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DOS Gamers = D-Gers?
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Do we need an idium handle for DOS Gamers?
D-Gers is da-BOMB!
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Aww, dude... anything else.
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Let's stay anonamous "gamers".
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GLERFS
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 4:35 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Homz wrote:
How about D'ger? (i.e. I am D'ger)


Well.... that was the original handle I suggested (though I had put down the plural form).


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:59 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey! Where's DG?! :Angry:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 2:32 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

How about the way I say it now, and just call us people on DGF (Dos Games Forum). We refer to here as DGF instead of giving ourselves a name. Else, i'd be "phpBB styles consultant"
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 3:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I refer to this forum as DGCF (DOS Games Community Forum).
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 3:45 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

But just try describing yourself as a DGCF (or a GLERFS for that matter) and the raised eyebrows appear. Do "High Performance Automotive Enthusiasts" refer to themselves as HPAE's? It would be very "greek", to say the least. No, they are "rodders" and "racers", and I'm one of those too (1966 Pontiac LeMans 2dr HT, 350ci, 325hp canyon racer). So the point of this forum is: are we simply "computer gamers" or "gamers"? Or would "D-gers" (et. al.) be a better handle?

The test: Fit your favorite choice into these sentences (singular, plural, descriptive noun) and imagine saying it to the coolest people you know with a straight face. If you would be embarrassed, forget it.

Hi, I'm a serious ______.
We are ______ and it's a great life.
Hey, meet my ______ friends.
It's time to _______.

"Gamer" has passed this test for me since my first month of D&D a long time ago. I thought "D-ger" might work and be a bit more type specific. My friends' "computer-wives" have nicknamed us "Trogs" because we disappear into the basement cave to game it up (....I should have included that choice). GLERFS would be laughed at in my crowd (sorry Chk-M8). So, excercise those remaining brain cells for a better handle or we'll stay "gamers" and proud of it. Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:52 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

But try describing yourself as a DOS Games Community Forum.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose we'd be called Kazeros.

Is it pronounced kuh-zee-rows?

Possible chat transcript:

JohnDoe> Hi, I'm a kazero, are you?
JimBob> No! DOS is so old, man! Get with the times!
JohnDoe> Hey, there are still lots of kazeros out there! Don't dis them!
JimBob> Hey, all you kazeros out there! Get a new computer and start playing some new games!
JohnDoe> No way! I like being a kazero!

Dictionary entry:

ka·ze·ro (kzîr, kzr) n. pl. ka·ze·ros or ka·ze·roes

A person who enjoys playing games designed for the Microsoft Disk Operating System or other similar command-line interface operating systems designed for the Intel 8088/8086 central processing unit instruction set.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:07 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

... Your trying to steal my name?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I am only following your request to call DOS Gamers, "Kazeros".
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Kazero's are a brand of cereal.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:43 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Kazer0's original request was that DOS Gamers be called Kazeros. A few posts later it got changed to a brand of cereal. I thought K0 still wanted DOS Gamers to be called Kazeros despite the cereal.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:51 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we could stuff floppies into the Kazer0 cereal boxes?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:22 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

They'll have to be 5 and a quarter inchers, though.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 8:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Would these floppy disks be edible afterwards?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 9:52 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well as president of Kazer O's cereal, I will offer both 3.5" and 5.25" floppies with good games on them in our boxes. After 100 uses, they become edible.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:48 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

And it's time to hear that cute Kazer0's jingle again! All together now:

Kazer0's, Kazer0's
The wonderful treat.
Tastes like Cheerios
Made from yaks teet.

You'll love 'em
You'll love 'em
They'll make you beat feet
In 20-40 rythym
To the leetle round seat.
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