OP versus TS

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djsfantasi

Joined Apr 11, 2010
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From another thread:
Talking about the OP and TS.
The old system used OP to call an Original Poster, but the new system call that TS -- Thread Starter.
It took me a while to get used to TS. Due to a couple of acquaintances from the office, something else comes to mind when I see TS. Posters here will always be an OP first...
 

ScottWang

Joined Aug 23, 2012
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From another thread:

It took me a while to get used to TS. Due to a couple of acquaintances from the office, something else comes to mind when I see TS. Posters here will always be an OP first...
When I saw the OP at the first time on this forum, the op amp was come up in my mind, but I think maybe it isn't, then I get used to it, the new system change to TS, but I saw many members still using the OP, although I prefer the OP than TS, but I still follow the new name -- TS, so I think the members will using OP to point to the Original Poster and using op to point to the op amp.
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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Tendency to not change until forced to = inertia
People have it.
Many will slowly change to T.S.
 

paulktreg

Joined Jun 2, 2008
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I blame "text speak"! Why not just say thread starter or original poster to avoid confusion?
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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I'm curious as to how the change came about in the first place. Is there some document put out by XenForo that states that the person that started a thread is to be referred to as the "thread starter", abbreviated TS?

How was this change promulgated?

I do see a motivation to disambiguate Original Poster from Original Post, but the context almost always suffices for that just fine.

I'm sure I'll come around in time. If I were involved on a bunch of boards that used a mix of the two, it would be harder.
 

Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
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I think part of the decision has to do with thread ownership. When a TS writes in their own thread it is obvious, even if you start in the middle (which I occasionally do). I'll probably stick with OP until I get my fingers burned.
 

atferrari

Joined Jan 6, 2004
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I recall when Microcip changed the name of the files you needed to deal with in a certain project to "nodes". :( When I started to keep that new and ridiculous name in mind, it disapeared in a major revision of MPLAB. :confused:

Hey DJ, I can live and I feel fine with both and survive. :)
 
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