As with any community, a specialized language has developed around both the Warhammer 40,000 and the Bolter & Chainsword site. There are often terms or abbreviations that we use which will be unfamiliar to new members. In order to help those new members as well as to help established members that might not be familiar with all of the terms/acronyms/abbreviations, we've developed the Legio Lexicon
. Many of the terms/acronyms/abbreviations in the Legio Lexicon are also included in our acronym filter. The acronym filter is basically a listing of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms along with full explanations for each. When a post is processed (i.e., first composed and submitted or edited later), the acronym filter will search the post for any of the terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. If any are included, they will appear with a dotted underline. If you hold your cursor over these terms, the full explanation will appear.
If you search through the Legio Lexicon, you can see which of the terms, abbreviations, and acronyms are included in the acronym filter by identifying those that appear with the dotted underline (any others haven't been added). I've gone through the Legio Lexicon and added all of those terms, abbreviations, and acronyms that I think are necessary to the acronym filter. However, there may be some that I missed that you think should be added.
In addition, as the game continues to evolve and practices on the Internet change, it's highly likely that there are terms, acronyms, and abbreviations that are either obsolete or which should be added to the Legio Lexicon and/or acronym filter. What we're looking for is suggested additions/deletions.
Note that we're not trying to make up terms, acronyms, and abbreviations. We're just trying to codify those that are already in use in order to facilitate communication among the members of our community.
If you can think of any terms, acronyms, or abbreviations that you think need to be added or deleted, please post them either here or as a reply to the Legio Lexicon.