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  • Last entry added on: 2018-09-07 19:13:02
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  • Application's version: 3.1
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This page was last updated on 2003-08-01
 Table of contents
Q1:  What are acronyms?
Q2:  What I (hopefully) will find in this database?
Q3:  What I won't find in this database?
Q4:  How often is the database updated?
Q5:  Where do these definitions come from?
Q6:  I haven't found what I'm looking for. And now?
Q7:  How can I contribute to this database?
Q8:  I submitted a definition but it doesn't show up. Why?
Q9:  What is (and isn't) reported in the "News" section?
Q10:  Are the acronyms available in another electronic format beside HTML and PDF?
Q11:  How often are the PDF documents updated?
Q12:  What do "duplex" and "simplex" mean?
Q13:  How can I print a PDF document in duplex format with a simplex printer?
 Frequently asked questions
Q8:  I submitted a definition but it doesn't show up. Why?
A:  There could be more than one reason. The acronyms submitted by web users are checked before being included in the database, so if the definition is wrong, the submitted acronym simply gets deleted. This check is done manually; this implies that if we are out of office for some reason, the acronyms are checked upon our return. Also, the acronyms you submit must have something related with computer science; if they don't, they are deleted.
Q9:  What is (and isn't) reported in the "News" section?
A:  The "News" section reports only changes in this application's structure. Here you fill find when a section has been added or removed, for example. On the contrary, you won't find when new acronyms are added, since this would clog the section as these additions happen quite often.
Q10:  Are the acronyms available in another electronic format beside HTML and PDF?
A:  No. And nor they will be in the forseeable future. This database contains now many thousands entries and they are the real value of this application, since (as you may guess) we spent quite a lot of time collecting them.
Q11:  How often are the PDF documents updated?
A:  Usually, when there are many acronyms that were added to the database or when the document's structure changes.
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