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abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" #354954
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  • D2-ED - complete, though a bit long
  • D2:ED - same
  • D2ED - slightly shorter...
  • DED - would be better for a zombie / vampire game, IMO
  • D2 - conflicts with another game
  • DII - roman numerals are out of place, and (depending on font) looks like dll
  • DD2 - forget the new name, just stick with the old abbreviation
  • ED - short, consistent with DD / BD abbreviations
I was going to add a poll, but it seems they have not been enabled in the new forum software. Therefore, I'm just going to keep using ED and wait for everyone else to get lazy enough to do the same.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Raze] #354957
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I say one of the last two options. It was DD2 in a lot of our minds since it was first announced years ago. On the other hand, ED honors the new title and is a nice consistent two-letter abbreviation. So, ED for ultimate laziness.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: flixerflax] #354960
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I though ED was short for EDitors comment... \:-p

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: HandEFood] #354961
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What about "Div2"? I remember "DivDiv" for the first game.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Boneman] #354962
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How about DToo? \:D


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Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Elliot_Kane] #354963
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I like ED. The name is full is spectacular too ;D

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: HandEFood] #354966
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The downside with continuing to use DD2 is that people unfamiliar with DD may be a bit confused.

When ED is used to indicate an editor's note, the entire comment is usually enclosed in square brackets, or otherwise separated from the main article.

Div2 would work, but then you are up to 5 whole keystrokes rather than ED's 3 (still less than D2ED at 6 and D2:ED at 7).

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Raze] #354969
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Er...ED is short-form for a physical disorder. Namely, erectile dysfunction. No one see those commercials? Anyway, might not want to use it too much. Can you imagine? "Hey all! I have ED!" \:\)

Of all abbreviations, I like Div2 the best. Quick to type and people tend to understand it.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Equisilus] #354970
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I prefer ED,

Raze are polls enabled on this board...if they are you may consider posting one.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Equisilus] #354972
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Er...ED is short-form for a physical disorder. Namely, erectile dysfunction. No one see those commercials? Anyway, might not want to use it too much. Can you imagine? "Hey all! I have ED!"
Oh, I can't believe I didn't catch that! Maybe I'll just type out the title.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: flixerflax] #354975
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 Originally Posted By: flixerflax
Maybe I'll just type out the title.

Divinity II - Ego Draconis by Larian Studios

Hmmm...

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Equisilus] #354976
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 Originally Posted By: Equisilus
No one see those commercials?

I have a DVR so I don't have to watch commercials (among other reasons).

In any case, we are not going to get any completely unique short abbreviations. For example, Larian's games do not show up on the first page of Google results for DD, BD, DD2 or Div2.



 Originally Posted By: NeroJB
Raze are polls enabled on this board...

That was what I was planning, but I don't see how to insert one (the FAQ says there will be an option under the text edit box of a new post if polls are enabled) and when I searched for a topic I knew had a poll (on DirectX), the first post was blank.

I'm sure eventually one term will gain common usage.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Raze] #354984
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What about DIIED

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Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Morbo] #354987
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Good topic, Raze. It's not unimportant to have an abbreviation the community generally agrees with and sticks to. I'd go with ED, but it's up you you guys and gals.

Divinity II - Ego Draconis should be abbreviated as:
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Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Macbeth] #354994
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First I would say DD2, cause I'm a bit used to it. But I chose for ED, cause it sounds like it could be your best friend's name.

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Merendrious] #355002
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All joking aside, ED works best because it's the shortest and because everyone will know what we all mean from context.

I don't think we get that many topics about Erectile Dysfunction here, after all... \:D

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Yes, at least in this forum I think ED would be fine. In other forums or web pages I would use a longer version (D2:ED or Divinity 2, depending on whether most people there would be likely to be familiar with the game).


PS thanks Macbeth. Some people might complain that you left out the 'potatoe' option, but just ignore them.


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 Originally Posted By: Raze

PS thanks Macbeth. Some people might complain that you left out the 'potatoe' option, but just ignore them.

Oh boy, I can't believe I did - or rather didn't do - that! Still, D2: Potatoe somehow doesn't really have that epic ring to it. ;\)


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Aw shucks. Div2 didn't make it to the poll. I went with D2ED, since it separates it from D2 (which I've been using for years to describe a certain other game) and ED isn't known outside this forum (I certainly wouldn't have thought to use just ED to describe Div2). I think I'll stick with whatever is used by the original poster of a thread or post when replying and use Div2 or Divinity2 outside of here (or the full name).

Re: abbreviation for "Divinity 2 - Ego Draconis" [Re: Equisilus] #355026
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 Originally Posted By: Equisilus
Er...ED is short-form for a physical disorder. Namely, erectile dysfunction. No one see those commercials? Anyway, might not want to use it too much. Can you imagine? "Hey all! I have ED!" \:\)


Are they selling erectile dysfunctions where you live ?

ED would be the best but as said before I don't know if anyone outside this forum would understand what game we were talking about.


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