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What the heck does YUMBO mean?

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by superslug, Dec 31, 2003.

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  1. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    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?
     
  2. h4ppy

    h4ppy You sir, pineapple?

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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.
     
  3. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    The Conquests beta test?! Damn, either I missed it then or it was after I dropped out of the testing...
    EDIT: :wallbash::cry: :mad: :( :rolleyes:
     
  4. Aphex_Twin

    Aphex_Twin Evergreen

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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 :ack:
     
  5. casual_moose

    casual_moose that casual moose!

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    for some reason i thought it was a huge joke before conquest maybey around PTW but thats just me maybey i remember it wrong
     
  6. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    That pales in comparison to RINGO. I hear that will destroy your ears. ;)
     
  7. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    "What the heck does YUMBO mean?"

    answer
     
  8. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    In other words: you don't know :p :D
     
  9. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator

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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. ;)
     
  10. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    OK!!!!!:goodjob: ;) :p :crazyeye: :lol:
     
  11. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    So no one's even really sure which beta test it was? :rolleyes: What a way to end the year, I should really just go back to lurking...
     
  12. Immortal

    Immortal Chieftain

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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....
     
  13. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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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... :eek: Maybe they're 'high on the spirit of the new year' :hmm:
     
  14. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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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...
     
  15. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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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.
     
  16. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Take a look at the closed threads in the conquests forum. They were becoming spam playgrounds. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Bootstoots

    Bootstoots Chieftain Super Moderator

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    So, does anybody here really know what YUMBO means?
     
  18. superslug

    superslug Still hatin' on Khan Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    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.

    Thank you. Now I can sleep at night.
     
  19. Raijer

    Raijer The 736th Beatle

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    Maybe this will shed a bit more light on the yumbo mystery.
     
  20. Lefty Scaevola

    Lefty Scaevola Moderatus Illuminatus Super Moderator

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    Closed by request of an Illuminatus psoing as superslug.
     
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