There has been plenty of discussion about postings during the upcoming trial. Surely we will all be avidly reading here. I have seen nothing regarding the use of abbreviations within posts. Certainly we all use abbreviations for the names of the principals involved. Use of "LDB" saves typing "Linda Drane-Burdick" every time you mention her. And use of "ICA" (Inmate Casey Anthony) for Casey vs. "CA" for Cindy Anthony differentiates easily between the two. Sometimes I have a problem with LA for "Lee Anthony" because my mind wants to go to "Los Angeles". But that's just me, and I can check myself very quickly. In addition, when a set of initials has not been seen in some time and then pops up - such as "RK" - I sometimes find myself thinking "RK...RK...who is that?" But then usually the context of the post will bring "Roy Kronk" to mind. With all of this said, I have noticed that lately - and I think this is perhaps a carryover from texting - there is a tendency to abbreviate WAY too much within posts. Not to point fingers at any single poster, but just as an example, I recently read a post in which the word "dryer sheet" was used once, and thereafter within the post "ds" was used as a substitute for the word. Well, to me, "ds" represents "Dorothy Sims" in this case. Does anyone else get what I am saying here? IMO: If we all just start using our own abbreviations for normal words, we are going to have a hot mess during the reading of posts during this trial. There is already sometimes a problem with people "misreading" posts, especially when a thread is moving fast. Is anyone else interested in seeing some guidelines established for abbreviations? I know there are the standard posting abbreviations such as LOL - although surely Cheney Mason has had stellar input into that one! Input on this subject?