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    Common Acronyms on forums:

    [+] at the end of a message line means that there is more to the message. To get it, click on the item.

    [-] or [nt] = no text.

    "..." (a series of dots). This is often used in place of "[+]" to indicate that there is more to the message. But it is also somewhat ambiguous as it can also just refer to a "pause" (for holding attention or contemplation) or "etc."

    AFAIK = As Far As I Know

    BB = Bulletin Board

    BTW = by the way

    DSAO, DSDO = dive safe and often (or dive safe, dive often)

    DYAO = dive your ass off

    FWIW = for what it's worth

    FYI = For your Information

    HTH = Hope this Helps

    img = Image (a picture is attached)

    IMHO = in my humble opinion

    IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion

    IYKWIM = If you know what I mean

    LMAO = Laughing My Ass Off

    LOL = laughing out loud!

    MTF = More to Follow

    NP = No Problem

    NT = No text (everything that needed to be said was done in the subject of the post and there's no text in the body of it)

    OOC = Out of Control

    Re = Regarding

    ROTFLMAO = rolling on the floor laughing my ass off!

    TYVM = Thank you Very Much

    WAG = Wild Ass Guess

    YGM = You've got Mail (often will have something following it like "at aol.com" or such to describe what email location was used)

    YW = You're Welcome

    Some Common Diving Acronyms:

    AOW = Advanced Open Water

    BOW = Basic Open Water

    DIR = Doing it Right

    DIMW = Doing it My Way

    DIW = Doing it Wrong

    DM = Dive Master

    ID = Identification (usually with regard to some sort of animal life)

    SI = Surface Interval

    NFL = Northern Florida

    S-G = Spiegel Grove

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    FW 08-26-2016 05:57 PM Go to last post

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    FW 08-26-2016 05:54 PM Go to last post

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    adam0321 08-26-2016 05:53 PM Go to last post

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    adam0321 08-26-2016 05:43 PM Go to last post


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    adam0321 08-26-2016 05:37 PM Go to last post

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    ha ha I know. But silt won't chase me

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    adam0321 08-26-2016 05:09 PM Go to last post

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    FW 08-26-2016 04:10 PM Go to last post

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    FW 08-26-2016 04:05 PM Go to last post

    Questions about cave eel in Manatee Springs

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    FW 08-26-2016 03:59 PM Go to last post


    Get back on that horse, darn it! :yawinkle:

    Jax 08-26-2016 03:45 PM Go to last post

    Apeks Mouthpiece

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    victorzamora 08-26-2016 03:25 PM Go to last post

    Side mount Rig choices

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    tbone1004 08-26-2016 03:11 PM Go to last post