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PWNED???

Postby Vigis » Sat Dec 14, 2002 6:30 am

Alright, I am looking for theories on how pwned came to existance. Did it just seem cool after somebody hit the wrong key? or did somebody with an amazing amount of charisma (the cool kid in school) decide that he/she was going to substitute the o in owned with a p and see how many peeps would copy it? Does it stem from hackers like L33t does?

Somebody PLEASE answer my worthless question since I know JACK about puters.

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Postby Sadric » Sat Dec 14, 2002 7:14 pm

I figured it was just a common typo that became popular among the "I can't spell" crowd of CS, and then all of the other internet slangwhores picked up on it.
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Postby Malacar » Sat Dec 14, 2002 9:57 pm

Nice flame there, Sadric.

Are you always this angry?

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Postby Sarkhon » Sun Dec 15, 2002 1:32 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sadric:
I figured it was just a common typo that became popular among the "I can't spell" crowd of CS, and then all of the other internet slangwhores picked up on it.</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow. Got some 7 year old harbored resentment going on here buddy?

As far as l33t goes, that really stems more from the old warez crowd than it does to hackers. As to "pwned," I'd guess that stemmed from gamers out of a typo that someone found amusing. My best guess is from the Unreal or Doom crowd ...
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Postby Teyaha » Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:30 am

i first saw pwned used on the dark age of camelot boards over a year ago. i think it started there. on my server we have a guy with a brain dyfunction and he types a little oddly..pwned, teh suq, etc.

now it's wtfpwned!
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Postby Corth » Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:51 am

Hrmm, I think there was some miscommunication in this thread...

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Postby Sarkhon » Sun Dec 15, 2002 3:28 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Teyaha:
i first saw pwned used on the dark age of camelot boards over a year ago. i think it started there. </font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hrmm... i've definitely seen it used in online contexts well before daoc (at least 2-3 years before). I still think its from the doom-type online clans but that's just a guess Image
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Postby moritheil » Sun Dec 15, 2002 3:38 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Vigis:
<B>Alright, I am looking for theories on how pwned came to existance.

Vigis</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

About over a year ago, 'Romeo and Juliet for the l337' came out. In it, Romeo says 'pwn3d' at a critical moment. Ever since then, I've seen the term more and more often.

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Postby Sadric » Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:21 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sarkhon:
Wow. Got some 7 year old harbored resentment going on here buddy?
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yep, I must be a 7 year old because I just insulted a large part of the CS community. damn me. so childish of me.

oh wait, guess I fit right in here then Image


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Postby Corth » Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:34 am

omg...

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Postby Xisiqomelir » Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:36 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Corth:
<B>omg...

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pwned?

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Postby Sarkhon » Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:35 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sadric:
yep, I must be a 7 year old because I </font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

um, no. if you read what i wrote more carefully, you'd notice that it was referring to a timeframe - as in your remark makes reference to people from over 7 years ago, hence the reason i said "harbored resentment." whatever though, to each their own.
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Postby Xisiqomelir » Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:47 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sarkhon:
um, no. if you read what i wrote more carefully, you'd notice that it was referring to a timeframe - as in your remark makes reference to people from over 7 years ago, hence the reason i said "harbored resentment." whatever though, to each their own.</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Just out of curiousity, are we talking about the same CS here? Because the CS I know is nowhere near 7 years old.

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Postby Sarkhon » Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:21 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Xisiqomelir:
<B> Just out of curiousity, are we talking about the same CS here? Because the CS I know is nowhere near 7 years old.

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well, it was around in my last year of high school, and i'm currently graduating law school in a few months (yes, time flys by fast). if it's not 7 years it's damn near close. i'm not saying all those people retired 7 years ago, but the guild certainly existed that long ago.

regardless, it doesn't really matter, but malacar can fill in the details better if he really wants to since he's already in this dumb thread Image bedtime for me.
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Postby Daz » Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:44 pm

xisi, CS is a reference to one of the old guilds that was for established players around the time i was starting. i believe it was crimson sigil, but my main memories of that time period are living in fear of crimson death and undermountain while tydaak tried to convince me dorf conjies were vastly superior to humans.
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Postby Xisiqomelir » Sun Dec 15, 2002 1:06 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Daz:
xisi, CS is a reference to one of the old guilds that was for established players around the time i was starting. i believe it was crimson sigil, but my main memories of that time period are living in fear of crimson death and undermountain while tydaak tried to convince me dorf conjies were vastly superior to humans.</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ahh, thanks for that clarification Daz.

If that's the case, then all you people jumping on Sadric might want to consider jumping off him, because I believe that his CS "I can't spell crowd" refers to COUNTERSTRIKE.



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Postby Corth » Sun Dec 15, 2002 3:02 pm

hahah, we almost have it worked out!

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Postby Malacar » Sun Dec 15, 2002 3:05 pm

Miscommunication then. I assumed it was Crimson Sigil, because well, that's what CS is to me. I'm not a counterstrike player.

And there are a lot of harbored resentments against Crimson Sigil still. Don't know why, but there are. Image

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Postby Sadric » Sun Dec 15, 2002 3:28 pm

hah yeah, sorry. I hadn't even considered crimson sigil when I said CS, but it was counterstrike that I'd meant.
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Postby Sarvis » Sun Dec 15, 2002 3:42 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Malacar:
<B>Miscommunication then. I assumed it was Crimson Sigil, because well, that's what CS is to me. I'm not a counterstrike player.

And there are a lot of harbored resentments against Crimson Sigil still. Don't know why, but there are. Image

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Heh... I'd assumed it meant Computer Science...

Damned acronyms... Image

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Postby rylan » Sun Dec 15, 2002 3:54 pm

Wow.. the title of this thread is so appropriate for the almost flames in here Image
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Postby Fura » Sun Dec 15, 2002 4:23 pm

I keep waiting for it to become pwnd, why bother with vowels? Whenever I see someone say 'pwned', though, I read it as pawned, and it's so strange...
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Postby Ambar » Sun Dec 15, 2002 5:09 pm

hahahaha i saw Crimson too and was like wtf .. these people are nutzzz

Edit: I personally thought pwned was a gormalism here on Soj ... duh me i guess


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Postby Sarkhon » Sun Dec 15, 2002 6:50 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sadric:
hah yeah, sorry. I hadn't even considered crimson sigil when I said CS, but it was counterstrike that I'd meant.</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My apologies for commenting then. Looked initially like you were taking a very cheap shot at a quite a few people i consider good friends (who havent played here in quite some time), which is the reason i said anything. Moving right along Image
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Postby Malacar » Sun Dec 15, 2002 6:51 pm

Hey, I still play! Noone loves me though.. I was the bastardchild of CS. :P

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Postby Sarkhon » Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:07 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Malacar:
<B>Hey, I still play! Noone loves me though.. I was the bastardchild of CS. :P

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haha yeah but you can more than fend for yourself if you want to :P To turn this thread half productive and somewhat relevant, how bout that Sigilgames Online, grin - http://www.sigilgames.com for those that don't know (still a very barebones site, but has some preliminary info) -- i for one, cannot wait for them announce what they are working on Image
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Postby Sadric » Sun Dec 15, 2002 7:18 pm

glip from the safehouse (everquest board, glip being keith parkinson's son) says that sigil should be announcing their project early next year. I'm really waiting too, as the only other mmorgp in development that I'm looking forward to is worlds of warcraft.
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Postby Nokie » Sun Dec 15, 2002 9:10 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sarvis:
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Heh... I'd assumed it meant Computer Science...

Damned acronyms... Image

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And I thought he meant C Sharp (C#). The file extentions for C# files is .cs

ohwell!

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Postby Kifle » Mon Dec 16, 2002 6:08 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Sarvis:
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Heh... I'd assumed it meant Computer Science...

Damned acronyms... Image

</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Heh, i was with you on this one sarv Image

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Postby Zellin » Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:44 am

ROFL, Corth, you are so cruel to these people. Post 6 of the thread, you knew, and you just sat on it! That is the purest definition of pwned I have EVER seen.

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Postby Zellin » Tue Dec 17, 2002 7:44 am

Sweet Jesus, I just pwned myself.
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Postby Corth » Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:14 am

*whistle*

You could say that was my way of demonstrating how "pwned" came into existance. Image

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Postby Kallinar » Thu Dec 19, 2002 7:10 am

COUNTERSTRIKE pwns joo all!!!
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