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A Group Project - the Cyburbia Culture FAQ

mendelman

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Caption Contest:

This is when a cyburbian links an interesting, humorous, or strange (or all three at once) image in a post.

This then entices other cyburbians to post interesting, humorous, or strange (or all three at once) captions for the image.

Usually people can vote for who they think created the best caption, but no one actually wins. It's just for fun.

But be sure to always keep it Work Safe.
 

Dan

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What about watershed moments in Cyburbia's history ...

* Renaming from PAIRC to Cyburbia - 1997
* vBulletin - August 2001
* Moving off the UB server - completed 2001
* The Great Subforum Consolidation, including the merging of messages in the former Planning Peeves subforum into the Friday Afternoon Club - July 2002
* Dropping architecture topics - 2001
* Mike Morin's Mondragon/socialist rants - 2000
* Anti-Planner Movement - February 2003
* Theresa - August 2002
* The Great Forum Meltdown - September 2003
* Houston zoning - January 2003
* First Cyburbia spinoff - Super Amputee Cat's site- 2003?
* First Guess the City - July 2002
 

JNL

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Laefests

mendelman said:
Puposely misspelled words
Lae = ale

In case any newbies are wondering, 'What is this laefest you speak of?', I thought it might be useful to add to mendelman's explanation by explaining that 'laefest' originated as a misspelling of alefest by Chet (another Chetism!!). An alefest is a social get-together of Cyburbanites involving the consumption of alcoholic (or non-alcoholic if you're so inclined) beverages (ales) :b: :b: :b: :)
 

Masswich

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Dumb question

What does "AIB" stand for? I have some guesses, but... they can't be right.
 

mendelman

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Masswich said:
What does "AIB" stand for? I have some guesses, but... they can't be right.
"As Inspired By"
 
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dobopoq

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Am I wrong, or is true Masswich's avatar exceeds the 3.0 kb rule? It is a rather high-res pic of Johnny Damon. Netscape tells me it is 9230 bytes. Is he the only one, or are there others with this magical power? :a: I confess, I'm jealous. :-{
 

Dan

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dobopoq said:
Am I wrong, or is true Masswich's avatar exceeds the 3.0 kb rule? It is a rather high-res pic of Johnny Damon. Netscape tells me it is 9230 bytes. Is he the only one, or are there others with this magical power? :a: I confess, I'm jealous. :-{

[ot]He might have uploaded it during one of the animated avatar weeks, when the file size limit is raised to 20K or 30K. Anyhow, I took the liberty of optimizing it, so it's a more reasonable 1.9K transparent GIF.[/ot]

abrowne said:
Anti Planner Movement? Theresa? Who the what?

APM was one of the first all-troll posters, and one of the first to be banned.

Theresa was the "Billboard Girl," an Internet meme in late 2001. She leased a billboard in Nashville, as part of her effort to find a husband. She posted a few messages in the FAC in July 2002. Most of the Internet has forgotten about her, just as they've forgotten Mahir Cagri and All Your Base, but we here at Cybubria still proudly remember.

BTW, she never did get married, but she's now the mother of a little girl. The father is a typical bald-guy-with-a-goatee who never smiles and probably owns a Nextel phone. In the end, she got a bad boy.
 

dobopoq

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OFF TOPIC:

Sorry Masswich :-( , I didn't mean to diminish the Damon. Apparently you had opportunistically sidestepped the usual limitations. It's a hard life at <3.0 kb :-{ , but somehow we get by. :)
 

RandomPlanner

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Late reply again...

Dan -- What does the Nextel phone tell us about him?? I am wracking my brain trying to find similarities of all the guys I know/have seen with this type of phone. I have my guesses, but now I'm intrigued as to what you actually intended it to mean.
 

Budgie

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Alright, who came up with "Canuckistan"? I LMAO everytime I think about it. I caught myself using it in a casual with my dad the other evening. Like fungus between your toes, some things just grow on you.

Oh yeah, wasn't Rumpy the first to challenge someone to a duel.
 

donk

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Budgie said:
Alright, who came up with "Canuckistan"? I LMAO everytime I think about it. I caught myself using it in a casual with my dad the other evening. Like fungus between your toes, some things just grow on you.

Oh yeah, wasn't Rumpy the first to challenge someone to a duel.

It was not developed here, but it has been implemented.

Pat Buchanan is the originator of Canuckistan - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_Canuckistan
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Budgie said:
Oh yeah, wasn't Rumpy the first to challenge someone to a duel.
I did demand satisfaction at one point;) . Now I better get back to resecuring the desk fort. Had a security breach this weekend.
 

donk

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JNA said:
It was DONK who posted the reference back in 2002-12-10 post # 23 in the Avatar Theme Week Dec 8-15, 2002.
http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=5322&highlight=Canuckistan


I did not realize it was me who started it.

In Soviet Canuckistan we all drink beer everyday and have our stomachs pumped for free at the hospital then sober up with Tim Horton's coffee and timbits and a side of back bacon. So take off eh

Soviet_Canuckistan_Flag.jpg
 

Maister

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Stan

A 'Stan' refers to a planner who has burned out, become jaded with the profession and is only concerned with making their own lives as easy and comfortable as possible pending retirement. As a result, Stans can from time to time exhibit a certain unhelpfulness, selfishness, or even moral bankruptcy.

The real life Stan was first referenced by Gerblunk on this thread http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?t=15515&highlight=Stan

A thread on the FAC titled "The Adventures of Stan and Stan" (subsequently posted by Michaelskis and Maister) periodically satirizes the idea of Stan-dom while recounting largely fictionalized accounts (as told by their alter egos both named 'Stan') based on their real life planning/code enforcement experiences.
 

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Dan -- What does the Nextel phone tell us about him?? I am wracking my brain trying to find similarities of all the guys I know/have seen with this type of phone. I have my guesses, but now I'm intrigued as to what you actually intended it to mean.

Looks like Dan never got around to replying...and as a former Nextel contractor (present Sprintel detractor) I too would like to know.
 

Dan

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Looks like Dan never got around to replying...and as a former Nextel contractor (present Sprintel detractor) I too would like to know.

For a while, I lived in the western suburbs of Orlando, Florida. It was an area where a very large portion of the population was employed in construction and the building trades. Practically everybody carried around a Nextel at all times. You couldn't go more than a few minutes in a public place, day or night, without hearing one chirp. Even if you went to the movies, it was like "CHIRP grah grah blah drywall garr braw jack n' bore brah garr gaaag pick up the bobcat at Sunbelt Rentals garr barrrgh CHIRP". Nobody cared, because they all were carrying Nextels, too.

We called Nextel phones "Necktels" (considering the demographics of those that used them the most; the bald-with-a-goatee look was popular among the crowd) and "West Orange County passports", and the chirps were the "mating call of the West Orange County parakeet"..


Now, to one of our more politically incorrect memes, WE HAVE DONE THE NEEDFUL AND KINDLY BANNED YOU PLEASE. About a year ago, the Forums started getting hit hard with spam. About half of it was coming from India. At the same time, my email box was regularly seeing messages from Indian students asking questions that were along the lines of "tell me absolutely everything you know about some aspect of planning", written in what Americans interpret as a very stilted, formal and exceedingly polite form of English. A few were posted to the Forums. Some were in the imperative case, and asked for information as if they were commands; "You will kindly provide me with the informations." A few finished their email with a phrase that is commonplace in Indian English, but which seems odd to American English speakers: "Kindly do the needful and oblige".

I think this is the very first WHDTNAKBYP banhammer.

banhammer_india_01.jpg
 

JNA

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"To RJ" is an action verb, where and/or when one
Leaves work early; as in going out for lunch and not coming back.
OR
If it is a friday not going into work at all. :-D ;)
 

Hink

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Time for an update. What do we have to add to the pile?
 

Hink

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So I moved this to the FAC in hopes of getting more help. I like this kind of thing.
 
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