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  • AB - AnswerBag haha
  • COMMENT (kŏm'Ä•nt): Useful tool for expressing approval or disapproval of an answer given, while providing members an opportunity to voice their opinion regarding the subject at hand. (Corollary): However, such usefulness will be lost approximately by the fourth or fifth entry, when the thread will then develop into a somewhat personal conversation filled with inside-jokes and obscure references which add nothing of value to the original subject.
  • Troll or Trolling ;In Internet terminology, a troll is someone who intentionally posts derogatory or otherwise inflammatory messages about sensitive topics in an established online community such as an online discussion forum to bait users into responding.[1] They may also plant images and data on networks that others may find disturbing (usually indirectly relating to the individual in person) in order to cause confrontation. -wikipedia Trolls often open accounts to defame the credibility of AB users as well, though the damage they inflict is rather minimal and a complete waste of time, they often perform this activity to annoy other members.
  • Expert (in a category) : Someone who has been given the most points in a given category based upon the answers they gave, not upon points earned from questions in the same category :)
  • AKGO: All knowing God/dess of
  • This is not AB specific, but I've seen people ask about 'that little picture' on this site. Avatar: An electronic image that represents the AB user.
  • Downrate: verb, to give negative points to an answer or a question.
  • Fluff Questions Questions that are lightweight, requiriing little factual imformation thought or research but can be amusing or conversational.
  • profile: Available by clicking the username, above or below an Avatar. Provides details given by a user about any aspect(s) of themselves they choose to divulge.
  • Levels (each one separately)
  • Peeves--------Category created to enjoy bitching about trolls.
  • The Different Levels of Answerbag 1-2 beginner 3-4 novice 5-9 contributor 10-14 whiz 15-19 authority 20-29 expert 30-39 professor 40-49 brain 50-59 Sage 60-69 Maestro
  • Superlative Bagger: A superlative answerbagger is one who has consistently provided useful information on the site, maintained a high standard of respectful behavior toward other users and can be counted on to come to the aid of anyone who is unfairly victimized. I did not write this definition. LynfromNM wrote it. Give points here: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/307904
  • There actually used to be an official Glossary that was integrated with the site... it was removed in v4.0. My main contribution was: Trollophobia: The unreasonable fear that the radical answer you're about to post will receive an instant vicious down-rating, when in fact nobody is even paying attention to your wild rantings. Now we can add... Enlinken: To provide a link in an answer or comment which illuminates the topic at hand.
  • omg--oh my god/gosh, lol--laugh out loud
  • Staff- AB members that are contributing to the website.
  • How about a short history of trolls as a defention, paying special homage to everyones favorite ChubbDaddy?
  • Threadjack / jacking - The art of pouncing an a weak reply as if it was your own and arguing until yours is the last comment.
  • Pointstitute - Someone who will answer a question with sole intention of maximising their points...
  • BBL'ing - or Blatant Butt-Licking closely related to 'Pointstitution'
  • Definition for the points/questions/answers/moderation table.
  • Freebagger: n.- Anyone whose proclivity it is to 'bag in various states of undress( no pants, drawers,bras, or all of the above at once), and then needle IDNE about it until she: A: faints dead away, B: Rolls eyes in disgust, or C: Both at same time. NOTE: MG1942 is the leader of this unholy alliance, and due to his rampant depravity and warped sense of humor, should not be interacted with under any circumstances. Be on the lookout for his Yenta partner in crime. She's a shady character as well, and should be considered naked and dangerous.:)
  • Post...... The answer given by a member to a specific question
  • Thread...........Comments either elaborating on the answer to a question or more commonly a discussion among members starting about the question but often going off subject, This can be the fun part.
  • "This or That",..............A Category foisted apon the Bag to encompass inane three word questions and requiring one word answers. This is much to the detriment of Answerbag.
  • De-friend: to remove someone from your list of friends. I was reading the recent blog about adding fiends and I have AB-Joel to thank for this term. Blog: http://www.answerbag.com/blog, comment 77 "Carm: if you de-friend someone, you will silently fall out of their friends list, and they won't see your Q&A in their Friends Q&A list anymore. Bryinlanza: I understand what you're saying about it not being offensive to you, but here on AB we have to take into account the sensibilities of all of our members, and that sort of thing is very likely to draw heated complaints from some of them, so we decided to take it down. In the US, most photographs of a breast are considered "pornography" (you have to be a certain age to buy magazines with them, for instance), so we're actually legally obligated to remove them. Sorry about that. ;)"
  • Half rate - rating a question or answer less than the full amount you are able to
  • Here you go: Greatest Q&A - a tab that organizes all the questions in a catagory from highest to lowest points. Which goes hand in hand with: Latest Q&A - a tab that organizes all the questions in a catagory from latest to earliest.
  • EDIT Functions A question can be edited within the 5 minutes after posting. After that time you cannot edit your question unless an email request to staff is acted upon. You cannot delete questions once they are posted. An answer can be edited with out time limits any time after posting it. This can be useful if you make a spelling error or mistake and want to correct it.
  • Bagicide - Having your points and level reset to zero by choice. Nuked - Having your points/level/profile reset to zero my the AB staff, due to bad behaviour.
  • Bashfest: noun; A comment thread under an answer given by Stableboy, consisting of two or more AB users who have decided to dissect, debate, or derail an answer given by Stableboy. It will often include a link to a completely different thread in order to distract other users from this thread.
  • Newbie = Somebody new to AB Senior = An AB'er whose level is at Sage or above
  • Attention Whore = Somebody who gets involved in AB drama, then threatens to leave because of it (without any actual intentions to) just to have other AB'ers feel sorry for them and beg them to stay.
  • Duplicate or Duppy = Recently posted question that is similar to one previously posted.
  • AB Lights (aka Little Bulbs) = alerts that let you know about recently posted feedback (answers/comments) or alert you of friend's activity
  • Answerbot = an annoying automated AB'er who posts questions and then posts answers to those questions.
  • Slacker=Someone who doesnt have much activity.
  • DR - downrate - an option that allows an ABer to indicate that a question or an answer is not useful. "Not useful" is ill defined. Often people DR merely because they disagree with an opinion or even believe that a whole topic is not okay for discussion. DR should probably be used less than it IS used.
  • Congratulating Answerbagger- Category, made for congratulating Answerbaggers for their good work on Answerbag.
  • Leaderboards - Boards that show how many points, questions, and answers that you have done in the past week and all time.
  • Social Q & A- Questions and Answers that have to do with chatting or opinions.
  • Expert Q & A- Questions and Answers that have to do with factual information.
  • Local Q & A- Questions and Answers that have to do with wanting to know about places and locations.
  • Shopping Q & A- Questions and Answers that have to do with products and opinions on them.
  • ABdrama: (A B dra"ma) See (Melodrama)Mel`o*dra"ma Sentimental drama marked by extravagant theatricality, subordination of character development to plot, and focus on sensational incidents. It usually has an improbable plot that features such stock characters as the noble hero, the long-suffering heroine, and the hard-hearted villain, and it ends with virtue triumphing over vice. (Definition courtesy of Britannica.com) You can fill the given character slots with your own personal choices. : )
  • This is a jet pack
  • NET = Never Ending Thread (Look up Thread by Firebrand, 10th answer)
  • Positroll - picking a user and giving them positive ratings until you've maxed out on that user for the week. Neg - another word for downrate.
  • I can't think of a word for this, so you can come up with your own :P How about a definition for someone who disagrees with a user's answer/question/comment, and downrates all of their answers and questions as a type of "revenge"?
  • Firebrand: Expression used to say you are the best of all.
  • Flags: (noun) little pieces of woven cloth, often flown from a pole or mast, generally used symbolically as dropdown lists for signalling or identification of nonsense or spam/offensive submisions and also of duplicate or wrong category questions. flag: (verb) set a flag on a submission. Some people use flags on both sides as wings, giving them some thrust to reach higher levels. But you should mind the dropdown / meltdown effect (Icarus). And the butterfly effect.
  • I think I need some help. I have something that needs a word to define it, I just can't come up with the right word. I sometimes identify someone fairly new as giving really good answers so I give them a welcome and posi-troll them to encourage them to stay. Any ideas what to call this? Welcome waggoning? Recon? Recruiting? Nothing seems quite right......
  • Sparrow-ism: a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek double entendre heavily laced with innuendo, often of a sexual kind! . Often used in; Flirting with the kind and lovely lasses. Ribbing or heckling a good mate. Attempts at pointing out flawed logic. Can also be used in the context of Whole-heartedly and severely defending a prominent 'Bagger, friend or other user who is viciously attacked in a "troll*-like way, with either malicious Questions, Answers or Comments or excessive down-rating someone whose views differ. *see other entry for Troll
  • uuh...I'm not sure if these count, but well...I'll give it a shot....first off, their bots?!? AB-Bernice--AnswerBag Staff-bot. Asked random questions AB-WikiBot--AnswerBag Staff-bot. Answered and asked Everything about wikipedia I know this isn't refined...just tell me extra info...I'm not very into their doings, so...
  • joomlaphobia the fear of the new integrated joomla site in answerbag.
  • Activities What pages a user visits, what QA he ranks or where he comments.
  • joom-minded person who have joined answerbag due to joomla, and posts strictly joomla related stuffs
  • Hmm.. JAB-Joel or JAB-anyone for joomla.answerbag
  • I think this will be kool! AB-Spammers Do I need to explain this one???
  • TQ for Trash Questions usally the ones that spammers post!
  • Throlls.....thick trolls, people who undermine others because they clearly didn't understand a question or answer, instead of asking, they downrate to feel better about themselves.
  • yeah i can and will. QOFTABD .Queen of the ab deranged. : iam here to voice my opinion, to offer aid if one of my many many ab friends is in distress and to provide support and advice when it is needed. iam here to speak the truth when you want it wheather or not you want it. iam here as your queen and i demand the same respect and devotion that i my self give at all times. i have a twisted and perverted sence of humor . so beware of the queen who is sometimes very very moody.
  • Immigranswerer = ABer who came from other Q&A websites(like yours truly) ;)
  • AB Remission: When a frequent poster leaves the site for a long period of time.
  • ABFZ~Answer bag fun zone.
  • I think AB means AnyBODY in some ways. Right I mean thats what it's about anybody asking questions about people to learn and have a good time. You just don't do it for the fun but to try to help someone in need. YOu now for exp. I to now a question on my college test and AB helped answer my question. I aced the test. AB been a good friend for me.
  • UtopiAB - a perfect and ideal AB where there are no assholes, bitches, people who think so highly of themselves, duplicate questions, and yes, trolls.
  • noob/newbie/n00b! haha someone whos really new and asks "dumb" questions that they could have just looked up. everyone has been through this stage.
  • AB-CLIQUERS: noun. 1) a narrowly exclusive group of people usually held together by a common often selfish interest or purpose; 2) those that only refer to questions and answers from their own AB 'friends;' 3) individuals who seemingly never go outside their own 'bag!'
  • GRASP-BAG: verb., to understand and by accepting, grasp new knowledge posted on AnswerBag.
  • AYPWIP: Jay's plan to take over the world...Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/374770
  • BAGAMITY: n. In accord and amicable; respectful of other Answerbaggers.
  • BAGANIMOSITY: n. hostility, unfriendliness, disrespect for individual's questions, answers, and/or comments on AnswerBag; demonstration of and by trolling and downrating inappropriately
  • BAGNOBLE: n., demonstration of ethical, principled standards; honorable, just, fair, worthy; respectful
  • BAGNOBLE: n., demonstration of ethical, principled standards; honorable, just, fair, worthy; respectful
  • Answerbag Contributor - someone who goes on often and helps other people by answering and questioning things. Also trys to do for the whole AB. Just like what your doing and I want to Contribute.
  • abinsomniac - someone who deprives himself or herself of precious sleep because of too much answerbagging.
  • Virtuous ABer : A Moral Excellence infested ABer, answers with moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude confident in his/her answers and defends his/her points of view as well as others.
  • PDA - Public Display of Answerbag fights. Happens when users post questions asking someone who has offended them to come out in the open and face them.
  • Electronibating - using social websites like Answerbag to retreat from the real world and maintain false, confident personas.
  • Drunkbagging verb To ask, answer, or comment on questions while in an intoxicated state, usually resulting in either widespread hilarity or someone's feelings getting hurt. Caution: Drunkbagging may cause the loss of friends and/or crying alone at your computer while everyone makes fun of you.
  • Comment Party- when a group of us get together on a comment string, often on Friday or Saturday nights, alcohol being consumed by generally more than half, joking, laughing, etc.
  • Sock puppet account- multiple accounts set up by a single answerbagger, used in order to positroll themselves, and sometimes just plain troll others, and to possibly attack someone they don't particularly like, behind the mask of a different persona.
  • Bacon= a frivolous use of the beloved pork product used in the following manner: 1) Bacon= Happiness 2) To be used as a comment thread buffer to lighten up the mood Bacon day is officially July 19th, where all user names were changed to have bacon in it. The queen of Bacon... ME!!!
  • Levitant: One who does not support the popular jetpack; very rare. Has the ability to defy gravity at any rate; emissions free.
  • One night stand baggers - users who open an account to post one question or two, then leave immediately and are never to be seen again. Consequently, such accounts are called one night stand accounts.
  • Moderation- Flags that are used to help moderate the Answerbag website. Moderation is applied on both questions and answers with the questions as duplicates, nonsesne, spam/offensive, or wrong category flags, and answer flags with nonsense and spam/offensive flags. On a flag, you will receive 5 points for an approved moderation flag. In extreme excess of flag disapproval, point penalties may be applied, thus losing points from your totals. In further detail... Duplicate flag- A flag that is used to mark a question a duplicate if the question was already asked in a specific detail. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/99401 Nonsense flag- A flag that is used to mark and reject the question as nonsense. This applies if the question does not apply a simple amount of intelligence that address to the question. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/99372 Spam/Offensive flags- A flag that is used on both questions and answers that mark and reject the question and answer as either spam or offensive. This flag applies if the question rather is advertising, or simply using crude or awful language. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/99373 Wrong category flag- A flag that is used on the question to move the question into a different category. A simply user move of categories is applied. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/99374 And hope this helps. =)
  • BAG-EVENT: n. An outside event held by Answerbagers; a meeting of Anserbagers.
  • Point Farmer: Someone who only asks lots of questions simply to 'grow' points. Most of the questions are either simple easily Googled types or else repition of the same question with one little variation like "What is the origin of the Korean surname [insert different name each time here]?"
  • Comment thread gate crasher = a user who joins in the exchange of ideas of the asker and the answerer on a comment thread... without being invited by either of the parties.
  • ABnonymous-a user who doesn't ever pick a name or avatar but forever remains anonymous. Drama Bag Queen-someone who ALWAYS and ONLY asks questions or gives answers that makes it sound like their life is full of drama.
  • ABvertising or Absploitation: When someone lists another AB members name in the posted question other than for a congratulatory reason.
  • ABSchool or (maybe another answer): When students use the AB environment to get answers to their homework and/or when we are happy to ablige.
  • Blah: nonsense; rubbish used in a sentence: You are blah.
  • Educational questions: Something of value that provides some sort of knowledge or expertise. Conversational questions: Opinions, Out of the bag type of questions, etc.
  • Mr. Kevin, i'm not sure if this has been given already (i've just read 'til page 5) but anyway.. (AB) Screen Name - In a computer network, a screen name is the name a user chooses to use when communicating with others online. A screen name can be a person's real name, a variation of the person's real name, or it can be be a totally made-up pseudonym (handle). Definition by: http://searchsoa.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid26_gci833124,00.html
  • SUPPORTABLE SITES: n. questions, answers and/or comments which contain links for more information.
  • I've just "Stumbled" across this Q, and have read all 99 answers. Have given all Answers points too! ABDisclaimer - "Answerbag cannot guarantee.....recommend use common sense....." I think this Q should be integrated into the disclaimer somehow and be made Compulsary reading for all newbies! :-)
  • AB-Stalker: a member who fancies another member and follows their post. Being too much of a coward to make friends with, out of fear of rejection. Pointlush: So hung up on points they lose their ability to have a sense of humor. Sock puppettes : a group of sock puppets belonging to one member who feels the site owes he/she points unearned. Powerbagger: a member who spends at least 16 hours a day on answerbags. laxbagger: here mainly for comment threads. glory seeker: a member who needs consent attention rather it be good or bad. Flirtbagger: a bagger who agrees with every question asked better known as buttkisser. preggobagger: one who has a unwarranted fear of being pregnant and ask questions of possibly being pregnant.
  • ADVIL - A very special medication created specifically for the AB Community. It helps to calm painful symptoms caused by AB related stress or another member's trolling, ignorance, stupidity, and/or laziness. The "Advil" imprinted on the pill is actually an acronym. It stands for: A - Answerbaggers D - Don't V - Value I - Ignorance & L - Laziness Take it promptly at the onset of any discomfort during Answerbag sessions.

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