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Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« on: December 31, 2018, 04:22:14 am »
Is there a an abbreviations and technical term knowledge base?   If there ain't one, there should be.  It would be mighty helpful to us new folks to the forum.  In other words, what does FFS, VFS, and GCS stand for?  Same with terms like pansexual.   Users tend to want to get answers from the forum (that they are on) than from external sources (links).
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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 08:31:25 am »
Is there a an abbreviations and technical term knowledge base?   If there ain't one, there should be.  It would be mighty helpful to us new folks to the forum.  In other words, what does FFS, VFS, and GCS stand for?  Same with terms like pansexual.   Users tend to want to get answers from the forum (that they are on) than from external sources (links).
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Dear Britney:
    I am happy to see your several first postings since you signed up as a member two days ago.   

    As you post here on the forums you will be able to exchange thoughts and comments with others that are experiencing many of the same things.
 
    This is the right place for you to be to find out what others may have to say that may have been in your circumstances and with your questions and concerns.
    There are a lot of members here that will be able to identify with your situation as you continue to feel free to share it.
 
    I also want to warmly WELCOME you to Susan's Place
You will find this a safe and friendly place to share with others and to read about others similar trials, tribulations, and successes.

    As you are certainly aware you can share with others and involve yourself with some give and take with other like-minded members.  When frustrated or if you have successes you can share it here if you wish and receive support from others and offer support to others. ....
     ***There is a very good chance that you might find that you will make some new like-minded friends here. 

    Please come in and continue to be involved at your own pace.
   
    There is information and important LINKS that I have included below.   You will find information about the site that will help you navigate around and best utilize the features here.   
Please look closely at the LINKS in RED, answers are there to many questions that new members ask.

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place.
Danielle


Here are some links to the site rules and stuff that all new members should be familiar with:
 
Things that you should read
***SEE MY LINKS BELOW
The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 08:35:05 am »
@BritneyX
Oh, and another thing, Britney,
Please make a point to stop by the Introductions Forum to tell more members about yourself.   

Your introduction there will permit other members here to know of your arrival... and you can expect more sharing of thoughts with other members... an as you get more involved in exchanging comments on various posts other members will be along to offer their thoughts and comments in response to any of your specific questions and concerns..

NOTE  Now, after all of this Official Greeting stuff I will let you now have your thread back so you can seek the answers you are asking for and time for you to do some more postings..

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place,,
Danielle
***SEE MY LINKS BELOW
The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 10:46:12 am »
Is there a an abbreviations and technical term knowledge base?   If there ain't one, there should be.  It would be mighty helpful to us new folks to the forum.  In other words, what does FFS, VFS, and GCS stand for?  Same with terms like pansexual.   Users tend to want to get answers from the forum (that they are on) than from external sources (links).


Look in the WIKI here, that may provide some answers for you here.

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Be a good example of good behavior.  Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that you speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.  Serve others.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 12:53:34 pm »
Is there a an abbreviations and technical term knowledge base?   If there ain't one, there should be.  It would be mighty helpful to us new folks to the forum.  In other words, what does FFS, VFS, and GCS stand for?  Same with terms like pansexual.   Users tend to want to get answers from the forum (that they are on) than from external sources (links).

In general, when I am writing a post, I use the full name for something the first time and the acronym for subsequent references within a post.  It’s the teacher/writer training at work...

That is, I will write Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS), Voice Feminization Surgery (VFS), or Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS) the first time in a post or article, and subsequent references in the article will use the acronyms FFS, VFS, or GCS.  It’s an easy habit to develop.  Even better, some smarter authoring and tech writing software can do this automatically the first time it sees the acronym.  Web sites, not so much... ;)

Some abbreviations and acronyms are covered in Susan’s Wiki, https://www.susans.org/wiki/Abbreviations.

The Wiki is a fairly good starting place.

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 04:25:11 pm »
In general, when I am writing a post, I use the full name for something the first time and the acronym for subsequent references within a post.  It’s the teacher/writer training at work...

That is, I will write Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS), Voice Feminization Surgery (VFS), or Gender Confirmation Surgery (GCS) the first time in a post or article, and subsequent references in the article will use the acronyms FFS, VFS, or GCS.  It’s an easy habit to develop.  Even better, some smarter authoring and tech writing software can do this automatically the first time it sees the acronym.  Web sites, not so much... ;)

Some abbreviations and acronyms are covered in Susan’s Wiki, https://www.susans.org/wiki/Abbreviations.

The Wiki is a fairly good starting place.

Thank you so much, Michelle!  I actually poked around the Wiki, a bit too early in the wee morning hours, and could not find it.  I used to be the Administrator on a auto enthusiast website and abbreviations and tech term Knowledge Base was the sticky right below the "Hey thanks for signing up, now here are the rules" permanent sticky.  ;D  I have been doing my homework for my therapist as I have been unaware of changes, advancements, and comprehension  have been made in the past 30 years.   I am way behind the curve.  I am supposed to be discovering who Britney is.  The more I learn, the more confused I am getting.   ???
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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 04:35:25 pm »
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I have been doing my homework for my therapist as I have been unaware of changes, advancements, and comprehension  have been made in the past 30 years.   I am way behind the curve.  I am supposed to be discovering who Britney is.  The more I learn, the more confused I am getting.   ???

There has been an enormous amount learned over the past 30 years about the nature and treatment of transgender persons.  A vast amount of knowledge about the medical side have been developed in the past 10 years, and is only now starting to trickle into medical care for us.  We are living through a generational shift in treatment and understanding, truely a remarkable time.

Yes, it can be quite confusing!

Discovering yourself , never mind the outside discoveries, is quite a task.  I was fortunate to have a good gender therapist, and decided early on to just be brutally honest about myself, and pay attention to the questions asked of me and my own answers.

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 04:36:23 pm »
@BritneyX
Oh, and another thing, Britney,
Please make a point to stop by the Introductions Forum to tell more members about yourself.   

Your introduction there will permit other members here to know of your arrival... and you can expect more sharing of thoughts with other members... an as you get more involved in exchanging comments on various posts other members will be along to offer their thoughts and comments in response to any of your specific questions and concerns..

NOTE  Now, after all of this Official Greeting stuff I will let you now have your thread back so you can seek the answers you are asking for and time for you to do some more postings..

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place,,
Danielle

Will do.  I am awaiting the VA Red Tape Tango to start my HRT.  Hey, I know that one! ::)  I sort of circumvented their entire DSM-5 "business" model.  Did I mention that I absolutely loathe red tape?  I dealt with of it in the Navy with that Tricare farce.  Great for the Dependents, an absolute nightmare for the Service man or woman.   Anyway, I wanted to wait till I got my HRT approval to make my formal introduction.   I am on too much of a roller coaster at this moment.  Till then, I have 100 pages of 'Danielle, Huntress Unleashed' to peruse.   8) 

I was an avid poster on an auto enthusiasts website that I Administrated a while back.  Does this extraordinary authentication to post go away after a number of posts or with a paid membership?  It can be rather laborious at times.
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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 04:45:51 pm »
Hey Britney, welcome to Susan's Place! I like the idea of a sticky topic for abbreviations. Thank you for your service, if you get a chance, stop by our veterans thread: Roll Call!

See you around the site!

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 04:55:11 pm »
Hey Britney, welcome to Susan's Place! I like the idea of a sticky topic for abbreviations. Thank you for your service, if you get a chance, stop by our veterans thread: Roll Call!

See you around the site!

Hugs, Devlyn


Devlyn,

Good idea.  Could also be added to the automatically displayed list of topics at the Wiki.

Note though that it is also already right on the main menu at the Wiki.

It would be helpful for that really long abbreviation that Michelle P posted today (LGBTQQIA2SPM+) to be added to the list of abbreviations.  What does that mean Michelle?

By the way Devlyn, why is the word abbreviation so long?


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Be a good example of good behavior.  Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that you speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.  Serve others.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

Michelle_P

Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2018, 05:00:29 pm »
Does this extraordinary authentication to post go away after a number of posts or with a paid membership?  It can be rather laborious at times.

It goes away in just a few more posts.

It’s part of the Post Ranks mechanism.

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2018, 05:06:21 pm »

Devlyn,

Good idea.  Could also be added to the automatically displayed list of topics at the Wiki.

Note though that it is also already right on the main menu at the Wiki.

It would be helpful for that really long abbreviation that Michelle P posted today (LGBTQQIA2SPM+) to be added to the list of abbreviations.  What does that mean Michelle?

By the way Devlyn, why is the word abbreviation so long?


Chrissy

Good question, I got on this ASAP.  ;) It turns out that ABV (alcohol by volume) is already taken..OOS (out of service)  ;) ... I find this intolerable...FUBAR if you will...a real SNAFU.  :laugh:
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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2018, 05:11:36 pm »
There has been an enormous amount learned over the past 30 years about the nature and treatment of transgender persons.  A vast amount of knowledge about the medical side have been developed in the past 10 years, and is only now starting to trickle into medical care for us.  We are living through a generational shift in treatment and understanding, truely a remarkable time.

Yes, it can be quite confusing!

Discovering yourself , never mind the outside discoveries, is quite a task.  I was fortunate to have a good gender therapist, and decided early on to just be brutally honest about myself, and pay attention to the questions asked of me and my own answers.

While I have an absolute angel for a Mental Health Therapist at the VA that works with gender issues (becoming more prevalent in the Military/Vets), I came to them with most of the questions answered, who I am and what I need to be complete all figured out.  50 years of repressing myself, not out of shame or that I was broke, but just a complete lack of understanding when I was younger.  I started piecing things together over the past 2 decades.  Unfortunately, I just became too comfortable in my male skin and just accepted it as my random lot in life.  Same with my Naval career ending, life on the skids Service Related Injury that has left me agonizing nerve pain and short term memory problems for the rest of my life.  When I turned 50, I decided enough is enough and told caution and his pal, inhibition, to go take a flying leap.  Time to put into motion what I have been postulating, contemplating and accepting for those 2 decades.  I skipped the traditional VA therapy and went straight to the transgender care group.  Once the therapist agreed that I was a transgender female I skillfully requested that she put in for my Primary Care Doctor to be switched to another Primary Care Doctor who exclusively sees transgender patients and is a transgender herself.  While that did not cut out the required psychiatrist workup, it drastically shortened the time as the new Primary Doctor prequalified me as transgender female and set me up with a specific psychiatrist that she knows and works with.  With the Primary Doctor's recommendation for HRT, the Psych Doc will push me right past the red tape!  Sometimes, it pays not to follow the rules....only sometimes, though.  I will also not be required to see an Endocrinologist, as the Primary will be handling my regime and can order any labs that need to be done.  I already gave my baseline.  I am so stoked, but at the same time overly anxious and apprehensive.  Thanks for your support.  Hope to be a good contributor someday soon.
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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2018, 05:26:45 pm »
Good question, I got on this ASAP.  ;) It turns out that ABV (alcohol by volume) is already taken..OOS (out of service)  ;) ... I find this intolerable...FUBAR if you will...a real SNAFU.  :laugh:

Priceless!  I bet you are a real hoot, alcohol or not.  Life is so much better with laughter.  Just think how the world would be if all the world leaders were forced to stand in the UN and tell a joke. 


Hey Britney, welcome to Susan's Place! I like the idea of a sticky topic for abbreviations. Thank you for your service, if you get a chance, stop by our veterans thread: Roll Call! See you around the site!

Hugs, Devlyn

Roger that or should it be, Regina that.

It goes away in just a few more posts.

It’s part of the Post Ranks mechanism.



Thank goodness!  I was stuck on the math problem; "What is the sum when 4 is added to 6?".  I kept giving it Common Core answers and it simply would not take them.   :P
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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2018, 05:36:49 pm »

It would be helpful for that really long abbreviation that Michelle P posted today (LGBTQQIA2SPM+) to be added to the list of abbreviations.  What does that mean Michelle?

It’s part of the explosion of gender identities in current use.  I prefer to refer to the “Q” community as an umbrella term.

Perhaps it is time for a different approach...

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Re: Abbreviations Knowledgebase.
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2018, 05:46:38 pm »
It’s part of the explosion of gender identities in current use.  I prefer to refer to the “Q” community as an umbrella term.

Perhaps it is time for a different approach...


Thank you Michelle!

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Be a good example of good behavior.  Always be kinder than needed.  Be tender to others.  You are as beautiful as the thoughts you think and the words that you speak.   Always stay cheerful, be polite, kind, and understanding.  Knowledge and action shown without love is not impressive.  If you look for the good in people you will find it. Healthy relationships are so important to good living.  Serve others.

Good living, joy, unity, love, and happiness can come from following these practices: Never let selfishness or conceit motivate you.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Do not limit attention to only your interests, but include the interests of others

It is not usually about how fast you transition, it is about how well you transition.  

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