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Offline Mewi

What does "GM" really mean to you?
« on: Feb 07, 2008, 01:02 PM »
Over time I've questioned the acronym of "GM" and I am wanting to change its meaning all together.

I feel that "Game Master" is an inaccurate acronym for the actual position in question.  The term "Game Master" sounds more like someone who has mastered the game and knows more about it than anyone else.  Which we all know is not the case for pretty much every GM.  We can't know it all ;3  Also in terms of authority the word 'master' sounds more like a slavery term in my opinion.  All the terms for master just do not seem to accurately describe what an actual GM is.  Giving the ability to enforce rules, converse with the community.. I feel a better term is needed.

Personally in order to avoid changing the two letters...

I believe  'Game Monitor'  is the most accurate acronym for a GM o.O


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Offline Lai

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2008, 01:47 PM »
I believe Guild Member is the best.

Offline Majora_younglink

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2008, 04:15 PM »
I believe Guild Member is the best.

Guild member? o_o t I only use GM for referring to a Guild Master of Game Master. I rarely use it for referring to a guildie.

And I personally like the acronym Game Monitor myself for a position of power(?). Unless you're the server owner or something then Game Master. :/
« Last Edit: Feb 07, 2008, 04:19 PM by Majora_younglink »

Offline Guest

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2008, 06:54 PM »
imo GM doesn't stand for any words at all to me....
GM to me stands for a person that is there to help ppl, enforce the rules, and make the game more enjoyable

so GM doesn't mean game master or game mod to me, cause to me its just a term used to describe someone's job in the server

Offline blackgh05t

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2008, 06:06 AM »
General Moderator?...perhaps?..No? ok..
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mark_sanbeda

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Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2008, 06:18 AM »
Game Manipulator??  /heh sounds like a hacker to me  /ok

Offline Mewi

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2008, 11:31 AM »
Game Manipulator??  /heh sounds like a hacker to me  /ok

Maybe the corrupt ones lol. XD

/ok


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Offline sineas

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2008, 12:35 PM »
literally it's game master (which is widely used in all online gaming) but it's more of a game moderator... so game mod is just as appropriate ;)
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mark_sanbeda

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Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 2008, 06:34 PM »
God Mode  /gg everything dances like a banana in his palms  :-X

Offline Zone

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2008, 09:49 PM »
Depends on the context.

Offline phranxis

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2008, 01:32 AM »
Game Monster?
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Offline Guest

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2008, 04:01 PM »
Game Monster?
xD man that makes em seem like a bad thing XD

Offline yC

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 17, 2008, 08:29 PM »
General Manager as always, manager of the server.  of course.

Offline Pow

Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 17, 2008, 08:52 PM »
Game Manipulator??  /heh sounds like a hacker to me  /ok

Yup, I like the sound of this one  /heh
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Re: What does "GM" really mean to you?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 18, 2008, 06:06 AM »
Game Monster?

LMAO~  /heh what are you getting at man!? you wanna pawn them or something?!  /heh