This is a list of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms on commonly used on the Scratch Forums (as well as other forums), to help Scratchers understand posts better.

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A

B

  • BBCode: Markup language for forums
  • BTW: By The Way
  • Bump: This is being posted to bring this post to the top of the list, stands for "Bring Up My Post"
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • BYOB: Build Your Own Blocks
  • Bio, a biography on a someone, usually a fictional character

C

  • Collab: Abbreviation for Collaboration
  • C&P: Copy and Paste
  • CP: Copy and Paste
  • CYOA: Create-your-own-adventure, a type of role-playing game
  • Ceebs/CB: Ceebee (Scratch Team member)
  • CC: Coloring Contest, a type of contest in which participants have to color the provided line art

D

  • DTA: Draw to Adopt
  • Dupe/Duplicate: If the same topic has been made earlier, used to link to the other topic

F

  • FPS:
    • First Person Shooter (game)
    • Frames Per Second, when rendering something with the pen, such as a raycaster
  • FTFY: Fixed That For You
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • FTW: "For the Win!"; showing that something is very well done.
  • FNAF: Five Nights at Freddy's, a horror game that became very controversial, and then eventually limited on Scratch
  • FPC: Front page curator
  • FPCA: Front page curator application
  • F4F: When a scratcher says if they follow you, you have to follow them back.
  • FAQ: Frequently asked question(s)

G

  • G2G/GTG: Got To Go/Gotta go

H

I

  • IC: I see
  • IDC: I Don't Care
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • IDEK: I Don't Even Know
  • IDK: I Don't Know
  • IKR: I Know, Right
  • IMHO: In My Humble/Heart's/Honest Opinion
  • IMO: In My Opinion
  • IIRC: If I Recall/Remember Correctly

J

  • JK: Just Kidding

L

  • LOL: Laugh/Laughing Out Loud

M

N

  • n00b: Newbie (novice); 'noob', 'newb', and 'nub' are all variations of it
  • Ninjaed/Ninja'd: See Outposted
  • Necro: Necropost

O

  • [/offtopic]: Get back on topic, conversation has strayed
    • This is meant to resemble closing BBCode: a tag with a slash inside brackets generally means ending some property, in this case, offtopicness.
  • Outposted: somebody posted more or less the same thing right before you, usually by only a few seconds, also known as Ninjaed/Ninja'd
  • OC: Original character, a character which belongs to a particular user
  • OP: Original post/poster or Over-Powered see Role-Playing Games: Godmodding
  • OMG: Oh My Goodness

P

Q

R

  • RC: Really Cool
  • ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing (see also "LOL")
  • RPG: Role-playing-game, see TBG
  • RaP: Abbreviation for the Things I'm Reading and Playing forum.*

S

  • SDS: Scratch Design Studio
  • Shop: A forum thread where a Scratcher can get resources on request.
  • Sig: Short for signature
  • Siggy: Signature
  • ST: Scratch Team
  • Speak/SV: Speakvisually (Scratch Team member)
  • Sticky: A topic that is placed permanently at the top of a forum / category.
  • Support: see "+1"

T

  • TBD: To Be Determined/Decided
  • TBG: Text-Based-Games, Text-Based Games Forum1
  • TBR: To Be Released
  • TBC: To Be Continued
  • TBH: To Be Honest

U

V

  • VAR: Voice Acting Request, to request something from a Scratcher. Can I have a VAR from you?
  • VAO: Voice Acting Order; usually used in project names. VAO for username.

W

  • WIP: Work in progress, draft
  • WAYD: What are you doing?

Other

  • @           : the following text is directed towards the specified user: @Username: That's a good point!
  • +1: I agree, usually used in the Suggestions forum
  • -1: I disagree, opposite of +1.

See Also

Abbreviations in Scratch