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Default [Need Help!] Glossary Update Drive!

Most of you are no doubt aware of our Interactive Glossary, which is a very cool and handy feature whereby Heresy not only tells you what some annoying abbreviation actually means, but we even tell you where to find it in the books.

Unfortunately, only Jez and I can add new definitions and it pretty much hasn't been touched since it was uploaded (just after the new SM codex came out) because it's such a huge pain in the ass to think up abbreviations that are commonly used, look them up for their definition and page number, and then pop open the control panel, fill in all the right fields and upload it.

So as a result, our IG and Space Wolf definitions are all either nonexistent or out of date (and I'm sure we missed some stuff in other books as well). This is where you come in.

If you guys want to go to the trouble of finding me the abbreviations and looking up their entries, I'll go through and upload them, and hit you with a dose of rep for your trouble.

Here's the catch: The more work I have to do to fix up the entry, the less rep you get.

If all I get is "TLA means Three Letter Abbreviation" without any care given to the formatting I need, no page numbers listed, etc, you may get "Uh, thanks..."

But if I get...
Originally Posted by Exactly what I need
Hellhound (p50, 101 C:IG)
Then congrats, you get rep. The more entries, the more rep.

Right now we need Space Wolves and IG more than anything.

Not just the new stuff, but any old stuff that is either obsolete (like the whole HSO, JO, etc officer stuff from the old IG), or needs to be changed (like SO still means Senior Officer but has a new page number), but if you see anyhting from another dex that needs fixing or adding, feel free to throw it in.

We are NOT concerned with 'Nids for the moment since the new codex for them is due out in a few months (last I heard) and it;ll all need changing anyway.

We could use Fantasy suggestions too, but PLEASE confine those to This Thread in the WFB section so I can keep them straight.

We also got a bunch of IG suggestions from THIS thread here so be sure to take a look there before you post something that may have been suggested already.

Here's the rules and format

The abbreviation comes first, along with any variants and pluralization, separated by commas. (HH,HHs for Hellhound/Hellhounds). The system does NOT work with punctuation, does not automatically pluralize, and is not normally case-sensitive (Case Sensitive entries can be added, but it's more work and we only use it when an abbreviation overlaps with a normal word like SO is case sensitive so as not to link every time someone says 'so')

Next line is definition, capitalized, followed my the page number and book in parenthesis. For units that have two entries in the new codex format (rules, then points in the AL section) it goes (pXX,XX) with the first number being the fluff/rules entry and the second being the army list entry from the back of the book. No space, just a comma. After the page number but inside the parenthesis we list the book. '40k 5th' is the main book. Codices go C:Abbreviation. C:SM for Codex: Space Marines, C:CSM Codex: Chaos Space Marines, C:CD Codex: Chaos Daemons etc. Necrons, Eldar, Tau, Orks and Nids don't have real abbreviations so C:Necrons, C:Eldar, C:Tau, C:Orks and C:Nids for now.

End result should look like that Hellhound entry above.

For common weapons with no special rules, look and see if it's in the quick reference section in back of the main book, or the special close combat attacks section in assault. Bolt Pistols are bolt pistols are bolt pistols. So BP links to 'p99 40k 5th', the first entry for bolt pistols in the main book. If the weapons have special rules only found in the codex (like Gauss Weapons), or the stat line has changed in the new 'dex then link to its armoury entry or special rules for the unit, whichever is appropriate.

For units and weapons that appear in multiple books unchanged, link to the first 5th edition appearance of it. So despite Land Raiders being common to most SM codices, LR always links back to C:SM (Yeah, even for space wolves with their nerfed capacity, it's not a big enough change to warrant an extra line)

Obviously some things are just common terms that don't have page numbers like GS for Green Stuff, but if you ca put it in the above format, it makes my job of copying easier.

Anyway, as always, your help is always appreciated and if it's up to snuff it'll get rep.

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