I recently read a review that decided it was a good idea to refer to Lazlo Zalezac as LZ. I read that and thought, why is he talking about Landing Zones?
He also reviewed a story by JC.
Perhaps discussions here might be useful to other reviewers. It seems to me that unless you are a friend, or at least a correspondent with an author and he has indicated his initials are an acceptable nickname, or a famous, dead, politician like FDR, JFK or LBJ, at the very least we should use at least his first or last name, or both if they aren't unusually long. Something like Schimelpfenning cries out for an abbreviation, but Jay Cantrell doesn't. Or use Jay, if you feel it is appropriate. I am reasonably sure the site can afford the bandwidth for three or five letters instead of two, the initial Capital letters of the author's first and last names.
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Schimmelpfennig Name Meaning & Schimmelpfennig Family ...
Schimmelpfennig Name Meaning German: nickname for a miser who lets his pennies become moldy, from schimmeln 'to become moldy, mildewy' (Middle High German …
Alexander Schimmelfennig - Wikipedia
Alexander Schimmelfennig (July 20, 1824 – September 5, 1865) was a German soldier and political revolutionary; then he became a Union Army general in the American ...
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He also invented a sauce combing mustard, ketchup, vinegar and salt and pepper, and may have other ingredients, that my father learned to prepare at West Point (class of 1940) and taught his children to use on hot dogs.