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Alex Yeoh





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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004 12:46 pm    Post subject: why "myArmoury" and not "myarmo*ry"?         Reply with quote

why "myArmoury" and not "myarmo*ry"? It seems like most people on this board are from North America.

Me - I'm an Australian living in Canada, so I spell armour with a "u" - but I find it interesting that a predominantly American board spells it with a "u".

just curious.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: why "myArmoury" and not "myArmoury"?         Reply with quote

Alex Yeoh wrote:
why "myArmoury" and not "myArmoury"? It seems like most people on this board are from North America.

Me - I'm an Australian living in Canada, so I spell armour with a "u" - but I find it interesting that a predominantly American board spells it with a "u".

just curious.


Because the domain name without the "u" in it was already taken.

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: why "myArmoury" and not "myArmoury"?         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Alex Yeoh wrote:
why "myArmoury" and not "myArmoury"? It seems like most people on this board are from North America.

Me - I'm an Australian living in Canada, so I spell armour with a "u" - but I find it interesting that a predominantly American board spells it with a "u".

just curious.


Because the domain name without the "u" in it was already taken.


Amusingly enough, a site that sells a pop-up blocker...

myarmo*ry (dot)com (for some reason the site here keeps chaging it to add the "U")

quote:

"MyArmo*ry was started to help Internet users get rid of the mess and start enjoying the Web again. "

I'd say "myArmoury.com" did the same thing for me...

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Alex Yeoh





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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004 1:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

yeah I noticed that! I wrote "myarmo*ry" and it switched it to "myArmoury" which made my subject heading nonsensical!
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004 1:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex Yeoh wrote:
yeah I noticed that! I wrote "myarmo*ry" and it switched it to "myArmoury" which made my subject heading nonsensical!


Heh, I have the board auto-correcting that sort of thing. We believe you when you say you typed it cocrectly. Uh huh! Happy

But look: myArmory.com. Sneaky, huh?

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Nov, 2004 2:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

how did you manage to spell myArmory.com without it changing? Amazing Wink
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2004 1:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alex Yeoh wrote:
how did you manage to spell myArmory.com without it changing? Amazing Wink


Admins are like small gods, they can do everything they please in their domain Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2004 6:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Markus Haider wrote:
Alex Yeoh wrote:
how did you manage to spell myArmory.com without it changing? Amazing Wink


Admins are like small gods, they can do everything they please in their domain Big Grin


Laughing Out Loud Do you think something like this, Markus Big Grin



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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2004 9:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Heh, heh. Gladly this is posted on the Off-Topc forum - The Vandal is using an axe Razz
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2004 3:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Besides that, the online armour community has pretty much adopted (claimed!) the British spelling of the word to mean armour of the medieval variety.

Kinda grew out of trying to do websearches and coming up with tanks and bullet proof vests.... Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Nov, 2004 3:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David R. Glier wrote:
Besides that, the online armour community has pretty much adopted (claimed!) the British spelling of the word to mean armour of the medieval variety.

Kinda grew out of trying to do websearches and coming up with tanks and bullet proof vests.... Laughing Out Loud


Hm. You know what? That's a very good point. It's not one I considered, in truth, when making and naming the site. As it turns out, I'm happy with the name and its spelling. It does seem more appropriate for our subject matter and luckily avoids the pitfalls that you just described.

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