What is "the flob"?

I saw it mentioned in a closed topic. WTH is it/does it mean?

where you are right now

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Now I’m even more confused.
Or does “the flob” mean a temporary situation?

It’s okay. Stay out of IP and Covid-related threads and you’ll get back to normal.
Flob = taiwan. Others may know its origins.

He’s right. I barely survived.

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Pretty sure Flob refers to Forumosa.

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maybe flob = forumosa land of betelnuts

No.

Yup.

Ask @superking to run it down for ya. He made it up.

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So what is it? I hate feeling so ignorant. Enlighten me.

I thought it was the Forum for Lots of Bickering

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I don’t know either. It apparently refers to this forum. I just never bothered to ask.

It’s like Xiangshan. It’s there. I’ll do it another day.

Many years later. Still not visited.

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The Flob isn’t a thing, it just is.

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Who the flob is @superking?

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Some TomHill.

“flob” seems to be an old-fashioned (insider) name for forumosa.

I’m not ancient enough to know the roots, but there seemed to have been an URL like “flob.me”… which might have been the source of this term, or it might not.

Actually, the URL is still there. Wow.

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Perfect. Now we just need someone to explain the origin story

Calling @GooseEgg . You da man, no?

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Here are some examples, beginning in September of 2006:

Around that time, people were also messing around with an anagram:

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Maybe some enterprising member needs to start printing TShirts with FLOB emblazoned across the front, distributed (for a fee) to the Regulars so we can wear them (or maybe not!!) when we go out.

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One question: is half a flob better or worse than half a chub?

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