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0oALio0
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Sun Mar 03, 2002 1:06 pm

What's a poobah?
 
SecretSquirrel
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Sun Mar 03, 2002 1:28 pm

It's a corruption of pooh-bah, which has the following definition.

Main Entry: pooh-bah
Variant(s): also poo-bah /'pü-"bä, -"bo/
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized P&B
Etymology: Pooh-Bah, character in Gilbert and Sullivan's opera The Mikado (1885) bearing the title Lord-High-Everything-Else
Date: 1888
1 : a person holding many public or private offices
2 : a person in high position or of great influence
 
Forge
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Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:10 pm

I am the eggplant, I am the walrus, I am the Poobah, koo koo katchoo.

BTW, Just TRY to find anywhere where I put mroe than 3 posts in a row. There might've been one instance of 4-in-a-row, but never *8*!
 
JustAnEngineer
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Sun Mar 03, 2002 3:50 pm

"Super-Evolved Gerbil" is the first suggestion for Forge's "special" rank.

Can we come up with something more unique to Forge? Let's see... He's from King of Prussia. What else is King of Prussia known for? Mushrooms?
 
HowardDrake
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Thu Mar 07, 2002 7:01 pm

Since we're sure that Forge will be Emperor Gerbilus I, does that mean the second person to reach it will be EG II?

-Howard
 
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Thu Mar 07, 2002 7:02 pm

Or am I just stretching for GFC?

-Howard
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Wed Mar 20, 2002 9:50 pm

Couldn't help but notice that the "poobah" was busted down to gerbil xp.
 
HowardDrake
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Wed Mar 20, 2002 10:09 pm

New ranks must be getting filtered in now. Does Forge being Gerbil XP mean that he has the gerbil experience? :???:

Sorry Forge, couldn't resist.
No wonder television's a medium. It's so seldom rare or well done. -Mighty Mouse

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Thu Mar 21, 2002 3:41 pm

I'll take quality over quantity -- and everyone knows that the first 10 to crack the 500 posts mark will get the honorary title of "Gerbil <U>Stuffer</U>". Race on, boys... race on.
 
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Thu Mar 21, 2002 4:48 pm

Oh we will. :smile:
 
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Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:14 pm

Splat!
 
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Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:18 am

gerbil experience...ack...i'll stay happy with my title ;P
 
JustAnEngineer
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 7:17 pm

Forge is no longer the only Gerbil XP.
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 7:25 pm

Bummer.
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 8:00 pm

If Forge doesn't show back up soon, he's going to lose his supreme-post-leader status to Speed. It's getting a bit chilly in hell.
 
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Sun Mar 24, 2002 10:37 pm

Ack!!! I don't want to be the king of the hill! I can already hear you guys plotting against me...

:wink:
You are false data.
 
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Wed Mar 27, 2002 7:52 pm

Wow! Forge has a long way to go to get back to Grand Gerbil Poobah.
 
0oALio0
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Wed Mar 27, 2002 8:06 pm

Not to mention Gerbil God (gasp).
 
JustAnEngineer
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Wed Mar 27, 2002 8:15 pm

Of course. But Forge was (briefly) Grand Gerbil Poobah (as he proclaimed in the first post of this topic) before he got busted back to Gerbil XP. It may take him a year to get back to his previous rank.

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Thu Mar 28, 2002 5:31 pm

"The adminstrator also has the option of assigning special ranks to any user they choose."

Found that in the FAQ. Anyone got a "special rank"?
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2002 5:37 pm

Ooh, that's tempting! The hacker in me wants to try something like that. /me slaps hand "Bad!"

Maybe Dr. Damage can sell vanity ranks, just like we have vanity license plates.
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Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:00 pm

Found that in the FAQ. Anyone got a "special rank"?
It could also have been found near the bottom of the second page of this thread. I was trying to get public opinions for a "Special" rank for Forge.

Maybe Dr. Damage can sell vanity ranks, just like we have vanity license plates.
That's not a bad idea. Has anyone else noticed that many vanity plates tend to use as much "1337 5P34K" as some of the more drug-affected script kiddies?
 
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Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:12 pm

Huh, smamming for posts.... Quite funny actually. :smile: You guys make me giggle.
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:00 pm

Really, though! Somebody come up with a good special rank and I'll pester Scoot into giving it to me. :smile:
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:55 pm

Darth Forge
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:00 pm

How about "Gerbil Grand Master" or "Grand Master Gerbil"? Depending on which one sounds better. I like the first one myself.
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Mon Apr 01, 2002 2:11 pm

Darth Forge... heh. You were on IRC the other night, weren't you? :smile:
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:46 pm

How about Forgible? :smile: A new mutant super gerbil that will come a install linux on all your boxen in the night.
 
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Mon Apr 01, 2002 7:13 pm

And there was me thinking I was good, with my status rating, and being in the top 10 (just...)

On Halo there is the character you play called the Master Chief, he's a cyborg made by the people of planet Earth in their battle against the Covenant (if you don't already know)

Maybe that's what Forge can be, has a certain ring to it...,
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Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:21 pm

On 2002-04-01 13:11, Forge wrote:
Darth Forge... heh. You were on IRC the other night, weren't you? :smile:


Actually no I wasn't. Why? Did someone else mention that title? I just think it works with your handle. Has a certain ring to it. :grin:
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