List of Common Forum Terminology

List of Common Forum Terminology

This is a list of common forum abbreviations, terms, and anything else said frequently made by @Shadow_Spider. This guide can be used to look up new terms you don’t understand, or as a reference for new users who may have trouble understanding all the terms.

The list is categorized by letter, with each term formatted like so:

Term: Meaning

This list does not include “the” in its definitions (for example, “the cookie” would be placed under C as the word “cookie”), nor does it show plurals. It does show variations of a word, such as GBOT/LGBOT.

If you have any suggestions for the list, please say so below.


Latest Update: 5/18/20
Released this list. I’m currently debating whether or not to add in frequently mentioned users.


A
Admin.: Short for “administrator”, someone who manages the forum
Ana: Referring to @Ana, the person who manages the community
App: Referring to the Hopscotch app
Archived: A old, unused topic that has been put in the #deprecated category
AwesomeOnion: Referring to @AwesomeOnion, the founder of Hopscotch Technologies


B
Basic: The name for trust level 1, meaning you are a member of this forum and have access to basic things (See Trust Level)
BBCode: Referring to one of the systems that can be used to style text
Block: Referring to a block of code in Hopscotch
Bump: See “Necrobump”


C
Channel: A category where your project may be put in Hopscotch
Closed: Referring to the action of closing a topic so no one except leaders, administrators, or moderators can post in it (See Admin., Mod., and Lead.)
Community guidelines: A part of the official rules on the Hopscotch forum.
Curated: Referring to when your project is put in a channel in Hopscotch (See Channel)
Curators: Referring to @hopscotch-curators, the people who curate projects (See Curated)
CoF: Communication outside Forum


D
Discourse: Referring to the technology that runs the forum
Discobot: Referring to @discobot, a bot that can be used for a variety of things
DHT: Drawing with Hopscotch Topic


E
Editor: Referring to the place where you code projects in Hopscotch
Editor Version: Referring to the version of the editor (See Editor)


F
Forum: Referring to this place, the Hopscotch Forum


G
GBOT/LGBOT: Stands for “Get Back On Topic/ Let’s Get Back On Topic”, which is used to warn people to stay on topic
Group: Referring to multiple people that can be simultaneously tagged (See Tag)
GT: Stands for General Topic, an old type of topic that could be used to talk about anything
GPUT: General Project Updates Topic
GC: Game Changers which is now the Featured tab on the app


H
HTML: Referring to one of the systems that can be used to style text
HS: Hopscotch app
HSF: Hopscotch Forum
HDC: Hopscotch Daily Challenge


I
IC: Inappropriate Content
ICD: Inappropriate Content Disturbing
ICL: Inappropriate Content Language
ICR: Inappropriate Content Romance


J


K


L
Lead.: Short for “leader”, a very trusted member of the forum who monitors the community
Lounge: May be referring to: 1) A special category that only regulars can access (See Reg.) or 2) The action of moving off-topic or heated topics to the Lounge


M
Markdown: Referring to one of the systems that can be used to style text
Member: The name for trust level 2, meaning you are a trusted member of this forum and have access to all normal functions (See Trust Level)
Mod.: Short for “moderator”, someone who has access to special functions that allow then to suspend or ban users
MSS: Make Someone Smile topic


N
Necrobump: Referring to the action of replying to a old topic
New User: The name for Trust Level 0, when you have just joined the forum (See Trust Level)


O
OP: Opening Post (Topic Post)
OMTL: Official Mass Tag List


P
pCoF: possible Communication outside Forum
pIC: possible Inappropriate Content
PI: Personal Info
POMTL: Project Official Mass Tag List


Q
Quote: A reference to what someone else said previously in the current or another topic. Quotes are often used to refer to what someone else said or to answer a question. An example quote in a reply:

Example quote


R
Reg.: Short for “regular”, the name for trust level 3, which is given to long-standing and active members of the community - regulars get access to the Lounge (See Trust Level and Lounge)
Revive: See “Necrobump”


S
SOT: Stands for “Stay On Topic”, used when users are getting off-topic
SPF: Spam Put in Folder


T
Tag: When you tag someone, they get a notification on their profile. You tag someone by putting a @ in front of their username. Example tag: @Example
TL: Tag List or Trust Level
Tag List: Referring to a list of people you can ping at once. (See the “Tag” term)
THT: Stands for The Hopscotch Team, the creators of Hopscotch


U
User: Someone with a registered account on the Hopscotch forum.


V


W
Web Explorer: Referring to the project explorer made by @Awesome_E, which allows you to view projects in a web browser
Webplayer: Referring to the player that loads projects
Wiki Post: A topic or reply that trust level members or higher can edit


X


Y
YCTAYHCH: You Can Talk About Your Hopscotch Code Here topic


Z


Numbers
-1: A long-running joke about the apocalypse
+2: A long-running joke made to combat the apocalypse


@ omtl

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Ok cool!


Might be a little tricky to get the editing done, but this is a super helpful topic!

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Very cool idea!

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amazing!!!

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Took me over 30 minutes to make, hope it was worth it!

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Didn’t finish reading but from what I read thanks so much lol I’m understanding everything

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Oh wait I forgot to add discobot.

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What about +2?

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Cool, will be very helpful


If you need abbreviations view this post and scroll a little

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I’ll add them in.

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true


(Oh yeah sorry to be picky but you our a period after admin, just saying @shadow_spider;))

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+2?

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No, let’s not start this argument…

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I can’t edit the post.

I’ll ask a lead to edit in Discobot, -1 and +2.

We will not use it to start a flame war though.

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Let’s not start it here, wrong topic :wink:

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Oh wait the period is supposed to be there

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@Leaders could you edit in these please?

Under D
Discobot: Referring to @discobot, a bot that can be used for a variety of things

Then make a new section at the top called # for numbers, and put these in:

-1: A long-running joke about the apocalypse
+2: A long-running joke made to combat the apocalypse

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

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Maybe add disco too because it’s referred as that, but then again maybe not

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Check my latest post.

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