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Well proved me wrong. There is some words you see in a language pack that will underline specific words. The most common one I see is vB as in vBulletin. Hovering over vB will show vBulletin software.
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It's back.

Just saw it in post #48 of this thread. Here's a screenshot:

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Test #1, typing the abbreviated form of transmission with no edits to this post:

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Test #2, typing the abbreviated form of transmission, and re-opening the post editor to re-save without making any changes to the post:

<acronym title="transmission">trans</acronym>

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Test #3, typing the abbreviated form of transmission, and re-opening the post editor TWICE to re-save without making any changes to the post:

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Hello there,

Just a suggestion
Should we get rid of the acronym?

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Maybe. I wouldn't miss it.

...But I'm pretty familiar with most acronyms and abbreviations that get used around here. Somebody else might find the feature more helpful than I do.

I just realized that I got caught up in trying to help troubleshoot and never responded to the question in post #23 about what terms would be good to add to the feature. Haven't seen anyone else comment on it here either. Maybe you could post a poll, asking members if they still want the feature, and if so, what other terms to add to it?

Of course we'll need to know what's already on the acronym list. Now that I think about it, "trans" is the only one I recall seeing implement this feature. And I really don't think anyone around here needs help figuring out that it means transmission and not translation or transgender LOL. It might be a handy tool for things like PCM, ECT, CKP, CMP, etc though.

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Hello there,

Just a suggestion
Should we get rid of the acronym?

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I've been following this post since the beginning, and I still don't know WTF everyone is talking about lol. I definitely wouldn't miss it if it was gone considering I don't even know what these past 3 pages have been talking about.
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Look at the screenshots I attached in posts #19 and #42. Under normal circumstances, it's supposed to format the abbreviated word with a broken underline, so that when you hover your cursor over that word, a small tooltip will display to help explain what the acronym (or in this case, abbreviation) stands for.

We are not supposed to be seeing all those <'s, /'s, and >'s. That's part of the behind-the-scenes HTML coding that supposedly makes the tooltip feature work. Something's wrong with the feature (or perhaps with my device or browser?) and is not letting it format correctly.

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Not sure we can get rid of it. We used to all know what it meant. Now some of us are not so sure.


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Went digging into the plugin, and "trans" is the only one that is set up to be shown this. If we want more, we would have to add manually. Or just shutter it

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Wow, that's the only one, huh? Well if you want to get rid of it, you already have my vote. But if you think it's worth fixing and adding terms to, here's a pretty good list: https://www.aa1car.com/library/acronyms.htm

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