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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 Jul 7 '17 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? – Cody Gray Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 at 13:40
  • If you actually bother to google it, you'll find it means Minimum Working Example. – J. Steen Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 at 13:53
  • @ThingyWotsit I love the good humor of colleagues. – LCarvalho Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 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.. – S.L. Barth Jul 7 '17 at 14:08
  • It's unclear; are you talking about acronyms on Stack Exchange sites? Or just random sites on the internet? – TylerH Jul 7 '17 at 16:43
  • @TylerH Stack Exchange sites. They're asking for a glossary of all the acronyms on SE sites. – BSMP Jul 7 '17 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 Jul 7 '17 at 21:42

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