# Suggestion: Hovering over acronyms shows what they mean

Discussion in 'Help, support & suggestions' started by Nukoca, Nov 21, 2009.

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1. ### NukocaMember

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Mar 11, 2009
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I think that this could be a functionality worth adding. People new to the forums are always asking what these acronyms mean--OLL, PLL, COLL, MGLS, BLD, etc.--but why should they have to ask or go the wiki or Google it when they could hover over the word and see the definition?

It's done like this:
Code:
<acronym title="Permutation of the Last Layer">PLL</acronym>
Here's an example of this: http://ld4all.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=137

Some words to add to the list, if anyone likes this idea:
Alg
BLD
BLD speed
CF
CFOP
CLL
CLS
COLL
Conjugate
Commutator
EJF2L
ELS
EPLL
F2L
LBL
MGLS
OLL
PB
PLL
PLL time attack
PR
UWR
WR

Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
2. ### EdwardMember

CFOP
LBL
CF

Last edited: Nov 21, 2009

Jun 29, 2009
Sheffield, UK
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I think it would be better if the system automatically hyperlinked any acronyms to the Wiki page.

4. ### miniGOINGSMember

Feb 27, 2009
Or we could have a link to an acronym page which had a complete alphabetical list of acronyms.

5. ### EdmundMember

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A cubing acronym page would actually be a really good idea I think. I know when I started I had no idea what the heck OLL meant and that sucked I felt so noob. lol.

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Jul 29, 2009
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There are a lot of acronyms on the CubeFreak website.

7. ### miniGOINGSMember

Feb 27, 2009
Good idea, let's make a page with them, and add some more.

8. ### NukocaMember

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10. ### qqwrefMember

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a <script> tag near you
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I don't like this idea at all. I know what cubing acronyms/abbreviations mean and it would be very annoying to have to have little popup things whenever I move my mouse while browsing the forum. Just go learn what things mean, guys, it's not hard.

11. ### miniGOINGSMember

Feb 27, 2009
That's why we think a page full of terms would be better.

12. ### StefanMember

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Make it optional and turn it off, just like avatars/signatures/richtexteditor.

13. ### JTW2007BattsMan

Nov 29, 2008
The BattCave
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Exactly. Couldn't the ideas be combined (hover over the text to bring up a box with the meaning and then click that to go to the list)? Personally, I'd have no use for this, and it would get in the way, but it might be helpful to some.

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May 29, 2006
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When you mouse over "Commutator" what do you expect to display?

15. ### NukocaMember

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Mar 11, 2009
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A definition?

16. ### amostay2004Member

Jul 27, 2008
Malaysia
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I like the idea. It might even ignite more interest in other methods/variations because honestly, the search function sucks at finding info.

17. ### thiJUMBAMember

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Nov 1, 2009
i'm a newbie, if i don't know what it means i'll just ignore it or google it =)

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