I feel stupid. On several question there is this comment "It's not what OP ment in her question". OK I know that OP is the one asking the original question - but I have no clue what the acronym is short for.

  • OPeartor? Seems wrong

  • Other Party? Might be

  • Original Poster? Could be...

But which one is the right one? It might not even be anyone of these suggestions... H E L P

2 Answers 2


Original Poster.

It refers to the person that wrote the post that started the thread.

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    On Stack Exchange, "Asker" is really a better term, but OP is more established on forums/ect
    – Zelda
    Commented Mar 20, 2012 at 20:12
  • Thanx, my ignorance is gone! Commented Mar 21, 2012 at 6:59

Please also see http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=OP

UrbanDictionary.com is often very useful for explanations of Internet abbreviations.

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