This is clearly getting out of hand. As it stands, this question, which obviously fails many of the tests for a good and valid question on this Q&A network, has 157 "answers", which have been alphabetically organized into a nearly useless, ridiculously long list of links with a subjective number next to them, and this is only going to grow. There is no end to electronic and electrical acronyms.
But what is really, really bad is that this appears to be another stick to beat people with regarding "question quality"! Why are we so keen on drawing a line and determining what is "acceptable to use on this site"? How many questions actually demonstrate a problem? Is this a pandemic, and site failure will result if we don't get this under control, or is this the result of a few busybodies that are annoyed at the one or two questions per month with somewhat odd acronyms?
If someone uses an unfamiliar term, you either move on to another question where your expertise is more useful, or you ask for clarification in a comment. This system has worked very well for every other Q&A site, and it has worked wonderfully here for the last few years.
The list is endless. There's no way to contain it so that it could and would be useful. I could double the existing list in a short period of time, and it wouldn't even scratch the surface of all the acronyms I would immediately recognize in standard electronic literature.
We already have a system to manage unclear questions, and it already works by community consensus. There is no need to define yet another set of standards one must meet.
The question/list absolutely does NOT belong on the site, failing many tests in our don't ask help page:
What types of questions should I avoid asking?
First, make sure that your question is on-topic for this site.
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual
problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the
usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.
Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an
entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much.
If your motivation for asking the question is “I would like to
participate in a discussion about ______”, then you should not be
asking here. However, if your motivation is “I would like others to
explain ______ to me”, then you are probably OK. (Discussions are of
course welcome in our real time web chat.)
To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed,
avoid asking subjective questions where …
- every answer is equally valid: “What’s your favorite ______?”
- your answer is provided along with the question, and you expect more answers: “I use ______ for ______, what do you use?”
- there is no actual problem to be solved: “I’m curious if other people feel like I do.”
- you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?”
- your question is just a rant in disguise: “______ sucks, am I right?”
(The above section was adapted from MetaFilter’s FAQ.)
If anywhere, this list might exist comfortably on meta. But it doesn't belong on the main site. We should not use it as a bar to bludgeon the rare question asker who uses odd acronyms.