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Commonly Used Abbreviations

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This is a (hopefully) complete list of the abbreviations commonly used on The first section is for game-related terms that are commonly used on other sites as well; the other two sections are specific to It does not include well-known general internet slang, for which you can go to this list.

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Game-Related Abbreviations

  • AFAIK: As Far As I Know
  • AtE: Appeal to Emotion
  • BP: Bulletproof, or less commonly Beloved Princess, depending on context.
  • BoP: Burden of Proficiency
  • BWCS: Best Worst Case Scenario. This is most commonly used when there is a claim of a Vanilla Townie to argue that that player should be lynched (if they are scum, well and good; if they are Town, no power roles were lost).
  • EBWOP or EBWODP: Edit By Way Of (Double) Post. Because actual editing of posts in mafia games is forbidden in most games, the only way to "edit" a post which contains an error is to make another post containing the correction.
  • FoS: Finger of Suspicion. Used to indicate that you find someone suspicious but are not going to vote them, for whatever reason (often because you are voting for someone even more suspicious).
  • FTFY: Fixed that for you. Usually said under quotes that have been altered for truthery.
  • GG: Good Game. Equivalent to "Congratulations".
  • HoS: Hand of Suspicion. This is used when an FoS is not enough to convey the extent of your suspicion.
  • IIRC: If I recall correctly.
  • IIoA: Information Instead of Analysis
  • IME: In My Experience
  • IoA: Information over Analysis. Similar to IIoA.
  • Iso (or ISO): Isolation. Usually refers to reading a player's posts in isolation. You can view one person's posts "in Isolation" by using the "Display posts from previous" drop down boxes at the bottom of every page.
  • IGMEOY (or IGMEOU): I've Got My Eye On You
  • ITT: In This Thread (or In This Topic)
  • JK: Jailkeeper
  • LAMIST: Look at me, I'm so town
  • L-1: Lynch minus one. This either refers to the second-to-last vote before a lynch is obtained, or a state where a player only needs one more vote to be lynched.
  • L-#: Lynch - number, The number indicates how many votes a player needs to be lynched. Eg, in a 9 player game, a player with 3 votes on him is at L-2 (5-3).
  • LyLo: Lynch-Or-Lose. This is a stage in the game where the town must lynch scum or they will lose the game.
  • MB : Multiball. A game with more than one scum faction.
  • MFoS: Middle Finger of Suspicion. Probably self-explanatory given what FoS means.
  • MyLo: Mislynch and Lose. A stage in the game where the town can no-lynch safely. However, should they mislynch instead, it is likely one of the town will die the next night, resulting in a scum victory.
  • NK: Night Kill, specifically the scum's factional kill.
  • NKA: Night Kill Analysis.
  • NL: No Lynch, when no majority on a player is reached, or when a majority of players vote to not have anyone lynched.
  • OMGUS: Oh My God You Suck. While occasionally used on its own as an insult, it's usually used as an inferred reasoning for purely retaliatory actions. For instance, an OMGUS vote on someone is one made purely on the basis that they are voting for you.
  • PbPA: Point by Point Analysis. This is a detailed analysis of (usually one player's) posts.
  • PEdit: Preview Edit
  • PL: Policy Lynch
  • PM: Private Message
  • PoE: Process of Elimination
  • POV: Point Of View
  • PR: Power Role or Post Restriction, depending on context.
  • QFT: Quoted for Truth(ery). Said after a quotation to express agreement/approval.
  • RQS: Random Questioning Stage, analternative to the Random Voting Stage for starting a game of Mafia. This has one player posing either a survey to all players or a separate question to each player.
  • RTFT: Read the F*cking Thread. Self-explanatory.
  • RVS: Random Voting Stage. Most Mafia games start with a phase wherein people vote for silly reasons, until someone slips up or makes a legitimate accusation.
  • sus(s): Suspicious
  • SK: Serial Killer
  • V/LA: Vacation/Limited Access. A catch-all term for "unavailable due to MeatWorld constraints".
  • VCA: Vote Count Analysis.
  • VI: Village Idiot. Not to be confused with the player Vi.
  • VT: Vanilla Townie.
  • WIFOM: Wine in Front of Me.
  • YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary. This means your interpretation or results may be different.

Mafiascum Abbreviations

Abbreviations of Player Names