There are several questions on this meta regarding acronyms in tags and questions, and it's undoubtedly a tricky issue when it comes to Aviation... there are multitudes of acronyms involved in both direct Aviation (ATC, VOR, VMC, ILS) and the areas surrounding it eg bookings (GDS, PNR, TTL, ADM)... and that's before we even start explaining jargon and technical words:
Example meta posts
And here's a great (non meta) example of a question asking for a definition for a word used by ATC (company, referring to "The same airline as you"), while using another acronym (ATC)....
The simple solution to this is to add tags eg atc, which gives a quick description for some of the most common ones... this works, but have to be added manually and rely on the asker/answerer adding them, or somene having the time to (laboriously) edit them.
So to ask my 2-part question
- Would it be possible to include an auto-replace system for replacing common (or uncommon) acronyms and jargon? eg using the html <abbr> tag to include a definition?
- Assuming it's possible, should we do it?