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I've seen the term AFOL around; for example, this site has an tag. What does AFOL stand for?

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Note: when I asked this question, the afol tag was also on What does the acronym MOC stand for?. – Dori Oct 26 '11 at 10:03
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AFOL stands for "Adult Fan Of LEGO".

From an unofficial LEGO acronym glossary:


Adult Fan of LEGO. The most common term used to refer to LEGO fans who are adults. Generally pronounced to rhyme with “hay-foal”.

Or from Brickipedia's glossary (also unofficial):

AFOL - Adult Fan Of LEGO

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I saw that meaning before asking, but it didn't explain the way afol tag is being used. Is there another meaning, or is the tag usage incorrect? – Dori Oct 26 '11 at 4:22
The only question using that tag at the moment isn't really about adult fans. – Joubarc Oct 26 '11 at 4:27
I'd say that it was a case of incorrect tag use - perhaps the OP considers themselves an AFOL, and tagged it as such? – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Oct 26 '11 at 9:02
Thanks, all: I was wondering what it was I was missing, and the answer was that I wasn't! – Dori Oct 26 '11 at 10:04

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