DART or DA?

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I've seen both being used to abreviate DebateArt. Which one do you prefer? Which one is the "official" way to shortern DebateArt?

Personally, I used DART, since thats what I saw was more common when I joined. DA does look like it makes a lot of sense through; it definitely as its merits. I like the short DA a lot more then my first few hours, since abreviations were meant to shorten things and DA is faster than DART. I do also see the nerits of DART. The 'art' is more predominant, you won't run into autocorrect problems and red lines, and DART is one syllable.

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DarC is the official abbreviation.
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We're all choosing the one we like and going with it. I guess the closest thing to an official abbreviation is DA because the little site icon says DA. But as far as I know, no authority on the site has expressed a preference. DA was probably only used for the icon because you can't fit much else.

I use DART. I think it sounds cooler than DA.
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It is the icon that must be changed. Not DarC.
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It is the icon that must be changed. Not DarC.
Hey I'm not gonna give up my abbreviation either, icon or no icon. Fight the power!
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Its probably not worth a moderator telling people what to abbreviate DA/DART as, but I was curious if there was an "official" shorthand.
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I wish there was more consensus on an abbreviation, really. I imagine using different ones could confuse people.

I made a thread a while back where you can read the various abbreviation suggestions and reasons why people liked or disliked them: https://www.debateart.com/forum/topics/232?page=1
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Why do you say DA/DART? There is DarC
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In all honesty, I'm just too lazy to type all the different names of DebateArt. DarC works too, I guess.