[Coral-List] please define acronyms

Phyllis Dermer phyllis.dermer at noaa.gov
Tue Jun 1 12:17:52 EDT 2010

I just came across this website which helps find the meaning of many 
acronyms:  http://www.acronymfinder.com/.  Try it out when we don't 
comply with Doug's request.
> Folks,
>     Coral-list goes out to people all over the world, and for many of the readers English is a second language.  Many people (whatever their primary language) will not be in the same specialty you are.  If you don't define your acronyms, we, including many of us for whom English is a first language, will not know what you're talking about.  Please, as a courtesy to your readers, define your acronyms and abbreviations the first time you use them, the same as you would have to do in an article.  (Hey, we all forget to define them sometimes, but it helps if we do define them.)
>   Many thanks!
> Doug

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