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Glossary of abbreviations

chrisco
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Registered: 31-07-2007

Glossary of abbreviations

Hi All,

Maybe I'm not too bright but I do have a problem with deciphering 80% of the many abbreviations used in these forums, & would welcome something maybe in the form of a tutorial explaining what they all stand for. For instance FUP, OP, DSLAM, ASDL & DSL, VP capacity, by no means a definitive list but ones that spring to mind, not a problem for all you techies out there I know but for those of us who are not I think it could be useful.

TTFN Tongue

Chris Cole
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Glossary of abbreviations

I'd second that. I can tell you those though:

FUP - Fair Usage Policy
OP - Original Poster / Post (depending upon context e.g. the OP said blah (original Poster) in my OP (original post))
DSLAM - Digital Suscriber Line Access Multiplexer
ADSL - Asymetric Digital Subsriber Line
DSL - Digital Subsriber Line
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now

I'm sure if anyof those are wrong I will be corrected.
chrisco
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Glossary of abbreviations

I just knew you would come to the rescue Daniel!. What about VP capacity? (The TTFN was intended to be tongue in cheek by the way :shock: )

Chris
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VP - Virtual Paths the links between your exchange and plusnet.

I know TTFN was tounge in cheek but couldn't resist replying to it!
chrisco
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Glossary of abbreviations

TVM Daniel! Wink
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Glossary of abbreviations

Putting define: acronym into Google works most of the time, although you don't always get a detailled explanation. I agree that some kind of glossary would be a good idea.
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Glossary of abbreviations

Good site for pretty well all acronyms can be found here
chrisco
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Glossary of abbreviations

Thankyou John, that must be the ultimate site for those kinds of queries!

Regards, Chris Cole
Geez
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Glossary of abbreviations

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Good site for pretty well all acronyms can be found here


Great idea for an informative site

Unfortunately none of the links to the main headings on the site work! Cry

But the sub-heading links do :?

Tried to send them some feedback but that didn't work either Sad

Still, acronym WTF :twisted:
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Glossary of abbreviations

Oh dear Sad

It used to work but I've not used it for a while. Looks like te site owners have done some sort of an upgrade :?

Hopefully it will get sorted soon Smiley