reboot the (****ing) machine

S

    * SCNR - Sorry, could not resist[5]
    * SFW - Safe for Work, see NSFW[2]
    * sk8/sk8r/sk8er - skate/skater[7]
    * smiley - Another name for emoticons[8]
    * SMH - Shaking my head[7]
    * SNAFU - Situation normal: all (****ed/[4]fouled) up[2]
    * Snail mail - Normal paper mail service[8]
    * SOHF - Sense of humor failure[13]
    * spider - The program behind a search engine[8]
    * STFU - Shut the **** up[26]
    * STFW - Search the ****ing web[10]

T

    * TANSTAAFL - There ain't no such thing as a free lunch[4], a quote originally attributed to Robert Heinlein
    * TBF - Time between failures[4]
    * TBH - To be honest[6]
    * TG - That's great[7]
    * TGIF - Thank God it's Friday[2]
    * THX/THNX, TNX or TX - Thanks[6]
    * TIA - Thanks in advance[10]
    * TINC - There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories[4]
    * TMI - Too much information[2]
    * TOOBS - Internets (refering to the internet as a series of tubes)[4]
    * TOS - Terms of service[4]
    * TTBOMK - To the best of my knowledge[5]
    * TTFN - Ta ta for now[4]
    * TTYL - Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)[4]
    * tweedler - One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets[8]
    * TY - Thank you [6]
    * TYT - Take your time[4]
    * TYVM - Thank you very much[13]

U

    * U - You[2]
    * UTFSE - Use the ****ing search engine[2]

V

W

    * w00t, w00T or WOOT - First two express exuberance, the last is a backronym for the term "We Own the Other Team".[2]
    * W/ or W/O - With or without[2]
    * WB - Welcome back[4]
    * W/E - Whatever[2]
    * WRT - With respect / regard to[4]
    * WTB - Want to buy[2]
    * WTF - What the ****[4]
    * WTG - Way to go[4]
    * WTH - What the hell[4]
    * WTS - Want to sell[2]
    * WTT - Want to trade[2]
    * WUG - What you got?[2]
    * WUBU2 - What (have) you been up to?[2]
    * WUU2 - What (are) you up to?[2]
    * WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get[4][8]
    * W8 - Wait[2]

Y

    * YAGNI - You Ain't Gonna Need It.
    * YAGTOH - you are going to own him.[2]
    * YHBT - You have been trolled.[7]
    * YKW - You know what?[9]
    * YMMV - Your mileage may vary.[6]
    * YOYO - You're On Your Own.[2]
    * YTMND - You're The Man Now, Dog[2]
    * YW - You're welcome

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:08pm

ShintetsuWA

ShintetsuWA

2,517 posts

Ok, over half of these IDK at all and I'm not new at all in computers... OMG that's a lot of words.

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:12pm

Serenade_Shotgun

Serenade_Shotgun

245 posts

Uhhmm. Well I'm not dissing this or anything, but half of the "Computer Slang" you've put up there is never used. I have never seen anyone use for example, WRT. Never.. Oh well. Good job. This will help quite a few... "Noobs" as you call them. =P

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:13pm

Cenere

Cenere

12,941 posts

Knight

First of all. Do not ever use them.
Second: Newbie is a new member of a site/someone who does not know how things are, and therefore might make mistakes. A N00b is an annoying person, who does not care about other people, and ignores any explaination given by either other users or mods. So newbie=good word, n00b=bad, bad word.

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:24pm

juan999999

juan999999

2,502 posts

I fin the title very insulting and inappropriate,.
This actually helps in nothing.
This makes them more lazy.

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:25pm

Ricador

Ricador

3,335 posts

Holy **** that's a lot.

I knew like maybe...twenty of those at most.

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:38pm

imthebest

imthebest

647 posts

yeh maby the tittle is a little insulting and i wanted to wright newbie but i just didn't because noobs is shorter so basically yeh
all i gota say

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:40pm

juan999999

juan999999

2,502 posts

But i have to give you credit!
very well organized and some f them-well all of them-i didn't know!

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:41pm

Knuckledusty

Knuckledusty

211 posts

Does this list of modern computer slang even have "lol"?

 

Posted Oct 28, '08 at 6:42pm

Ricador

Ricador

3,335 posts

Ish...i don't think the title is THAT insulting. Because, let's be honest, most newcomers start out as N00BS.