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  1. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member

    Hello new members!

    You've probably noticed that the world of e-cigarettes is dominated by a bewildering array of abbreviations (not to mention products ;) ).

    To make your life a little easier browsing the forum, we've enabled a feature that automatically defines some of the more commonly used abbreviations.

    Take ECF, PV or FDA as examples: You will notice that these have a dotted line underneath them - if you hover your mouse over them you should see a definition pop up.

    This feature has been tested in Firefox and Internet Explorer (6+) only. If you are not seeing them for any reason, please post in this thread:

    All the best!

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  2. Kurt

    Kurt Quantum Vapyre ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2009
    Just saw this, Joe! Thanks so much for this excellent feature. Indeed many of my abbreviations do now have this feature. Really great addition to ECF!
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  3. Drag-on

    Drag-on Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Thanks, I'm new to all of this, so this feature will really help.
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  4. Mary Kay

    Mary Kay ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 3, 2009
    West Tampa Fl.
    Well duh! I though the little underlines were telling me I spelled something wrong! I do that a lot!
    neat feature!
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  5. Haytoni

    Haytoni Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2010
    N.W. Florida
    Mary Kay, that's what I wondered, hahahaha, now that it has been explained, so much easier.
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  6. +TJ+

    +TJ+ Moved On

    Jan 21, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    Amazing feature! I clicked this link ready to memorize a bunch of acronyms, this is an awesome surprise hahah. The abbreviation pop-up text also works in Google Chrome. (The browser I'm using).

  7. thelook

    thelook Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 21, 2010
    Madison, Wisconsin
    ohhhhhh love this feature! thank you!!
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  8. Allan

    Allan Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Thanks for clarifying that one. I was thinking that in time I would figure out the "buzz" words, now I can even understand! Great feature for the beginner.
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  9. Tread1

    Tread1 Full Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks for this!:thumbs:
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  10. martha1014

    martha1014 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2009
    Delhi, LA USA
    Mine are not being underlined. How do I turn this on?
  11. StayOutOfTrees

    StayOutOfTrees Full Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    Thanks. Was wondering what those little dots meant. Actually, I knew the underlined stuff were abbreviations because it was just some letters put together, lol, but still was trying to figure out what these abbreviations meant by looking through the forums, but now I get it though, put the mouse over the abbreviation to see what it means, sweet.

    Makes one feel a little stupid, lol.
  12. m201

    m201 Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    great! thank u very much! what is a cartomizer?
  13. m201

    m201 Full Member

    Jan 18, 2010
    oh, so sorry, i found out what a cartomizer = combined atomizer/cartridge/mouthpiece (the “cartomizer”) is, by speed-reading through 'The Wonderful World of Vaping: An Illustrated Guide to E-cigs (Parts 1 through 6)' ... again ... i don't know how anyone could figure out all this stuff on their own! thank goodness for this site! i think www e-cigarette-forum com should be printed in every PV e-cig manual! I have been vaping for a year and didn't even know that I was a vaper, heh
  14. shelman1234

    shelman1234 Full Member

    Oct 30, 2009
    Shenzhen, P.R.C
    Thanks so much for this excellent feature, it is very helpful for me
  15. ZorbaTheGreek

    ZorbaTheGreek Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2009
    Works in opera 10 as well! Great feature. I know it took me a while to figure it all out :)
  16. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    Yeah this is really useful when you hover over abbreviation and it shows what it is all about!
  17. chooky

    chooky Full Member

    Jan 25, 2010
    I need all the help I can get.............I have menopausal brain fog! LOL
  18. Tiger

    Tiger Super Member ECF Veteran

    This is great if you are new and still learning all the terms that are used. Thanks.
  19. nicotime

    nicotime Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2009
    Montoursville, PA
    Great function but the change to the massive squiggly red lines under misspelled words is a bit much. Any part of a letter that goes under the normal line of text (like q,p,y,j) gets covered so you have to look hard to see what it is or depend on the suggested spelling pop-up which doesn't always have the word needed. A thinner or transparent red line would be sufficient IMO. Not a real big deal...just a thought.
  20. Fishin' Cricket

    Fishin' Cricket Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 29, 2010
    Missouri, USA
    Pretty cool feature, SJ.. Thanks for the forum, I think it will be a blessing for me...
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