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Are you really not a lawyer? Prove it! People may not understand short acronyms, like this! I am not a lawyer, This is not legal advice, I love open source! As a matter of fact, and by the way, what am I doing? Oh my goodness, what am I saying? Well, thanks, thank you for listening!
Don't worry. I don't use short forms either. I just searched all that up on the internet.
How many of us easily understood the first part of this post? If you have to look closely, or double check, then it's a sign that the post is trouble.
Oddly enough, short forms in posts, have started becoming the norm. Acronyms, such as IANAL, and TINLA, are becoming more and more common. For new users to the site, seeing such acronyms can possibly be confusing for many users on the site, whether they asked the question you answered or not.
I get it. You don't want to be providing legal advice to strangers on the internet. And neither do I.
I'm not asking to remove those acronyms.
I'm simply asking that we use the long form: I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice.
If we write the longer form, and limit our use of acronyms, we will be able to create posts that are more professional and high quality (if not aesthetically pleasing too).
So can we do this? Thoughts?