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June 30, 2015, 02:06:23 AM
Last edit: July 05, 2015, 07:17:36 AM by mmmaybe
 #1

I hoped there would be a voting option in this section, but apparently not to us mere mortal.


During my time in crypto, here and other places, I've seen bitcointalk.org refered to as both BTT and BCT. A tendency I think I noticed is that veterans use BTT more often than newbie.

What is the proper abbreviation for bitcointalk?

Please motivate and, if possible offer data to support your claim.


Thank you!

Edit: found that damn poll-button after two weeks... Wink

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June 30, 2015, 02:12:59 AM
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Why don't you create poll? But I have to say I use BTT all the time even in Chinese crypto community. When you mention BTT there, every one will know what it stand for!
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June 30, 2015, 03:48:40 AM
Last edit: June 30, 2015, 08:12:39 AM by Lorenzo
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I hoped there would be a voting option in this section, but apparently not to us mere mortal.

There is a voting option. You can either add a poll to an existing thread by clicking the "add poll" link on the bottom right hand corner of the thread or create a new thread with a poll by clicking the "post new poll" option rather than the "new topic" option when first creating a thread.

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During my time in crypto, here and other places, I've seen bitcointalk.org refered to as both BTT and BCT. A tendency I think I noticed is that veterans use BTT more often than newbie.

What is the proper abbreviation for bitcointalk?

Please motivate and, if possible offer data to support your claim.


Thank you!

I've always gone with "BCT" (BitCoinTalk) myself but like you, I've seen it being referred to "BTT" (BiTcoinTalk?) many times too. A Google search for 'site:bitcointalk.org BCT' returns 11,600 results whereas 'site:bitcointalk.org BTT' returns only 7,780 so "BCT" seems to be the slightly more popular of the two.

Theymos owns the forums so whatever he uses is probably the closest thing to get an "official" answer that you can get. Satoshi would have been even better since he created the forums but after going through Satoshi's old posts, I couldn't find anything.

Anyway, I doubt either of them has any strong opinions about it and they probably just use whatever they feel more comfortable with.

A search for the terms "BCT" and "BTT" on the forums from January 2009 to the end of 2011 doesn't show up anything interesting. Neither does the official Bitcointalk Twitter account or theymos' posts on Reddit.

EDIT: OK, so this is the closest thing I could find to an "official" endorsement by theymos. Here, he suggests that those who place ads on his forum should append their URL with "something like "?bct"" to track clicks:

Because the forum is HTTPS, you will not receive any referrer info from clicks! If you want to track forum clicks, put something like "?bct" at the end of your URL, and look for that in your access logs.
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June 30, 2015, 05:14:32 AM
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I don't remember the last time I use the abbreviation, I always mention the full name but if I have to I will use BCT (BitCoinTalk) I don't know why some people would use BTT, I don't think it makes any sense imho.

 

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June 30, 2015, 07:58:32 AM
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I always use BCT, but I think we need a custom emoticon to represent the forums just to make things easier.  Are there any ascii artists that care to make one?
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June 30, 2015, 08:01:36 AM
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i prefer BCT, because it remind me more of BTC which is the abbreviation of bitcoin, they are anagram of each other, it sounds more right to me
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June 30, 2015, 08:04:07 AM
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Isn't it obvious? BitCoinTalk.

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June 30, 2015, 08:10:58 AM
 #8

I hoped there would be a voting option in this section, but apparently not to us mere mortal.


During my time in crypto, here and other places, I've seen bitcointalk.org refered to as both BTT and BCT. A tendency I think I noticed is that veterans use BTT more often than newbie.

What is the proper abbreviation for bitcointalk?

Please motivate and, if possible offer data to support your claim.


Thank you!

Long time ago i used BTT, but it's little confused, so now i prefer to BCT, it's more clear.


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June 30, 2015, 11:07:08 AM
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I'd say BCT is the best. BTT makes it look like something bike related... Why is this relevant? Grin
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June 30, 2015, 11:16:40 AM
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i personally dont like the abbreviation, for me the best way to call it is his full name, bitcointalk.

but if i have to choose one of them, i will go fot BCT instead of BTT or BTC, BTC made me confuse with our BTC abbreviation Wink

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June 30, 2015, 11:20:02 AM
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I personally like BTT better, it is somehow easier to pronounce or something. Though I don't mind BCT either Wink
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June 30, 2015, 11:21:19 AM
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Well, I already saw some people calling this onyl BT(BitcoinTalk), which is the best IMO.
And the section is wrong, this should be on meta.

English <-> Brazilian Portuguese translations
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June 30, 2015, 11:24:14 AM
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I always use BTCT. Why? Because it's BitcoinTalk, BTC + T == BTCT.

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June 30, 2015, 11:27:58 AM
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I prefer to use BCT. but some people also use BTCT. edit: look up  Tongue

actually why don't we just use Bitalk instead? it's simpler and easier to pronounce. the only site with that name is in russian
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June 30, 2015, 02:06:52 PM
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I prefer to use BCT or BTCT over that BTT. Why does it matter anyway? Not a big deal i think
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June 30, 2015, 04:20:47 PM
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I always use BTCT. Why? Because it's BitcoinTalk, BTC + T == BTCT.

+1. IMHO, OP proposed abbreviation are very confusing. However, is not forum owner - aka theymos - task to say what bitcointalk.org abbreviation should be used?

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June 30, 2015, 04:24:11 PM
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I always use BTCT. Why? Because it's BitcoinTalk, BTC + T == BTCT.

+1. IMHO, OP proposed abbreviation are very confusing. However, is not forum owner - aka theymos - task to say what bitcointalk.org abbreviation should be used?
I use BTCT as well for the same reason.

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July 01, 2015, 12:32:41 AM
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However, is not forum owner - aka theymos - task to say what bitcointalk.org abbreviation should be used?

You can use whatever you want...

I almost always call this site "the forum", "the Bitcoin Forum", or "bitcointalk.org" (spelled out completely). I very rarely call it just "BitcoinTalk," so any abbreviation of that name isn't natural to me. I don't see where people get BTT from, though.

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July 01, 2015, 12:34:16 AM
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I've always used BCT to refer to these forums.
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July 01, 2015, 12:51:02 AM
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I call it the forums or bitcointalk...never thought any of the abbreviations looked right.
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