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Old 12-18-2015, 01:07 AM
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Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, once said "A late game can eventually be good, but a bad game is bad forever." I've always had the same philosophy with this site -- I'd rather take ridiculous amounts of time than settle for lousy results.

But darn it, today's my birthday, and for once I'm giving myself a break. Here are two things I've been waiting for a big event to unveil.

First is our new Facebook page. Because why not? It's pretty plain right now, but all the updates will be posted there and maybe other little stuff too.

Second... oh man. You're gonna love this.

You can call the site 5MV again.

See, a few months ago I had a revelation. I've never been happy with "5M.net", but I couldn't think of a better option. I joked in the T100 list about buying a Venezuelan domain (and there's now a top-level .voyage domain, which would be even better), but all the Vs are either geographically restricted or too expensive.

And then it hit me. I don't have to change the name or address of the site to change the abbreviation for it! I live in a world where SAT doesn't officially stand for anything and SHIELD keeps changing what it stands for and RWBY is pronounced "ruby"! I can have a site called FiveMinute.net and abbreviate it 5MV if I want! Am I sultan or am I sultan?

A kind of peace came upon me with this decision. I feel really good about it. In fact, I've already been calling the site 5MV again at the forums, in PMs, and such. It rolls right off the fingers just like it used to.

The time has come to share this peace with you. FiveMinute.net is officially 5MV for short.

But make no mistake: it's 5MV, not FMV. I will hunt you down.

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Old 12-18-2015, 01:32 PM
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Happy birthday!
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:01 PM
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Happy belated! And 5MV it is. Huzzah!
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I wonder if we can come up with another word starting with "V" to replace the Voyager part, to keep accuracy.
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:26 AM
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I've often considered that idea -- and so have you, interestingly enough. I think Marc may have been the first to suggest it, way back when I first started posting non-VOY content. Unfortunately, time hasn't helped me come up with a good V word. "Versions" is pretty much perfect definitionally, but it still doesn't quite feel right to me.
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:10 PM
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I was bored enough to go to a word finder site.

Versions? Visions? Vigils?
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"Venison" would work, mostly because we all look like a deer in the headlights when something is posted.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:51 PM
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You're too new here for that level of sarcasm.
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You're too new here for that level of sarcasm.
I work in tech support. It's what we do to stay more or less sane.
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:45 AM
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I went to a more proper online dictionary...

varsal: whole; entire; universal--The whole thing in five minutes!
versiform: changing in form--From an episode/movie/book to a fiver!
vitiate: to impair the quality or spoil something--This one's obvious.
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mudshark: I don't expect Nate to make sense, really -- it's just a bad idea.

Sa'ar Chasm on the 5M.net forum: Sit back, relax, and revel in the insanity.

Adam Savage: I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Crow T. Robot: Oh, stop pretending there's a plot. Don't cheapen yourself further.
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