Fan Creation talk:Glossary

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So, do we want an article like this one? -- Cuardin 10:58, 29 January 2007 (EST)

  • It's definitely a good idea (although we do tend to avoid these acronyms in articles, with the exception of AWI, it's still a pretty important reference). Nice job! Any idea "BWM" stands for?--Hardvice (talk) 11:09, 29 January 2007 (EST)
  • I think this article will end up being more of a glossary of acronyms and terms frequently found on message boards for instance rather than a glossary of terms used here. In fact since a wiki makes it so easy to link to other articles we wouldn't even need a glossary for terms here. But, yeah, I think it's helpful to provide a glossary of terms used frequently on message boards, we just need to keep it listed as a fan creation since it's not canonical. (Admin 11:18, 29 January 2007 (EST))
    • I don't think I thieved the template for horizontal TOC's (the one that's just A - B - C... across the top of the page) and can't for the life of me remember a)who uses it and b) what it's called, but it would be very well suited to this article (lots of short, alphabetical sections).--Hardvice (talk) 11:32, 29 January 2007 (EST)
    • BWM = Boiling Water Man. I just found it. -- Cuardin 13:33, 29 January 2007 (EST)
    • Are Future Hiro and Evolved Humans considered as acronyms ? I think thooses 2 lines doesn't belong to this article. Or this page doesn't only list acronyms from Heroes. And what about the HRG that is posted 2 times ? Clean'up !? --FrenchFlo 13:47, 29 January 2007 (EST)
      • Yeah, better keep it short. -- Cuardin 13:41, 29 January 2007 (EST)
      • A glossary doesn't have to be just acronyms. I think "evolved humans" definitely belongs since we're pretty much the only ones who use that term (and just so we can avoid the use of the "loaded" term "hero".)--Hardvice (talk) 13:46, 29 January 2007 (EST)
        • Agree - it should be acronyms and terms. A glossary is all-encompassing. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 14:05, 29 January 2007 (EST)
      • Is it me or the HDYSAEM — How Do You Stop an Exploding Man? doesnt look like a real acronym ? I never way this before, and I was asking myself if we are going to acronym each sentence as "Hi my name is FrenchFlo = HMNIF" ? --FrenchFlo 14:12, 29 January 2007 (EST)
        • I've been using HDYSAEM? because "How Do You Stop an Exploding Man" (the title of the current graphic novels) is a pain to type over and over again.--Hardvice (talk) 14:16, 29 January 2007 (EST)
        • Ok I see, after all, why not ! Using this article could effectively be a good way to create new acronym to simplify user's life ! But we should also create redirections etc...--FrenchFlo 14:19, 29 January 2007 (EST)
          • We could do redirects if you wanted to -- but I think some acronyms (like HDYSAEM?) is mostly used in the edit summaries. That way if somebody sees what otherwise looks like gobbledy gook, they might understand what it means. (But chances of a person seeing the acronym, not knowing what it means, and then finding their way to the glossary are pretty slim.) - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:40, 29 January 2007 (EST)

BCG

OK, who did the Birth Control Glasses? That is so totally gonna be a self-fulfilling prophecy. -- Cuardin 15:37, 29 January 2007 (EST)

I believe Hardvice introduced the term, and E rowe added it to the glossary. But did you check out the picture? Whoa. - RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:43, 29 January 2007 (EST)
Guilty as charged.--E rowe 15:49, 29 January 2007 (EST)
Incidentally, I first heard it when my brother was in basic training. Apparently, that's how they refer to the military-issue eyeglass frames they make the recruits wear, which look an awful lot like Rivers Cuomo's glasses.--Hardvice (talk) 15:53, 29 January 2007 (EST)

F_something

Shouldn't we add a glossary entry for any of the Future Characters ? We have an entry for F_Hiro but we should extend this to any of the char using a variable, for exemple, F_CharName is fan-created term for the Future CharName.

  • I don't think it's necessary to add one for every character, but I do think we should probably just change the one we have now to be more general. I'll take care of that now. RyanGibsonStewart (talk) 15:19, 3 June 2007 (EDT)
    • That was what I tryed to say, F_var refers to the future version of the var char :) Thanks for the edit anyway. -- Frenchflo.gif (talk) 15:22, 3 June 2007 (EDT)

Petrellicest

Is anyone out there up to the challenge of creating a succinct definition of this term in as few words as possible? Google shows this term showing up on 25,300, but no definitions from my cursory look. - --Trecord 00:16, 2 November 2007 (EDT)

Mascara Girl

Nice name for "Mya": http://mickeymac.blogspot.com/2007_10_01_archive.html --Juba 04:07, 29 March 2008 (EDT)