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NORTHWEST FIREARMS TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

We get a lot of questions here from new folks asking us about the meaning of various terms pertaining to the website, the software we use, etc. This should help clear things up.

Feel free to reply to this thread with suggested additions, perhaps something which was confusing to you at one point, or questions of your own :)

WEBSITE SOFTWARE TERMS

Forum - Used to refer to sections of the forum website (such as General Firearm Discussion) or to the website as a whole (Northwest Firearms Forum).

Subforum - A forum within a forum (such as the Revolvers subforum within the Handgun Discussion forum).

Thread - A topic posted within a forum.

Post - A public message posted within a thread.

Conversation - A private message between two or more members.

Avatar - The image displayed next to each of your posts, on your member profile, and elsewhere on the website.

Bubblegum - The replacement word for words not allowed on Northwest Firearms (this is a family friendly community!).

CLASSIFIED AD TERMS

WTS - Want To Sell
WTT - Want To Trade
WTS/WTT - Want To Sell or Trade
WTB - Want To Buy
SPF - Sold Pending Funds

GENERAL FIREARM TERMS

NFA - National Firearms Act
SBR - Short Barrel Rifle
SBS - Short Barrel Shotgun
AOW - Any Other Weapon

GENERAL INTERNET TERMS

Phishing - Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Robot - A software application that runs automated tasks over the Internet.
 
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What does WTF mean? :p:D

WTF= What’s That For

GFY= Good For You

STFU= Semi Tame Fatastic Unicorn

GTFO= Got To Find Out

KMA= Keep Making Ammo

BOHICA= Brotherhood Of Honorable Indigenous Caucasian Americans

FUBAR= Fast Universal Barcode Analyzer Receiver

CONUS= Cornered Occupants Never Understanding Stupidity
 

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WTF= What’s That For

GFY= Good For You

STFU= Semi Tame Fatastic Unicorn

GTFO= Got To Find Out

KMA= Keep Making Ammo

BOHICA= Brotherhood Of Honorable Indigenous Caucasian Americans

FUBAR= Fast Universal Barcode Analyzer Receiver

CONUS= Cornered Occupants Never Understanding Stupidity

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