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#1 Boss 448 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:11 PM

In corresponding in a number of threads regarding re-powering GT's with diesel engines I have derived several new terms and abbreviations to make things more efficient as listed below. Perhaps others will have some suggestions to add also.


  • Dieselize - to convert one's GT tractor to diesel power by installing a diesel engine.
  • Chindie - abbreviation for China diesel - an air-cooled Yanmar clone diesel engine manufactured in China or other Asian country and marketed in North American under a variety of brand names.
  • ACDiesel - air cooled diesel
  • WCDiesel - water cooled diesel
Look out Wikipedia!

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:29 PM

Oh Lord, not another one of these threads.:bigrofl: I'm not sure if I'm ready for this.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:39 PM

Oh Lord, not another one of these threads.

Kenny,

When your typing is the hunt and peck style like mine it only takes one or two abbreviations to save hours of pounding on the keyboard. :wallbanging:

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:45 PM

Sorry, but those abbreviations don't fly around here. This ain't Facebook or Twitter!

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 05:54 PM

Nope no Abbreviations here.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 06:54 PM

JN, I'm not against your thread, just the 'Facebook' style of typing. I'm 'old school', probably the oldest Mod here.:D Never was that good in English, but a few things stuck with me. Spelling was the biggest.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 07:06 PM

JN
I don't want you to think your post is unwelcome. Abbreviations have been on a sharp raise here and does make a post quite hard to read.
We would really like to kept them to a minimum just to kept the posts more readable.

Regards........Ducky

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 07:12 PM

It's like when somebody says they a GT16 or a 1050 I have to stop and look at which forum they are in before I know what brand tractor they are talking about.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:10 PM

Also for members that speak foreign languages, abbreviations makes it impossible for them to translate. We have several members that use translating sites/software to read GTT posts. I'm even going to try not to use "lol" & similar things & use emoticons instead.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:15 PM

I use things like LOL because I am to lazy to use emoticons. I mostly post from my iPad.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 08:17 PM

I'm 'old school', probably the oldest Mod here.

You young whipper snappers better keep it in plain English or I will have to hire a kid to help me. :mecry:
The abbreviations make sense except for the Chindie one. I think I'll stick with China Diesel on that one.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 10:38 PM

I also like the use of proper spelling and punctuation in posts. It makes it much easier to read and, in my opinion, shows that the poster put some time and thought into the post. I personally have a hard time reading posts when they are typed like someone texting. Abbreviations do have their place and I use them occasionally, but please, only when necessary. To the original poster," no offence, and I am not necessarily directing my post at you, just to the forum in general."
(chat excluded because I can't type fast enough and neatly enough to keep up).

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 11:23 PM

I learned how to type in high school on a manual typewriter, not a 'keyboard', I type today almost as well as I did back then.

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Posted December 27, 2011 - 11:40 PM

I learned how to type in high school on a manual typewriter, not a 'keyboard', I type today almost as well as I did back then.


Now there are some memoirs. A young farm boy in typing class. What? A young blond haired teach! Man we fought to get in that class. Today I wish I would have listened instead of looking.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 06:10 AM

Now there are some memoirs. A young farm boy in typing class. What? A young blond haired teach! Man we fought to get in that class. Today I wish I would have listened instead of looking.


Sounds like my typing class the teacher was cute!!!!




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