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November 11, 2013, 02:08:52 PM
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Having just logged on I see a topic headed

 "How is DPR securing his wallets from the Feds?"

Now I don't know about the rest of you but I don't spend 24 hours a day reading about bitcoin related news and forums and so before I could make any sense of the thread I had to google DPR + "silk road" to find out, the new silk road (SR) owner
 "is fashioning himself as the "Dread Pirate Roberts," a reference to the book and film The Princess Bride, which the owner of the original Silk Road also used."
http://mashable.com/2013/11/06/silk-road-dread-pirate-roberts/ (top google result).

Please spare a thought for new forum users and users like myself who only visit every couple of days by giving us a clue as what the initials mean eg Bitcoin Foundation (BF) as i did earlier (SR) somewhere in the beginning of posts.

It gives us idiots more time to read and digest posts.
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November 11, 2013, 02:10:31 PM
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Yes, this is very bitcoin related. Glad it's in the right section.

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November 11, 2013, 02:31:29 PM
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I petty all the newbies that'll have to Google BTC to learn what it means. They may link it to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptist_Theological_College_of_Southern_Africa

This thread needs to be stickied so that mistakes such as these by newbies are averted.

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November 11, 2013, 02:32:43 PM
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That would make a good sticky. Common Bitcoin abbreviations and terminology.
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November 11, 2013, 06:35:54 PM
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Having just logged on I see a topic headed

 "How is DPR securing his wallets from the Feds?"

Now I don't know about the rest of you but I don't spend 24 hours a day reading about bitcoin related news and forums and so before I could make any sense of the thread I had to google DPR + "silk road" to find out, the new silk road (SR) owner
 "is fashioning himself as the "Dread Pirate Roberts," a reference to the book and film The Princess Bride, which the owner of the original Silk Road also used."
http://mashable.com/2013/11/06/silk-road-dread-pirate-roberts/ (top google result).

Please spare a thought for new forum users and users like myself who only visit every couple of days by giving us a clue as what the initials mean eg Bitcoin Foundation (BF) as i did earlier (SR) somewhere in the beginning of posts.

It gives us idiots more time to read and digest posts.


I think in general if you can do a quick search on the initials and get an idea of what it is, then that's probably an appropriate use.
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November 11, 2013, 06:40:35 PM
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That would make a good sticky. Common Bitcoin abbreviations and terminology.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=126798.0

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