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Common Terms [Updated 30 Sept 09]
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Default Common Terms [Updated 30 Sept 09]

Here is a list of common terms (and their meanings) you'll encounter floating around on the forums.

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=I=
Symbolic representation of the Inquisition

AA
Shortened term for Adeptus Astartes, or for Anti-Air

AAA
Shortened term for Anti-Air Artillary (common one being the Hydra Flak Tank for the Imperial Guard

AC
Shortened term for Aftercresent, one of the mods.
Click to see Aftercresent's Profile.

Active
A term used to describe members who actively participate in the discussions in one or more boards.

AdMech
Shortened term for Adeptus Mechanicus

Admin
Administrator. Farseer Tyross and Skylight are the two administrators.

AF
Shortened term for the All-Father, one of the mods.
Click to see All-Father's Profile.

APC
Abbreviated term for Armoured Personal Carrier.

Applaud
The action of actually getting a karmic boost (which is always positive).
See Karma system..

AS
Shortened term for Armoured Sentinel

Avatar
Also known as a display pic, and it appears at the side of all your posts, just below your display name.
To change your avatar, click here.

BatRep
Shortened term for Battle Report

BL
Shortened term for Black Library

Board
A board is a section of the forum that is dedicated to a certain topic. For example, the Dark Eldar havetheir own board, as does the Eldar. All Eldar topics will be posted in the Eldar board etc.

BP
Bolt pistol, standard issue equipment for Space Marine Assault Marines.

BS
Shortened term for Battle Sister (Witch Hunters). Also used to refer to Ballistic Skill.

C&C
Shortened term for Comments and Criticism

CCW
Shortened term for Close Combat Weapon

CD
Combat Drugs, used by Dark Eldar characters to boost one or more attributes in combat.

CM
Shortened term for CrazedMongoose2003, one of the mods.
Click to see Crazed Profile.

Cres
Shortened term for Aftercresent, one of the mods.
Click to see Aftercresent's Profile.

Crons
Shortened term for Necrons

CS
Shortened term for Commander Songblade, one of the main writers for the Strange Gazzet

CSM
Abbreviated term for Chaos Space Marine.

Custom Title
A special reward earned either from getting enough karma or by being infamous on the boards for good behaviour. These can be seen below the display name of those that have them.

DE
Shortened term for Dark Eldar.

DH
Shortened term for Daemonhunters.

Display Name
A publicly used name which others see and is the name that appears beside your posts.

DKoK
Shortened term for Death Korps of Krieg

Ducky
Shortened term for Grandpa Ducky, Ork Mod and crier out of mistakes.
Click to seeRezzy'sDucky's Profile.

Elfy
Shortened term for Elf Boy, who happens to like cookies (use this knowledge against him :shifty
Click to see Elfy's Profile.

Enclavite
A term describing members who mainly post in the Enclave and who rarely venture out into the boards

Flame Bait
A personal insult, slander or unkind word which is intended to discriminate, insult or harrass another member intentionally, or unintentionally.
See forum rules.

Flyrant
A Hive Tyrant with wings.

Forum
The forum is essentially used to refer to the entire Tau Online forums. Occasionally, it may also be used instead of "board" and this is perfectly fine.

FT
Farseer Tyross (also known as the Strange Master), one of the two administrators for Tau Online.
Click to see FT's Profile.

FW
Shortened term for Forge World

Gada
Shortened term for Gada Mazaha, one of the mods.
Click to see Gada's Profile.

Gazzet
Shortened name for the Strange Gazzet, put out by the Strange Gazzet committee

GEQ
Guard EQuivelent.

GI Campaign
Refers to the Golgothan Insurgency campaign ran by Tau Online in 2007

GK
Shortened term for Grey Knight

GKT
Shortened term for Grey Knight Terminator

Global
Shortened term for Global moderator
Forum ranking system.

GMod
Shortened term for Global moderator
Forum ranking system.

Godfex
A Carnifex with as many upgrades as allowed

GS
Shortened term for Green Stuff, a two part modeling putty

GT
Shortened term for Grand Tournament

GW
Shortened term for Games Workshop

HB
Shortened term for Heavy Bolter

IG
Shortened term for Imperial Guard

Ive
Shortened term for Iveatch, Ork Mod
Click to see Iveatch's Profile

Karma
A reward and punishment system that is administered by the mod team.
See Karma system..

Karma Cookie
The act of giving karma to someone and although has positive inflection, but can also be used when your smote too.
See Karma system..

Khanaris
One of the Globals.
Click to see Khanaris' Profile.

KJ
Shortened term for Kangaroo Joe, one of the mods who died in the service of the Greater Good.
Click to see KJ's Profile.

LMAO
One of the few "1337" speak abbreviations we allow in the forums. This one is a shortened term for "Laughing My A** Off."

LMFAO
Another '1337' speak abbreviation we all on the Forums, it's abbreviated for 'Laughing My Fu**ing dyi Off'

Locked Topic
A topic where members are not permitted to post in due to various reasons ranging from previous flame baiting (to prevent it spreading), excessive spam. Mods and staff are still allowed to post in locked topics.

Locking/Locked Thread
An act which stops members from posting in the thread, and usually happens when a topic has reached its conclusion, when a topic gets out of hand (flame baiting occurs etc) or when a thread is necro'd.

LOL
One of the few "1337" speak abbreviations we allow in the forums. This one is a shortened term for "Laughing Out Loud."

LoS
Shortened term for Line of Sight

LR
Shortened term for Land Raider or Leman Russ (depending upon the board )

LRC
Shortened term for Land Raider Crusader

LRR
Shortened term for Land Raider Redeemer, a Space Marine unit

Lurker
Someone who reads the forums, but rarely posts

Mal
Shortened term for MalVeaux, one of the retired global moderators.
Click to see Mal's Profile.

Member Name
The name visible to other members beside their posts. This may be changed at any time by the member themselves or by a staff member (if, for example, it is racist or causes offence).

MEQ
Marine EQuivelent.

ML
Shortened term for Missile Launcher

Mod
Shortened term for Moderator. Essentially one of the few members who keep the forum clean, tidy, and on topic.

Mod Bar
The gold bar, which appears below the custom title of mods indicating whether a member is a moderator, global moderator or admin, depending upon the colour (brown for mods, silver for globals and gold for admins).
Forum ranking system.

MOTF
Shortened term for Master of the Forge, a Space Marine unit

Necro'd Thread
A thread which has been brought back to life after it has served its "useful" life. A topic is considered "old" when there haven't been any replies to it within the last two months.
See forum rules.

Necromancer
The member that posts in a necro'd thread. See Necro'd Thread.
See forum rules.

Nids
Shortened term for Tyranids

Nidzilla
A Tyranid army that features predominately Monsterous Creatures like Hive Tyrants, Carnifexes etc

NMM
Shortened term for Non-Metalic Metals

Non-Metalic Metals
Painting term used to refer to a painting technique that paints metalic surfaces without using any metalic paint at all (no silver, gold etc).

Pasquisher
A Leman Russ Vanquisher with the Knight Commander Pask upgrade

PF
Shortened term for Power Fist

Pinned Topic
Pinned is just another term that means sticky. See "Stickied topics".

PM
Shortened term for Personal Message. Allows you to communicate with other members out of the sight of the public boards.

Post
A post is essentially a piece of text that is written by a single member and is used to communicate their ideas to other members. Posts are arranged into topics, with each topic having one or more posts to them, arranged in time and date order (either ascending or descending depending upon the member's settings in their profile).

Post Count
The number of posts a member has made since joining the forums. Certain boards (like the Enclave) don't count towards post count however

Puppies
Abbreviated term for the Space Wolves

Rank
These are related to your post count, and as you reach certain milestones in posts, your rank will increase
See the Forum Ranks here.

Rezzy
Restavyien, global moderator.
Click to see Rezzy's Profile.

ROFL
Another of the '1337' speak abbreviations, we allow on the Forums, it's abbreviated for 'Rolling On Floor Laughing'

RZ
Ravager Zero, mod and designer.
Click to see Ravager's Profile.

Sallies
Shortened term for the Salamanders Chapter

SB
Shortened term for Storm Bolter

SD&D
Shortened term for the Serious Debate and Discussion board

Sig
Shortened term for signature.
To change your sig, click here.

Signatures
The space that you can use to post links, signature banners, whatever you want (within reason) and that will appear below all your posts.
To change your sig, click here.

SM
Abbreviated term for Space Marine.

Smite
The action of actually getting a karmic "hit", (which is always negative).
See Karma system..

SoB
Shortened term for Sister of Battle

SP
Splinter/Shuriken Pistol. If your in the Eldar board, then it will be most likely be referring to the Shuriken pistol, if in the Dark Eldar, it'll be the Splinter Pistol.

Space Puppies
Abbreviated term for the Space Wolves

Spam
Spam is essentially useless posts, which do not add any real value to the topic at hand
See forum rules.

Spammer
Someone who posts spam. See Spam.
See forum rules.

Spirit
Shortened term for Spiritbw, one of the mods.
Click to see Spirit's Profile.

SS
Shortened term for Sister Superior (Witch Hunters)

SS
Shortened term for Scout Sentinel.

Stickied Thread
When a thread is stickied, it means it's given greater prominence in the board it was stickied in. Stickied posts always appear at the top of each board index, and therefore can be read whenever you want without having to search for them in the long list of topics.

SW
Shortened term for Space Wolves

TEQ
Terminator EQuivelent.

Termies
Shortened term for Terminators

TL
Shortened term for Twin-Linked

TO
Tau Online. Either refers to the site or to one of the administrator's (depending upon context ).
Click to see TO's Profile.

Topic
A topic is a collection of posts which are discussing something in particular (as denoted by the topic) and can range from rules questions to tacticas and battle reports, to reviews of music albums!.

Troll
Someone who intentionally disrupts a topic, or flame baits one or more posters.
This wikipedia article covers trolls pretty nicely.

URL
Abbreviated term for Uniform Resource Locator.

User Name
The name you use to log in with when logging into the forums. This cannot be changed by anyone except an Admin like FT.

Username
The name you usually use to log into the forums. This hardly ever changes (and even then needs an admin to do it), and is a way to contact a member without knowing their current Display Name (as display names can be changed quite easily and keeping track of who is using what display name is pretty hard ). .

V40K
Shortened term for Vassal40k - A computer program designed to allow players to stage battles across the internet without having to get together for a battle. The 40k version.

Vash
Shortened term for Vash113, one of the mods.
Click to see Vash113's Profile.

VASSAL
A computer program designed to allow players to stage battles across the internet without having to get together for a battle.
Quick intro to VASSAL.

WG
Wargamer, a global moderator.
Click to see Wargamer's Profile.

WH
Shortened term for Witch Hunters.

WW
Shortened term for Warhammer World

Yriel
Shortened term for Yriel of Iyanden, one of the mods.
Click to see Yriel's Profile.
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