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What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/27/2010 10:16:52 PM   
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I like them, but gee, I thought they would be a niche thing. So many people have them they look like some official badge that you must aquire to be a member of the WitP:AE community.

Worse one yet goes to Chickenboy - Tropical Disease Fanboy
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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/27/2010 11:50:54 PM   
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I was at first sceptical too for various reasons but then I thought they give this forum a nice touch.

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 12:00:46 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Gräfin Zeppelin

I was at first sceptical too for various reasons but then I thought they give this forum a nice touch.


That may be true but the winner hands down is......................



Large Slow Target


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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 12:49:15 AM   
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I think they are all great. My personal favorites is MYNOCK's.

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 12:53:01 AM   
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The term "fanboy" apparently started out as a derogatory word for folks who defended one side or the other.  It became adopted as a badge of honor, and then seems to have spread like wildfire.  I, too enjoy them.   

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 1:00:37 AM   
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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 1:06:29 AM   
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They are the way we express our individuality in a uniform fashion



DO WHAT??????

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 4:32:29 AM   
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I think they are all great. My personal favorites is MYNOCK's.


Whoa! I have a sig fan?

I credit the great Dixie for my sig. He's far more adept in Photoshop than I.

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 4:36:17 AM   
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ORIGINAL: TOMLABEL


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They are the way we express our individuality in a uniform fashion



DO WHAT??????

TOMLABEL


Nekkid is a uniform of sorts. Although yours are more of the duoform variety.

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 4:39:58 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gargoil

I like them, but gee, I thought they would be a niche thing. So many people have them they look like some official badge that you must aquire to be a member of the WitP:AE community.

Worse one yet goes to Chickenboy - Tropical Disease Fanboy

Ahem....



My fanboyism of tropical diseases comes in several parts:

I'm a medical professional (vet). I appreciate a good ol' fashioned infectious disease when I see it. The tropics have some very unusual and extremely nasty ones that one doesn't find elsewhere. Not only did men have to live side by side with these nasties, but they had to FIGHT a war at the same time! What a rotten (literally) place to fight a war!

The major disabler of land units in the pacific wasn't enemy action, but tropical diseases-particularly malaria. This major effect on the tempo of land combat must be maintained for anything claiming to be a game / simulation of the PTO. Ignore malaria? Your game is immediately other-worldly and unrealistic.

The initial iterations of AE had malaria disabled. There were some mutterings on the boards early on about keeping it that way, because having malarial effects was annoyingly realistic, I guess. I chose to make my suggestion (up with malaria!) very clearly obvious to all when I posted.

DivePac88 did a beautiful job with some images that I sent him. He even put in some of his own. Then he designed both my avatar and siggy. What a bloke! How could I say no?

Lastly, I've always appreciated folks with 'off-center' senses of humor. Mike's "Sir Robin Fanboy" is one such. A fan of running away and wetting one's armor? However, all things considered, I agree with consensus re: LST's siggy. Pretty hard to beat.

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 5:42:20 AM   
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I am a fanboy for ANYONE who can use photoshop and create these beauties. Alas---I have NOOOOO talent in this area.


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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 5:47:18 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: vettim89


quote:

ORIGINAL: Gräfin Zeppelin

I was at first sceptical too for various reasons but then I thought they give this forum a nice touch.


That may be true but the winner hands down is......................



Large Slow Target

#No doubt about that!

Though I like USS Amercia's, too

Brave Sir Robin ran away... No!
Bravely ran away, away...

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 7:04:10 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Gargoil

I like them, but gee, I thought they would be a niche thing. So many people have them they look like some official badge that you must aquire to be a member of the WitP:AE community.

Worse one yet goes to Chickenboy - Tropical Disease Fanboy

Ahem....

Here's one for you Chickenboy, the Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK6NrbL6sLY

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 8:22:21 AM   
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Some of them are very very thought provoking like Chickenboy and the Tropical disease issue

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 4:33:10 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Sheytan

Some of them are very very thought provoking like Chickenboy and the Tropical disease issue

Or Sheytan's handle-IIRC, he was showing a Turkish colleague of his some manuevering tricks with WiTP-how to strike his opponent. His Turkish friend described him as a "Sheytan" or Devil. Furthermore, in talking with some Arab colleagues of mine, "Sheytan" can mean 'deviously clever'-like a fox. What a great descriptor!

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 4:39:36 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jonathan Pollard


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Gargoil

I like them, but gee, I thought they would be a niche thing. So many people have them they look like some official badge that you must aquire to be a member of the WitP:AE community.

Worse one yet goes to Chickenboy - Tropical Disease Fanboy

Ahem....

Here's one for you Chickenboy, the Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike episode.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK6NrbL6sLY

Outstanding! Thanks for the link!

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 8:28:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: USS America

The term "fanboy" apparently started out as a derogatory word for folks who defended one side or the other.  It became adopted as a badge of honor, and then seems to have spread like wildfire.  I, too enjoy them.   


This is exactly how I remember fan boys, used to be derogatory to make fun of someones play style, now a days it represents your side, clearly Tom 3rd is NOT an allies fan boy.

I however am simply the Hypno toad fan boy. Dont ask, or simply youtube hypno toad :D

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 8:46:34 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Misconduct


quote:

ORIGINAL: USS America

The term "fanboy" apparently started out as a derogatory word for folks who defended one side or the other.  It became adopted as a badge of honor, and then seems to have spread like wildfire.  I, too enjoy them.   


This is exactly how I remember fan boys, used to be derogatory to make fun of someones play style, now a days it represents your side, clearly Tom 3rd is NOT an allies fan boy.

I however am simply the Hypno toad fan boy. Dont ask, or simply youtube hypno toad :D

...all...glory...to...the...hypnotoad....


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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/28/2010 11:46:07 PM   
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I suppose that means my sig shows I am a fanboy for hopeless but brave stands.

Oh wait, that's correct!

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 5:16:44 AM   
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Anyone can win with Mustangs and Corsairs. I'm a fan of clunky airplanes. The Roman Legionaires used to train with triple weighted weapons and Brewster Buffaloes so they would be really really good when the real thing came.

(That and of old episodes of Rags the Ragtime Tiger and Crusader Rabbit)

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 5:18:40 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mynok

Nekkid is a uniform of sorts. Although yours are more of the duoform variety.


Yes, quite right, and I plan to keep them in the duoform variety


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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 8:47:53 AM   
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Hail Chickenboy,

Question, a few weeks ago I was watching a Military channel program about Burma during the second world war. Perhaps you may be able to answer this for me. During the program the narrator referred to the various diseases, the terrain difficulties related to movement by bodies of men in Burma etc. The Narrator also made a comment about the soldiers there having to contend with "Giant Leeches". I have see a leech before, but what would a giant leech be? Have you ever seen one? And how big is it?

Best!

Sorry for going off topic!

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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Gargoil

I like them, but gee, I thought they would be a niche thing. So many people have them they look like some official badge that you must aquire to be a member of the WitP:AE community.

Worse one yet goes to Chickenboy - Tropical Disease Fanboy

Ahem....



My fanboyism of tropical diseases comes in several parts:

I'm a medical professional (vet). I appreciate a good ol' fashioned infectious disease when I see it. The tropics have some very unusual and extremely nasty ones that one doesn't find elsewhere. Not only did men have to live side by side with these nasties, but they had to FIGHT a war at the same time! What a rotten (literally) place to fight a war!

The major disabler of land units in the pacific wasn't enemy action, but tropical diseases-particularly malaria. This major effect on the tempo of land combat must be maintained for anything claiming to be a game / simulation of the PTO. Ignore malaria? Your game is immediately other-worldly and unrealistic.

The initial iterations of AE had malaria disabled. There were some mutterings on the boards early on about keeping it that way, because having malarial effects was annoyingly realistic, I guess. I chose to make my suggestion (up with malaria!) very clearly obvious to all when I posted.

DivePac88 did a beautiful job with some images that I sent him. He even put in some of his own. Then he designed both my avatar and siggy. What a bloke! How could I say no?

Lastly, I've always appreciated folks with 'off-center' senses of humor. Mike's "Sir Robin Fanboy" is one such. A fan of running away and wetting one's armor? However, all things considered, I agree with consensus re: LST's siggy. Pretty hard to beat.



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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 1:24:17 PM   
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I imagine that this would qualify?






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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 1:33:07 PM   
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or perhaps this one?...




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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 1:39:15 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

or perhaps this one?...





That had better be a prop from the movie...

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 2:43:36 PM   
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Now where was this post going before Chickenboy posted a picture of his Pet. I think Sig banners give the forum members who use them a personalty. Just look at Terminus's avatar, that cold eyed stare still scares me!

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 2:44:02 PM   
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Alas, it is real. From a "Nova" documentary on "Search for the Giant Leeches"-apparently they found them in the Amazonia / French Guyana.

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 3:06:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Alas, it is real. From a "Nova" documentary on "Search for the Giant Leeches"-apparently they found them in the Amazonia / French Guyana.


Ay carumba! Then that bloke with the beasty on his arm must be what's referred to in the movie business as "an extra".

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 4:43:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Alas, it is real. From a "Nova" documentary on "Search for the Giant Leeches"-apparently they found them in the Amazonia / French Guyana.


Ay carumba! Then that bloke with the beasty on his arm must be what's referred to in the movie business as "an extra".


Let's just say that if he were on the original Star Trek TV show he would be wearing a red shirt.

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RE: What is it with these Fanboy Sigs? - 8/29/2010 5:05:26 PM   
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Every obscure military discipline deserves a fanboy sig.

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