I cannot remember - what is therm for storming out of an online forum in a huff and telling everyone that you’re doing so?
YAGE - Yet Another Great Exit
Thanks, Nabiki! I knew someone here would know.
I think it’s “grand” not “great”, but Nabiki has it right.
I think you’re right.
We’ve had a few of those here haven’t we?
Is there a board that hasn’t?
I been guilty of a few YAGE’s in real life…but almost never on a board.
The forums I’ve left I just … leave. No one left behind cares, and you’re not planning on going back… so why bother?
Anyone doing a YAGE will be back. Maybe under another nick, but the will be back.
Yeah, it’s the “I’m leaving and I want everyone to know I’m leaving, but I’m not really leaving, I just want attention and will come back later” method.
I don’t believe in grand exits. I do believe in scorched earth, however. Fortunately, we couldn’t remember the password when Lee and I were drinking enough that just deleting the boards seemed like a really good idea.
Gah, that’s been… 9 years ago? That was 2005. Wow.
There’s a lot of people on a FB group for a popular show that I watch who have been doing that lately. As I now know the acronym, I’ve taken to posting just “YAGE” as a comment on their posts.
HASHTAG GOOD TIMEZ
(seriously, though, that was an awesome night :D)
How about SOQ instead of YAGE
(Sneaking Out Quietly)
A small problem with that, Grognar…no one would know when to apply it.
I remember our particular term for it (that one time the boards pretty much split down the middle), was “Blargh”.
The boards split? See, I must have missed something really shitty at some point, I don’t remember it ever being bad enough that someone would want to delete it all, or where we would have split on something.
It was pretty hairy for a little while, then. I had only recently joined, and didn’t understand much of the furor.
I stepped up posting to do my bit and keep the community alive… not many of our current small group is left from then.
I got here at the very beginning, but missed a chunk in the middle.