Here are the meanings of some short forms I like to use:
DNW: Die Neue Welt, the german name of”The new world”expansion; the last”big”expansion pack for Settlers IV, never released in english.
GE: Gold Edition, usually my english Gold Edition, or simply the”english version”of Settlers IV.
GE+: Gold Edition Plus, my german Gold Edition(which features the DNW expansion pack, but still lacks the Community Pack EP).
GOG’s: Refers to GOG.com’s digital release, which happened in midsummer 2013. Contrary to what one would think, it differs from other versions in many ways(on how the files are located and reacts to certain modifications; the gameplay is still the same).
That’s all fow now. I’ll update this as soon as I start using more short forms.