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I've seen on the internet, on several sources (here and here are just a couple of examples) that "PST" means "Please Send Tell". But the sentence "please send tell" doesn't make any sense to me.

What does it mean?

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I'm not sure what the first game to do this was, but a "tell" is a private message sent to another player. I think it originates way back from text-based MUDs where to message someone you'd type something like tell <name> <message>.

These days many multiplayer games call those messages "whispers" instead, but often /tell will be aliased to it. For example, in World of Warcraft you can message someone either via /w for "whisper" or /t for "tell".

So, "please send tell" basically means "contact me privately to respond".

  • Probably in those MUs you didn't even use a / - the parser always expected every line to begin with a command. There was no 'default chat' or anything like that. A consequence of being purely text-driven, of course - modern MUs aren't really much different. – Shinrai Jul 8 '12 at 7:03
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    Plus "pssst" is the sound of a whisper :) – Matthew Read Jul 8 '12 at 7:21
  • @Shinrai Yeah, good point. Man, it's been a while. :) I amended my answer slightly. – Adam Lear Jul 8 '12 at 14:55
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Another meaning is "Pacific Standard Time," a time zone eight hours west of Greenwich, used by places like Los Angeles (movies, games,) San Francisco (start-ups, games) and Seattle (Microsoft, games.)

If you're talking about scheduling of events, then this is a much more likely meaning of the acronym.

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