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Postby ever/never » 04 Dec 2018, 15:23

Who has the best board name?
Who has the worst board name?
Who has the best avatar?
Who has the worst avatar?
Who FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do you wish would change their board name/avatar/signature?
Whose name/avatar/signature do you need explaining?

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Postby Rayge » 04 Dec 2018, 15:51

Who has the best board name? - They keep changing don't they? I'm going to say Darkness fish, who's carried that name through several boards and more than a decade without ever explaining it
Who has the worst board name? - They keep changing don't they? I'm going to say C
Who has the best avatar? - Ragye
Who has the worst avatar? - currently, Robert (see below). Mike Boom.
Who FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do you wish would change their board name/avatar/signature? Anyone with a fucking GIF for an avatar. Anyone (Copehead and Corporate Whore for two) who embeds an image in their signature. Of course, putting someone on ignore means you never have to look at their avatar or read their sig again.
Whose name/avatar/signature do you need explaining? - Need is a strong word, but would be mildly interested in just about everybody who isn't named after a musician, or has a variation on their birth name. Yomp most notably. Rother. Solarskope of blessed memory. Gash. Penk. Goat Boy. And most of yours. I'd also like to know who that is in Min's avatar
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Re: board names/avatars/signatures

Postby ever/never » 04 Dec 2018, 18:29

Rayge wrote:Whose name/avatar/signature do you need explaining? - Need is a strong word, but would be mildly interested in just about everybody who isn't named after a musician, or has a variation on their birth name. Yomp most notably. Rother. Solarskope of blessed memory. Gash. Penk. Goat Boy. And most of yours. I'd also like to know who that is in Min's avatar


'Goat Boy' is a reference to Bill Hicks.

'Penk' is some old comedy DJ or something, apparently the name just grabbed without much thought

'Gash' might be a Derek and Clive reference

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Postby harvey k-tel » 04 Dec 2018, 18:33

Rayge wrote: I'd also like to know who that is in Min's avatar


It's Little Edie from the documentary film 'Grey Gardens'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Gardens
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Postby Rayge » 04 Dec 2018, 18:52

SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON wrote:
Rayge wrote:Whose name/avatar/signature do you need explaining? - Need is a strong word, but would be mildly interested in just about everybody who isn't named after a musician, or has a variation on their birth name. Yomp most notably. Rother. Solarskope of blessed memory. Gash. Penk. Goat Boy. And most of yours. I'd also like to know who that is in Min's avatar


'Goat Boy' is a reference to Bill Hicks.

'Penk' is some old comedy DJ or something, apparently the name just grabbed without much thought

'Gash' might be a Derek and Clive reference


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Rayge wrote: I'd also like to know who that is in Min's avatar


It's Little Edie from the documentary film 'Grey Gardens'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Gardens


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Postby Penk! » 04 Dec 2018, 19:01

SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON wrote:'Penk' is some old comedy DJ or something, apparently the name just grabbed without much thought


Yeah, Steve Penk, a TV/radio presenter. He was on TV in the background when I first signed up to Mojo if I recall rightly. I couldn't name anything he hosted, I just remember thinking his name was amusing (I've never heard of anyone else called Penk).
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Postby ever/never » 04 Dec 2018, 19:29

Rayge wrote:Yomptepi anyone?


Haven't a clue. It always sounded Turkish to me - like Topkapi (Palace)

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Postby toomanyhatz » 04 Dec 2018, 19:40

YOMPTEPI is an acronym, but I can't remember what for. I think the first three letters might have been "Your Old Mate"
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Postby Sneelock » 04 Dec 2018, 19:44

Who has the best board name? - Harvey K-Tel because K-Tel is the mark of Kwality!
Who has the worst board name? - everybody gets a trophy just for participating!
Who has the best avatar? - sloopjohnc because it has not only El Kabong but his trusty Kabonger as well.
Who has the worst avatar? etc... -refreshments are now being served in the lobby.

Rayge wrote:Who FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do you wish would change their board name/avatar/signature? Anyone with a fucking GIF for an avatar.,,,

this would be me. the tail waggy space dog runs circles around the not tail waggy space dog. I like it even better now that I know it pisses somebody off.
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Re: board names/avatars/signatures

Postby yomptepi » 04 Dec 2018, 19:51

toomanyhatz wrote:YOMPTEPI is an acronym, but I can't remember what for. I think the first three letters might have been "Your Old Mate"




It is. I remember Plaxico once badgered for ages for me to tell him what it meant. So I told him , and he said he wished I hadn't bothered. So I won't.
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Postby Rayge » 04 Dec 2018, 19:54

Sneelock wrote:
Rayge wrote:Who FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do you wish would change their board name/avatar/signature? Anyone with a fucking GIF for an avatar.,,,

this would be me. the tail waggy space dog runs circles around the not tail waggy space dog. I like it even better now that I know it pisses somebody off.


Oh, not at all, Snee. Adorable doggie. Come to think of it, would be a candidate for my favourite avatar.
I had in mind eyesnaggers, usually made from a two second shot of someone famous or infamous making a movement on incessant repeat. Dog doesn't repeat, he just goes. At least his tail does. You'll never fail if you wag your tail, as I tell Scrap on a regular basis :D

Sorry to piss on your enjoying pissing somebody off parade ;)
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Postby Sneelock » 04 Dec 2018, 20:07

:lol: easy come, easy go!
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Postby Penk! » 04 Dec 2018, 20:13

SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON wrote:Who has the best board name?
Who has the worst board name?


I think the answer to both of these is John Coan. You've had some classics and some turds. The Science Eel is still the one that feels most "official".
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Postby Sneelock » 04 Dec 2018, 20:14

yeah, that's true. I'll make his participation trophy bigger and of better stuff than the others.
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Postby Samoan » 04 Dec 2018, 21:00

Who has the best avatar? - slightbreeze

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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Dec 2018, 21:42

Coan had a highly original one a long time ago, but I don't remember the exact wording. Something like "Ivory Coast expat layabout".
Yomptepi just sounds good, would never have guessed it was an acronym.

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Postby harvey k-tel » 04 Dec 2018, 21:53

PENK wrote:
SWIMMING POOL HARRINGTON wrote:Who has the best board name?
Who has the worst board name?


I think the answer to both of these is John Coan. You've had some classics and some turds. The Science Eel is still the one that feels most "official".


The last one he had, using his current avatar, had me laughing like an idiot. I wish I could remember what it was...
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Postby toomanyhatz » 04 Dec 2018, 22:05

So who are the ones who've kept the same board name for the entire history of the board? I came aboard late, but I've always had the same name outside of the Christmas spinoffs. Slider? Diamond Dog? Sloopjohnc? harvey k-tel? I feel like most everybody has had multiples.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 04 Dec 2018, 22:07

Sloop changed avatar at least once, before going back to Quickdraw McGraw.
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Postby Robert » 04 Dec 2018, 22:14

Rayge wrote:Who has the best board name? - They keep changing don't they? I'm going to say Darkness fish, who's carried that name through several boards and more than a decade without ever explaining it
Who has the worst board name? - They keep changing don't they? I'm going to say C
Who has the best avatar? - Ragye
Who has the worst avatar? - currently, Robert (see below). Mike Boom.
Who FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do you wish would change their board name/avatar/signature? Anyone with a fucking GIF for an avatar. Anyone (Copehead and Corporate Whore for two) who embeds an image in their signature. Of course, putting someone on ignore means you never have to look at their avatar or read their sig again.
Whose name/avatar/signature do you need explaining? - Need is a strong word, but would be mildly interested in just about everybody who isn't named after a musician, or has a variation on their birth name. Yomp most notably. Rother. Solarskope of blessed memory. Gash. Penk. Goat Boy. And most of yours. I'd also like to know who that is in Min's avatar


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