The W
Views: 129241028
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
23.11.10 2004
The 7 - Random - IWC
This thread has 1 referral leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(3487 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (9 total)
BigDaddyLoco
Scrapple
Level: 139

Posts: 906/5638
EXP: 32251947
For next: 215580

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 12 days
#1 Posted on 17.8.02 0000.05
Reposted on: 17.8.09 0003.51
What the fuck is this shit? IWC? Yeah, I know what it stands for, but who thought this one up? I now see it popping up in threads and columns. Now when someone busts out a great flame or a ***** star point in a thread or column are we suppossed to start chanting I-W-C-I-W-C...! Who pioneered this anyway? Can I jump to the IWF? Why did *we* have to start this. We really are gay aren't we?
Promote this thread!
thecubsfan
Scrapple
Moderator
Level: 144

Posts: 281/6111
EXP: 36466897
For next: 243497

Since: 10.12.01
From: Aurora, IL

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
#2 Posted on 17.8.02 0126.05
Reposted on: 17.8.09 0129.02
I dunno, man.
That's like asking who thought up the wheel!
That's not a question, but you should probably avoid chanting for anything you see on the internet.
You asked that already!
No.
WE didn't - only the people silly enough to lump everything into a group did blah blah blah blah
Sadly, yes.
FLRockAndLaw
Kishke
Level: 45

Posts: 146/404
EXP: 618661
For next: 41508

Since: 2.1.02
From: Central Florida, somewhere between Orlando and Tampa, U.S.A.

Since last post: 663 days
Last activity: 2 days
#3 Posted on 17.8.02 1127.31
Reposted on: 17.8.09 1129.01
To answer your questions further:
IWC - anagram for Internet Wrestling Community made up by marks and wrestling geeks and Net geeks.
Who thought it up? Scott Keith will probably lay claim to it, though John D. Williams may dispute that claim. No word from Jeff Amdur about any claim he might make for it...
Are we supposed to chant? Well, perhaps we should change it to Internet Community of Wrestling, so we could chant, "I-C-W!! I-C-W!!" It just rolls off the tongue better, you know? But for now, a "He's hardcore!" chant might be appropriate. But whatever you chant at the privacy of your own Net connection...
Who pioneered this? Asked and answered.
Can I jump to the IWF? Your contract with the IWC has a no-compete clause. So you're stuck for about another 14 months before you can make the jump.
Why did we have to start this? Ummmm... marks, wrestling geeks and Net geeks... what groups out there are more qualified to start it than us?
We really are gay? We're geeks, freaks, and some of us may be rednecks. I'll leave the guesswork on sexual orientation and homophobia to others, heh heh heh... ;)
BigDaddyLoco
Scrapple
Level: 139

Posts: 910/5638
EXP: 32251947
For next: 215580

Since: 2.1.02

Since last post: 14 days
Last activity: 12 days
#4 Posted on 17.8.02 1455.41
Reposted on: 17.8.09 1459.04
Ah, that clears things up a bit. Upon further review I probably should have posted this in the ole Site Bashing folder.
Jubuki
Kolbasz
Level: 48

Posts: 146/482
EXP: 792550
For next: 30998

Since: 16.7.02

Since last post: 5520 days
Last activity: 5503 days
#5 Posted on 19.8.02 1424.54
Reposted on: 19.8.09 1429.09
I'm all for taking whoever did come up with "IWC", much like "smark," and shooting them in the street like dogs.
DJ FrostyFreeze
Scrapple
Level: 113

Posts: 515/3463
EXP: 15525924
For next: 292685

Since: 2.1.02
From: Hawthorne, CA

Since last post: 22 days
Last activity: 6 days
#6 Posted on 19.8.02 1928.16
Reposted on: 19.8.09 1929.07
I dont have a problem with either term. If those pretty widely-used terms hadnt been introduced, I think we would've made up our own names to call those things by now anyway.
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 107

Posts: 292/3063
EXP: 12785499
For next: 305854

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 192 days
Last activity: 168 days
AIM:  
#7 Posted on 19.8.02 1941.50
Reposted on: 19.8.09 1943.12
It's kind of a bulky pretentious term, but it's a hell of a lot easier to type than "people who enjoying reading about and discussing professional wrestling on the Internet".
SmooveK
Goetta
Level: 40

Posts: 292/308
EXP: 405528
For next: 35785

Since: 27.6.02
From: Fukushima, Japan

Since last post: 4882 days
Last activity: 4570 days
#8 Posted on 19.8.02 2314.02
Reposted on: 19.8.09 2329.09
Whatever happened to "smarts"?

Wouldn't "people of the IWC" and "smart fans" be synonymous in this day and age?

-K
Slestak
Salami
Level: 33

Posts: 192/201
EXP: 217107
For next: 12075

Since: 2.1.02
From: Oklahoma City

Since last post: 5557 days
Last activity: 5491 days
#9 Posted on 20.8.02 0841.16
Reposted on: 20.8.09 0844.19

    Originally posted by SmooveK
    Whatever happened to "smarts"?

    Wouldn't "people of the IWC" and "smart fans" be synonymous in this day and age?

    -K

I don't think that's necessarily so. "Smarts" know about the inner workings of the wrestling business. The "IWC" is more about the exchange of opinions and ideas. So, the "IWC" is made up of "smarts", but not all "smarts" are a part of the IWC.

As for the term itself, I don't have any problem with it. It's just net shorthand. As OlFuzzyBastard said:

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    It's kind of a bulky pretentious term, but it's a hell of a lot easier to type than "people who enjoying reading about and discussing professional wrestling on the Internet".
However I don't think it's pretentious. It's not like anyone wears it as a badge of honor.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Paintball !!
Next thread: Starting a new business
Previous thread: Molly Holly on whatsbetter.com
(3487 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Random - IWCRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.436 seconds.