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    These are the one's that I usually use, the rest I type

    CGMHAY - Can't Get My Head Around You
    TKAA - The Kids Aren't Alright
    YGGFK - You're Gonna Go Far Kid
    Kristy - Kristy, Are You Doing Okay
    WDYGAJ - Why Don't You Get A Job
    COAP - Come Out And Play

    I can understand the confusion ... it is like deciphering morse code

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    N - Nitro
    C - Crossroads
    D - Demons
    B - Beheaded
    E - Elders
    S - Session
    M - Mota

    ...and the list could go on...
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    Burn it up because you do not call ignition ............ Because ignition is born green and then ripens and becomes burn it up, which is yellow, then darkens and becomes a song that has yet to be published and will appear in a collection of b-sides and brown nell'accezione this song is a song from the session discarded of ignition.

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    I think the policy should be to either use two of the first words or the first word if it makes sense, ie. "Pretty Fly" or "Kristy". Only when that makes no sense should you use an abbreviation. So for example, better to use "Dammit" than "D,ICA" which is just retarded.

    On the other, with some song titles this just doesn't work - "You're Gonna" sounds silly so better to use "YGGFK" and "Why Don't" is a little confusing so better to use WDYGAJ.

    Three name song titles, abbreviating those is just plain lazy. C'mon guys. On the other hand, Conspiracy of One is only three words and the abbreviation has stuck so CO1 it is..

    Just my take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vera View Post
    I think the policy should be to either use two of the first words or the first word if it makes sense, ie. "Pretty Fly" or "Kristy". Only when that makes no sense should you use an abbreviation. So for example, better to use "Dammit" than "D,ICA" which is just retarded.

    On the other, with some song titles this just doesn't work - "You're Gonna" sounds silly so better to use "YGGFK" and "Why Don't" is a little confusing so better to use WDYGAJ.

    Three name song titles, abbreviating those is just plain lazy. C'mon guys. On the other hand, Conspiracy of One is only three words and the abbreviation has stuck so CO1 it is..

    Just my take.
    100% agreed. There are some abbreviations that became common in this forum and they can be easily recognized( like YGGFK, WDYGAJ, CO1). But I find it pretty confusing when someone use a new made abbreviation like ALLM (A Lot Like Me) or LHIFRB (Rock Bottom). Don't be such smartpants and please name song names to be easily recognized by everyone, not only you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lost_nvrfound View Post
    It used to be easy cause people would only abbreviate like 5 or 6... now its like wtf? so i'm making a reference list so that i might understand what the hell people are talking about sometimes
    yeah lol

    now it's more like a complicated game...we try to guess the first song, then we get to decide wich one we prefer and then we post another abreviated song and cross our fingers so the next person will have a hard time guessing that one LOOL

    i like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by dff_punk View Post
    N - Nitro
    C - Crossroads
    D - Demons
    B - Beheaded
    E - Elders
    S - Session
    M - Mota

    ...and the list could go on...
    ahahah exactly

    but S could be session or smash

    just like A, americana or amazed

    that would be even more interesting
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    I think some people used "Kid" for "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderPX View Post
    I think some people used "Kid" for "You're Gonna Go Far, Kid."
    I know some people refer to The Kids Aren't Alright as Kids, so I hope that doesnt become a habit.
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