Jim, the acronyms are typical web-shorthand. LOL=Lots Of Laughs, IMHO=In My Humble/Honest Opinion, etc. If you want to learn more use your favorite search engine and search for "web+etiquette", and while we're on the subject, it's not polite to use the h*ll or p@@sed words etc. People loose a lot of respect when they use filthy language in their messages even though they are trying to be helpful. Just remember that this is NOT the office water cooler or the local watering hole.