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Forum lingo, slang, and the like

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Boom762, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    Ive not ever been in forums in the past and Ive seen a few terms thag I can guess at what they mean but really dont have a firm definition. These are the three that come to mind but if you are aware kf others, please post them and explain.

    G.A.S. ?
    Bump ?
    Mark ?
  2. adamaarts


    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Beta tester Source Audio, demos/reviews of many others
    Gear Acquisition Syndrome - or the burning desire from inside your soul that you need to buy something

    Bump - basically bumping your thread to the top of the list. Also TTT, to the top.

    Mark? Never heard that one
  3. El Spearo

    El Spearo

    Jun 12, 2012
    Wellington, NZ
    I'm sure there's a sticky somewhere with all of them. GAS =gear acquisition syndrome
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome, lusting after new gear.
    Bump = a post whose purpose is to move the thread to the top of the chronological heap for a moment, call new attention to it.
    Mark you were probably seeing in the context of Markbass, which is a brand of amps and pedals.
  5. Someone had the same question sometime this week. If you can find the thread, there was a wiki talk bass with a glossary of terms.
  6. Boom762

    Boom762 I AM the one who Booms! Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2013
    Lubbock, TX
    I saw the tone description wiki but not one for forum terms. Gas is interesting.
  7. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    A mark is a confidence man's slang for "sucker". Where on TB did you come across that? There are no con men here.
  8. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Mark might simply be a name. Mark Wilson comes to mind first.
  9. Tl;Dr - too long didn't read
    AFAIK - as far as I know
    IMHO - in my honest opinion

    Will try to post others once I recall them
  10. In either this (Off Topic) or Miscellaneous someone asked what NBD means. One of the responders supplied the link to the glossary of all the abbreviations. You can type NBD? in the searchbars of those topics or ferret it out yourself (shouldn't be hard - think it's still on the 1st page of either of those threads).
  11. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    YMMV- your mileage may vary
    this one took me the longest to find out
  12. Hi.

    There used to be a time not long ago when it did mean In My Humble Opinion.

    Honest in that context makes absolutely no sense.
    To me anyway.
    But I'm old.
    And non-native speaker.
    Even had a thread about it once...

    IGotGas likes this.
  13. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England

    Yep, humble.
  14. experimental bassist

    experimental bassist

    Mar 15, 2009
    IMO In my opinion

    IMHO In my honest opinion/In my humble opinion

    IIRC If I recall correctly

    YMMV Your mileage may vary

    GAS Guitar/Gear Acquisition Syndrome

    j/k Just kidding

    pup Pickup

    Rounds Round wound strings

    Flats Flat wound strings

    TI Flats or TIJFs Thomastik Infeld Jazz Flats (brand name of a popular flat wound string)

    Tort Tortoise shell pickguard

    NBD New Bass Day

    NAD New Amp Day

    Bump/TTT Just bumping a thread to the top

    Carrots "I don't have an opinion" or "whatever"

    Just a few off the top of my head. :p
  15. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    IME, in my experience
  16. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Don't forget about *** - why the face

    EDIT: That is actually censored? Well you all get the joke.
  17. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    tl;dr : too long, didn't read

    You should post your opinion after this,despite the fact that you don't know the topic :D
  18. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    This is also the only forum where I learned and use "+1"

    Also, I don't think I'll ever know what bc=tQ means :bag:
  19. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    The Quintar (sic?) is a TB legend, and the theory is he manifested through another user bc (can't remember full name).