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Abbreviations primer

FitznspatzFitznspatz Member Posts: 45 Courageous
I’m quite new to this forum and have been greatly informed reading others’ posts. However the proliferation of abbreviations sometimes dumbfounds me. Might it be possible for moderators to insert the full phrase when posters use abbreviations or, instead, provide a guide explaining what the initials stand for with a further explanation if necessary. For example these few have been culled from just the top few posts on the PIP, DLA and AA (see what I mean!) list

I don’t need any of these explaining now, I just need to know them when I am reading what others have written so I do not stumble around trying to make sense of what’s said.


  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Iv said thus so many times.
    It takes for ever to work out what some people are saying.
    And they STILL  do it. 
    Unless they make sence when posting whats the point in posting?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not the abbreviations i have issues with. It's the long posts without paragraphs and punctuation that i have problems reading.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • FitznspatzFitznspatz Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    I agree that spelling, punctuation and grammar is sometimes shockingly bad but I can almost always stumble on but with abbreviations my understanding can grind to a halt.

    I would be interested to hear from people who are or were assessors whether a pithily written PIP form with plenty of pertinent detail increases the chances of an award compared to statements full of inconsequential ramblings.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Fitznspatz Pleased to meet you.

    I agree with your post. I find myself getting confused so many times about abbreviations and lots of the posts too muddled.

    Since joining used to do long posts in all one block, yet got a lot of critical comments. Some snide some not very pleasant .

    Realised do have a lot to say but even so do try and space every thing out.

    Make what I have clear.

    Not easy some days I admit.  Have time for every one on here just be if you can please make it simple. So I can help and understand what you are all saying.

    As a community champion I know many emotive stories and there are many experiences wished to share from community members.

    If I can and want to help you all but make it if you can a little clearer.

    Am getting confused and muddled .  Have health issues so my memory and lots of confusion do know have those days.

    Remember the more precise and straight to the point, we can get to you straight away and be supportive.

    Offer much help and advice as you wish to.  Guidance and information.

    Always happy to be a friend and ready to listen any time. That is me the motto, mantra I do as part of the role.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Take care.


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  • FitznspatzFitznspatz Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    @ilocecats, I think your post is about the most helpful thing I have read on this forum. Hats off.

    @thespiceman, thank you too for your thoughtful and insightful comments. Good luck to you.
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