I suggest a sticky with all of the abbreviations used on the board to be explained in one place. I have seen DH, DID,WOR, and many others I do not understand. A clear glossary would ease some confusion.
If someone will collect these all in one place, perhaps compile the list various users post here and PM it to me, I'll see what I can do about getting them posted in a conspicuous place for folks to refer to.
I had a quick look, stole and compiled these from other threads on this topic.
Common discussion board abbreviations:
CSA- Child (or Childhood) Sexual Abuse
SA = Sexual Abuse
P&M = Porn and Masturbation
(((user name))) = Hugs
imo = In my opinion
imho = in my humble opinion
lol = laughing out loud
LOL = REALLY laughing out loud
roflmao = rolling on floor laughing my ass off
pdoc - Psychiatrist (not common usage)
PM- Private Message
DH- dear husband or darling husband
WoR- Weekend of Recovery- the weekends help by the malesurvivor organisation.
DID- Dissociative Identity Disorder
PTSD- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Common chat abbreviations:
IRL = In Real Life
wb = welcome back
brb = be right back
ty = thank you
yw = your welcome
hb = hurry back
WTF- What The F#%*
bbiab - be back in a bit
Personally i think the best way to learn what they mean is just by asknig instead of looking through a list. But still a stickied list would be good for those who don't want to ask.
If people could add things for John to process that would be helpful.
MKP Mankind Project
NWTA New Warrior Training Adventure
ASA Adult Sexual Abuse
DS Dear Son
DD Dear Daughter
DW Dear Wife
OSA Opposite Sex Attraction
BPD Borderline Personality Disorder
KS Ken Singer
ML Mike Lew
VNL Victims No Longer
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
cPTSD Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique
Mod Moderator of the website content
Site Admin Site Administrator
WoC Web Oversite Committee
LGBT Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual
NYC New York Conference MaleSurvivor
MSASGF Male Sexual Abuse Support Group Facilitator
SAC Spiritual Advisory Counselor
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
RT Round Table-Live chat support group in MaleSurvivor Chat
HC Healing Circle-Live chat support group in MaleSurvivor Chat
You can ask in the Discussion Board forum for this topic to be made a "Sticky", that is that this topic about abbreviations always be available on the top of the screen when viewing this forum.
A "UBB Buddy" is a quick link to that person's profile. Clicking on that link allows instant access to the profile, the person's UBB Buddies, and the ability to PM the user. It is a shortcut to that user instead of trying to search for user's that are frequented.