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General Forum and Chat
AbbreviationDescription
{{{{name}}}}Hugs
~~~name~~~>Trancer Tail-Hugs
^^^name^^^ Kisses
////nameBack-pats
{g}Grin
{bg}Big Grin
{eg}Evil Grin
{g,d,&r}Grinning, Ducking, and Running
AFAIKAs Far As I Know
AFKAway From Keyboard
AIArtificial Intelligence
APOTSAll Part Of The Service
ATMAt The Moment
BAChicksBad-Ass Chicks
BBLBe Back Later
BRBBe Right Back
BBIABBe Back In A Bit
BFGBig Frelling Gun
BTWBy The Way
DLingDownloading
EpEpisode
FUBARFrelled Up Beyond Repair/Recovery
FTRFor The Record
FWIWFor What It's Worth
FYIFor Your Information
GTBOSGlad To Be Of Service
ICIn Character
IIRCIf I Recall Correctly
IIUCIf I Understand Correctly
IMOIn My Opinion
IMAOIn My Arrogant Opinion
IMHOIn My Humble Opinion
IMNSHOIn My Not So Humble Opinion
IOWIn Other Words
IRLIn Real Life
IYDMMAIf You Don't Mind Me Asking
JK or J/KJust Kidding
JMOVJust My Own View
LOLLaughing Out Loud
MTMulti-Tasking
NMNever Mind
OC or OOCOut Of Character
OTOHOn The Other Hand
PicPicture
PosterPerson who posts at a message board
POTUSPresident Of The United States
POVPoint Of View
PSAPublic Service Announcement
ReIn Reply To
RLReal Life
ROFLRolling On Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAORolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROFLWPIMPRolling on Floor Laughing While Peeing In My Pants
RPRole Playing
RTFMRead The Frelling Manual
SOLSorry, Out of Luck
TaThanks (British expression)
TASAITrance Anasazi Sparky out of Apache by Intel (Ex Isle's server; pronounced 'TAZ-A.I.')
TBHTo Be Honest
TIICThe Idiots In Charge
TPTBThe Powers That Be
TTFNTa-Ta For Now
TYThank You
WBWelcome Back
YMMVYour Mileage May Vary
AbbreviationMessage Board
AMBAndromeda Message Board (official)
EIEx Isle
GMWMBGordon Michael Woolvett Message Board
KHCMBKeith Hamilton Cobb Message Board
SS or SSBBSSlipstream Bulletin Board System (Now defunct)
SSU or SSUGSlipstream Underground

TV Shows
AbbreviationDescription
B5Babylon 5
BSG or BGBattlestar Galactica
DROM or GRAAndromeda
EFCEarth: Final Conflict
FSFarscape
FFFirefly
HTLJ or HercHercules: The Legendary Journeys
LOTRLord of the Rings (or B5: Legend Of The Rangers)
SAABSpace: Above and Beyond
SFScience Fiction
SG1Stargate SG-1
SWStar Wars
XWPXena: Warrior Princess

Andromeda Discussion
AbbreviationDescription
ASUAll Systems University (part of the official site)
AUAndromeda Universe (SSBBS's science forum)
AWSAndromeda Withdrawal Syndrome
CWCommonwealth
FLForce Lance
HGHigh Guard
HYSMFL?Have You Seen My Force Lance?
JMTJedi Mind Trick
NietNietzschean
SPPSexy Purple Pixie
WPWookie Pimp - Nightsider
AbbreviationActor
GMWGordon Michael Woolvett
KSKevin Sorbo
KHCKeith Hamilton Cobb
AbbreviationWriter / Writing Team
EAVEthlie Ann Vare
MattJoeMatt Kiene and Joe Reinkemeyer
RHWRobert Hewitt Wolfe
ZackAsh or AshZackAshley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz

Andromeda Season 1 Episodes
AbbreviationEpisode nameWritten by
UTNUnder The NightRobert Hewitt Wolfe
AAFAn Affirming FlameRobert Hewitt Wolfe
TLTFLTo Loose The Fateful LightningMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
D-0 or DMZD Minus ZeroAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
DHDouble HelixMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
ADDBAngel Dark, Demon BrightRobert Hewitt Wolfe
TTTBThe Ties That BlindAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
TBotLThe Banks Of The LetheAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
ARITA or RoseA Rose In The AshesEthlie Ann Vare
AGNOAll Great Neptune's OceansWalter Jon Williams
TPTWHE or PearlsThe Pearls That Were His EyesEthlie Ann Vare
MOTThe Mathematics Of TearsMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
MOADDMusic Of A Distant DrumRobert Hewitt Wolfe
H20Harper 2.0John Welpey
FPForced PerspectiveMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
SoiP or SumThe Sum of its PartsCeleste Chan Wolfe
F&LFear and Loathing in the Milky WayAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
TDTTH or DTTHThe Devil Take the HindmostAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
THOThe Honey OfferingMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
SCStar-CrossedEthlie Ann Vare
IMALLIt Makes A Lovely LightEthlie Ann Vare
IHCRALIts Hour Come Round At LastRobert Hewitt Wolfe

Andromeda Season 2 Episodes
AbbreviationEpisode nameWritten by
TWGThe Widening GyreRobert Hewitt Wolfe
ESExit StrategiesMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
AHFFFA Heart For Falsehood FramedEthlie Ann Vare
PatSPitiless As The SunEmily Skopov
LCatBHLast Call at the Broken HammerRobert Hewitt Wolfe
ATHAll Too HumanAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
USVUna Salus VictusAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
HFHome FiresEthlie Ann Vare
ITLInto The LabyrinthAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
TP or PrinceThe PrinceErik Oleson
BHBunker HillMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
OOuroborosRobert Hewitt Wolfe
L&RLava and RocketsAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
BAMSRBe All My Sins RememberedEthlie Ann Vare / Jill Shermin
DotMDance of the MayfliesAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
IHNAT or IHNR3 In Heaven Now Are ThreeCeleste Chan Wolfe / Emily Skopov
TTWCCThe Things We Cannot ChangeEthlie Ann Vare
TFUThe Fair UnknownAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz / John Lloyd Parry
BotBBelly of the BeastMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
TKDatDThe Knight, Death, and the DevilAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
IPImmaculate PerceptionMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
TatEotL or TunnelTunnel at the End of the LightMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer

Andromeda Season 3 Episodes
AbbreviationEpisode nameWritten by
ITWIF or WheelIf The Wheel Is FixedBob Engels
TSOR or ShardsThe Shards of RimniMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
MTBSMad To Be SavedMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
CBCui BonoAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
TLaLSThe Lone and Level SandsAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
STDOWSlipfighter The Dogs Of WarMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
TLK or LeperThe Leper's KissMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
FWTBT or BellFor Whom The Bell TollsNaomi Janzen
AYHWFAAnd Your Heart Will Fly AwayMichael Cassutt
TUMThe Unconquerable ManAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
DEDelenda EstBob Engels
TDBThe Dark BackwardAshley Edward Miller / Zack Stentz
TRAPThe Risk All PointMatt Kiene / Joe Reinkemeyer
TRHThe Right HorseEmily Skopov
WHtaRDWhat Happens to a Rev Deferred?Emily Skopov

Star Trek
AbbreviationTV Series
TOSStar Trek: The Original Series
TASStar Trek: The Animated Series
TNGStar Trek: Next Generation
DS9Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
VOYStar Trek: Voyager
ENTStar Trek: Enterprise
AbbreviationMovies
TMPStar Trek: The Motion Picture
TWOKStar Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
TSFSStar Trek III: The Search for Spock
TVHStar Trek IV: The Voyage Home
TFFStar Trek V: The Final Frontier
TUCStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
GENStar Trek: Generations
FCStar Trek: First Contact
INSStar Trek: Insurrection
NEMStar Trek: Nemesis
AbbreviationEpisodes
EAFStar Trek: The Next Generation - Encounter at Farpoint
BOBWStar Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds