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This page hopes to clarify some common jargon, acronyms and slang used by many players in game. They can be useful to know, especially in team situations, as other players will assume that you know what they are talking about.
 
This page hopes to clarify some common jargon, acronyms and slang used by many players in game. They can be useful to know, especially in team situations, as other players will assume that you know what they are talking about.
 
Many players use map "landmarks," like "mid tower" or "@ R jump," to signify places on the map, so it's a good idea to learn your maps as well as the jargon.
 
  
 
= Acronyms =
 
= Acronyms =
{|{{Prettytable}}
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<properties>
| {{Hl3}} |'''abbreviation'''
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CTF=[[Capture the Flag]]
| {{Hl3}} |'''meaning'''
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FFA=[[Free For All]]
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RH=[[Rabbit Hunt]]
| CTF || [[Capture the Flag]]  
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GG=Good game
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TK=Team Kill, to kill one's own team.
| FFA || [[Free For All]]  
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RF=Red flag
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GF=Green flag
| OFFA || Open Free For All (Everyone may kill each other regardless of team color)
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BF=Blue flag
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PF=Purple flag
| RH || [[Rabbit Hunt]]  
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G=Genocide flag, often accompanied with a ! or a "watch out!"
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</properties>
| HTF || Hold the Flag
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| KOTH || King of the Hill
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| R || (Team's) Right
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| L || (Team's) Left
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| RF || Red flag  
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| GF || Green flag  
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| BF || Blue flag  
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| PF || Purple flag  
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| HF || Have fun
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| GC || Good Cap. - Used when your team caps an opposing teams flag  
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| GJ || Good Job. Often said to the team when a teammate has just captured the opposing team's flag
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| GL || Good Luck
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| GS || Good shot. Generally used when a particularly difficult shot kills you
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| GG || Good game
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| G1 || Good One (shot)
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| NP || No Problem - mostly used as a response if you're teamkilled
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| NR || Not Responding - as seen on the scoreboard, indicating a problem with a player's connection to the server
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| NS || Nice Shot
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| N1 || Nice One (shot)
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| SRY || Sorry
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| THX || Thank You
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| TK || Team Kill, to kill another member of one's own team.
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| TY || Thank You
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| WTF? || Something's not quite right..... (Vulgar)
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| WTH? || Similar to WTF - cleaner version
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| PC || Pass Camp: Stand on the enemies base waiting for a teammate to capture the flag. Then, after the cap immediately grab the enemies flag and pass it to the center of the map
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or to its map specific save-point. Saying this could either mean, that your own team is getting "passcamped" or that there is a chance to passcamp for the own team's score.
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|}
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= Jargon =
 
= Jargon =
{|{{Prettytable}}
 
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| {{Hl3}} |'''abbreviation'''
 
| {{Hl3}} |'''meaning'''
 
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| Base || Usually referring to your own base. (eg: ST base! "There's someone with stealth in/at/near our base")
 
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| Boom || Players of a team about to be capped will all explode. Thus a "boom" is appropriate.
 
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| Bots || Non-human-player tanks.
 
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| Camping || Staying in one place with the same flag for a long time. If one does this one is ''a camper''.
 
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| Capping || Capturing the other teams flag, verb ''to cap''.
 
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| Flag Running || Working against your own team, taking your team's flag towards the other team's base. If you do this you are a ''flag runner''.
 
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| Flag Shopping || Rapidly picking up and dropping flags, in order to find a particularly powerful or useful one. Also known as ''flag farming''.
 
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| Geno, G, or GGG || Genocide Flag, usually when seen it chat by itself it warns that an opposing team player has the flag so be careful.
 
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| In || Inside the base (if applicable)
 
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| J/Jump/Jumper/Launcher || Either a world object that launches a tank in the air, or a tank that has used said world object. "st j r" means stealth jumper right.
 
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| Lang || Language, Watch your language. (Please don't respond with the language you speak.)
 
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| Laser Spamming || Uselessly, blindly, rapidly shooting with the laser flag, often resulting in team kills.
 
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| N, S, E, W || North, South, East, West. Compass points relative to the map. (eg: "Where the rabbit?" "N inside hut" or "SE corner")
 
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| Out || Directly outside the base (if applicable)
 
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| Mid, or Ctr || Middle of the map
 
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| Pass || Send the flag to the middle, or to a safe zone. See [[Jumping#Dropping_Flags|this article]].
 
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| Pyr/Pyra || Pyramid
 
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| Runner || Usually means "flag runner", above as in "we have a runner" but may also mean teammate carrying enemy flag as in "cover our runner."
 
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| Spamming || Filling the chat box with meaningless text.
 
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| Spawn camping || Sitting near a team's spawn site waiting to kill them when they respawn after their flag is captured.
 
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| Spawn killing || Killing someone as soon as they spawn.
 
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| Tele || Teleporter
 
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| Theirs || Attack the other team's flag, or used to signify the other team's base.
 
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| Twr || Tower, as in "ST on the right GM Twr"
 
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| Ours || Protect your team flag, or used to signify your team's base.
 
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| Watch! || Watch out! or Guard! (eg: Watch ours!)
 
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| Win || Kill everyone on the map. At the same time.
 
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= See Also =
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<properties>
* [http://bzflag.org/documentation/flags Flag Abbreviations]
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Bots=Non-human-player tanks.
* [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Internet_slang Common Internet Slang]
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Capping=Capturing the other teams flag, verb ''to cap''.
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Ours=Protect your team flag
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Theirs=Attack the other team's flag
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Geno=Genocide Flag, usually when seen it chat by itself it means an opposing team player has the flag so be careful
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Pass=If you are holding the other teams flag it means to drop it on an angled surface causing the flag to be passed forward, if can also mean that the other teams flag HAS been passes forward (usually to the middle of the map)
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Pyr=Pyramid
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Jump/Launcher/Jumper=Either a world object that launches a tank in the air, or a tank that has used said world object.
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Spamming=Either filling the chat box with meaningless text, or filling the list server with empty servers.
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Laser Spamming=Uselessly filling the game world with laser shots, often causing team kills.
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Camping=Staying in one place with the same flag for a long time. If you do this you are ''a camper''.
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Watch!=Watch out!
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</properties>
  
 
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