Nice of you to offer a solution, Bette, but I think it is probably only an issue for newbies such as I. I can't reasonably expect those of you who are "in-the-know" to modify your posts to accomodate the few who have yet to read the books.
Yes, you can reasonably expect that, just as it can be reasonably expected that there will always be those requiring that data.
I am aware of the meaning of some of the acronyms, by the way. My point was more general in nature - my little pet gripe about substituting initial letters for a decent descriptive phrase. Even the string of jargonese that gets reduced to an acronym is often impenetrable.
Words are funny, long strings of them can be funnier yet. I enjoy placing words for specific meaning, and then seeing if someone else gets the same meaning from it as I'd intended. I enjoy the freedom of being allowed that pleasure, such as I can do here in this forum. You will find many posts here concerning the trouble with communicating across consciousness space...and communicating with words. I am working/thinking about tags, a concept being used for search engines now. I think each of our experiences with any thing tags that thing with meanings that are specific to us, that thing, and the tags, but that be found by others by searchng tags other's have put to things out there in the big computer database. The big computer database is something I have tagged with Plato and the world of ideal forms, as an example. I often consider tags as a possible way to let people find concepts here rather than just search terms. There is a link with a list of acronyms here I believe, viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2868&hilit=acronyms