What does OP. Mean

by Lostandfound 12 Replies latest forum tech-support

  • Lostandfound

    Sorry for asking about this but it an unfamiliar term ((school guidebook quote)) to me

    could do with some kind person position such terms and the meaning


  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence
    OP = Opening Post
  • steve2

    I thought it mean "Oh, puh-lease!"

    Sorry - joke.

    Yeah it means Opening Post - so you may get comments saying the thread has strayed from the OP.

  • Ding

    The OP is the Opening Post or Original Post in a thread.

    The person who originates the thread makes comments or asks questions to which he or she expects responses from others on the forum.

    Sometimes the later comments go off on various tangents

    If you are responding to the OP rather than to the latest comments, it sometimes helps to say, "The OP raised the question..." or "The OP made the point that..." in order to make clear what your own comments are responding to.

  • Simon

    Now all our secrets are revealed.

    The cat is out of the bag.

    Wait, who put the cat in the bag?

    Who's cat is it?

    I guess there are still secrets that I don't know the answer to.

  • cofty

    Be aware that you should on no account read an OP until after you have posted a response.

    Feel free to pick up on a single word from the title of the thread - don't worry about context or intent - or any trivial remark that has been made by anybody since the OP and use that as a tenuous link to indulge in a rant.

    If anybody dares to disagree with you be sure to tell them they are behaving just like a JW.

    Hope these tips are useful to newbies.

  • Simon
    Good advice right there. Invoke Godwin's law at every opportunity but replace "hitler" with "elder"

    What does OP. Mean

    It`s supposed to mean "Opening Post"..

    For some its an "Opportunity to Preach"..


  • Lostandfound
    Got it. Simon using his code writing skills again to write,....code.
  • Anders Andersen
    Anders Andersen


    Probably it's Schrodinger's cat...but I always wondered why it jumped out of Pandora's box :-p

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