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Call for research: ROFLCOPTER

Last posted Aug 08, 2009 at 08:08PM EDT. Added Aug 08, 2009 at 02:27PM EDT
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Hey everyone,

Our ROFLCOPTER entry is pretty bare.

We got this email from a user…

I know some stuff about the origin of ROFLCOPTER. A few years back there was this kid named geckomyecho who kept spamming ROFLCOPTER in tons of games. I remember being in one of the games with him, it was so long ago im surprised i remember lol. he was really annoying tho and got kicked. i’m pretty sure he started it, it was a long time ago. also i think he went onto a forum board or something and started spamming it. I’ll get back to you if i find out more.

Now I’ve been searching for geckomyecho and have found this profile:

I’ve never been a WOW player, I have too many obsessive online activities to make room for another, so can anyone tell me if we’re on the right track?

Aug 08, 2009 at 02:27PM EDT

Heres the backstory I found on urban dictionary:

Invented by a Blizzard moderator on the Warcraft III forum. There is always much whining going on on those official forums, much sucking up to moderators and an awful lot of ‘BLUE!!! PLZ REPLY!!!1one’ (Blue = color of moderator posts), so when a mod posts something, you can bet there’ll be thousands of people jumping on it, if only to spam ‘BLUE FIX GARGZ PLZZZZ’ or ‘first reply woooot!’ after it in the vain hope that the mod will read it and react.

So when one invented this new buzzword, it was grabbed and squeezed out and spread like a virus across all of the Blizzard forums and from there over the internet.

The word is derived from a unit in Warcraft III, the gyrocopter (flying machine). Your immediate response when someone masses gyros (to be funny, ruin the game, mess around or whatever) is to rofl for ten straight minutes until the copters of doom and destruction have pinpricked 1 of your 20 farms to death with their uber godly bombs.

Now mostly used in Blizzard circles as a leeter version of rofl.

Aug 08, 2009 at 04:21PM EDT

Anyone know where I can find some old archived Warcraft III forums where this might have occurred?

Aug 08, 2009 at 07:22PM EDT



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