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  1. mncmoore macrumors regular

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    New to forums. What's an OP? thanks. Sorry to feel stupid.
     
  2. OllyW Moderator

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    It means Original Poster, the person who started the thread.
     
  3. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Op= original poster. It refers to the person who started the thread.

    Example "that's a good idea op"

    :)
     
  4. mncmoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    What I don't get is why it's not TS = thread starter
     
  7. Futhark macrumors 65816

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    Yeah OP confused me for a while :) I thought an OP was like a moderator or something :D
     
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    TeamSpeak? :p
     
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    yeah you don't know me
     
  12. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Awwww, thank you for making this thread... I thought it is off-topic, it didnt make sense sometimes :)
     
  13. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Other people's er.... (juice) pops. :rolleyes:


    Anyhow, I'm impressed with the forum! Usually people would have torn one apart already by telling you wrong section, MRoogle it, etc., etc! Just so you know this is a pretty strict forum in comparison to what you might have previously been accustomed to so just make sure you follow rules because if the mods don't the members sure as hell will (we have lots of self-proclaimed ones here). But welcome!

    You'll also noticed it being used as simply "original post". (For example, "Did you not read the OP?")
     
  14. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I see you have 40 posts - so this is a belated WELCOME :D
     
  15. ah123 macrumors regular

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    Orange pineapple.

    Yes, this is what we like to see on Apple forums :-D

    Anyway, I think the OP's ( ;) ) had their question answered - now 10 points to the person who comes up with the funniest / most original OP definition:

    Original prankster.
    OMG pellets.
    Ornamental peanuts.
     
  16. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    No.


    Because most other forums don't include 'Thread Starter' on posts like this one does.
     
  17. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Um, yes.
     
  18. Aduntu macrumors 6502a

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    It could stand for oxidative phosphorylation for all anyone cares. Who says you get to decide?
     
  19. mncmoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Obnoxious punk?
     
  20. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    Because thats not what it stands for. In this usage, it stands for original poster. Nothing else. Saying its original post, overweight penguin, open port, or any other words you can come up with is incorrect. In web forum usage, the abbreviation OP stands for original poster, meaning the person who started the thread you are reading.
     
  21. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    It's actually very common for someone to use "OP" to refer to both the original post and the original poster.

    e.g. the OP has a problem with Safari on their computer

    The OP describes the problem I'm having with Safari

    I've seen it used in both contexts on this forum and many others.

    Wikipedia puts "Original Post" as the correct meaning of OP.
     
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