I am a fully paid up life-long member of AAAA
No, Not it’s not AA and I am not Dysrexic.
When I need a break from tedious soul/traits farming I pop into the forums and enjoy reading the lively and helpful discussions.
There are many people here for whom English is not their first language.
There are others for whom English is their first language but they are not English
There are others for whom English is their first language but they can’t understand English
The point here is that there are many people in these forums with different skills in reading and understanding English.
What they do NOT need are terms that block their understanding.
How many people reading this ‘really’ know the meaning of these abbreviations or acronyms and when and how to use them?
aoe, AoE, AOE – I believe this means Area of Effect – whatever that means
meta, META, Meta – I have seriously no idea what this word means
Please add your own to the list - if you have found any others in these forums that cause problems
If a person creates a message in these forums then the message must be important - someone has taken time out to create that message.
Our time is important so, it is important that the message be understood.
Unfortunately, some messages just cannot be understood except by the author/creator of that message, because the use of certain terms acts as a barrier – blocking understanding of the message.
Using abbreviiations and acronyms:
does not make the creator important - because he/she is using pseudo- specialist terms. Actually prevents understanding of the message – barrier/blockage. Causes frustration to the reader. It could be called lazy writing.
Oh, before I forget, you are probably pondering over the meaning of AAAAAA – I have included this term to let the reader know how it feels to have their understanding blocked. How’s it feel?
Now stop reading this and go get them souls and traits ready for tomorrows changeover to 1.0.9
Rant over and many thanks to all contributors in these forums!
Answer: AAAAA stands for the;
American Association Against Acronym Abuse!
Homework: Who can create the longest AAAAA…?
How about: AAAAAA : American Amateur Association Against Acronym Abuse