Maybe this question is a duplicate, but I'm not finding it in my searches.

There are several acronyms in several websites, such as: MMA, MWE, ...

I visit several sites, but as I visit some of these sites infrequently, I do not know what some people are commenting on.

Is there a glossary of this in the Help Center?

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    FYI, the TLA's are overloaded and so have environment/context specific meanings. It's not realistic to list all the multiple overloads:(
    – ThingyWotsit
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:14
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    I've never heard of any of these acronyms (in the context of Stack Overflow), either. Where are you seeing all of these? Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:27
  • @Cody Gray I'm not sure if it's in this Meta that I should ask. Is there a Meta superior to all the others? Something like Meta.SE? You have an excellent reputation. Could migrate this question?
    – LCarvalho
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:34
  • Though I think ThingyWotsit is right and that if a glossary gets added it'd have to be a per site thing.
    – BSMP
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:35
  • @BSMP I'm understanding. Is something particular to each site. I could have something in the help on a master site like StackExchange.
    – LCarvalho
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:39
  • @BSMP Here is an example on the TEX website. What would MWE be? I think I'll only have the answer there.
    – LCarvalho
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:40
  • If you actually bother to google it, you'll find it means Minimum Working Example.
    – J. Steen
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:49
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    Meals Wanting to be Eaten? Not sure how Mixed Martial Arts is relevant to SO, unless it's to use in the edit wars..
    – ThingyWotsit
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:50
  • @J.Steen Thank you. But this is just one example. If there were a list of the most common would be interesting. I've already made an requirements for the moderator to migrate my question to the appropriate site. I thank everyone.
    – LCarvalho
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:53
  • @ThingyWotsit I love the good humor of colleagues.
    – LCarvalho
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:55
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    And my solution applies, quite magically, to most of the rest of the acronyms you can find, too.
    – J. Steen
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 13:55
  • @J.Steen Well then I'll have to create my own list myself. In my Brazilian language it's called catadão(slang).
    – LCarvalho
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 14:01
  • I like the idea of a list of acronyms. However, the examples given here don't apply to Stack Overflow. Maybe they should be replaced with MCVE, NAA, VLQ.. Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 14:08
  • It's unclear; are you talking about acronyms on Stack Exchange sites? Or just random sites on the internet?
    – TylerH
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 16:43
  • @TylerH Stack Exchange sites. They're asking for a glossary of all the acronyms on SE sites.
    – BSMP
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 16:50

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No, there is not such a list in the Help Center, but there is one on Meta.SE

Stack Exchange Glossary - Dictionary of Commonly-Used Terms

Keep in mind that only terms used in the context of the Stack Exchange network are listed there, and that list will not and should not expand to cover terms found on sites outside of the SE network. Use Google, Wikipedia, the Urban dictionary, or head over to a chatroom for those.

  • Oh, it already exists. Turns out there's a lot fewer SE specific terms than I thought.
    – BSMP
    Commented Jul 7, 2017 at 21:42

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