Let's remember that acronym usage is incredibly common on internet forums about all manner of subjects. While a person new to the forum might not be familiar with all of the most hammock specific acronyms we use, if they are computer literate (it's increasingly rare for someone not to be) then they will quickly pick up the lingo either from the list or from context.
I concur that acronyms can be overused, but agreeing on some common ones is reasonable.
“I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.” - Cormac McCarthy