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    Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:58 am Groupie
    I'm not a brand new member, but still unfamiliar with some of the forums. What is PAC, or Pac, and how does it work? Thanks
    Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:49 am
    Forum Host
    arroz241_11561377 wrote:
    I'm not a brand new member, but still unfamiliar with some of the forums. What is PAC, or Pac, and how does it work? Thanks
    PAC stands for Pick A Chef, which is a periodic event in the Cooking Contests and Events forum. Pick A Chef is an exciting way to discover new chefs, new recipes, and an opportunity to get to know other members in our friendly community. And it’s truly a fun event. By adopting a chef, you are agreeing to make & review at least three of his/her recipes before the event deadline. You make the recipes & submit your reviews any time before the event deadline. The entry dates for the current even have expired, but you can read more about it here:

    Special Lingo
    Here are the specialized phrases we have developed over the years:
    bump = posting in a topic to get it to "bump" to the top of the list of topics in the forum, to bring it to everyone's attention again

    CC = an abbreviation for the Community Cafe Forum

    elves = the "elves" are the paid staff that help run, popping up to answer questions and help out

    Forum Hosts = volunteers that help keep the forums moving by initiating topics of conversation and seeing that queries are answered.

    newbie = a new person on the site

    sticky = Forum topics that moderators stick to the top of the forum for everyone to see

    Recipezaar, RZ, Zaar = our site's old name and its nicknames/abbreviations

    Zaar World Tour = a community-organized cooking event, which you can learn about in our forums

    RSC (Ready Set Cook) = another community-run recipe contest where the previous winner selects a set of ingredients and participants create original recipes using at least 5 ingredients

    Z-mail = our private messaging system

    Here's a list of common abbreviations used on our forums:
    BBL = be back later
    BF = boyfriend
    BH = better half
    BIL = brother-in-law
    BRB = be right back
    BTW = by the way
    CC = Community Cafe (the Forum of the same name on
    DD = dear daughter
    DH = dear husband
    DIL = daughter-in-law
    DS = dear son
    DSD = dear step-daughter
    DSS = dear step-son
    DW = dear wife
    FIL = father-in-law
    FWIW = for what it's worth
    GF = girlfriend
    HTH = hope this helps
    IIRC = if I recall correctly
    IMHO = in my humble opinion
    IMNSHO = in my not-so humble opinion
    IMO = in my opinion
    ISO = in search of
    JMO = just my opinion
    LMAO = laughing my a** off
    LMBO = laughing my butt off
    LOL = laugh out loud
    MERP = made, eaten, review and photographed (referring to a recipe)
    MIL = mother-in-law
    OAMC = once a month cooking (cooking lots of servings at one time in bulk then freezing for easy meals later)
    OMG = oh my gosh
    PAC = Pick a Chef (community forum event)
    RAK = random acts of kindness
    ROFL = rolling on floor laughing
    SA = smart aleck
    SAHM = stay-at-home mom
    SIL = sister-in-law or son-in-law
    SO = significant other (boyfriend/girlfriend)
    TIA = thanks in advance
    TY = thank you
    YW = you're welcome

    Click on FAQ's AND USEFUL INFORMATION for some other great threads.
    Susie D
    Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:01 am
    Forum Host
    arroz241_11561377 wrote:
    I'm not a brand new member, but still unfamiliar with some of the forums. What is PAC, or Pac, and how does it work? Thanks

    wave.gif Hi!

    You were adopted by Baby Kato. We'd love to have you join us. Pick A Chef continues until April 21st. You can play by adopting another chef (see the Adoption Center or just pop into the Main thread and chat. We would enjoy meeting you. icon_smile.gif

    PAC Host
    Susie D
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