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 ====== Types of What If ====== ====== Types of What If ======
  
-A guide to WI terminology.+A guide to What If terminology.
  
-**WI:** What If? (and not Women'​s Institute as some new British members have thought)+**WI:** What If? (and not "Women'​s Institute" ​as some new British members have thought)
  
-**DBWI:** [[Double Blind What If]]. Correctly, this means writing from the perspective of another timeline and asking 'what if' the POD that produced that timeline had gone the other way - in other words, asking about OTL. For example, "DBWI: What if John Wilkes Booth had succeeded in his attempt to assassinate Lincoln?"​ However, many people misuse the DBWI terminology,​ which makes Baby VoCSe cry, so don't. 'DB RP' has recently been suggested as a title for pure in-timeline roleplaying threads.+**DBWI:** [[Double Blind What If]]. Correctly, this means writing from the perspective of another timeline and asking 'what if' the POD that produced that timeline had gone the other way - in other words, asking about OTL. For example, "DBWI: What if John Wilkes Booth had succeeded in his attempt to assassinate Lincoln?"​ However, many people misuse the DBWI terminology,​ which makes Baby [[offtopic:VoCSe]] cry, so don't. 'DB RP' has recently been suggested as a title for pure in-timeline roleplaying threads.
  
 **TBWI**: Triple Blind What If. By analogy, but no-one can agree on what it means. **TBWI**: Triple Blind What If. By analogy, but no-one can agree on what it means.
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 **N00BWI**: A form of roleplaying,​ in which everyone pretends to be [[offtopic:​n00bs]] ignorant of history and discuss a much-rehashed WI, such as the South winning the Civil War, for humour value. Now defunct as Ian disapproves of them. **N00BWI**: A form of roleplaying,​ in which everyone pretends to be [[offtopic:​n00bs]] ignorant of history and discuss a much-rehashed WI, such as the South winning the Civil War, for humour value. Now defunct as Ian disapproves of them.
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 +==== See Also ====
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 +**[[pods:​pods|Point(s) of Divergence]]**
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 +**[[AH Challenge]]**
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 +**[[ISOT]]**
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 +**[[Timeline]]**
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 ==== Navigation ==== ==== Navigation ====
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 +**[[alternate_history:​ah_slang_and_acronyms|AH.com'​s AH Writing Slang]]**
  
 **[[alternate history:​alternate history|Alternate History Topics Section Main Directory]]** **[[alternate history:​alternate history|Alternate History Topics Section Main Directory]]**
  
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