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FPP Etiquette: acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon

This recent FPP includes acronyms not explained in the post; and, generally, even for someone (me) who is generically science-literate at an undergrad (+, depending on the area of science) university level, it's pretty unclear what the post is about. I've had complaints about some of my comments being too technical for the general metafilter audience, so I imagine if I found myself having little idea what the post topic was about after reading, it's probably unclear to many other folks too. I'm a little sad about this both from a quality of Metafilter FPPs viewpoint and from a quality of public science communication viewpoint, as someone who cares about both of those things. In short: the links therein might be the best of the web, but the FPP isn't. Can we try to do better please? Would a reminder on the new post page that posters should keep the entire Metafilter audience in mind when crafting posts perhaps help?
posted by eviemath on Oct 16, 2017 - 87 comments

Metafilter, FOR SCIENCE

My abstract for an article about AskMe has been accepted at a conference! [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Aug 3, 2016 - 29 comments

Postprandial? Projectionist? Prost?

What does the P in SLNYTMP stand for? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jul 23, 2015 - 73 comments

The hive mind is a genius

If anyone needed evidence of the utility of the MeFi Hive Mind, I submit for evidence this truly awesome question and its answers from AskMe. Good job, everyone!
posted by Chocolate Pickle on Jan 20, 2014 - 166 comments

I hate acronyms!

Whither acronyms? Do we hate them? Should we allow them? [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Apr 18, 2012 - 142 comments

SLYT should be in FAQ

Definition of "SLYT" should go into the FAQ. That is all.
posted by MattMangels on Dec 4, 2010 - 41 comments

Is there a central repository of sorts for MeFi specific acronyms ("FPP," et. al.)?

In the spirit of helpful hive mindedness, I thought I might ask if there's a central repository of sorts for MeFi specific acronyms ("FPP," et. al.). Not basic internet slang acronyms, but ones used frequently on Mefi pages - some kind of list that might help the younger bees buzzing about.

I seem to remember a MeTa post at one point where everyone went off, acronymically speaking, but after a good deal of searching I haven't been able to find it.

Personally I've resorted to this tactic for the most part, but I still get curious from time to time. Yes, I have Google, but what I have in mind is a MeFi specific short list / glossary to spell things out for the more recently initiated.
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 15, 2006 - 93 comments


posted by goliche on Nov 22, 2001 - 50 comments

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