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!width=80| The Term !! The Meaning
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| '''Subforum''' || The forum is made of ''subforums'' - smaller forums with one major theme or topic. On the UESP forums, for instance, you would talk about Skyrim mods in the MOD-Skyrim subforum or ask a question about your favorite sports team in the General Banter subforum.
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| '''Thread''' || A ''thread'' is a collection of posts that talk about one topic, similar to how the wiki is made up of pages of topics. A subforum is full of threads, and each thread has a topic, as declared in the thread title.
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| '''Post''' || A ''post'' is an individual's reply to a thread. If you are posting a message, you are writing a reply. Threads are a string of user posts.
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| '''Double Post''' || Frowned on in forum etiquette, a ''double post'' is when the same user makes two posts in a row. The forum staff asks that, if you find something additional to say but no new posts are made, you click on the ‘’edit’’ button on your last post.
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| '''OP''' || Typically this means “original post” or “opening post.” When a member refers to the ''OP'', they are usually referring to the first post in the thread, which poses the question or topic for discussion.
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| '''Sticky''' || A ''sticky'' is a type of thread. Sticky threads are made to "stick" to the top of a subforum, so as not to get buried under newly created posts. These threads are often popular topics. They are noted with a special icon to the left of the thread's title.
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| '''Ninja'd''' || Users may sometimes find themselves ''ninja'd'' - when a user posts a reply before you finish yours! If you attempt to post a reply in a thread after a new post has emerged, the forum will pause to allow you to read it and alter your post, if necessary.
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| '''TPM''' || Short for Tea Party Moderator.
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| '''Pinkie''' || Slang for a Tea Party Moderator; pink is the color of their usernames and coins.
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| '''Greenie''' || Slang for a Global Moderator; green is the color of their usernames and coins.
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| '''Mod''' || Naturally this refers to game mods, but if a member says, “Ask a mod,” they mean “Ask a moderator.” Moderators ask you avoid the slang “mod” so as not to confuse them with game mods. They only cause chaos on your data files, anyway.
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