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    CPS Advocate lovinwaves's Avatar
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    We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I think this would be a good and useful idea:

    I think we should have an acronym/abbreviation "Glossary of Terms". When I was new to this forum I saw a lot of acronyms and abbreviation that I didn't notice. I was so embarrassed to ask fearing noone would respond or I would feel like it was a stupid questions. Being that this forum is extremely important, and could possibly save a childs life, noone should be in fear to ask ANY questions. Therefore I think a Glossary of terms would be very handy, especially since a lot of our abbreviations are not "general", meaning they are not worldy known on other websites. Here is a link giving an example of one sites Glossary of terms. It was very handy for me when I was surfing their site. http://www.urbanbaby.com/help/ Of course our Acronyms and Abbreviations would be different, but you get the idea. Here is some of my examples that would pertain directly to Carseat information. Everyone could help chime in on some ideas.

    FP-Fisher Price
    BV-Boulevard
    MA-Marathon
    CS-Carseat
    DC-Decathlon
    BPB-Belt positioning booster ETC.........

    Thank you for listening.....
    Last edited by lovinwaves; 11-03-2006 at 11:31 PM. Reason: typo
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    If people would like to contribute and you would like to summarize all the acronyms, I'd be happy to sticky it.

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    These are sort of neat -- my professor lists 'em in our online class:
    http://www.acronymfinder.com/
    http://www.acronymsearch.com/
    http://www.acronyma.com/
    http://www.gaarde.org/acronyms/

    But, more specific to us....
    RSTV = ride safer travel vest
    PW = parkway
    HBB = high back booster
    SG = safeguard
    RYS = recaro young sport/style/start
    CR = child restraint
    TIFF ~ doula & all hours childcare provider
    SCARLA: winter '02 . . . Jr. Roller Derby level III
    BEAR: spring '11 ... Recaro Sport + Clek Oobr
    RAHNE: summer '17 ... MicoMax30 + RadianRXT
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    Don't forget:
    RF - rear facing
    FF - forward facing
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    Z (6, Frontier 85 in booster mode), G (4, FF TFP) and M (2, RF Pavilion)

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    I think MA-Marathon should actually say MA-Britax Marathon, etc.... Maybe we could have that name be a link to Britax's website, so they can get the specs on the seat. Hope that makes sense?

    Because some people may have never heard of a Britax or Marathon Carseat
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    I think though, for this forum---perhaps the first use in each thread should not be abbreviated, because so many will come and just post once or twice, they may not notice a sticky with the abbreviations in it.

    So, if someone comes in and asks for suggestions regarding a convertible seat, and someone replies about the marathon, perhaps the first reply could have "blah blah blah Marathon (MA)..." or something

    Most people don't even read the manuals to their carseats, which could be a life or death thing, we can't expect them to read all the important threads on the forum either. lol
    apparently, people put stuff here.
    imagine:
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    their stats and a
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    posted from my computer using the internet...
    Super SEEEEKRIT stuff here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplysomething View Post
    I think though, for this forum---perhaps the first use in each thread should not be abbreviated, because so many will come and just post once or twice, they may not notice a sticky with the abbreviations in it.

    So, if someone comes in and asks for suggestions regarding a convertible seat, and someone replies about the marathon, perhaps the first reply could have "blah blah blah Marathon (MA)..." or something

    Most people don't even read the manuals to their carseats, which could be a life or death thing, we can't expect them to read all the important threads on the forum either. lol
    True, but a sticky surely wouldn't hurt anything either. There are stickies all over the other forums I am on. I have found them extremely useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovinwaves View Post
    True, but a sticky surely wouldn't hurt anything either. There are stickies all over the other forums I am on. I have found them extremely useful.
    FWIW, I wasn't saying don't do a sticky, just that we should remember the drive by posters who drop in for a question, that's all.
    apparently, people put stuff here.
    imagine:
    photos of my extremely adorable spawn.
    their stats and a
    witty quote.

    posted from my computer using the internet...
    Super SEEEEKRIT stuff here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplysomething View Post
    FWIW, I wasn't saying don't do a sticky, just that we should remember the drive by posters who drop in for a question, that's all.

    Ok, duh, I see what you are saying!! It's been a crazy day!!!

    Yeah, I think that is a good idea on top of a sticky. I try to remember on new posts that they don't necessarily know what MA and BRU means, so I try to make an effort to spell everything out.
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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    If lovinwaves or someone else would like to compile a big list of acronyms, abbreviations and other CPS lingo, it would make a perfect article for the new Safety Articles forum! Whoever wants to post it can send a PM to Skipspin or bensmom (or me) to update it as needed. Thanks!

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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    HOw about everyone post their abbreviations on this thread and then I will compile all of them into one email to send to admin, skipspin, or bensmom. HOw does that sound? I know some of the Techs and long time CPS advocates know more terms than I probably do. We can all help out to make sure we don't miss any.

    I think we should have two lists. Some people may have knowledge of general web terms, but not in CPS. Or maybe one list, dunno, what do you guys think?

    One list for general Web Terms like:

    DD-Darling Daugher
    DS-Darling Son
    DH-Darling Husband
    ROFL-Rolling on the floor laughing ETC........

    And then the other list be common CPS Forum Terms like:

    MA-Marathon
    BRU-Babies R US
    BV-Boulevard
    AO-Alpha Omega ETC........
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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    OHS: Over Head Shield
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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    ok as far as CPS terms go this what I have so far. Anyone please feel free to help add to our list. I have put them in Alphabetical order to help..

    AO(E)-Alpha Omega Elite
    BPB-Belt Positioning Booster
    BRU-Babies R Us
    Bucket-Infant Carrier
    BV-Boulevard/Britax
    CPS-Child Passenger Safety
    CPST-Child Passenger Safety Technician
    CR-Child Restraint
    DC-Decathlon/Britax
    DOM-Date of Manufacture
    EB-Eddie Bauer
    EPS-Expanded Polystyrene Foam
    FB-Fisher-Price
    FF-Forward-Facing
    HBB-high back booster
    LATCH-(L)ower (A)nchors and (T)ethers for (Ch)ildren
    MA-Marathon/Britax
    OHS-Overhead Shield
    PW-Parkway/Britax
    RA-Roundabout/Britax
    RF-Rear-Facing
    RSTV-ride safer travel vest
    RYS-recaro young sport/style/start
    SG-safeguard
    SIP-Side Impact Protection
    SK-Sunshine Kids/Radian
    SR-SnugRide/Graco
    SS-SafeSeat/Graco
    TRU-Toys R Us
    TSIP-True Side Impact Protection
    WM-Walmart
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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    When you think it is done or mostly done, feel free to post it yourself on the Articles forum. That way you will get credit (and reputation clicks since it was your idea). We can always edit it later to add more.

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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    TB - Turbo Booster Or I've also seen GTB ( Graco Turbo booster)
    ADV - An older Britax seat the Advantage ( My DD uses one)


    ....and some other things that occasionally pop up in the coffee break forum
    AP - attatchment parenting
    CD - cloth diapering
    BF - breast feeding
    HS - homeschooling
    Michelle ~ Mom to 4
    DD16 - adult seat belt, DS 14 - adult seat belt,
    DD 11 - Britax Frontier (booster), DD 9 - Graco Nautilus (booster)

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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    another general/parenting one:

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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    HWH- Higher weight harness
    TA- Tether Anchor
    D-ring- the little loopy thing that comes with the Britax seats for RFing tethering
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    Thumbs up Bump!

    Hey, ya gonna make the list & post it in the Articles area I've noticed a couple newcomers lately asking about the acronyms

    FB-FisherPrice
    Should be "FP" (+ FPSVD = Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe ... just in case I missed it somewhere above)
    TIFF ~ doula & all hours childcare provider
    SCARLA: winter '02 . . . Jr. Roller Derby level III
    BEAR: spring '11 ... Recaro Sport + Clek Oobr
    RAHNE: summer '17 ... MicoMax30 + RadianRXT
    childcare: 0-7yrs... Contender + Frontier Clicktight
    {emergencies: Scenera Next, Highback, Topside}

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    Re: Bump!

    Quote Originally Posted by papooses View Post
    Hey, ya gonna make the list & post it in the Articles area I've noticed a couple newcomers lately asking about the acronyms

    Should be "FP" (+ FPSVD = Fisher Price Safe Voyage Deluxe ... just in case I missed it somewhere above)
    Hey, Tiff, ok you have confused me. LOL I have already created lists in the Articles area a long time ago. Is that what you were wondering? http://www.car-seat.org/showthread.php?t=9547
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    Re: We need an acronym/abbreviation terms

    Aoooooooooooh! I totally missed it
    TIFF ~ doula & all hours childcare provider
    SCARLA: winter '02 . . . Jr. Roller Derby level III
    BEAR: spring '11 ... Recaro Sport + Clek Oobr
    RAHNE: summer '17 ... MicoMax30 + RadianRXT
    childcare: 0-7yrs... Contender + Frontier Clicktight
    {emergencies: Scenera Next, Highback, Topside}

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