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Behavior Shield is being abbreviated in many ways. As it is receiving major importance, how would we call it?

BS
BeS
BhS
BehavS
BhvS
Other (please specify)

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Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« on: December 10, 2010, 01:42:28 PM »
You know, the acronym BS could bring up funny things in our minds  ;D
How should we call the Behavior Shield?

In the poll, you can choose two names.

The origin of the name: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46324.msg388941#msg388941  :)
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 03:12:10 PM »
This is a BS poll ;D, i think it would be best to leave it at what everyone already recognises the behaviour shield abbreviation as which is BS :)

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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 03:39:34 PM »
As sure as eggs are eggs people will abbreviate it as it is just too long for common usage. The problem abbreviations can be terrible as they aren't common knowledge. Or worse when there are many different meanings for a given abbreviation.

I Hate BS (but have used on occasion) as BS is a very common American term for Bull S*1t, so the association will always be there.

Bhs = British Home Stores a British (obviously) retail store and this is what I will always associate with Bhs. http://www.bhs.co.uk/

So for me BehavS or BhvS in that order as they don't have a common usage with multiple meanings.
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 03:44:41 PM »
Not all things should or need to be abbreviated.  :)
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 09:06:40 PM »
Thanks David. I was not aware about previous abbreviations for the ones I've proposed.
Hope other users make these considerations also.
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 09:12:43 PM »
David's view echoes what I would have posted...though I forgot about bhs ;D

So for me it would probably be one of the last two...that said, I will probably just end up writing BS out of lazyness... ;)
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 09:19:13 PM »
BeS and BehavS are actually my choice.
Why? I think it's a easier way to specify the name of the shield.
BS it's too simple...  :-\
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 10:11:42 PM »
So for me BehavS or BhvS in that order as they don't have a common usage with multiple meanings.

I like BehavS
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2010, 10:36:22 PM »
I Hate BS (but have used on occasion) as BS is a very common American term for Bull S*1t, so the association will always be there.

 ;D ;D ;D At first, that's what I thought people meant when they said BS.

Edit: I voted for BhS, but how about BSh? :P
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2010, 02:22:08 AM »
Yep I'm up for BSH.
But on the other hand,I have always used BS and have never thought about erroneous implications to anything other then an Avast Real Time Shield.
Hey, but thats just me ;) Whatever,as long as it communicates what is meant.
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2010, 04:10:10 AM »
The problem with abbreviations is that they are always understood by the person using them and,
guessed at by all others reading them.
The unabbreviated version is always understood by all.
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2010, 04:20:43 AM »
The problem with abbreviations is that they are always understood by the person using them and,
guessed at by all others reading them.
The unabbreviated version is always understood by all.

Point well taken. ;)
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2010, 06:14:08 AM »
The problem with abbreviations is that they are always understood by the person using them and,
guessed at by all others reading them.
The unabbreviated version is always understood by all.

+1

but if I ever have to abbreviate, I would go with BhvS.
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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2010, 06:55:26 AM »
Having thought about this now for more than 5 minutes (I know, my attention span is truly awesome, isn't it? ;D) I voted "other".

Tech, if we really have to have a standardized abbreviation, I suggest 'BSh' (or 'BSH', 'bsh' - for the one-finger typists) because,
(a) it seems the most unambiguously understandable, and
(b) it alludes to the avast! 4.x file shield name 'ash' with which some of us are already familiar.

If Behavior Shield was 'BSh'
File Shield could be 'FSh'
Mail Shield 'MSh'
Web Shield 'WSh'
P2P Shield 'PSh'
IM Shield 'ISh'
Network Shield 'NSh'
Script Shield 'SSh'
Virtualization (Shield) 'VSh'
   

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Re: Abbreviation for Behavior Shield. Which one do you want?
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2010, 07:46:50 AM »
Tech, if we really have to have a standardized abbreviation, I suggest 'BSh' (or 'BSH', 'bsh' - for the one-finger typists) because,
(a) it seems the most unambiguously understandable, and
(b) it alludes to the avast! 4.x file shield name 'ash' with which some of us are already familiar.

If Behavior Shield was 'BSh'
File Shield could be 'FSh'
Mail Shield 'MSh'
Web Shield 'WSh'
P2P Shield 'PSh'
IM Shield 'ISh'
Network Shield 'NSh'
Script Shield 'SSh'
Virtualization (Shield) 'VSh'

What about two finger typists ???
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