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Offline Merlin the Elder

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What does "leet" mean for post count??
« on: May 12, 2011, 12:18:45 PM »
Just curious... mine came up with that today, and I've seen it on others' post counts before as well. Did I win the leetery?
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Re: What does "leet" mean for post count??
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 05:25:05 PM »
My guess is that you had 1337 posts, which translates to leet in gamer speak, which is short for elite.  Elite is a superior being.  So for a few sweet moments you were more superior than all other forum members.  But now you are the same as the rest of us.

Pure speculation, of course.

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Re: What does "leet" mean for post count??
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 05:31:08 PM »
I'm thinking someone is a nerd and turned 1337 posts to read leet. XD
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Re: What does "leet" mean for post count??
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 05:50:10 PM »
Well, I'll take that as being a cool thing.  I'm not a gamer, so I did not know the term. But I was passing through the 1337 post category.  What makes that number significant in the gaming world?  Was there something at 420 that I missed?
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Re: What does "leet" mean for post count??
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2011, 11:30:28 PM »
Urban Dictionary for leet - see #3 for why it's 1337. #1 supposedly explains the history.

It's popular in online gaming, too.

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Re: What does "leet" mean for post count??
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 11:53:00 PM »
It's a little easter egg in the system.  Once you go past 1337 posts, it goes back to normal numbers.  ;)
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