I am wondering if we should be discouraging (or at least editing out) web abbreviations used in questions. Just to be clear I'm obviously not campaigning against biological abbreviations, more things like:
- IMHO (which I think is fine on Meta if used sparingly)
- OP (which again is fine when in edit logs)
All of which turned up in a few searches I ran.
My concern is that people who are not perhaps overly net-literate may be confused by their presence, that they could if used in the middle of an answer be confused with biological shorthand or simply that the lack of formality may put off experts.
What does everyone think?