Just assume there's someone who does not spend all day looking at abbreviations.

#1Nin3DSFanPosted 8/25/2011 3:51:18 AM
What does IP stand for? (I used to know but now I forgot). Seriously, it's rather annoying how people just keep saying "IP" and expecting people to know what it means.
#2Wynters387Posted 8/25/2011 3:52:12 AM
ICARUS POTATOES
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#3krzysio87Posted 8/25/2011 3:56:13 AM
Intellectual Property
#4nick8676764Posted 8/25/2011 3:56:56 AM
Internet Protocol
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#5Wynters387Posted 8/25/2011 3:58:25 AM
krzysio87 posted...
Intellectual Property

*throws a potato at krzysio87*
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#6Naveen93Posted 8/25/2011 4:35:11 AM
In the context that you're probably reading about it on this board, IP stands for Intellectual Property. The rumors of Nintendo announcing a new "IP" at the upcoming press conference means that Nintendo may announce a brand new first-party series (as in not Mario, Zelda, Metroid, but something completely new all together).

For the 3DS launch, Steel Diver was considered a new Nintendo IP.
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#7Nin3DSFan(Topic Creator)Posted 8/25/2011 5:35:19 AM
Yeah, I knew what it stood for (as I said), it's just that for those you don't, they might be thinking "wait, a new Internet Protocol?" or.... *shudders*... Nintendo making an iPod/iPhone/iPad?
#819061980Posted 8/25/2011 5:55:00 AM
Nin3DSFan posted...
Yeah, I knew what it stood for (as I said), it's just that for those you don't, they might be thinking "wait, a new Internet Protocol?" or.... *shudders*... Nintendo making an iPod/iPhone/iPad?

You could have googled it. That's what I did for every acronym I came across when I started frequenting forums.
#9TheDarkNerdPosted 8/25/2011 6:12:44 AM
Even if they don't know what the acronym means, most people on message boards are bright enough to at least infer what an IP is just from context.
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#10Lump1700Posted 8/25/2011 6:17:31 AM
Nin3DSFan posted...
What does IP stand for? (I used to know but now I forgot). Seriously, it's rather annoying how people just keep saying "IP" and expecting people to know what it means.

For someone who jumps down the throats of pretty much anyone with a question that is asked often, I find it pretty amusing that you don't know what an IP is. and don't know how to google? Let me help, buddy:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=IP+acronym