'[OFF]' as in 'offensive'???

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Josef 'Jupp' Schugt, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    given that 'off-topicness' is indicated as '[OT]' and taking a look at
    those postings that started the threads indicated as '[OFF]' (which may
    both be seen as being somewhat offensive) may lead to the conclusion
    that '[OFF]' stands for offensiveness.

    I don't think that this is the intended meaning so what actually *does*
    '[OFF]' mean? I never came across that abbreviation before (although I
    have been around on the USENET for quite some time) but maybe it is
    worth knowing?

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    Josef 'Jupp' Schugt, Dec 10, 2004
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  2. Josef 'Jupp' Schugt

    Carlos Guest

    [OFF] '[OFF]' as in 'offensive'???

    [Josef 'Jupp' Schugt <>, 2004-12-10 23.20 CET]
    > I don't think that this is the intended meaning so what actually *does*
    > '[OFF]' mean?


    Off-topic.
    Carlos, Dec 10, 2004
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