Haven't had much luck searching for 'OP' and 'OT' terms in the search box, what does these abbreviations used by users in StackOverflow mean ?


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Well, I certainly can't recite all the abbreviations off the top of my head, but I can answer one:

OP = Original Poster (the asker)

In all honesty, I've never heard of OT. Maybe if you give an example use I could take a guess at it, but I don't know it as-is.

I've just been enlightened:

OT = Off Topic

Also, here's some more abbreviations you might find:

Close Reasons

  • NARQ: Not A Real Question
  • NC: Not Constructive
  • TL: Too Localized
  • OT: Off Topic

Flag Reasons

  • NAA: Not An Answer
  • VLQ: Very Low Quality
  • 2
    OT = Off Topic
    – p.s.w.g
    Jun 18, 2013 at 23:04
  • @p.s.w.g Ah. Makes sense now.
    – Undo
    Jun 19, 2013 at 0:18

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