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Old Dec 31, 2003, 01:00 AM   #1
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What the heck does YUMBO mean?

I keep coming across poster names, titles and signatures mentioning this as well as posts stipulating that you know what YUMBO is if you're a real CFC fanatic. Well, I may not spam as much as others, but I lurk a lot here, and I don't know.

I'm don't want to make accusations, but I do think the YUMBO references smack a little of elitism, specifically prohibited by the Site rules.

Those are my thoughts on the situation. What are yours?
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 02:20 AM   #2
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Don't bother trying Yumbo is a in joke from the beta test and all the beta testers (including the mods) have said that they aren't telling.
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 03:10 AM   #3
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The Conquests beta test?! Damn, either I missed it then or it was after I dropped out of the testing...
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 08:07 AM   #4
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Pay no attention to it.

However, you should watch out for GINGO, I hear some posters have not lived to tell the tale
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 09:30 AM   #5
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The Conquests beta test?! Damn, either I missed it then or it was after I dropped out of the testing...
for some reason i thought it was a huge joke before conquest maybey around PTW but thats just me maybey i remember it wrong
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 11:02 AM   #6
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However, you should watch out for GINGO, I hear some posters have not lived to tell the tale
That pales in comparison to RINGO. I hear that will destroy your ears.
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 12:20 PM   #7
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"What the heck does YUMBO mean?"

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Old Dec 31, 2003, 12:25 PM   #8
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"What the heck does YUMBO mean?"

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In other words: you don't know
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 12:51 PM   #9
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MC: After you are enlisted, see about getting a TS clearance. Then try to get cleared for SCI. Then see if you can figure out the compartment for YUMBO. Then (and all this could take anywhere from two to 16 years) you *might* be authorized that information.
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MC: After you are enlisted, see about getting a TS clearance. Then try to get cleared for SCI. Then see if you can figure out the compartment for YUMBO. Then (and all this could take anywhere from two to 16 years) you *might* be authorized that information.
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 01:33 PM   #11
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So no one's even really sure which beta test it was? What a way to end the year, I should really just go back to lurking...
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 01:37 PM   #12
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I think this whole yumbo crap is both moronic and elitist, since I suppose the "regular posters" aren't imporant enough to know what this means....
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Old Dec 31, 2003, 02:43 PM   #13
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Well, if you are implying that mods know what it is, then you're mistaken.

But we are sick of threads on it. Lefty and Padma are being very restrained... Maybe they're 'high on the spirit of the new year'
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But we are sick of threads on it.
Please clarify. Are you sick of threads/posts regarding YUMBO or threads/posts asking what YUMBO is? The reason I ask is because I don't recall seeing any threads like this (maybe I didn't look hard enough), but I opened this one to complain about what I consider quasioffensive. I didn't do it to be an irritant myself...
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I think this whole yumbo crap is both moronic and elitist, since I suppose the "regular posters" aren't imporant enough to know what this means....
Actually, those of us that were beta testers don't even know what it means. Not even Firaxis knows. (I asked Jesse). It's an inside joke between the Breakaway Games programmers apparently.
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Please clarify. Are you sick of threads/posts regarding YUMBO or threads/posts asking what YUMBO is? The reason I ask is because I don't recall seeing any threads like this (maybe I didn't look hard enough), but I opened this one to complain about what I consider quasioffensive. I didn't do it to be an irritant myself...
Take a look at the closed threads in the conquests forum. They were becoming spam playgrounds.
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Actually, those of us that were beta testers don't even know what it means. Not even Firaxis knows. (I asked Jesse). It's an inside joke between the Breakaway Games programmers apparently.
So, does anybody here really know what YUMBO means?
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Take a look at the closed threads in the conquests forum.
I'm afraid I didn't look there, since the only place a thread like this deserves to be is Site Feedback, if any place at all.

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Actually, those of us that were beta testers don't even know what it means. Not even Firaxis knows. (I asked Jesse). It's an inside joke between the Breakaway Games programmers apparently.
Thank you. Now I can sleep at night.
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Maybe this will shed a bit more light on the yumbo mystery.
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