Suggestion: Hovering over acronyms shows what they mean

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

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  1. Nukoca

    Nukoca Member

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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
    Add some more?
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
  2. Edward

    Edward Member

    CFOP
    LBL
    CF
     
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  3. Muesli

    Muesli Premium Member

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    I think it would be better if the system automatically hyperlinked any acronyms to the Wiki page.
     
  4. miniGOINGS

    miniGOINGS Member

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    Or we could have a link to an acronym page which had a complete alphabetical list of acronyms.
     
  5. Edmund

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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.
     
  6. Shortey

    Shortey Premium Member

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    There are a lot of acronyms on the CubeFreak website.
     
  7. miniGOINGS

    miniGOINGS Member

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    Good idea, let's make a page with them, and add some more.
     
  8. Nukoca

    Nukoca Member

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    Linkie
     
  9. qqwref

    qqwref Member

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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.
     
  10. miniGOINGS

    miniGOINGS Member

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    That's why we think a page full of terms would be better.
     
  11. Stefan

    Stefan Member

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    Make it optional and turn it off, just like avatars/signatures/richtexteditor.
     
  12. JTW2007

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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.
     
  13. blade740

    blade740 Mack Daddy

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    When you mouse over "Commutator" what do you expect to display?
     
  14. Nukoca

    Nukoca Member

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    A definition?
     
  15. amostay2004

    amostay2004 Member

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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.
     
  16. thiJUMBA

    thiJUMBA Member

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

    but i have mixed opinions about this X)
     
  17. calekewbs

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    agreed
     

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