Inspired by this thread. I also have this vague unease that this may have been discussed before, but I’m not exactly sure how to search for the topic.
I’m thinking about the idea of having a sticky which includes a compilation of terms which pop up periodically on the SDMB. I’ve seen the “Overlords” thread a couple times, and I wouldn’t be surprised to discover similar things involving “Hi Opal!” or “Band Name!” or any other random terms, so maybe it might save server strain, wear and teat to have a universal, board-centered index that could be upgraded as something new enters the vocabulary.
Formatically, I’m thinking something like this:
"I, for one, welcome our new <whatever> overlords" - makes reference to the Simpson’s episode Deep Space Homer, in which news anchor Kent Brockman mistakenly believes that giant ants will take over the Earth after Homer accidentally breaks an ant farm aboard the Space Shuttle. Episode details are here, and examples of SDMB usage are here and here.
Og - SDMB board deity. “Og” first surfaced as the result of a typo, from a former board contributor who consistently misspelled the word “of” in the phrase “son of God” as “og…”
…and then relevant links again to origins and examples.
My thinking is simply that this may save a lot of time in searches, new threads, etc., if there’s a constant rolling index of terms. Possibly alphabetical, although it would take something along the lines of having the opening post constantly modified by a moderator after submissions/requests to the thread, the requests/suggestions posts being deleted after the content surfaced in the main post.
There’s such a great common vocabulary on the SDMB, and I’d like to make it possible for someone to have a reference guide that would be easily accessible that puts the least possible strain on the system in the process.