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address harvester

address harvester  

A program used by spammers in order to find and store email addresses which can then be used to send spam mail. These harvesters are bots which wander over Web sites, newsgroups, bulletin boards, ...
ADN

ADN  

Abbreviation used for Any Day Now in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is usually used as a cynical reaction to the propensity of software companies to announce a software product which they ...
AFAICT

AFAICT  

Abbreviation for As Far As I Can Tell used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is used to indicate a small degree of doubt about the statement which it precedes.
AFAIK

AFAIK  

Abbreviation for As Far As I Know used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Like AFAICT it is used to indicate some degree of doubt about the statement which it precedes.
AFK

AFK  

Abbreviation for Away From Keyboard used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is used to indicate that the person who has written it has temporarily left the computer. It is usually used in chat ...
AIUI

AIUI  

Abbreviation for As I Understand It used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Like AFAICT it indicates some degree of hesitancy about the statement that it normally precedes.
AKA

AKA  

Abbreviation for Also Known As used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Conventionally it is used to indicate an alternative name for a product; less conventionally it is used pejoratively, as in ...
AMBW

AMBW  

Abbreviation for All My Best Wishes used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. Normally used to sign off an email or a session in a chat room.
annoyance bot

annoyance bot  

A bot which intrudes into a chat room and carries out some annoying act such as sending obscene messages to participants.
anonymity

anonymity  

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[Greek ‘nameless’]A state where a person's name or other identifying characteristics are not known. A characteristic of internet communication of the kind that takes place in online forums such as ...
AOLese

AOLese  

Acronyms used by the users of chat rooms associated with the AOL network.
ASAP

ASAP  

Abbreviation for As Soon As Possible used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroup.
ASL

ASL  

Abbreviation for Age Sex Location used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is normally used in chat applications to ask a participant for some of their personal details.
ATB

ATB  

Abbreviation for All The Best used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroups. It is usually used to terminate an email or a session in a chat room.
B4

B4  

A hakspek abbreviation for Before used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroup.
B4N

B4N  

A hakspek abbreviation for Bye For Now used in chat rooms, emails, and newsgroup. Used to terminate an email, newsgroup posting, or a session in a chat room.
BBIAB

BBIAB  

Abbreviation for Be Back In A Bit used in chat rooms. It is used to indicate that the user has left his or her computer temporarily.
BBIAF

BBIAF  

Abbreviation for Be Back In A Few used in chat rooms. It is usually followed by a unit of time as in ‘BBIAF minutes’. It is used to indicate that the user has left his or her computer temporarily.
BBL

BBL  

Abbreviation for Be Back Late used in chat rooms. It is used to indicate that the user has left his or her computer temporarily.
BBN

BBN  

Abbreviation for Bye Bye for Now used in chat rooms. Used to terminate a session in the chat room.

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