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  • Originally posted by CPD326 View Post
    I wanted to share this with you madchiken. I took this directly off the
    delphi forum page that honorfirst uses. Notice how "u" is one of the words listed.

    Chat & Forum Slang
    Chat and message board participants often use a colorful language of initials to save keystrokes. Here's a guide to this "Webspeak:"

    A/S/L Age/Sex/Location
    AAK Asleep At Keyboard
    AFK Away From Keyboard
    ASAP As Soon As Possible
    ASL Age/Sex/Location
    AWOL Absent Without Leave
    B/F Boyfriend
    BBIAB Be Back In A Bit
    BBIAS Be Back In A Sec
    BBIAW Be Back In A While
    BBL Be Back Later
    BOFH Bad Operator From Heck
    BRB Be Right Back
    BROIL Brother-in-law
    BRT Be Right There
    BTDT Been There, Done That
    BTW By The Way
    DQYDJ Don't Quit Your Day Job
    FUBAR Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition
    FUD "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"
    FYI For Your Information
    G or <G> Grin
    G/F Girlfriend
    GA Go Ahead
    GG Good Game or Good Going
    GJ Good Job
    GM Good Move
    GMTA Great Minds Think Alike
    GR8 Great
    GRRRR Growling
    GTG Got To Go
    GTGP Got To Go Potty
    GTH Go To Heck
    HUGZ Hugs
    IIRC If I Recall Correctly
    ILY I Love You
    IM Instant Message/Messaging
    IMHO In My Humble Opinion
    IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
    JK or J/K Just Kidding
    KEWL Cool
    L8R Later
    LMAO Laughing My A** Off
    LOL Laughing Out Loud
    LTNS Long Time No See
    LYL Love You Lots
    MOTD Message Of The Day
    MSG Message
    NM Never Mind
    NOYB None Of Your Business
    NP No Problem
    OMG Oh My Gosh
    OTOH On the Other Hand
    PITA Pain In The A**
    PLZ Please
    PMFJIH Pardon Me For Jumping In Here
    RE or RE's "Re-Hi," meaning "Hello again"
    RL Real Life
    ROFL Rolling on the Floor Laughing
    ROTFL Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    ROTFLMAO Rolling On The Floor Laughing My A** Off
    ROTFLOL Rolling On The Floor Laughing Out Loud
    RTFM Read The F***ing Manual
    RU Are You?
    S/M/F/BIL Sister/Mother/Father/Brother-in-law
    SAHM Stay At Home Mom
    STFU Shut The F*** Up
    TANSTAAFL There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
    TGIF Thank Goodness It's Friday
    THX Thanks
    TIA Thanks In Advance
    TLA Three Letter Acronym
    TMI Too Much Information
    TPTB The Powers That Be
    TTFN Ta Ta For Now
    TTYL Talk To You Later
    TYVM Thank You Very Much
    U You
    U-R or UR You Are
    WB Welcome Back
    WEG Wicked Evil Grin
    WG Wicked Grin
    WTF What The F***?
    WTG Way To Go!
    WTH What the Heck
    XOXO Hugs and Kisses
    YMMV Your Mileage May Vary
    YW You're Welcome
    ZUP? What's Up?
    (((((name)))) Hug

    While Ray's page is in Delphi forums, along with hundreds of others people's pages, his forum does not condone nor will tolerate the above "Webspeak," for the very simple reason that an I-213 narrative found to have any of the above slang terms would get the Patrol Agent who used them standing tall on the carpet in front of the man. The glaring difference between Ray's page and this one, is that the Agents and retired Agents who frequent Ray's page stress learning how to create coherent, grammatically, and punctuation perfect thoughts in written form, so that the applicant does not wait until attending the BP Academy to do so. This does not mean that Ray's page is superior to this one, or vice versa. It just means that what is tolerated here is not done so freely in Ray's forum. This being said, it would behoove applicants to learn what they can on this site, and then transition to Ray's site the closer they get to actually having their dream of joining the best damn federal law enforcement agency in the world. Now, if you will excuse me, I have just finished a 12 hour shift and I want to go run.
    sigpicTwo is one,
    one is none.

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    • Originally posted by CPD326 View Post
      I totaly agree. I also have two degrees including a masters, and was looking into this job because I wanted to have a federal law enforcement job where I wasnt sitting behind a desk for 10 hours a day, but after hearing the comments from these agents on this forum and seeing how they treat people, I have lost all desire to work for BP. Dreamcrusher and others do us all a favor and stop posting on this forum all together, half of your answers are incorrect anyway. Im sure there are a lot of Agents out there who are not pompous tough talking internet bad boys, leave the question answering to them.
      Thank You
      I am not sure why you are getting so upset, your original question was answered multiple times and nobody was especially rude to you. If you are going to dictate your career choices over what a couple people (out of an agency of 18000+) say to you over the internet then I doubt that you want the job that much anyway.

      I am kind of doubtful of your claim that half of the answers have been wrong, but you seem to be overlooking something. The hiring process has changed significantly during the hiring push of the last 2-3 years. A lot of the agents answering your questions were hired before then. Some questions would be better answered by HR specialists than by agents in the field.

      Sarcastic answers to off the wall questions are not unique to BPAs. If you don't believe me, check out the "Ask a Cop" section on this forum.
      Last edited by BigPat; 08-21-2009, 01:19 PM.

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      • Originally posted by CPD326 View Post
        I am asking this question not to start another fight but because I would like an answer: Why do some of the BP agents that post on forums put so much time and energy into attacking people about their grammer spelling and abbreviations. I have seen all of them make the same mistakes and use the same abbreviations.
        I don't really see it on this forum. With that being said, a lot of new agents coming into the Patrol seem to have a real difficult time writing coherent reports. I think that the guys on honorfirst are simply trying to fight that trend. Honorfirst is a private, moderated forum. If people do not like their rules then they don't have to post there.

        There is'nt even a written test requirment to get into BP unlike almost every other federal LE job.
        Sir, you are incorrect about that. There is a written test, and unless things have changed drastically the written test is the first step in the hiring process. The problem is that during the hiring push, all one had to do to get a job offer was to pass the test with a 70. That led to some people getting hired who were essentially unable to communicate clearly in the English language. I think that is why they stress out so much on the Honorfirst forum. Fortunately, the hiring push is over and they are raising the minimum score necessary to receive a job offer.

        Furthermore, not that I think you need to have a college degree to be a good LE office, but BP only requires a Highschool education.
        That is true. However, I have seen some agents who have college degrees and are still unable to write a coherent report.

        I have also counted at least 5 different occasions on this thread where a BP agent has given the completely wrong answer and was called out on it or proven wrong. My point is everyone makes mistakes once in a while, agent or not, so just try and be a little more courteous on this sight. There are a lot of agents who do give realy good constructive advice on this forum and on honorfirst, and I thank you for your time and service.
        As I said earlier, if you have questions about the current hiring process then your best answers are going to come from an HR specialist, not an agent in the field. I really don't post much about the hiring process because I really don't know all that much about the current hiring process. I am not sure where you have seen all of those instances of people being "called out" for bad information. That being said, if you don't like the answers you get either here or on Honorfirst then simply don't post. Internet forum discussions are not necessary to get hired in any LE job.
        Last edited by BigPat; 08-21-2009, 01:19 PM.

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        • Originally posted by joejones View Post
          This is:


          How would misspelling a word or not using proper grammar constitute judging someone as not being a good potential LEO? There are many non-native English speakers that would absolutely get hired sooner in MOST law enforcement jobs than most perfectly writing and speaking Americans. Why? Communication goes beyond the written word in the street. I read a post on Honorfirst where a moderator (BPA) was insulting an applicant on their grammar. This applicant wasn't born in America and was not a native speaker. Apparently, CBA and MHC thought highly enough of him to send him to TSU.
          Communication is extremely important to being an effective law enforcement officer. If a PA cannot articulate a traffic stop or articulate the evidence in a smuggling case then the AUSA declines the case or the Agent gets embarrassed in court. Either way, the smuggler walks. Communication can lead to safety issues as well. We had an incident at my previous duty station where an agent who could barely understand English did not understand what was said when he was given a shotgun and told what the status of the weapon was. He proceeded to have a negligent discharge that could have killed somebody.

          Are you an adjudicator? If so, what are your credentials when it comes to the English language and proper writing techniques?
          Background adjudicators determine an applicants suitability for employment in a critical-sensitive LE position. They do not judge an applicant's communication abilities or other qualifications for the job. During the hiring push, the only qualification required was a passing test score. This led to people getting hired with subpar communication skills.

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          • you'll be fine without HonorFirst. The vast majority of applicants and new agents have never been to the site. You can succeed at the academy and in the Patrol without ever visiting the site. In fact, I've had more than a few supervisors speak negatively of that site and warn new agents to ignore it. Its a private site, and they have their own rules. Thus, you have to abide by them when you visit the site. I am not a fan of the the site and thus I simply don't visit it. I think you're getting all worked up about nothing. Go to the academy and try your hardest and when you get back to your station, listen to your FTO's and journeymen. You'll learn more from them then you will from a website. And ultimately, its their opinion of you that matters, not HonorFirst's.
            Last edited by Cyber_Saint; 08-21-2009, 12:48 PM.

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            • Originally posted by Cyber_Saint View Post
              you'll be fine without HonorFirst. The vast majority of applicants and new agents have never been to the site. You can succeed at the academy and in the Patrol without ever visiting the site. In fact, I've had more than a few supervisors speak negatively of that site and warn new agents to ignore it. Its a private site, and they have their own rules. Thus, you have to abide by them when you visit the site. I am not a fan of the the site and thus I simply don't visit it. I think you're getting all worked up about nothing. Go to the academy and try your hardest and when you get back to your station, listen to your FTO's and journeymen. You'll learn more from them then you will from a website. And ultimately, its their opinion of you that matters, not HonorFirst's.
              That, Sir, is the best post yet. No sarcasm intended whatsoever.

              I personally reccomend Honorfirst, but, I can completely understand why some people don't like it. For those of you who think the applicant's board is tough, try the agents only board. No holds barred. It's brutal.

              It all boils down to the last four sentences of this quote. I 100% agree with those four sentences and think that anyone who applies to the Patrol or any other agency should write them on their forearm or something.

              Personally, I'll answer a question that I know the answer to. If I don't know the answer, I don't post. I frankly don't see the point on hacking on someone on the interent because I've learned that it's simply fruitless.

              May all of you stay safe and good luck in your endeavors.

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                Last edited by SHU; 07-02-2019, 01:48 PM.

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                • Okay. At the risk of sounding slightly hypocritical (Is that how you spell it?), let's all take a breath and keep our fingers off the keyboard least this thread be deleted.

                  Let's keep it to questions and answers for the sake of getting the information out there to people who desire it.

                  To my Brothers in green, let it go. Just. Let. It. Go.

                  Stay safe out there and don't do anything you wouldn't want to have to explain to the Paramedics. 'Cause we'll laugh at you!

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                  • On another note, I just got my test results from the test I took two days ago!

                    That is friggin amazing considering the wait I've had for other test results.

                    Unfortunately, I didn't score as high as I would have hoped, but I did, however pass.

                    I also found it interesting that the second page of the NOR included a section to change your desired sector- only for the NB though.

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                    • Solo, you done training yet?

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                      • Originally posted by madchiken View Post
                        Solo, you done training yet?
                        About half way. We're riding locally and I've had to listen to several people, young and old, explain what happened to them.

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                        • Please don't delete this thread

                          It would be a real shame if this thread was deleted.

                          The responses I have received from BPAs provided on this thread were invaluable to me before I actually EOD'd. Let's not lose this source of information. We should also keep it civil as these are the BPAs, Journeymen, and Sups that will guide you in your career....and....these are some of the individuals that will be replacing those journeymen after they retire. We all should benefit, at least that being the goal.

                          On a side note, I just recently graduated and am currently in the Spanish Immersion Program.

                          Does anyone have any questions about the Academy? I'd be happy to answer with the limited amount of knowledge I have so far.

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                          • Originally posted by Solohammer View Post
                            About half way. We're riding locally and I've had to listen to several people, young and old, explain what happened to them.
                            I don't get it, are you doing an ITP?
                            "Officer, you are kinda hot."

                            "And you are kinda intoxicated."

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                            • Originally posted by sap123 View Post
                              I don't get it, are you doing an ITP?
                              There are lots of advanced training opportunities, besides ITP's, once you get off probation.

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                              • Incoming Spanish Test

                                J.M.P.- How hard is the Spanish Test that would exempt you from the Post Graduation Spanish Immersion Program ? Is it similar to the practice Spanish Test questions in the study guide for the written ? I am not a native speaker, but I have had 2 years of Spanish in H.S. and 1 year in college. I also have done the 400+ words from HonorFirst.com and have been reading 501 Spanish Verbs for the past 6 months. Any information/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Good Luck with your Spanish Classes and Congratulations on completing the Academy.
                                BORDER PATROL [/COLOR][/I][/U]- WRITTEN PASSED 2/12 ORAL PASSED 2/16
                                B/I Packet Turned in 2/24,
                                Med/Physical/Drug Screen Passed 3/13/09
                                B/I Interview+Quals Complete and Report sent 4-22-09, 5-7-09 SENT TO TSU

                                EOD 10-5-09
                                For those who want to win there is never enough time to train

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