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"Otter Farm" word origin...since you were all wondering

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Old 08-02-01, 01:24 PM
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"Otter Farm" word origin...since you were all wondering

Welcome to the Otter History Channel. I'm your host, Mr Max

A post in this thread got me wondering... Why do we call it the "Otter Farm"? I mean, Otter Farm sounds a bit like Other Forum, but who coined it? How did it spread? Why does it even matter? Well my friends, I believe I can answer all these questions, except for that last one.

The first reference to the "OTTER forum" I could find came from kinky in this post on 1-19-01. It was quite possibly just a typo, but otters saw it and it stuck in their minds...

...Especially the mind of sfsdfd, who is probably the user most responsible for introducing "Otter Farm" into the forum vocabulary. On 3-20-01, presumably after seeing kinky's post when that thread was bumped the day before, sfsdfd made two posts (here and here). These are the first documented cases of the phrase "Otter Farm" being used.

But even after the phrase was coined, people didn't start using it right away. sfsdfd was the only one speaking of an Otter Farm for two months after the phrase first appeared. Then, on 4-22-01, here, elektra became the second member to use those famous words.

From that point on, the newly coined phrase took on a life of its own, appearing over and over again, permeating every corner of DVD Talk. "Otter Farm" became as much a part of the forum as Satan's Boner and Jules' Mama. But more than that, it helped make us what we are today... OTTERS!!

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good job, you apparently have too much time on your hands
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Excellent research. Now if we could only find a cure.

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It was used before 1-19-01. I saw it in Bargains first and it was used by someone in a derogatory way, something along the lines of "look at his post count count, those Otters have no life".

Some threads were lost during one of the forum upgrades, not this last one but a previous software switch. I remember trying to pull up old NBA threads after that upgrade and they only went back so far.
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Great, well-documented research. There's a book in there somewhere. You'd need a chapter about misfit otters, however.
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Actually I do not like it being called the "Otter Farm". I am cuter than that.
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Originally posted by minifigg
Actually I do not like it being called the "Otter Farm". I am cuter than that.
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Otters are cute.

What would you prefer, bunny farm? Puppy farm? Mini farm?
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Originally posted by joltaddict
It was used before 1-19-01. I saw it in Bargains first and it was used by someone in a derogatory way, something along the lines of "look at his post count count, those Otters have no life".

Yes, it was a terrible mistake to step into the bargins forum... they really crushed me with those comments.....
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Originally posted by joltaddict
"...those Otters have no life".

That's not so far from the truth
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Yes, it was a terrible mistake to step into the bargins forum... they really crushed me with those comments.....
Yea! They can't tell our JackS that he has no life....

... only we can tell him that!



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Originally posted by Bandoman


Otters are cute.

What would you prefer, bunny farm? Puppy farm? Mini farm?
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What's that?
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oh.....the mini forum!!

i sooooo want to be part of her harem.


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Originally posted by minifigg
Actually I do not like it being called the "Otter Farm". I am cuter than that.
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Not that we've had any proof.
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Originally posted by joltaddict
It was used before 1-19-01. I saw it in Bargains first and it was used by someone in a derogatory way, something along the lines of "look at his post count count, those Otters have no life".

Some threads were lost during one of the forum upgrades, not this last one but a previous software switch. I remember trying to pull up old NBA threads after that upgrade and they only went back so far.

The first time I remember seeing it was when some of the Others had upset one of the mods... maybe jonathan.e though I'm not certain.
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Originally posted by Dead
The first time I remember seeing it was when some of the Others had upset one of the mods... maybe jonathan.e though I'm not certain.
Yeah, last summer (2000). When we raided one of the forums because they said something derogatory toward the Other Forum.
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Re: "Otter Farm" word origin...since you were all wondering

Originally posted by Mr Max

The first reference to the "OTTER forum" I could find came from kinky in this post on 1-19-01. It was quite possibly just a typo, but otters saw it and it stuck in their minds...
That was no friggin' typpo (<---- this one is, but not *that* one)

Woo Hoo .... do I credit for naming this sty ?

While I'd like to claim credit for coming up with the name, it wouldn't be right. I think that name surfaced during some witty banter over at the #dvdtalk chatroom. sfsdfd used to be quite active over there and it is entirely possible that he came up with the name first.
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Re: Re: "Otter Farm" word origin...since you were all wondering

Originally posted by kinky
While I'd like to claim credit for coming up with the name, it wouldn't be right. I think that name surfaced during some witty banter over at the #dvdtalk chatroom. sfsdfd used to be quite active over there and it is entirely possible that he came up with the name first.
shhhh. until someone can prove otherwise, it's yours to keep.


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on the other hand, it's not the person that comes up with it that counts. it's who popularized it. so even if sfsdfd didn't come up with it, he did popularized it, so he should get the credit.
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I thought the name came about one day when we had a thread about these:



Am I wrong?
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I thought the name came about one day when we had a thread about these:
That was just a spinoff of the original, like Joanie Loves Chachi.
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Originally posted by joltaddict
That was just a spinoff of the original, like Joanie Loves Chachi.
Oh. Well, it was at least a year ago that it was spun off then, making this a lot older than January of this year.
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Thank you for that 'DVDtalk Behind the Scenes: The Otters'
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Re: Re: Re: "Otter Farm" word origin...since you were all wondering

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so he should get the credit.
I think you misspelled the word "blame". It does not start with a "c".
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Originally posted by Dead



The first time I remember seeing it was when some of the Others had upset one of the mods... maybe jonathan.e though I'm not certain.

Hey, thatís me. Although it appears Iím a Mod no longer. Iíd love to tell you why but I donít know the reason. Stay posted for developments.

Re. the Otter thing. I can only claim to have started using the word in the context of the Otter Forum as I believe one of the members sig had a reference to Otters and I thought it was apt to just replace one letter in "Other" and you got Otter. It was never a derogatory term, more a cute nom de plume. Some bright spark added farm on the end and there you have it - Otter Forum!
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