What does "GM" really mean to you?

Started by Mewi, Feb 07, 2008, 01:02 PM

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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


I believe Guild Member is the best.


Quote from: Lai on Feb 07, 2008, 01:47 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. :/


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


General Moderator?...perhaps?..No? ok..
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Game Manipulator??  /heh sounds like a hacker to me  /ok


Quote from: mark_sanbeda on Feb 09, 2008, 06:18 AM
Game Manipulator??  /heh sounds like a hacker to me  /ok

Maybe the corrupt ones lol. XD



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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General Manager as always, manager of the server.  of course.


Quote from: 録mark登sanbeda数 on Feb 09, 2008, 06:18 AM
Game Manipulator??  /heh sounds like a hacker to me  /ok

Yup, I like the sound of this one  /heh
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Quote from: phranxis on Feb 17, 2008, 01:32 AM
Game Monster?

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