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Old 08-05-2020, 11:29 PM   #1
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Alright Boyz, Here We Go... how did that start?

I’ve been a member for nearly 2 decades and I have never found the answers to these questions (I tried doing a forum search but turned up empty):

What started the old “Alright Boyz, Here We Go” thing when starting threads about new games?

Also, where did “dola” come from?
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Old 08-06-2020, 12:29 AM   #2
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Dola came from a user named dola who had a habit of multiple consecutive postings IIRC - that was before my time here (which must be close to two decades also).

Alright Boyz... not sure.
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:48 AM   #3
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Dola came from a user named dola who had a habit of multiple consecutive postings IIRC - that was before my time here (which must be close to two decades also).

Alright Boyz... not sure.

Ah okay, that makes sense. Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:11 AM   #4
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I asked where the sportsdig thing started two weeks ago.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:12 AM   #5
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dola

It was a actually a couple months ago but I wanted to maintain the joke, and I really did ask.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:18 AM   #6
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Alright boyz was me. I happened to be off work on OOTP release day one year, and I started a thread with that day. I think it was OOTP4. Checking now.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:37 AM   #7
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Hmmmm....a bunch of 2002 threads are missing from the archives, and that would have been OOTP4.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:46 AM   #8
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Interesting. We switched to vBulletin on 1/24/2003, it appears. A bunch of (all?) threads from 2000 and 2001 are available, but it looks like little/nothing in 2002 and up to 1/24/2003 is still here. Weird.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:58 AM   #9
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Dola came from a user named dola who had a habit of multiple consecutive postings IIRC - that was before my time here (which must be close to two decades also).

Alright Boyz... not sure.

I'm pretty sure (though not 100% sure) that dolamite was also trying to make a point about how judging users based on post counts was stupid because

you
could
make
posts
like
this
to
increase
your
post
count

(each word being a separate post).
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:02 AM   #10
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Hmmmm....a bunch of 2002 threads are missing from the archives, and that would have been OOTP4.

It's a conspiracy.

There obviously something in those archives that somebody didn't want seen.
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:03 AM   #11
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dola

Does that also mean people lost posts!?!
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:09 AM   #12
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It's a conspiracy.

That was right around the time we had that poster Hunter_B who kept bragging about how important his dad was and how much he loved China and committing treason.

Whatever happened to that guy? He was weird.

Anyway, totally strange that we lost those posts. Must have been a server move or something.
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:36 AM   #13
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But where did "trout" come from?
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Old 08-06-2020, 02:18 PM   #14
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But where did "trout" come from?

Somebody's rectum, IIRC.
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:37 PM   #15
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But where did "trout" come from?

trout
/trout/

noun
noun: trout; plural noun: trout; plural noun: trouts
a chiefly freshwater fish of the salmon family, found in both Eurasia and North America and highly valued as food and game.
Phrases
old trout — an annoying or bad-tempered old person, especially a woman.
Origin

late Old English truht, from late Latin tructa, based on Greek trōgein ‘gnaw’.
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:54 PM   #16
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Somebody's rectum, IIRC.

Pretty sure it was Fritz who started that:

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Over time it was go-to final option on a poll, then the rectum part was left off, leaving us with just trout.
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Old 08-06-2020, 04:15 PM   #17
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I'm pretty sure (though not 100% sure) that dolamite was also trying to make a point about how judging users based on post counts was stupid because

you
could
make
posts
like
this
to
increase
your
post
count

(each word being a separate post).

Yeah he was a forum artist
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Old 08-06-2020, 04:42 PM   #18
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The missing threads, was that from the time we had that huge crash that left the board down for weeks? I think I remember it was a problem with the database that was a major pain to fix.

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Old 08-06-2020, 05:35 PM   #19
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I'm pretty sure (though not 100% sure) that dolamite was also trying to make a point about how judging users based on post counts was stupid because

you
could
make
posts
like
this
to
increase
your
post
count

(each word being a separate post).

I think that post count is a perfectly reasonable way to measure the worth of a person.
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