Sorry, but what does IBTL mean?

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  1. Kevin Farley

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    It's confusing, but what does it mean?
     
  2. John Stone

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    It's an annoying and pointless acronym that stands for "In Before The Lock."
     
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    In Before The Lock
     
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    Infinitely Benign Thread Lurker
    Increasingly Befuddled Thread Listener
    I Bake Turtles and Lobsters
    Intimate Bikini Top Loosener
    In Before The Loonies
    Illegitimate Barn Tossing Loser
     
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    Harmless acronym for "In Before the Lock". Used when one anticipates the closure of an inappropriate thread. Usually a thread that is in direct violation of HTF forum posting guidelines.
    Pointless ? , yes. Evil ? , hardly.
     
  6. Micheal

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    Ill-fouled Bad Tempered Lunatic![​IMG]
     
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    I am Befuddled To Look at the search engine. [​IMG]

    It's mentioned in that Official War locked thread..

    Jay
     
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    I would think it would be more productive to use the "Report a Post" feature on inappropriate threads than just posting "IBTL", which accomplishes nothing other than piling more litter on top of litter, IMHO.
     
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    IBTL

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    The forum rules state that you shouldn't reply to people who post inappropriate material, so why would replying with IBTL be any less appropriate?
     
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    Michael's post says it all from a mod's point of view. The "IBTL" posts are not appreciated.
     
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    No argument here, but "IBTL" posts and pointless threads that violate the rules are not mutually exclusive. More importantly, several moderators have made it clear where they stand on the subject as well. Ignore or report seems to be the best philosophy when faced with such posts.
     

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